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Protect And Serve: 29 vear old Brent Witham was a Vista grande hotshot. His Last Call was on August 2nd fighting a rough fire in Montana. A tree fell on him. We can NEVER THANK YOU ENOUGH SIR. 🔴🙏💯We send our prayers to Mr. Witham's family, friends, Vista Grande Hotshot team and the rest of the thinredlinefamily 🚒🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸🔴🙏💯We can't ever thank you or repay THE REAL CELEBRITIES & HEROES of AMERICA & THEIR FAMILIES enough. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM of our hearts!! VERY THANKFUL!! Respect 🤘🚒❤🇺🇸 -------------------------- 🇺🇸💯✊💥💥Want to be featured💥💥💯🙏🇺🇸 Please submit all photos & messages to @TRCHNFE @TRCHNFE @TRCHNFE @TRCHNFE We will start featuring everybody from all over the world on there. We truly can never thank you all enough for everything you do please stay safe and God bless. If you're wondering why we are doing it this way is because from the beginning we wanted to just pick people randomly to show our great appreciation for everything they do by helping protect and serve our amazing country. So we will never stray away from picking a @TRCHNFE randomly to show our great appreciation ------------------------- TheRealCelebritiesHeroes ThankYou TRCHNFE therealcelebrities therealheroes heroes hero bravery celebrities firefighters firefighting tragedy Hotshot InLineOfAction lastcall ig instadaily RIP celebrity firefighter GodBless killed RestInPeace montana NeverForgoten thinredline instagram GiveRespectToGetRespect
Protect And Serve: 29 vear old Brent Witham was a
 Vista grande hotshot. His Last
 Call was on August 2nd fighting
 a rough fire in Montana. A tree
 fell on him. We can NEVER
 THANK YOU ENOUGH SIR.
🔴🙏💯We send our prayers to Mr. Witham's family, friends, Vista Grande Hotshot team and the rest of the thinredlinefamily 🚒🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸🔴🙏💯We can't ever thank you or repay THE REAL CELEBRITIES & HEROES of AMERICA & THEIR FAMILIES enough. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM of our hearts!! VERY THANKFUL!! Respect 🤘🚒❤🇺🇸 -------------------------- 🇺🇸💯✊💥💥Want to be featured💥💥💯🙏🇺🇸 Please submit all photos & messages to @TRCHNFE @TRCHNFE @TRCHNFE @TRCHNFE We will start featuring everybody from all over the world on there. We truly can never thank you all enough for everything you do please stay safe and God bless. If you're wondering why we are doing it this way is because from the beginning we wanted to just pick people randomly to show our great appreciation for everything they do by helping protect and serve our amazing country. So we will never stray away from picking a @TRCHNFE randomly to show our great appreciation ------------------------- TheRealCelebritiesHeroes ThankYou TRCHNFE therealcelebrities therealheroes heroes hero bravery celebrities firefighters firefighting tragedy Hotshot InLineOfAction lastcall ig instadaily RIP celebrity firefighter GodBless killed RestInPeace montana NeverForgoten thinredline instagram GiveRespectToGetRespect

🔴🙏💯We send our prayers to Mr. Witham's family, friends, Vista Grande Hotshot team and the rest of the thinredlinefamily 🚒🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸🔴🙏💯We can't...

Protect And Serve: Heartbreaking photo Depth... what has been done to animals cannot be undone. One day I will have the people buy the land of the elephants, to protect and serve them... chakabars
Protect And Serve: Heartbreaking photo
Depth... what has been done to animals cannot be undone. One day I will have the people buy the land of the elephants, to protect and serve them... chakabars

Depth... what has been done to animals cannot be undone. One day I will have the people buy the land of the elephants, to protect and ser...

