“[the Police] are the coercive arm of the state that must be able to impose the will of the state on those who would thumb their noses at the laws, and we must have the power and ability to do that.”
That quote, showing surprising honesty, comes from Greg O’Connor, the Police Association President.
It comes in response to the Police’s trial of tasers, a weapon that has killed almost 200 people in the USA alone. Police Commissioner Howard Broad is now saying that if the current taser trial does not result in Police permanently getting these disgusting weapons, there are “strong forces” pushing for all cops to carry guns.
a Police Association conference that was told officers wanted to get in the face of criminals – and wanted liberals to get out of their way.
It’s comments like the above that make me wonder why people can still harbour any illusions whatsoever as to the role of the police – an inherently violent and oppressive force. The majority of Police violence and brutality occurs out of the eye of those Police supporting liberals – it is inflicted upon those who are already most discriminated against in our society. For liberals, it seems, ignorance is always bliss. Maybe comments like these will serve to wake them up, but somehow…I doubt it.