Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ferguson and Fairfax: Profiles in Official Cowardice

More than a year later, John Geer’s family still doesn’t know the name of the officer who killed him. The last day of Geer’s life was Aug. 29, 2013. His longtime partner Maura Harrington had moved out with their two girls and the breakup seemed amicable until that day. Geer became upset, started drinking, and tossed some of Harrington’s belongings into the front yard. She dialed 911, hoping Fairfax County police officers would calm him down. Instead, they killed him.


Anonymous said...

Well people should know that when you make a call to to the KGB and inform on your fellow citizens, you are informing on them. If you see something say something. The past has come here to remind us that its about to repeat.

Paul X said...

It's getting to the point where people will think calling 911 is a form of masochism.

"There is no human situation so miserable that it cannot be made worse by the presence of a policeman."
--Brendan Behan

DAN III said...

It is simple. There are no good "law enforcement agents". And until the good people get mean, "I mean plumb, mad-dog mean", and we see badged thugs hanging from lamp posts along with the DAs, nothing, nothing is going to get better.

Anonymous said...

No one should call the police unless absolutely necessary. You just don't know what they will do or to whom.

Anonymous said...

In a police state, the police are the enemy.

What is a "good cop"? One who fits the following criteria:

1. He never arrests people for victimless crimes. Such arrests are kidnapping from a moral standpoint, regardless of what "the law" says. Everything Hitler and Stalin did was legal, too. Justice exists only when no one is harmed beyond the level he has deliberately harmed or threatened others without cause.

2. He never uses force in a punitive fashion. It's the job of the courts to punish wrongdoing after a fair trial. At least that's how it works in a civilized, constitutional republic.

3. He never covers up for other cops who violate the rights of citizens.

Now, do any police like these even exist anymore? Even cops affiliated with the so-called Oath Keepers probably arrest people and ruin lives over victimless "crimes" like getting high without government approval.

(Speaking of Oath Keepers, it should be noted that keeping an oath to "protect and defend the Constitution" entails much more than merely standing aside and watching others destroy that Constitution. Refusing to participate in the destruction of freedom is not equivalent to defending freedom. There are very few, if any, real "oath keepers" in either the police or the active duty military. This is why, for all intents and purposes, the Constitution is dead. Americans entrusted its protection to those who saw their oath as a mere formality.)

Anonymous said...

There is no situation that can't be made immediately worse by the addition of cops.

Anonymous said...

FYI the Free Republic site for years
has had users with taglines such
as "never call the police" and
there's a ping list for "wrong
address" raids and shootings.
just to forestall anyone who thinks
the users are as one commenter calls
them "badge lickers"