Protect And Serve: IF COPS REALLY PROTECTED OUR RIGHTS THIS IS WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE @Regrann from @knowledge_1s_power - Repost FOLLOW 👉@theorgonizedearth👈 ・・・ If we lived in a society where universal, divine "common law" was established, this is how "law enforcement officers" would be. Protecting and serving the rights of the living breathing people. But we don't see this even out of the very best police officers. What we actually have is not a common law society, it's an "admiralty law" society, aka "maritime law" or Roman Empire law. Maritime law is about commerce, the fictitious world of lifeless corporate entities, and preserving the Roman Empire. Since all the courts and laws actually protect and serve these lifeless entities operating in the fictitious world of commerce, we see a total disregard and neglect of our constitutional bill of rights by law enforcement officers. Hence why they have quotas to meet and revenue to generate. They themselves are operating in this fictitious world of commerce. Then when you factor in that many of the biggest police departments in the U.S. are not CALEA certified- meaning they don't have to be accountable to external audits and procedural reviews - AND we see poor hiring standards and lack of funding for training, the police violence we see starts to make sense. They also use a communications system known as the Motorola AirwaveTetra which has a pulse rate of 17.6 pulses-second, which is an extremely dangerous pulse rate according to leading microwave weapons expert BarrieTrower. He says this pulse rate has been proven to produce extreme aggression, disorientation, lack of judgment and violence in those subjected to it for extended periods of time. All this of course dates back to the ActOf1871 when our country became a corporate entity operating in the fictitious world of commerce. USAInc ProfitsOverPeople BabylonIsBurning knowledgeispower cityovgods proliferatetruth unite higherconsciousness higherperspective instagram videooftheday truth message - regrann
Protect And Serve: IF COPS REALLY PROTECTED OUR RIGHTS
 THIS IS WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE
@Regrann from @knowledge_1s_power - Repost FOLLOW 👉@theorgonizedearth👈 ・・・ If we lived in a society where universal, divine "common law" was established, this is how "law enforcement officers" would be. Protecting and serving the rights of the living breathing people. But we don't see this even out of the very best police officers. What we actually have is not a common law society, it's an "admiralty law" society, aka "maritime law" or Roman Empire law. Maritime law is about commerce, the fictitious world of lifeless corporate entities, and preserving the Roman Empire. Since all the courts and laws actually protect and serve these lifeless entities operating in the fictitious world of commerce, we see a total disregard and neglect of our constitutional bill of rights by law enforcement officers. Hence why they have quotas to meet and revenue to generate. They themselves are operating in this fictitious world of commerce. Then when you factor in that many of the biggest police departments in the U.S. are not CALEA certified- meaning they don't have to be accountable to external audits and procedural reviews - AND we see poor hiring standards and lack of funding for training, the police violence we see starts to make sense. They also use a communications system known as the Motorola AirwaveTetra which has a pulse rate of 17.6 pulses-second, which is an extremely dangerous pulse rate according to leading microwave weapons expert BarrieTrower. He says this pulse rate has been proven to produce extreme aggression, disorientation, lack of judgment and violence in those subjected to it for extended periods of time. All this of course dates back to the ActOf1871 when our country became a corporate entity operating in the fictitious world of commerce. USAInc ProfitsOverPeople BabylonIsBurning knowledgeispower cityovgods proliferatetruth unite higherconsciousness higherperspective instagram videooftheday truth message - regrann

@Regrann from @knowledge_1s_power - Repost FOLLOW 👉@theorgonizedearth👈 ・・・ If we lived in a society where universal, divine "common law"...

Protect And Serve: President Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting "America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days. I have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria. My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering. Moments ago, President Donald J. Trump issued this statement regarding his Executive Order concerning extreme vetting.
Protect And Serve: President Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order
 Concerning Extreme Vetting
 "America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show
 compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting
 our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and
 home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows,
 but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President obama did in 2011
 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven
 countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously
 identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. To be clear, this is
 not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion
 this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different
 countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this
 order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have
 reviewed and implemented the most secure
 policies over the next 90 days. I
 have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific humanitarian
 crisis in
 Syria. My first priority will always be to protect and serve our
 country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering.
Moments ago, President Donald J. Trump issued this statement regarding his Executive Order concerning extreme vetting.

