Explaining Away The Abuse

This list which compares the excuses made by abusive men with documented excuses for police brutality from Our Enemies In Blue, by Kristian Williams (A stellar must read book) is useful in combating the piss poor excuses po-lice give for their actions.

1) Denial “I didn’t hit her”

“The professionalism and restraint displayed by the police officers, supervisors and commanders on the ‘front line’…was nothing short of outstanding”, “America does not have a human-rights problem”

2) Minimization “It was only a slap”

The injuries were “of minor nature”, “Police use force infrequently”

3) Blame “She asked for it”

“This guy isn’t Mr. Innocent Citizen, either. Not by a long shot”, “They died because they were criminals”

4) Redefinition “It was mutual combat”

“Resisting Arrest”, “The use of force is necessary to protect yourself”

5) Unintentionality “Things got out of hand”

“[O]fficers have no choice but to use deadly force against an assailant who is deliberately trying to kill them”

6) It’s over now “I’ll never do it again”

“We’re making changes”, “We will change our training; we will do everything in our power to make sure this never happens again”

7) It’s only a few men “Most men wouldn’t hurt a woman”

“A small proportion of officers are disproportionately involved in use-of-force incidents” “Even if we determine that the officers were out of line….it is an aberration”

8 ) Counterattack “She controls everything”

“The only thing they understand is physical force and pain”, “People make complaints to get out of trouble”

9) Competing victimization “Everybody is against men”

The police are “in constant danger”, “[L]iberals are prejudiced against police, much as many white police are biased against Negroes”, The police are “the most downtrodden, oppressed, dislocated minority in America”

Police also have the a 10th excuse, the “Hero Defense

“”The police routinely do what the rest of us don’t; They risk their lives to keep the peace. For that selfless bravery, they deserve glory, laud and honor”

“”The police create a sense of community that makes social life possible”

“They alone stand guard at the upstairs door of Hell”

Usually the po-lice will use a combination of these excuse for one lone incident. But the more we know about their kind and their ways, the better positioned we are in combating their abuses and lies.

Keep These “Ten Rules” in Mind When Dealing With the Piggies

The information provided in these videos is pretty on point and good standard practice when dealing with la policia.

Check em all out (it’s worth it), do more research on local laws and know your rights yall.

Hick Ass Police Tasering Kids

A Lake County sheriff’s deputy used a Taser on about 30 high school students Thursday morning during a career fair on the playground of Lake County High School in Leadville.

The Taser — a nonlethal weapon that administers an electric shock — was applied to the students’ legs, and some suffered burns of varying degrees. At least one student was treated for burns at the St. Vincent General Hospital emergency room in Leadville.

The hospital refused to comment on the number of students treated or the severity of the injuries.

Deputy John Ortega, who has been with the department since August 2008, was immediately suspended for one week without pay, Sheriff Ed Holte said.

District Attorney Mark Hurlbert dispatched investigators to the school to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.

School principal Cathy Beck said the students were offered the chance to be Tasered.

“We (the administration) had no idea this was going on,” Beck said. “This is very unfortunate. I’m sorry the sheriff’s office thought that it was appropriate. We don’t think it was appropriate.”

Beck said she has the names of 30 students who were Tasered. “I’m hoping it’s not more,” she said. “I’m not sure where we’re going with this. We’re leaving it up to the district attorney’s office.”

Holte said students asked Ortega whether he would use the Taser on them, but he declined. But then the students told Ortega they were willing to sign release forms and Ortega “foolishly agreed,” Holte said. The video on Ortega’s Taser showed 19 students being stunned.

Mike McPhee: 303-954-1409 or mmcphee@denverpost.com