"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . ." - Alexandr Solzhenitzyn "The Gulag Archipelago,"There is no larger tangible threat to liberty and freedom than police. During the “Arab spring” around the world this year and last, the dictators and rulers always sent their police and security forces after protesters and citizens alike to “restore order” which is a nice way to say retighten the cuffs and fetters in the feedlot. People often talk of the political threat to freedom and liberty as the sin qua non of the entire fetid system of government. The usual suspects gripe about the absence of responsible statesmen and politicians. Much like limited government, these people have not and will never exist but the police forces are the “law enforcers”. They are the water carriers and virus transmitters for the government meme that has enslaved and maimed and killed millions in the last few centuries. The police at every level from local to state to federal fulfill one primary goal – to threaten, fine, cage, maim and kill free citizens. A quick aside: Malum in se laws are the acknowledged evil of initiated aggression against person or property such as rape, murder or theft. Malum prohibitum are the majority of laws in tax jurisdictions (nation-states) around the world. These are characterized by the War on Drugs, tax compliance and a myriad of other forms of armed robbery and abuse the government has institutionalized. The lion’s share of what cops do support the latter and very little of the former. By its very nature, police forces don’t prevent crime and for the most part are historians who arrive at the scene of a crime after the fact. Police forces in these united States serve two primary functions: first, assessment of fines for non-crimes like speeding and drunk driving to increase revenue to the state above and beyond the dozens of taxes imposed on the citizens and second, the snaring and capture of subjects who have violated one of the hundreds of thousands of laws and regulations that darken the American dream every day. The increased militarization of police forces, the self-selected bullying archetype attracted to the job and the propagandized cop fetishisms that are vomited out of the government-media-education complex on an hourly and daily basis make for a wicked brew of brutality, sadism and a systematized revulsion of individual rights. All police and “justice system” functions will only be effective if divorced from the government and privatized. Which brings us to officer safety.