Moments ago, President Donald J. Trump issued this statement regarding his Executive Order concerning extreme vetting.

Protect And Serve: Imani Perry 5 hrs Yesterday I was arrested. I was driving into Princeton to attend a symposium that one of my students organized, I was pulled over by the Princeton Township Police. They arrested me for ONE parking ticket from 2013. Although there was both a male and a female officer on the scene, the male officer did a body search of me. He refused to allow me to call anyone from the University before arresting me, even though I told him I was uncomfortable with being taken into custody and having no one know where I was going. He asked me if I had any weapons, and put handcuffs on me. Then, when I arrived at the station, they handcuffed me to a table The whole time of course I was terrified and had the image of Sandra Bland's mug shot in my mind. I am fine now, although a bit shaken. And most of all, I was out of custody after a short time and immediately relieved. I am also, however trying to connect how terrified and vulnerable Ifelt, with the vast structure of the police state, the one in which people are arrested for parking fines, and then are threatened with sitting in jail all weekend if they can't make bail, and the snowball effect that so often flows from situations like this, or others where there is another minor infraction, or simply suspicion of Black movement, Black bodies in nice cars, Black running or walking or standing, or simply blackness. The worst case scenario didn't happen to me, and that was nothing more than fortuitous. But I'm putting my fear alongside others tragedies, and rededicating myself to the work of liberation. <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jetpack-jenny.tumblr.com/post/139069755523">jetpack-jenny</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://manfredvonfuckyourself.tumblr.com/post/139068086106">manfredvonfuckyourself</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/139067936436">skypig357</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thetrippytrip.tumblr.com/post/139053176051">thetrippytrip</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>On Sandra Bland’s 29th birthday my blood is boiling to see this. A University professor, arrested, body searched, and HANDCUFFED to a desk over a parking ticket.</p> <p>What we see with Imani and what we saw with <b>‪#‎SandraBland</b>‬ is that education, employment, position, privilege, style, influence, etc. are not adequate forms of protection from bad policing. It’s very sad that we must be scared of those who are in power mainly to protect and serve! </p> </blockquote> <p>Called a warrant. Pay your fine and there’s no warrant. See how that works? </p> <p>Not bad policing. It’s an idiot prof</p> </blockquote> <p>Why on earth is “handcuffed” put in all caps as if it were an atrocious, unforgivable act?<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>A shorter post would be <br/>“I committed a crime and was arrested for it.”</p> </blockquote> <p>1. If you were arrested for a ticket from 2013, I’m guessing they had an outstanding warrant for your arrest. </p><p>2. I’m getting real tired of people bring up Sandra Bland like she was a martyr. She committed suicide. The state autopsy confirmed it and the family had a private autopsy done. They did not release the results but I’m sure they would have if their autopsy had said anything different. Her arrest may have been a little questionable but her death was not. </p><p>3. If true, the body search and phone call thing is the only thing I could see an issue with, I imagine you could file a formal complaint. </p><p>All in all, what I see here is yet another “yeah I broke the law but who cares I feel the police overstepped and thus I am completely innocent of any wrongdoing” post. </p>
Protect And Serve: Imani Perry
