Publisher’s Note: I hope everyone has had a joyful Christmas and I took solace in this one small portion of the year where most Christians actually give the lie to Gandhi’s keen observation on the same: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Then of course they back to their usual habits the remainder of the year.
This has been an eventful year for me and I am finally home from the Hindu Kush to stay.
I excerpted two parts of The Cancer Club here:
Again, I have completed all six parts of a series I was doing with ProfCJ at the Dangerous History Podcast on Irregular Warfare. Indeed, we started with one part anticipated and ended with six and potentially more. I think you’ll find the conversation scintillating and provocative. Pretty proud of what CJ and I have produced.
I wrote the Foreword for my friend Jim Rawles’ latest book, Land of Promise, which is now available on Amazon. He is really stepping up his game.
My two non-fiction books are available on Amazon and I would love some honest reviews if you have the time.
We are also looking for brave souls to come to the forum and join the abolitionist discussion. Beware; you must have a stout heart and abundant wit to contend with the brain trust that lurks there. IN the interesting of time, I have borrowed from myself for the following post. 2016 should be interesting times indeed.
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“McDonald threatened the officers, said Pat Camden, the FOP rep. The officers were in fear for their lives, this former spokesman for the Chicago Police Department asserted. Jason Van Dyke, the officer identified as the killer by the Chicago Tribune, “discharged his weapon, striking the offender.”
Such is the language of all police shootings—until an autopsy occurs, or an eyewitness comes forward, or video evidence contradicts an officer’s statement.
“The story has 24 hours and it’s basically told by the police union, and the police union’s role is to defend its members,” says Jamie Kalven, a Chicago journalist who runs the Invisible Institute, a police-accountability nonprofit.
In a July interview with The Daily Beast, Kalven stressed the importance of independent autopsies—especially in cases like McDonald’s.
“What you do have with the autopsy, though, is one wholly independent piece of evidence.”
McDonald’s autopsy is a brutal document to read. I breezed through it in a conference room at the Cook County President’s Office in May, along with the 18 other autopsies detailing the deaths of those who died at the hands of the Chicago Police Department last year. Going through them, making sure they were all there, it can be easy to forget that these were once lives and not simply stacks of paper bundled four inches high.”
Laquan McDonald is just one of more than a thousand corpses in a morbid pile that is a testament to the bloodthirstiness of the political class and their willing executioners in the police departments that litter the landscape of America like an occupation force.
Here is the autopsy report if you can stomach the analysis.
Death by cop is at a high tide this year. It even takes a British newspaper instead of the American central government to track the numbers. The goons at the FBI have reluctantly taken the reigns on the Feds tracking the police predations. We all know the Federal government simply couldn’t afford to track such numbers with their police satraps. Remember the meme several years ago where the claim was made that more Americans die at the hands of badged thugs than terrorists to the tune of about 400 per annum? All the savvy observers knew these numbers were wrong.
The police are the pointy end of all politics planet-wide and it just so happens that some of the worst abuse on the globe occurs in the land of the free and the home of the brave. No political bad actor (aren’t they all) could deprive a single person of individual liberty and freedom absent these willing legions of statist janissaries with a mandated license to kill.
Occam’s Razor would help us determine why so few cops are held accountable for their mayhem and the answer is breathtakingly simple and elegant; if the state apparatus couldn’t use kidnapping, maiming and killing to enforce its political will, who would obey. Thus the license to kill granted the thin black and blue line. Make no mistake, they are simply muscle for the political class and nothing less and nothing more. The police are the feeder mechanism for a vast obedience maintenance system that benefits the state in myriad ways from the fear of the most mundane laws to bloating the government prison systems with parolees, probationers and actual inmates.
Let’s examine the number of cops that die year after year to demonstrate the interesting imbalance and how the police pad their own figures of line of duty deaths to exaggerate actual deaths on the job.
How many cops died during this same year, compared to 1124 mundane corpses stacked like cordwood in police engagements so far? 46 to include 7 by “vehicular assault.” 46 as opposed to 1124. (Thanks, Pete) The clever lads at the site consider K9s to be the equivalent of humans. I’m OK with that if the cops afforded the same courtesy to the thousands of dogs they murder every year. These are their own figures. Be very aware of the way figures are calculated on the site because three of the latest fatalities are the cop on cop corpse stacking in Puerto Rico recently.
Incidentally, gunfire deaths are down 20 percent this year for esteemed police officers but this is a banner year for cops murdering citizens. And not only with guns even that is the police state tool of choice. 48 have died this year from “less than lethal” tasers. 32 have been struck by police vehicles. 40 have died in police custody after being officially kidnapped by the authorities. Last but not least, these bloody agents of the political state have shot more than one thousand human beings.
I always have to repeat the caveat that these numbers are most likely under-, non- and mis-reported when it comes to “civilian” deaths at the hands of American law enforcement. What isn’t tracked is the number of people beaten and maimed by cops, daily aggregating into annual numbers. The veritable flood tide of Internet viral videos has revolutionized the optics and access to the overwhelming evidence that American policing has taken an even worse turn for non-accountable and savage behavior, incidentally provided legal and political cover by the rulers. I suspect that police have always been this savage; it’s simply that technology has provided a record-keeping mechanism for their mayhem now, much to their chagrin.