Words of Advice:

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

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight
to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Who Doesn't the NYPD Spy Upon?

Wingnuts, apparently. For the NYPD is spying on liberal groups because of what, exactly?

The rationale was that the NYPD was concerned, oh, so very concerned, about any possible protests during the 2004 GOP convention. But the NYPD kept spying on groups who were merely exercising their rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. The NYPD's Goon Squad seems to be a very secretive organization which makes sense, for goons tend tend be rather allergic to sunlight.

Law enforcement seems to hate, just hate, the idea of dissent. It doesn't seem to matter what political system they operate in, from a constitutional democracy or a common-law democratic monarchy to authoritarian and totalitarian police states. There has been over a century of history in this country of the police not understanding the difference between political dissent and sedition.

I'm not sure how to fix this. But if the NYPD can get rid of the cops who killed Sean Bell, they should be able to get rid of the fascists in their ranks.

1 comment:

Cujo359 said...

It wouldn't shock me to find that they're spying on wingnuts, too. The only thing that might limit their activity there would be that there probably aren't a lot of right wing militia groups in the city. Lack of targets, in other words.