 5 hrs
 Yesterday I was arrested. I was driving into Princeton to attend a
 symposium that one of my students organized, I was pulled over by the
 Princeton Township Police. They arrested me for ONE parking ticket from
 2013. Although there was both a male and a female officer on the scene,
 the male officer did a body search of me. He refused to allow me to call
 anyone from the University before arresting me, even though I told him I
 was uncomfortable with being taken into custody and having no one know
 where I was going. He asked me if I had any weapons, and put handcuffs
 on me. Then, when I arrived at the station, they handcuffed me to a table
 The whole time of course I was terrified and had the image of Sandra
 Bland's mug shot in my mind.
 I am fine now, although a bit shaken. And most of all, I was out of custody
 after a short time and immediately relieved. I am also, however trying to
 connect how terrified and vulnerable Ifelt, with the vast structure of the
 police state, the one in which people are arrested for parking fines, and
 then are threatened with sitting in jail all weekend if they can't make bail,
 and the snowball effect that so often flows from situations like this, or others
 where there is another minor infraction, or simply suspicion of Black
 movement, Black bodies in nice cars, Black running or walking or standing,
 or simply blackness. The worst case scenario didn't happen to me, and that
 was nothing more than fortuitous. But I'm putting my fear alongside others
 tragedies, and rededicating myself to the work of liberation.
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jetpack-jenny.tumblr.com/post/139069755523">jetpack-jenny</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://manfredvonfuckyourself.tumblr.com/post/139068086106">manfredvonfuckyourself</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/139067936436">skypig357</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thetrippytrip.tumblr.com/post/139053176051">thetrippytrip</a>:</p>
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<p>On Sandra Bland’s 29th birthday my blood is boiling to see this. A University professor, arrested, body searched, and HANDCUFFED to a desk over a parking ticket.</p>
<p>What we see with Imani and what we saw with <b>‪#‎SandraBland</b>‬ is that education, employment, position, privilege, style, influence, etc. are not adequate forms of protection from bad policing. It’s very sad that we must be scared of those who are in power mainly to protect and serve! </p>
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<p>Called a warrant. Pay your fine and there’s no warrant. See how that works? </p>
<p>Not bad policing. It’s an idiot prof</p>
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<p>Why on earth is “handcuffed” put in all caps as if it were an atrocious, unforgivable act?<br/></p>
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<p>A shorter post would be <br/>“I committed a crime and was arrested for it.”</p>
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<p>1. If you were arrested for a ticket from 2013, I’m guessing they had an outstanding warrant for your arrest. </p><p>2. I’m getting real tired of people bring up Sandra Bland like she was a martyr. She committed suicide. The state autopsy confirmed it and the family had a private autopsy done. They did not release the results but I’m sure they would have if their autopsy had said anything different. Her arrest may have been a little questionable but her death was not. </p><p>3. If true, the body search and phone call thing is the only thing I could see an issue with, I imagine you could file a formal complaint. </p><p>All in all, what I see here is yet another “yeah I broke the law but who cares I feel the police overstepped and thus I am completely innocent of any wrongdoing” post. </p>

