Tomippen is a twentysomething semi-urban geek rifling through the internet for interesting odds and ends to squirrel away for the coming winter. He studied History at UVic in Victoria, BC. When he isn't playing video games, he's reading. Or talking about Lord of the Rings. Or eating. He also runs another blog at bythegods.net
“Last November theActivist Post ran a storyabout the propensity of police officers killing civilians. Stated was the following:
"Since 9/11, and the subsequent militarization of the police by the Department of Homeland Security, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by US police officers. The civilian death rate is nearly equal to the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq. In fact, you are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.”
That statistic is alarming enough considering if the4,489 American soldiers killed in combat in Iraqconstitute a condition of war, then the killing of 5,000 American civilians by United States police departments ought to be viewed as a war on we the People by our very own government.
…[The fact is] a cop is far more likely… to kill you than you are to kill a cop. Stated another way, when an officer comes into contact with you, you are far less of a threat to them than the perception our culture proliferates. The police are, in fact, more of a threat to YOU.
The idea that police have an incredibly dangerous job is what we Southerners call a tall-tale, a stretch of the truth to bolster an ego unwilling to accept mediocrity. Not to take away from what many fair-minded officers do every day, but as those stubborn things called facts would have it, policing is less dangerous than farming, fishing, logging, and trash collecting, as well as six other professions.
Now is the time to burst the cop myth and to stop giving them the deference to murder our friends and family in the street.”
My hoard of treasure is overflowing so it’s time to pass some onto a handful of worthy adventurers!
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Entries are valid until October 5th, 2014
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