Thursday, December 18, 2008

Police thugs confuse 12 yr old black girl for white, adult prostitute.

Our friends at Reason tipped us off to this story and it’s a dozy. Once again arrogant, violent thugs are attacking innocent people but don’t worry, the thugs are the police and they are above the law.

Apparently the Galveston police got a phone call that some white prostitutes were seen on a certain street corner. The cops love to shakedown prostitutes, prostitutes tend not to shoot back and sometimes the cops get free blow jobs to conveniently forget to finish the arrest.

Of course, the bozos in uniform went to the wrong street.

Meanwhile a peaceful family was preparing things for the kids to head to school the next morning. The circuit breaker went out and Emily Milburn asked her 12-year-old daughter to go outside and switch it back on. Dymond Milburn did as her mother requested.

But as she got outside a dark van pulled up and three men jumped out and grabbed the girl. They started pulling toward the van saying: “You’re a prostitute. You’re coming with me.”

The terrified child began screaming for her father and trying to fight back. So the men, far bigger than her, covered her mouth and started beating her in the face and in the throat to shut her up.

The police were a couple of blocks away from the address reported to them. But they have justified their attack on this child saying that she looked like a prostitute because they thought her shorts were too tight. Hey, if the cops can’t tell cap guns from real guns then I can see why the same idiots can’t tell the difference between a 12-year-old black girl and a full grown white prostitute. And, of course, the same developmentally challenged officers can’t tell the differences between the various streets in town either.

The girl was hospitalized due to the injuries she suffered at the hands of these violent cops protecting decent Americans from orgasms for cash. But the boys in blue weren’t finished. Apparently, because the family is upset about the violent, thuggish behavior of these cops, it was decided they need to be taught a lesson.

So when Dymond was released from hospital and back in school the police showed up once again -- this time at the school and arrested her. She was charged with assaulting a “public servant”. Personally, I am sorry Dymond wasn’t able to shoot the bastards. It is astounding that the morons in blue didn’t realize that a terrified child will fight back when strange men grab the child in the dark.

In fact, these idiots go around teaching children to fight back if some strange man tries to grab them off the street. This is standard procedure.

An attorney for the police officers says that the police arrest the girl fro fighting back and that they also arrested the father of the girl for trying protect his daughter from the kidnappers -- of course, when the police illegally kidnap someone they don’t see it as a crime. They are superior to the law -- just watch how they drive if you don’t believe me.

The attorney says: “The city investigated the matter and found that the conduct of the police officers was appropriate under the circumstances.” Of course, what else did you expect the city to say. Consider the reality of the situation. If the city admits the cops were moronic thugs they will have to pay out a settlement so violent cops are routinely “cleared” by the politicians trying to protect their budgets. Secondly, the police unions are major supporters of political candidates. So having their financial support is an important tool for power-hungry local politicians. Arresting police officers for acting like common criminals doesn’t sit well with the police union. Third, the law and order authoritarians tend to blindly assume the police are infallible and anyone who chastises out-of-control cops is their enemy.

I fear the only way that American police will finally be restrained and forced to obey the law themselves is going to be a series of tragedies. We have witnessed cops kill dozens and dozens of innocent people and yet the politicians refuse to do anything. I tend to think that only a pile of dead cops will get the attention of the powers that be. I am not advocating killing cops. I am saying that their behaviour invites law-abiding citizens, subjected to unannounced raids, are going to defend themselves. Since the cops are stupid enough to do all this in plain clothes and routinely refuse to identify themselves until a raid is over, then cops will get killed.

People will defend themselves and their families. And the cops are inviting this by the way they now conduct themselves. No citizen who shoots a cop in such a raid should be prosecuted, let alone convicted. All individuals have the right to defend themselves. And if the police fuck up repeatedly, then the public should not be held liable for stupid cops. If it were me I’d put on the death certificate for such officers: DBS. That means “death by stupid”.

How can the police resolve the problem? Simple: follow the law and common sense.

For non-violent offenses don’t come barging in with guns drawn playing some sort of demented Rambo. Conduct a raid with uniforms instead of dressed like goons or some sort of secret Ninja brigade -- you look as stupid as you act when you do that. Third, announce who you are before you start assaulting people and shooting. Fourth, verify the location a couple of times before you charge in, your track records at reading simple directions indicate a mental propensity to get lost. Fifth, stop lying to judges in order to secure warrants. Sixth, verify that crimes are being committed, don’t act on anonymous tips without verification.

As for the politicians what they need to do is simple. One, they need to repeal laws on victimless crimes. End the war on drugs and legalize prostitution. Two, impose a zero tolerance policy on police violence. Officers who act this way ought to be drummed out of the force. In many cases they ought to be in jail as criminals. Three, when forced to pay restitution to victims of police stupidity or violence do so by reducing the salaries of the police department, not by increasing taxes on the public. In addition, repeal any protection of the cops from civil suits for their own actions. If they assault people they ought to pay compensation, not the public. Fourth, refuse to take money from the police unions. Fifth, disarmed the police in regards to military style weapons. Take away their tanks and restrict so-called SWAT teams to violent situations only. Fifth, any police officer who is found to have lied to secure a warrant, or who has lied about the circumstances of an arrest, should be fired without appeal. Sixth, any police officer who acts to cover up incidents where other police officers have violated the rules, should be fired. This includes officers who know of police violations but who don’t report them.

If such reforms are not instituted more innocent members of the public will be killed. I have long ago stopped caring about whether cops die when they are acting this way. Violent assaults on peaceful people will result in a higher number of deaths of those conducting the attacks. That is an obvious result of the way the cops are acting, their own actions are the reason they get shot. But I do care about the many, innocent victims subjected to violent cops conducting yet another botched raid over such non-violent acts as having sex for money or smoking a joint. In other words, even if this girl were a prostitute it would be no excuse for the police acting as they did.

In similar news the city of Minneapolis just had to pay out $800,000 to a family that was a victim of another violent, police raid based on faulty information. Vang Khang, his wife Yee Moua, and their children were asleep when police assaulted their home in a violent SWAT attack just before Christmas a year ago. Since the family did not know it was the police attacking them they actually called 911 for help. Vang took a shotgun to defend his family and exchanged fire with the police. Luckily he was not killed. Three police officers were hit with bullets but protected by body armor.

The police said they were looking for illegal weapons held by a street gang. But the family had nothing to do with the gang and the information the police had was wrong. A police "informant", using a fake name, had made the claims. No investigation appears to have been done. Instead the police just piled into their vehicles to conduct a violent, armed raid in the wee hours of the morning.

The family abandoned the home because the children were too fearful to stay there anymore. Yee says her children are now terrified of the police -- they are smart kids.

Here is the real kicker in this story. While Minneapolis just paid out $800,000 to compensate the victims of this SWAT raid they city also gave medals to police officers involved. Apparently we now have medals for stupid, violent attacks conducted in the absence of any real evidence that a crime has taken place. Even a cursory investigation would have shown that this family with their six young children were not involved in a street gang running guns.

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