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Protect And Serve: WHAT IF I TOLD YOU YOU CAN CONDEMN POLICE BRUTALITY AND STILL APPRECIATE POLICE OFFICERS mage on imgur <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/120720618693/i-am-dallas-redbloodedamerica" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://i-am-dallas.tumblr.com/post/120713189650/redbloodedamerica-smashedpolitics" class="tumblr_blog">i-am-dallas</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/120711194812/smashedpolitics-redbloodedamerica-bobevin" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://smashedpolitics.tumblr.com/post/120703357980/redbloodedamerica-bobevin" class="tumblr_blog">smashedpolitics</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/120691695851/bobevin-redbloodedamerica-im-getting-really" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bobevin.tumblr.com/post/108057677150/redbloodedamerica-im-getting-really-fed-up" class="tumblr_blog">bobevin</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/97090701289/im-getting-really-fed-up-with-the-fuck-the" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I’m getting really fed up with the “fuck the police” sentiment pouring in from those on the left and on the extreme right.  There’s nothing “fascist” about good officers in a community doing their jobs.  Yes, some of them are bad (as with any job) and need to be fired and/or arrested, but the majority of these people stick their neck out every day for you and me.  And no, we do not live in a “police state.”  Enough with this nonsense. </p></blockquote> <p>We live in a police state. Stop watching fox and read</p></blockquote> <p>You wouldn’t know a police state even if it came up and bit you on the ass.</p></blockquote> <p>Americans are 20 times more likely per capita to get killed by your police than the British are by our police. I dont disagree with you on many things, but getting killed 20 times more than a civilised nation means you have a brutal police force</p></blockquote> <figure data-orig-width="245" data-orig-height="260"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/75d05ef8efb085df71d4139168941552/tumblr_inline_npfnmuKhNh1r1jtxd_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="245" data-orig-height="260"/></figure><p>That is a gross generalization and completely misinterprets the definition of an actual police state.  Even if police shootings were one hundred times more prevalent in the United States than Europe, that alone will never make this country a police state.  To say otherwise, is exhibiting a complete lack of understanding of the term.  Besides, when you talk about people getting killed by police, you immediately assume they were all innocent which is completely false <a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/117874602711/aceteron-postmemes-serve-and-protect-the">as I have mentioned before</a>.</p><p>When anti-police activists misuse the term <i>police state</i> to mean something derogatory about everyday police officers, it is essentially only watering down the original term.  It’s just like when SJWs throw around the word <i>slavery</i> to mean anything and everything oppressive - “mental slavery,” “reproductive slavery,” “slave wages,” etc.  It only dilutes the actual use of the word.</p><p>If you want to witness an actual police state, look no further than North Korea. Calling the United States, where thousands of people have fled to after escaping <i>actual</i> police states throughout history, is a slap in the face.</p></blockquote> <p>Sorry, but that defense is weak. It’s as if you expect a totalitarian monarchy before you’re willing to accept that it’s a police state. The problem here is obvious. One side waters it down, the other side only accepts the most radical version. Setting aside the fact that it’s not really a subjective term, and what you consider a police state and what I consider a police state may be imagined differently, but I’m certain we could come to some mild agreement about what it would entail. That being said, here is a list of things that all police states have in common:</p><p>1) Massive surveillance apparatus that spies on anyone and everyone without regard to the privacy or the rights of the individual. Check<br/>2) An agency or industry that can assault, kill, or lock you away for any reason and most likely get away with it. Check<br/>3) An agency or industry that dresses the part of the antagonist, wearing body armor and carrying heavy weaponry around mostly unarmed people. Check.<br/>4) A systemic view of police whereby “public guarding”, which happens to be an expectation of the average citizen, is set aside and police are turned into “law enforcement” agents who’s primary function is to issue citations or find a way to enroll the citizen into the state’s extortion scheme. Check.<br/>5) A rogue institution of policing around the country that involves portraying the citizen as the primary target, resulting in needless bullying by police. Check<br/>6) “A <strike>totalitarian</strike> society controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens’ activities.“ CHECK<br/></p><p>But your definition seems to require a totalitarian society, and that may be how it’s technically defined, but I don’t see it that way. I see it as a reactionary effect of people who live under the boot of police or live in a society where police have very little accountability. Who in their right mind could possibly deny that police are seen as an aggressor or antagonist? They don’t guard the public, nor should they have any claim to ‘self defense’ when they are the one pursuing the people in the first place. If I pursued and shot someone, I wouldn’t be able to claim self defense. But see, they’re not actually “police officers”. They are Law Enforcement and they are there on behalf of the government. As employees of the government, they cannot be there for your benefit. I feel a true conservative would view our law enforcement today as a severe encroachment onto our liberties. But the neo-con Republicans look at it like a blind allegiance or patriotic expression that police must be respected, loved and coddled, just like the military and the church. It’s absolutely disgusting.