Rick Gedeon, Contributing Writer
Imagine for a moment that you as a citizen decide for no good reason to assault a police officer. Also imagine that this gentleman that you are about to assault is a 66-year-old man and that you’re in your 30s and physically superior. You kick the man to the ground and begin choking and punching the daylights out of him. Your tough buddy comes and tasers your victim in the face, and the poor guy is sent to the hospital for a month. Your punishment? You get a letter of reprimand from the government because you did not videotape the event. You charge the man you just assaulted with battery.
What I just described would appear absurd and borderline insane . . . because it is.
What right does one man have over the other just because of their job title? Law enforcement officers around the country have been committing these acts of violence against the American people on a daily basis for a while now.
I don’t want to sound pious that such events occur. If you have been paying attention this should come as no surprise. Last year I reported about how Seattle police had murdered John T. Williams and later mentioned how ridiculous it was that the FBI or the Department of Justice [sic] was going to be conducting an investigation on whether or not the SPD had been violating civil rights or not. It would appear to me that having the right to life is the supreme civil right, notwithstanding that the report states otherwise.
In fact, the results from that “investigation” are finally out. Regarding John T. Williams’ case the Justice Department [sic] concluded that:
After a thorough review, a team of experienced federal prosecutors and FBI agents determined the evidence was insufficient to prove that the former officer acted with the deliberate and specific intent to do something the law forbids, officials said. Source
The “law” referenced is the same statute prosecutor Dan Satterberg alluded to when he stated that he was unable to press charges on cop Ian Birk who brutality murdered John T. Williams, because “under the 1986 statute, he can’t file charges when a police officer makes an arguably ‘good faith’ mistake, he insisted.” John T. Williams is dead in good faith of course.
As absurd as it sounds, one of the first recommendations made by the Justice Department [sic] to SPD was not to release the names of the officers involved in any further events. It should be noted that those who videotape such events can be imprisoned for 15 years to life. Yet, the cops who kill and beat people merely have to resign. Source
Melbourne, FL police Officer, Derek Middendorf, justified his assault by claiming that the victim, Mr. Flowers, “walked towards him in an aggressive manner at a fast pace and he couldn’t tell whether he had a knife in his hands.” But the video speaks for itself; or, as the Police Department Propaganda Officers usually put it, ‘the video only shows one side of the story.’ And this side is the Police’s side.
Warning: the video is graphic!
Rick Gedeon is graduate from USAF Air University, amateur historian, and anti-imperial/anti-police brutality activist. Rick Gedeon has traveled extensively throughout the US and Asia. A political marketer, routinely bringing together and forging alliances with different political organizations that share similar goals. He considers himself a Political Atheist and sympathizes with many Libertarian causes. He can be reached through his website The Resistance Hub, or at [email protected]