Theories of Policing in a Free Society

how to get people hurt 101

First, define the terms: [from basic gloole search, so… not difficult]

Fascism is a system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of opposition, private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control…

Fascism is a form of government, in which the country [or one point of view/group] is considered more important than any one person, group, liberty, or provision…

Fascists are against liberal democracy.

BlackBloc [which they insist is “a tactic not a group”], ANTIFA [“Antifascists and Anticapitalists”] *, BAMN [By Any Means Necessary]*

ANTIFA:

Antifaschistische Aktion, Antifascistische Aktie or Antifascistisk Aktion — abbreviated as Antifa (German/Dutch) or AFA (Scandinavian) — is a far-left, extra-parliamentary, anti-fascist network in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, America among other nations in an attempt to counter fascism and other extremely authoritarian and oppressive ideologies worldwide.

…influenced by the theory of triple oppression; …Triple oppression is a theory developed by black socialists in the United States, such as Claudia Jones. The theory states that a connection exists between various types of oppression, specifically classism, racism, and sexism. It hypothesizes that all three types of oppression need to be overcome at once.

Apparently their theory of eliminating Triple Oppression is to label all special oppressed individuals, herd them together, assume they all have the same thoughts, feelings and experiences, and then hit people, break stuff, and “kill whitey” until everyone is more “tolerant” …somehow.

In other nooz, The Irony Police have taken up knitting and are considering getting a herd of sheep for their very own.

NB I had to resort to wiki because the ANTIFA.net website itself has been shut down.

BAMN [By Any Means Necessary]:

The Milo Yiannopoulos tour represents an imminent, physical threat to the students and faculty of UCB. By hosting the event, the UCB administration would be giving direct license to the incitement of bigotry and terror across the campus.

…We must defend the very best of that tradition now, against the threat that Yiannopoulos or other demagogues may seize upon the current political climate of the Trump presidency to build a fascist youth movement in America. The threat is real.

“The threat is real.”
hm…

When the same groups hit DC during the inauguration, there were ….more than 230 arrests…[for] a felony charge of rioting, which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence

hm…

and on the Left Coast?

The response to the threat by the UC Police and the Berkeley police was… negligible. No arrests were made, even though many people were physically attacked and property damage ran to the hundreds of thousands. [ tho there are claims that police are viewing all the online video to see if they can identify individuals causing mayhem. no word whether those identified individuals will then be arrested]

The Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguin, was asked about this:

“The destruction of property is completely unacceptable. I am happy more people weren’t hurt. And things could have escalated to a level as we’ve seen in Berkeley and in Oakland where more people could have been hurt more property could have been damaged and it’s a tough decision that police have to make but I think they made the right decision to really minimize things really escalating and becoming even more dangerous.”

So, in his opinion, to stop rioters is more dangerous than to let them run wild.

hm…

What happens when there is no more money to clean up the damage?

What happens when the rioting becomes a more frequent occurrence / an every-day thing and no commerce can be conducted and the citizenry is huddled in their homes — likely packing to move far, far away?

“Going forward we need to balance the right to free speech with the need to preserve public safety.”
[—Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguin]

So…. anybody who can fire up a violent mob can silence anyone else.

Nice commuuuunity ya got there, Jesse. What if someone were to offer to punch you in the mouth every time you showed up at a meeting? Would you silence yourself to “preserve public safety”?

“more than 100 armed individuals clad in ninja-like uniforms” showed up. They hurled fireworks, Molotov cocktails and rocks at officers,

UC Berkeley Police Chief Margo Bennett said… officers “exercised tremendous restraint” to protect a crowd filled with students. No arrests were made< .b>

When “”more than 100 armed individuals clad in ninja-like uniforms” show up on your campus and prove their intentions by hurling “fireworks, Molotov cocktails and rocks” and firecrackers and M80s at your police officers, directing those officers to do nothing may not be the best ay to “protect a crowd of students”.

What it does do is tell those who would use physical force to make others behave as they wish “that’s OkieDokie with us!” It says, “Go ahead and push around our students!” Maybe next time they can force the precious students dress up in pink tulle and dance like circus bears?

I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.

4 Comments!

  1. Fat Baxter
    Posted February 4, 2017 at 10:15 am |

    One of the black-clad rioters has been identified. He’s an employee of the university:

    http://theralphretort.com/uc-berkeley-rioter-exposed-works-university-203017/

  2. DougM (side-eyed so-and-so)
    Posted February 4, 2017 at 11:18 am |

    “The threat is real” vs “Clear and present danger

  3. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted February 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm |

    citizenry is huddled in their homes — likely packing to move far, far away?

    Hay, that’s me! Luckily I got a head start. Started gathering and sorting all my accumulated crap last spring and am in the process of selling it all off/garbaging/donating. Lightening my load.

    The Asylum’s new nic name is ” Escape Hatch I “….

    Preparing Lympian “home” to be put up for sale spring of next year.
    Ground broke on ” Escape Hatch II ” Tuesday getting ready for utilities install……..

    Yep. We started ” The Atlas Project” about 15 years ago and it’s all coming together just in time.

    If you can’t beat ‘em then get as far as fuck away from them as you can.

  4. Fawkes News (Pence 2017)
    Posted February 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm |

    Mister Soros has been a very, very busy man…