<br/></p></blockquote><p>I’m not watering anything down. I’ve acknowledged that there are some bad cops, although they are few and far between.  There are some cases of militarization of the police, but it’s not as rampant as some would allude.  I’m a realist.  I know where the actual blame lies in the majority of the bad attitudes against our police officers - it’s in our overabundance of constricting laws and our crumby criminal justice system; not the average cop that sticks his neck out on the line for you and me.</p><p>I’ll respond to a couple of your attributes of a “police state” though:</p><p>1) Arguably yes.  Although that’s what most of this recent disagreement regarding the Patriot Act was about.  Is it as restrictive as an actual police state though in which your every word or movement is questioned under possible detainment?  No.  No, it is not.  You actually have rights in America, including the Freedom of Speech.  Odds are, your local police officer would agree with your thoughts on protecting your Fourth Amendment rights and your right to privacy…considering they would apply to he/she as well.</p><p>2) False.  We have a justice system in which you have a right to defend yourself in a court of law.  The police and court system, as lousy as it is at times, must also respect your rights and obey the laws that protect the citizen.  In a real police state, the police (again, run directly by the state) are the judge and jury.  You have very few, if any, rights in a police state.  I’m not saying our system is perfect or that it doesn’t need reform; I’m merely stating it does not remotely resemble an actual police state.</p><p>3) “<i>Dresses the part of the antagonist</i>.” This is the silliest thing I’ve ever heard all day.  The majority of police officers look like this:</p><figure data-orig-width="450" data-orig-height="338" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9905cd9e6cbcc81bd6adcc71503875cc/tumblr_inline_npfq8fBKtj1r1jtxd_540.jpg" data-orig-width="450" data-orig-height="338"/></figure><p>What you are trying to paint them as:</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="292" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ec19459810a7a0383186e4a0e5819339/tumblr_inline_npfqlvN5et1r1jtxd_540.jpg" data-orig-height="292" data-orig-width="450"/></figure><p>It’s all about wording.  And this is where anti-police activists (for the lack of a better term) just can’t help themselves to just take a step back and think objectively.  You clearly and cognitively see police as an “<i>antagonist</i>,” and that’s where you lose any credibility in your argument.  You’re projecting your own personal views to appear as facts, and that just doesn’t cut muster here.</p><p>Besides, having a militarized police body, still <i>does not</i> make a country a “police state.”  Need I remind everyone that the Gestapo worn plain clothes unlike the SS.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="310" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dea446aed951f8d7b3075e3d892a180d/tumblr_inline_npfsw663Dg1r1jtxd_540.jpg" data-orig-height="310" data-orig-width="450"/></figure><p>4) You lost me on this one entirely.  Are you insinuating that police do not protect and serve the public?  If so, I’m sure I have some fine officers that would happily disagree with you.  Your still projecting this notion that police officers are just driving around harassing innocent people.  Look, I hate getting speeding tickets like the next guy, but let’s not lose focus of reality here.</p><p>5) Again, police are not bullying the average citizen across the country.  Where is your proof of this widespread targeting of innocent Americans?  Where does this stuff permeate into the collective minds of so many young people?  It’s simply not true.</p><p>6) We don’t have a totalitarian (or otherwise) society controlled by a “political police force.”  Of course you don’t think it has to involve a totalitarian state because you are basing your views on your own personal negativity bias.  You hate cops…<i>okay</i>, we get it.  Still not a police state though. </p></blockquote> <p>I am so over police haters cherry picking to make it seem like we live in the freaking Hunger Games.</p>
Protect And Serve: WHAT IF I TOLD YOU
 YOU CAN CONDEMN POLICE BRUTALITY
 AND STILL APPRECIATE POLICE OFFICERS
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<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/120720618693/i-am-dallas-redbloodedamerica" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://i-am-dallas.tumblr.com/post/120713189650/redbloodedamerica-smashedpolitics" class="tumblr_blog">i-am-dallas</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/120711194812/smashedpolitics-redbloodedamerica-bobevin" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://smashedpolitics.tumblr.com/post/120703357980/redbloodedamerica-bobevin" class="tumblr_blog">smashedpolitics</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/120691695851/bobevin-redbloodedamerica-im-getting-really" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://bobevin.tumblr.com/post/108057677150/redbloodedamerica-im-getting-really-fed-up" class="tumblr_blog">bobevin</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/97090701289/im-getting-really-fed-up-with-the-fuck-the" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>I’m getting really fed up with the “fuck the police” sentiment pouring in from those on the left and on the extreme right.  There’s nothing “fascist” about good officers in a community doing their jobs.  Yes, some of them are bad (as with any job) and need to be fired and/or arrested, but the majority of these people stick their neck out every day for you and me.  And no, we do not live in a “police state.”  Enough with this nonsense. </p></blockquote>

