Friday, December 28, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Your Government Will Refuse To Protect You (but you can't protect yourself)

The Parkland shooting - the one where the armed cop hid outside and did nothing...

“The claim arises from the actions of [shooter Nikolas] Cruz, a third party, and not a state actor,” she wrote in a ruling Dec. 12. “Thus, the critical question the Court analyzes is whether defendants had a constitutional duty to protect plaintiffs from the actions of Cruz.
“As previously stated, for such a duty to exist on the part of defendants, plaintiffs would have to be considered to be in custody” — for example, as prisoners or patients of a mental hospital, she wrote.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Your Government Will Rip Children Away From Their Parents

and not just Trump.

Someday I think we will figure out that a lot of the sexism, racism, ism-ism's that remain actually have very little to do with race and gender. I am really starting to believe that it's about power and control. People with power have very little ability to control themselves from abusing it. Even petty little things like in a household or a schoolyard. Even at a workplace between a minor supervisor and a regular worker petty abuses can appear.

When you're poor, these abuses occur almost every minute of the day. Even when you are in the office of the so-called benevolent government who is supposed to be helping you the little abuses pile up. Like no chairs at the SNAP office. Incredibly long waits to see rude people who look down on you.

And then, after hours of waiting with your one-year old, you sit on the floor. Then the full power and weight of the State comes down upon you. Ripping your child from you and sending you to jail for 1: Sitting, and 2: Not being 100% compliant with abuse from the state.

That's right, argue even the slightest, get mad at outrageous behavior and they will rip your child away and throw you in jail.

A quote from the linked article exposes the hypocrisy better than I can:

"The New York Times takes progressive NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to task for being too de Blasio:

“The most sacred duty of government is to protect people,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “especially defenseless children. There is nothing more barbaric than separating children from their parents. There is no excuse for this horror and certainly no reason.”

Strong words, except they were twitted in response to Trump, to ICE. To the NYPD, BdB was slightly less forceful.

It was only several hours later that he tweeted about the video, calling it “a disturbing incident.”
“Like anyone who’s watched this video, I have a lot of questions about how this was handled,” he wrote, adding that the city agencies involved would “get to the bottom” of what happened."

What a load of crap:

Monday, November 19, 2018

Your Government Will Coddle And Protect Their Cronies To The Point Of Obsurdity

A judge
Brutally Beats His Wife
Has an ENORMOUS cache of weapons
Gets an incredibly lenient sentence
Writes a typical apology letter
Gets out early
Gets an important job
From the MAYOR

Stabs his ex-wife to death...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Your Government Is So Willing To Kill That It Creates Perfect Examples Of Its Incompetence

A black security guard is competent enough to detain a gunman without killing him. Police are not competent enough not to kill the security guard hero holding the potential killer at gunpoint. Despite wearing a bright yellow "Security" vest and bystanders yelling that he is not the shooter.

If this is not the perfect metaphor for the myriad problems with the government having virtually any power whatsoever, I don't know what is.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Your Government Will Tase You For Gathering Dandelions

with a knife, when you are 87...

Your Government Will Kill You...For Jaywalking

"There are numerous points along the way where 33-year-old Matthew Graves could have been more compliant, more accommodating and less difficult. For some, that would have been the obvious solution to his remaining alive, as his bad attitude didn’t help him any. But then, much as it’s likely a wiser tactic to remain alive to complain another day, even if that’s not what the Constitution requires of us, and not what the Supreme Court, in its limited wisdom, believes happens on the street when cops engage with a guy for the heinous crime of . . . jay-walking."

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Your Government Won't Let You Help People They Have Failed To Help

6 more examples for thanksgiving:

Homeless people MUST remain homeless unless WE allow them to not be homeless!

It's actually sick how easy it is to find examples of government officials actively preventing people from helping the homeless, but bleaching the food so it can't be served? Disgusting:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Your Government Will Tell You To Lie, Lock You Up If You Won't and...

Even after the court determines you were wrongly locked in solitary for 9 months, you can't sue because of qualified wasn't clearly stated that guards can't force you to lie by locking you up for 23 out of every 24 hours:

Your Government Gives Power To People Who Will Abuse It

 - Dilbert by Scott Adams

You need to dress in a way that makes our teachers less aroused:

Trick or Treat the right way or it's FINES and JAIL!

A police officer shows up at your house wanting to fight "like a regular citizen" because you complained about them on Facebook. Of course, he brings to cop buddies. So you call 911. They refuse to send someone because the cops are already there. The fact that they left as soon as they realized there were cameras tells you everything you need to know:

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Your Government Will Harass You For Not Having A Bell On Your Bike

and then arrest you for not meekly accepting their bullshit.  Also, the law says you need a way to warn people, I can yell far louder, and with more information, than any bell.  I would demonstrate that in court.

