Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fascist Arizona

Say that you hear a strange noise just outside your window. You, like many other people, might choose to arm yourself before investigating what the noise is.

Do that in Arizona and the Pima County SWAT boyos will shoot you into doll rags.
Jose Guerena, 26, a former Marine, was sleeping after the graveyard shift at Asarco Mission mine about 9:30 a.m. when his wife woke him saying she heard noises outside and a man was at their window. Guerena told his wife to hide in a closet with their 4-year-old son, his wife has said. He grabbed an AR-15 rifle and moments later was slumped in the kitchen, mortally wounded from a hail of gunfire.
They shot him sixty times, then left him there for an hour before allowing the paramedics to check him.

This shit will happen more and more as the police become more and more militarized. It's worth keeping in mind that police are supposed to protect and serve the public, while soldiers are supposed to serve the nation by killing the enemy. when the cops become militarized, we the people become the enemy.

(It's probably too much to hope for that two or three Marine rifle companies would decide to go have a little heart-to-bayonet talk with the Pima County Sheriff's Department. It'd be understandable if they were to do so.)

You can see shit like this going on when the police do raids on companies and businesses. They show up ready for war, like when a food coop selling raw-milk was raided by cops with drawn weapons.

If the police want to retain the support of the people, they had better knock this shit off. For the day will come when we will strike back, legally, through the budget process and through the legislative process.



Eck! said...

It would seem at least for those that can afford it, with jobs being so common and all, that hiring a armed guard for the door like in Ecuador would be right. To make that work better, the jobless should be an ex-police officer.

I know, too much sarcasm.


Anonymous said...

Preach it, Sister!

Joan said...

I fully expect all police departments to be "privatized" and when that happens there will be no recourse via Sheriff, Chief of Police, Mayor, City Council, etc.

Hold on tight.