<p>We live in a police state. Stop watching fox and read</p></blockquote>

<p>You wouldn’t know a police state even if it came up and bit you on the ass.</p></blockquote>

<p>Americans are 20 times more likely per capita to get killed by your police than the British are by our police. I dont disagree with you on many things, but getting killed 20 times more than a civilised nation means you have a brutal police force</p></blockquote>

<figure data-orig-width="245" data-orig-height="260"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/75d05ef8efb085df71d4139168941552/tumblr_inline_npfnmuKhNh1r1jtxd_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="245" data-orig-height="260"/></figure><p>That is a gross generalization and completely misinterprets the definition of an actual police state.  Even if police shootings were one hundred times more prevalent in the United States than Europe, that alone will never make this country a police state.  To say otherwise, is exhibiting a complete lack of understanding of the term.  Besides, when you talk about people getting killed by police, you immediately assume they were all innocent which is completely false <a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/117874602711/aceteron-postmemes-serve-and-protect-the">as I have mentioned before</a>.</p><p>When anti-police activists misuse the term <i>police state</i> to mean something derogatory about everyday police officers, it is essentially only watering down the original term.  It’s just like when SJWs throw around the word <i>slavery</i> to mean anything and everything oppressive - “mental slavery,” “reproductive slavery,” “slave wages,” etc.  It only dilutes the actual use of the word.</p><p>If you want to witness an actual police state, look no further than North Korea. Calling the United States, where thousands of people have fled to after escaping <i>actual</i> police states throughout history, is a slap in the face.</p></blockquote>