Your Government Allows Police Corruption To Fester Until Forced To Intervene

"Ward said the unit’s supervisor, Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, instructed the officers to carry replica guns to plant if they found themselves in a jam. Police recovered a replica gun from the glove box of Taylor’s vehicle after he was arrested last year. The gun, shown to jurors, is nearly indistinguishable from Taylor’s service pistol."

Monday, August 6, 2018

Your Government Will Use Its Power To Harass Even Itself!

Yeah - don't tow the line and the government's enforcement arm (the police) will use its power to harass and intimidate you - even if you are the Mayor!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Your Government Wants You To Die Of Skin Cancer

The article understates the FDA's arrogance and lack of care:

Friday, June 29, 2018

Your Government Will Shoot Your Dog

Snopes called the linked report a "mixture" of true and false information, so they clearly didn't do much research into the history of police officers shooting dogs who posed little or no threat.  They have been getting away with it for years, and this is just the latest example of courts willingness to accept any justification if it comes from the mouth of a police officer.  This shooting was also far from the most egregious:

Police don't always win in court, but that generally happens when state law is not on their side, or their actions violated the letter of the law with no room for ambiguity, such as shooting a dog just because it was running free after it had returned home:

" Plaintiff’s dog was running loose and being pursued by police officers.  However, the dog had already returned home and was calmly sitting in a parked car when the pursuing officers arrived at plaintiff’s home.  The officers entered on the plaintiff’s property with the expressed intent of killing the dog.  When the officers approached, the dog exited the car and attempted to escape by going to the backdoor step at the end of the home’s garage.  The police officers entered the garage and shot the dog with a shotgun."

At least sometimes they'll leave a note (though won't call a vet):

Some of the links are broken, but there are some "good" examples and analysis here:

Unfortunately, the coiner of the term "puppycide" now resides behind a paywall, but you can watch the mini documentary:


Trigger alert!  The video is very disturbing as a cop lures a friendly dog with kissing noises and then shoots it:

And now there's a database of dog shootings.  Of course, it's not run by the government.  They don't give a shit.     

Your Government Will Molest Your Children

From the article:

"The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal of the § 1983 action under a Monelltheory of municipal liability due to these school rules.
Applied here, this clearly established law means that Higgins violated the constitutional rights of the twenty-two girls unless Higgins reasonably suspected that the missing $50 cash (1) would be found on that particular girl’s person and either (2) would be found specifically in that girl’s underwear or (3) would pose a dangerous threat to students. For what are perhaps obvious reasons, the parties do not dispute that the alleged search failed all three conditions. It was clearly unconstitutional.
And it required a circuit court of appeals to hold this, because it eluded the vice principal, the school district and the district court judge that such a vague yet permissive district policy that allowed 22 preteen girls to have their panties searched without anything remotely sufficient to suggest that any one of them had the $50 was outrageously unconstitutional."
The link:

They will molest your children while you are winning the court case to prevent them from being taken from you by CPS agents who lie:

Monday, June 25, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Your Government Will Steal Your Children (not talking about illegals here)

From the article: "Outraged by cases of child protective services taking children from their competent, loving parents on flimsy medical grounds, a group in Minnesota has filed a motion in federal court to do what their organization's name suggests: "Stop child protective services from legally kidnapping children.""

Your Government Might Place You On A Secret Kill List

Not a joke.


Even if you are a U.S. citizen.

The fact that a judge has allowed a case to go forward is heartening:

From the article: "In other words, the kill list policy is so inherently arbitrary there is no way to procedurally abuse it."

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Your Government Won't Fire Dirty Cops

The only way to get fired is to fuck up so spectacularly, that it can't be covered up.
It has to be public.  Really public.

In Florida, it might be impossible to get fired. I give you, Florida's worst cop:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Your Government Doesn't Care If You Are Actually Guilty

"In the past quarter-century, the work of dogged attorneys and advances in forensic science have exonerated more than 2,150 men and women, 161 of those from death row. The Innocence Project, a New York–based nonprofit founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld in 1992, has freed more than 200 people and spurred the creation of numerous smaller organizations around the country devoted to the same mission. (From 2012–2015, I was the director of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent in Los Angeles.) By some estimatesthere are tens of thousands more wrongfully convicted prisoners languishing behind bars. Nevertheless, some prosecutors—the most powerful actors in the criminal justice system—refuse to correct life-altering errors. (You can read more about 17 such cases here.) If we are committed to fostering a justice system that is truly just, it is imperative to call out these innocence deniers and hold them to account."

Your Government Will Arrest You And Shove You To The Floor If You Speak Out Against Them

6 minutes from beginning to speak to be arrested (she actually barely spoke for 2 minutes).  That is the extent that the government will tolerate you speaking out against them...6 minutes:

"You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. "

The Chinese Government is Afraid of a Cat!

 From the BBC article: A cartoon cat has been vexing China’s censors – now he says they are on his tail " Protest footage, details abou...