Tuesday, April 14, 2015
How Authoritarian Are Americans Toward Cops?
The past week alone has caught on film one cop shooting a fleeing unarmed man eight times in the back, another cop shooting a mentally-ill unarmed man, and yet another cop accidentally shooting an unarmed man and telling him to “f*** your breath.”
So in light of all this video evidence of cops shooting and killing unarmed civilians, what do the respected politicians of the ever progressive and enlightened state of Texas decide to do in all their infinite wisdom? Propose legislation requiring cops to wear body cameras? Or perhaps legislation regulating how and when police officer may use lethal force?
Nope. Instead, they propose a bill that would prohibit the filming of cops—because, you see, the real problem isn’t officers shooting unarmed civilians, it’s other people filming them shooting unarmed civilians.
The good news was that this bill was dropped. The bad news, of course, was that it was proposed in the first place.
Of course, those are only elected politicians. You can’t possibly expect them to pass legislation that would undermine the power and authority of the state, and thus, the justification for their own power and authority.
I mean, it’s not like it was ordinary citizens requesting this piece of legislation. That would be stupid. Our population may not be the brightest, but they're not that stupid. They don't oppose their own self-interests that much.
I mean, it’s not our unwashed population has such a cult of authority worship towards the police that they would—oh, I don’t know—start a fundraiser for the offending S.C. officer who shot the unarmed man eight times, right? Right?
In case you’re wondering, yes, that is real. Sadly, it is real. The good news, however, was that the fundraiser page was taken down. The bad news, of course, was that it was set up in the first place.
I mean, seriously, America, what in the name of Celestia’s royal holy delectable flank is wrong with you? This is an officer who shot an unarmed man. Eight times. In the back. While he was fleeing. And then had evidence planted on him. All because of a broken taillight. All caught on tape. Removing any shadow of a doubt that the officer is guilty. And yet, you decided to side with the gun-happy cop over the dead victim. Whom the other officers didn’t even bother to resuscitate.
And people wonder why I hate cops and have a less than favorable view of my country?
You know, I’m just going to echo what Radio Dead Air’s Nash tweeted: “If you watch a video of a cop shooting a black man 8 times for running away and still support the cop, *there is something wrong with you..*”