<p>Sorry, but that defense is weak. It’s as if you expect a totalitarian monarchy before you’re willing to accept that it’s a police state. The problem here is obvious. One side waters it down, the other side only accepts the most radical version. Setting aside the fact that it’s not really a subjective term, and what you consider a police state and what I consider a police state may be imagined differently, but I’m certain we could come to some mild agreement about what it would entail. That being said, here is a list of things that all police states have in common:</p><p>1) Massive surveillance apparatus that spies on anyone and everyone without regard to the privacy or the rights of the individual. Check<br/>2) An agency or industry that can assault, kill, or lock you away for any reason and most likely get away with it. Check<br/>3) An agency or industry that dresses the part of the antagonist, wearing body armor and carrying heavy weaponry around mostly unarmed people. Check.<br/>4) A systemic view of police whereby “public guarding”, which happens to be an expectation of the average citizen, is set aside and police are turned into “law enforcement” agents who’s primary function is to issue citations or find a way to enroll the citizen into the state’s extortion scheme. Check.<br/>5) A rogue institution of policing around the country that involves portraying the citizen as the primary target, resulting in needless bullying by police. Check<br/>6) “A <strike>totalitarian</strike> society controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens’ activities.“ CHECK<br/></p><p>But your definition seems to require a totalitarian society, and that may be how it’s technically defined, but I don’t see it that way. I see it as a reactionary effect of people who live under the boot of police or live in a society where police have very little accountability. Who in their right mind could possibly deny that police are seen as an aggressor or antagonist? They don’t guard the public, nor should they have any claim to ‘self defense’ when they are the one pursuing the people in the first place. If I pursued and shot someone, I wouldn’t be able to claim self defense. But see, they’re not actually “police officers”. They are Law Enforcement and they are there on behalf of the government. As employees of the government, they cannot be there for your benefit. I feel a true conservative would view our law enforcement today as a severe encroachment onto our liberties. But the neo-con Republicans look at it like a blind allegiance or patriotic expression that police must be respected, loved and coddled, just like the military and the church. It’s absolutely disgusting.<br/></p></blockquote><p>I’m not watering anything down. I’ve acknowledged that there are some bad cops, although they are few and far between.  There are some cases of militarization of the police, but it’s not as rampant as some would allude.  I’m a realist.  I know where the actual blame lies in the majority of the bad attitudes against our police officers - it’s in our overabundance of constricting laws and our crumby criminal justice system; not the average cop that sticks his neck out on the line for you and me.</p><p>I’ll respond to a couple of your attributes of a “police state” though:</p><p>1) Arguably yes.  Although that’s what most of this recent disagreement regarding the Patriot Act was about.  Is it as restrictive as an actual police state though in which your every word or movement is questioned under possible detainment?  No.  No, it is not.  You actually have rights in America, including the Freedom of Speech.  Odds are, your local police officer would agree with your thoughts on protecting your Fourth Amendment rights and your right to privacy…considering they would apply to he/she as well.</p><p>2) False.  We have a justice system in which you have a right to defend yourself in a court of law.  The police and court system, as lousy as it is at times, must also respect your rights and obey the laws that protect the citizen.  In a real police state, the police (again, run directly by the state) are the judge and jury.  You have very few, if any, rights in a police state.  I’m not saying our system is perfect or that it doesn’t need reform; I’m merely stating it does not remotely resemble an actual police state.</p><p>3) “<i>Dresses the part of the antagonist</i>.” This is the silliest thing I’ve ever heard all day.  The majority of police officers look like this:</p><figure data-orig-width="450" data-orig-height="338" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9905cd9e6cbcc81bd6adcc71503875cc/tumblr_inline_npfq8fBKtj1r1jtxd_540.jpg" data-orig-width="450" data-orig-height="338"/></figure><p>What you are trying to paint them as:</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="292" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ec19459810a7a0383186e4a0e5819339/tumblr_inline_npfqlvN5et1r1jtxd_540.jpg" data-orig-height="292" data-orig-width="450"/></figure><p>It’s all about wording.  And this is where anti-police activists (for the lack of a better term) just can’t help themselves to just take a step back and think objectively.  You clearly and cognitively see police as an “<i>antagonist</i>,” and that’s where you lose any credibility in your argument.  You’re projecting your own personal views to appear as facts, and that just doesn’t cut muster here.</p><p>Besides, having a militarized police body, still <i>does not</i> make a country a “police state.”  Need I remind everyone that the Gestapo worn plain clothes unlike the SS.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="310" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dea446aed951f8d7b3075e3d892a180d/tumblr_inline_npfsw663Dg1r1jtxd_540.jpg" data-orig-height="310" data-orig-width="450"/></figure><p>4) You lost me on this one entirely.  Are you insinuating that police do not protect and serve the public?  If so, I’m sure I have some fine officers that would happily disagree with you.  Your still projecting this notion that police officers are just driving around harassing innocent people.  Look, I hate getting speeding tickets like the next guy, but let’s not lose focus of reality here.</p><p>5) Again, police are not bullying the average citizen across the country.  Where is your proof of this widespread targeting of innocent Americans?  Where does this stuff permeate into the collective minds of so many young people?  It’s simply not true.</p><p>6) We don’t have a totalitarian (or otherwise) society controlled by a “political police force.”  Of course you don’t think it has to involve a totalitarian state because you are basing your views on your own personal negativity bias.  You hate cops…<i>okay</i>, we get it.  Still not a police state though. </p></blockquote>
<p>I am so over police haters cherry picking to make it seem like we live in the freaking Hunger Games.</p>

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