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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Politics: The Police State


Hello, What. The. Fuck? Ohio? What is going on here?

Police in Ohio apparently went to the home of a legally blind diabetic cancer patient in her fifties, looking for her son, a felon. The woman, Denise Harris, was suspicious, for legitimate reasons WHIO TV says they will air tonight in an interview with her.

Police are claiming they knocked on her door and she "became combative" and didn't want to talk to them. So they tased her.

Excuse me? They fucking WHAT? Is somebody putting mind-altering drugs in the water in Ohio? The Hope Steffey case wasn't bad enough? The Tarika Wilson case wasn't bad enough?

Look at me, Ohio, I am talking to you goddammit. What the fuck is this? Tasering a woman in her fifties because she doesn't want to talk to you? Have your fucking idiot police ever heard of the Constitution? Specifically the Fifth Amendment thereto?

Oh, yeah, we forgot, Jor Jee wiped his ass on it so you can't read it any more.

Jesus fucking J.H. Christ on a pogo stick with bells on! What the hell gives that you people actually think it's OK to use a weapon that can kill on a blind, diabetic fucking cancer fucking patient???

Just one point in your favour: you proved that you don't discrimate based on race when you slammed blonde, white Hope Steffey face-first into a police cruiser, stripped her naked, forcibly and physically violated her on the pretext of a full body search, threw her shivering beaten naked ass in a jail cell, and videotaped the whole disgraceful thing.

Of course, you killed Tarika Wilson because her boyfriend was a drug dealer. Shot her to death in front of her children.

People, look at this long and good. The police state, which we've blogged repeatedly before, is upon us. Commenter Sungold points out that a pregnant woman was tasered in Ohio last fall. These cops need to have tasers taken away from them.

The "security bracelet" favoured by the DHS in lieu of a boarding pass is looking more likely by the second.

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5 Comments:

At 4:37 AM, Blogger Sungold said...

Oh, man. Ohio's police do love them their tasers.

I'm not an Ohio native, but it's my *adopted* state - meaning I *chose* to live there. Which makes me feel all the more responsible for the slow death of the rule of law that we're seeing.

Thanks for keeping us awake and aware. Now I just wish I knew WTF we could do about this ...

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Today's breaking news: a young black man in perfect health tased by a white police officer in one of the most corrupt towns in Louisiana, NINE TIMES. To no one's surprise, the man is dead. No investigation.

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger nunya said...

Mortgage Meltdown

"Cleveland city leaders have been dealing with the subprime mortgage fallout for several years and can enumerate the ways it has cost their city:

Lost property tax revenues
Foreclosures are straining Cleveland's police and fire budgets, too, as drug dealers and addicts gravitate to abandoned homes
In 2007 and 2008 the City of Cleveland will have spent $12 million demolishing foreclosed and abandoned homes.
The number of homeless students in Cleveland's public schools has increased by 40% over the last year"


Watch /watch.html this, 7 minutes in the reason for the breakdown is made clear

 
At 2:30 PM, Blogger nunya said...

oops. sorry, messed up the link Mortgage Mess

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Good grief! No wonder the Bushies have swallowed their distaste for McCain! If a Democrat takes the WH and Congress all their lies and cheating will see the light of day.

Argh.

 

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