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Analysis posted Feb 13 2010, 3:29 AM Category: Commentary Source: William Grigg Print

Yes, I Can Break The Law: I’m a Police Officer

by William Grigg

The totalitarian conceit that people wearing state-issued costumes are exempt from the laws that govern mere Mundanes was expressed with commendable candor by Sgt. Graig Harding of the St. George (Utah) Police Department.

“Officers break laws to keep law and order,” announced the headline of Harding’s February 3 “On the Beat” column. Harding explained that because “[t]hose who serve in law enforcement occupy a special niche in society,” they sometimes “have to break the very laws they are sworn to uphold.”

This means, for instance, “officers buy drugs to arrest sellers (which would be an illegal act for a citizen).” Note carefully how Harding distinguishes between “citizens” — those subject to laws — and “officers” — those invested with the privilege of violating laws as they deem necessary.

“On assault calls, officers often have to commit assaults, themselves, to make the offenders stop and take them into custody,” Harding continues.

Were he sufficiently honest, Harding would have admitted that a mere “citizen” who so much as touches a member of the consecrated coercive caste will be charged with “assaulting a police officer,” yet uniformed tax-feeders can often beat, electrocute, and even murder “citizens” with impunity.

Hardin might also have mentioned that police in economically distressed cities are increasingly becoming armed robbers, stealing money and property at gunpoint in the name of “asset forfeiture.” Perhaps he could have soothingly instructed his readers that it is a privilege for mere citizens to be plundered for the benefit of the Exalted Corps of Public Guardians.

“We have taken upon ourselves a sacred trust to protect and to serve you, the public,” writes Harding in words that ooze condescension. “Any officer who violates this trust will not last in this profession.”

Quite the contrary is true: The unionized Brotherhood in Blue, in collusion with the other elements of the state’s punitive priesthood, will do whatever it can to insulate officers from accountability for violating the public’s misplaced trust in them. It is when an officer violates the “trust” of the tax-consuming class that he is most likely to get in trouble.

Harding concludes his totalitarian homily with admonishing mere citizens to know their proper place, which is on their knees tugging their forelocks in abject gratitude to their sacred protector-overlords in blue:

“Instead of judging [the heroic agents of government violence] and jumping to conclusions, we owe it to them and to our children to give voice to a positive opinion: `They must be watching for someone, be after somebody, or be en route to a call.’”

“The bottom line is summed up by a saying from Winston Churchill: `We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men (and women) stand ready to visit violence on those who would do us harm,’” insists Harding, who mis-attributes that familiar authoritarian apothegm (it was supposedly coined by George Orwell, rather than the execrable Churchill).

The chastened servility demanded by Harding brings to mind a recent edict issued by a government-run school in Huangping, China: All students were instructed to “salute every passing car on you way to and from school,” supposedly as a safety measure but actually as a way of paying homage to local commissars.

To their considerable credit, this policy provoked not only widespread disobedience but a barrage of ridicule from the local public. It’s a pity that most residents of Lee Greenwood’s Amerika aren’t as contemptuous of “authority” as the typical residents of “Red” China.

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Posted: Feb 14 2010, 12:54 AM

97126 A line from the movie Billy Jack sums up the response to this article, "When police break the law there is no law, only a fight for survival".

Posted: Feb 15 2010, 1:49 AM

They are really trying to put in peoples minds that the police have special rights to violate the laws. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW! This reminds me of the story about major Cedric Glover of Shreveport LA. where he states the police are very powerful and have special powers not even he nor the president has.

As Gerald Massey said, It must be hard for those who have taken authority as the truth rather than truth as the authority.

Everytime one of these criminal to the constitution sticks up their heads we must take it off and make sure they don't get reelected or worse promoted.

I'm dealing with a local police dept here trying to conceal evidence away from a friends trial and possible lawsuit. He's 150lbs 5'11" and a very meek kind of guy who never yells or uses violence. They tasered milktoast. He was tasered ten times plus they used the hand held big boy at the same time my friend was yelling he has a weak heart which he does he has heart murmurs. they cracked his ribs and he was spitting blood for weeks afterwards. Thats public torture without a trial!No questions asked just grabbed from his door as he answered it and tasered AND the police even moved a planter box to facilitate their crime while he was walking up to answer the door. Out of ten videos from the tasers only one was given up and it was badly edited and the audio was jumbled and garballed as was other audio evidence as usual in these cases. They are willing to comitt federal felony crimes one count for every piece missing to conceal their police criminality. Heads will roll here for sure since I got the local newspaper on to this story and I keep the newsguy updated as we await a fifth time to enter a plea when they won't produce the evidence for his defense. This will be one of the biggest police scandles in this county.

Where ever the police have been militarized will be where you find the most tyranny.
Ted Gunderson

Posted: Mar 08 2010, 11:11 PM

19035 I just discovered this INFORMATION LIBERATION website and I like what I see. I will add a link to it from my website. Keep up the good work for truth, justice and liberty.
Ted Gunderson
FBI Division Chief (ret.)

Posted: Feb 27 2012, 8:50 PM

69119 cops are all assholes. they break the laws they are supposed to enforce. they think they are above the law just because they have a badge. they have no respect for anybody.

Posted: Feb 26 2014, 9:29 PM

681 They all lie, cheat, steal,abuse,beat,maim,murder and apply multible charges to the citizens they violate. We pay and arm them with the best equiptment for this. The honest police that do stand there and let it happen just as ruthless and guilty. There poor families think there just good cops that there proud of. They are the ultimate cowards and criminals. We the citizens pay for there behavior with huge ins. Premiums and judges are alowing it all along with state legislature. I smell a country wide rebelion with all ages and demographics. Rot in hell. Country bankrupting scum.

Posted: Feb 26 2014, 9:36 PM

681 These scum want the wild west back, they will get it. Dont be afraid to die for our freedoms and justice. They are forgetting that it wasnt that long ago many died for these same reasons.

Posted: Feb 26 2014, 9:42 PM

681 Sorry I forgot to add that I now believe, 1/2 the prison population are in unjustly. The 1/2 should be full of the police we the people are outraged over.AEFNH

Posted: Apr 16 2014, 3:56 AM

70197 They only hire cops with lower IQs otherwise they couldnt be so brain washed into thinking they can beat people up shoot unarmed citizens. Cops are a Army within.When we citizens havr to fear the Police more than the Criminals Something is really wrong. They do what the Rich men want them to do.Go fuckup the poor people.Talk about a bunch of losers.I would not enforce alot of the bullshit laws now days.
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