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D “Do you trust the police?”
L “No. You?”
D “No. But you are White and in the ruling class?”
L “The petit bourgeoisie perhaps, but hardly in the ruling class. Look at you. You are White and in the ruling class.”
D “The medical guild? At least you are a sustaining member of the rule class. You make the rules, you break the rules. Imagine what would happen if I were not in the White class.”
L “No need to imagine.”
D “I try not to interface with the police, because they just get in my face. The last police officer who pulled me over when I was driving at precisely the speed limit said that if I moved in any way, he would shoot and then charge me with resisting arrest and attempting a battery on a police officer. Then he laughed and said to produce a driver’s license and proof of insurance without taking my hands off the steering wheel. When a White person who abides the law cannot even abide the law, the system is profoundly broken.”
L “The first fifteen seconds are critical. I got a trooper talking about his success on opening day and was let off with a warning. Saved by gadwalls and pintails. And I had been burning the carbon off the rings before he arrested my momentum and let me off with a warning.”
D “So I need to shoot a gun not to get shot.”
L “I have seen the police serve as a private army for private parties against those who are not connected. And the judges who are petitioned to remedy the situation do not care at all as long as they get paid their regular pay check and handsome pension. That’s the solution. Before you get pulled over, you need to be a judge first. The cops apologize and wish the judge a good day. Drink with candid judges to get the full story.”
D “I’ll pass. Or stay in my lane and stay below the speed limit. The last time a neighbor called the cops, the cops would not respond until halftime. And the home team was not even in scoring position in the second quarter.”
L “I had someone try to invade the house and the cops discounted it as petty vandalism without a second thought. Petty vandalism is not investigated. Judges have said privately that cops lie all the time under oath on the stand. When I asked a judge why he always accepts their testimony, he stated without hesitation that he is paid to believe the cops.”
D “A judge on the ethical take who takes the cop’s word. At least they did not discount the possible home invasion as mere hooliganism. You can understand those who observe: ‘When seconds counts, the police are minutes away.’ The cops are a quarter or an inning or a period away. We are on our own.”
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L “Congress should pass omnibus legislation that repudiates and repeals and pre-empts each and every forfeiture statute of any kind by any government at any time under any circumstances. When police shake down a citizen today, they can later allege that they were engaged in a civil forfeiture in the field.”
D “Get a car or a boat or a plane that the cops don’t want to steal from you. They always want money.”
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D “I am not even a lawyer, but I could see that the prosecutor Bob McCulloch sent clear signals to the grand jury. The grand jury had heard dozens of cases in previous weeks that included a suggestion by the prosecutor to return a bill. Except in that one case. The grand jury obeyed. The process failed. Now and forever, there is no way for the process to unfail. Law is too important and complex to leave to the lawyers and judges.”
L “Rest assured, prosecutors lie all the time.”
D “Lawyers and judges rationalize their many mistakes by saying that time has passed and the matter is over. My colleagues bury our mistakes when we bury the body. Yet, your violations to the body politic live on forever. One of the lingering problems is that there are many bad if not evil characters out there who are far more of a threat than the police, yet the police are the only ones who threaten me.”
L “The country needs to debate a national truce or there will be continued strife.”
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Bumper stickers of the week:
When seconds counts, the police are hours away harassing an innocent citizen or watching the next play.
“A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” Frank Lloyd Wright
De-militarize the police; police the military