informationliberation
The news you're not supposed to know...




Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand the World
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
(more)
Article posted Feb 23 2014, 8:04 AM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: William Norman Grigg Print

Slave Patrol in Austin, Texas Abducts a Female Jogger

William Norman Grigg

The first government-licensed police agencies in America were 18th century slave patrols, which were authorized to arrest both fugitive slaves and “disorderly” people of all descriptions.

Historian Philip L. Reichel recalls that slave patrols “had full power and authority to enter any plantation and break open Negro houses or other places where slaves were suspected of keeping arms … to punish runaways or slaves found outside their masters’ plantations without a pass … [and] to whip any slave who should affront or abuse them in the execution of their duties….”

Reichel points out that in 1778, the Georgia slave patrol’s duties were expanded to include arresting “all white persons who cannot give a satisfactory account of themselves and carry them before a Justice of the Peace to be dealt with as is directed by the Vagrant Act.”

From its inception, American “law enforcement” has been in the business of harassing harmless people, demanding that they present their “papers,” and violently abducting them if they cannot give a proper “accounting” of themselves to those who presumed to own them. Victims of 18th century slave patrols might be mystified by the accoutrements of contemporary police, astounded by the technology they can employ in the service of official coercion, and horrified by their capacity for unprovoked violence, often of the lethal variety. But they would recognize their role to be largely indistinguishable from that of the “patter-rollers” used to round up human beings who decided to flee from captivity.

Once it’s understood that contemporary police are the direct descendants of 18th and 19th century slave patrols, spectacles like the one that unfolded yesterday in Austin, Texas make perfect sense.



Blogger Chris Quintero, who captured this abduction on video, reports that the female victim had been jogging when members of the local patter-roller detained her and demanded that she present a “pass” from her master. The officers had gathered at a busy intersection to mulct students for the supposed offense of “jaywalking,” and were feasting heartily on their victims when the jogger happened by. After one of the officers laid hands on her, the young woman — not knowing that corpulent stranger was a cop — jerked her arm away. This insolent “affront” to the slave-keepers led to the woman being shackled and hauled off screaming by a phalanx of well-nourished tax-feeders.

In one of the most finely wrought — and well-deserved — exercises in vituperation committed to print, Former slave Lewis Clarke described slave patrols as “the offscouring of all things; the refuse … the tooth and tongues of serpents. They are … the scum of stagnant pools, the exuvial, the worn-out skins of slave-holders. They are the meanest, and lowest, and worst of all creation.” Clarke described how officers of the slave patrols, “like starved wharf rats,” would prowl the streets in search of victims.

Technology advances, but the institutional character of law enforcement remains as constant as the North Star.





Latest Tyranny/Police State
- Government Seizes Vehicles Worth $1 Million; Brings No Charges, Keeps The Cars
- Man Threatened With Charges After Catching Post Office Delivering Mail Into Dumpster
- Man Arrested, Charged with Multiple Felonies for Telling Jurors About Their Rights
- VIDEO: Cop Handcuffs Child, Watches As He Screams In Agony
- NYPD Thugs Assault Business Owner As He Closes Shop
- 'I Can Detain You For Not Talking to Me!': WI Police Officer Harasses Open Carry Activists, Demands They Leave the City
- Teenager Sues Police After Being Jailed for 40 Days Over a Snowball Then Cleared of Wrongdoing
- In Under a Minute, this Cop Shows Exactly Why People are Losing Faith in Police









Comments 1 - 2 of 2 Add Comment Page 1 of 1
Golden Dawn

Posted: Feb 23 2014, 2:22 PM

Link
17444 I don't know why the people of Texas would put up with this gang violence. If any state takes a stand I would hope its Texas.
Oldie Hawn

Posted: Mar 15 2014, 8:01 PM

Link
78144 I cant believe this happens over "YOUR" country. To be honest... what this article says is true. But we actually need protection in this world... thats why the Police work. Without them people would be killing everyone and crazy, plus there would probably be no justice... or capture of people who have murdered like loads of people. Yeah when people get power they do use it... to their advantage... but thats the world we live in


Add Comment
Name
Comment

* No HTML


Verification *
Please Enter the Verification Code Seen Below
 


PLEASE NOTE
Please see our About Page, our Disclaimer, and our Comments Policy.


FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which in some cases has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available for the purposes of news reporting, education, research, comment, and criticism, which constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users.

About Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy



Advanced Search
Username:

Password:

Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Register

In Under a Minute, this Cop Shows Exactly Why People are Losing Faith in Police - 08/02Police Pose As Construction Crew To Extort Texting Drivers - 07/31NYPD Thugs Assault Business Owner As He Closes Shop - 08/03'I Can Detain You For Not Talking to Me!': WI Police Officer Harasses Open Carry Activists, Demands They Leave the City - 08/03Teenager Sues Police After Being Jailed for 40 Days Over a Snowball Then Cleared of Wrongdoing - 08/03VIDEO: Hillary Supporters Call For Repealing Bill of Rights - 08/03War President Obama Authorizes Ongoing Airstrikes Against Syria - 08/03VIDEO: Man Asks Cops To Stop Beating Woman, Cops Beat Him Instead - 07/30

Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy PeanutsMission Creeps: Homeland Security Agents Confiscate Women's Panties For 'Copyright Infringement'Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's LifeSWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong HomeDurham, NC Cop Testifies Faking 911 Calls To Enter Homes Is "Official Policy"Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands Up
(more)

 
Top