11.25.14

Reckoning will eventually come to WhiteManistan

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, WhiteManistan, Why the World Doesn't Need US at 2:56 pm by George Smith

Not this month. Probably not in the next few years. But it will come.

This country can’t survive not dealing with its original sin.

If you saw the President asking there be no violence in Ferguson immediately after the grand jury result was announced, you could tell he knew there would be rioting. And he knows there’s not much he can do anymore to ameliorate that which is deathly wrong with the United States of America.

Violence was inevitable. White America is a culture that allows the police and many others to gun down black people without consequence.

From the New York Times:

For the black community of Ferguson, the killing of Michael Brown was the last straw in a long train of abuses that they have suffered daily at the hands of the local police. News accounts have strongly suggested, for example, that the police in St. Louis County’s many municipalities systematically target poor and minority citizens for street and traffic stops — partly to generate fines — which has the effect of both bankrupting and criminalizing whole communities.

In this context, the police are justifiably seen as an alien, occupying force that is synonymous with state-sponsored abuse …

President Barack Obama was on the mark last night when he said, “We need to recognize that this is not just an issue for Ferguson, this is an issue for America.” The rioting that scarred the streets of St. Louis County — and the outrage that continues to reverberate across the country — underlines this inescapable point. It shows once again that distrust of law enforcement presents a grave danger to the civic fabric of the United States.

“[The] police in St. Louis County’s many municipalities systematically target poor and minority citizens for street and traffic stops — partly to generate fines — which has the effect of both bankrupting and criminalizing whole communities,” it reads, again.

This piece, by WaPost reporter Radley Balko, is what it refers to.

It’s a savage indictment in its documentation of how the white power structure in and around St. Louis employs the police to prey on and loot African Americans in the community.

In any other country it would be reason enough for a joint military intervention or installation of a UN peace-keeping force and subsequent removal of the entire civilian government.

There is no justice in Ferguson. But consequence will eventually be delivered to us all for it.

3 Comments

  1. Tom Paterson said,

    November 27, 2014 at 4:29 am

    My limited (I live in a fox-hole) understanding is that there has been a big change in US policing.

    Once upon a time a convenience store would be robbed; officers would attend and take witness statements,look for evidence and search for *clues*. If they were then able to identify a suspect they would obtain a warrant to search his home with a view to arrest.

    Now, when a store is robbed, a hundred or more police officers in battle armour raid the nearest housing project. Every home is searched. Every likely looking mug is rounded up and detained. Scores of arrests are made: possession, outstanding warrants, child support, whatever can be pinned on you.

    Have I got this right? If so then it’s a revenue gathering exercise, you think, a profit deal?

  2. George Smith said,

    November 27, 2014 at 10:09 am

    The Balko link at the Post shows how policing means revenue extraction from an impoverished populace in the municipalities arout St. Louis and that it’s a feature, something of a design in planning by the white power structure.

    Other places like that exist across the country. Sometimes you see them written up. Most publicity has accrued to those who employ speed traps in such a manner when a main route travels though a small township.

    And a third big factor has to do with the “war on drugs.” It’s assets forfeiture in which the local police force splits with the federal government cash and good seized police raids and traffic stops. You can Google fairly comprehensive recent news stories on it. It’s spawned a mini-industry in which the police are trained how to do it more efficiently, where they exchange tips with either other across the country. They also prefer certain things, certain models of car, certain flat screen tv devices, any cash money.

    This also falls on people of color more disproportionately because they, disproportionately, are the population most hit by the “war on drugs.”

  3. Tom Paterson said,

    November 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks. I think I picked up the story from BBC radio.