Monday :: Sep 20, 2010

Police State Update

by Oly Mike

There's a lot of tension between the police in the Northwest and the Native American community these days over the police killing of Native American Carver, John T. Williams. The Stranger in Seattle has some of the coverage. There have been several attacks on police in Seattle and Tacoma in the past couple of years. I think it's easy to see a connection between a pattern of excessive force, deadly force against activists, street people, suspects (we are all suspects when a policeman get tuned up by something) and the assaults on police.

Meanwhile, in far away Dallas, the police chief gets it right when his officers get it wrong. Justice is very difficult to obtain when the perp has a badge. It gets even harder if the victim is a native american carver and street person.

"Never cease in the fight for peace, justice, and equality for all people. Be persistent in all that you do and don't allow anyone to sway you from your conscience." - Leonard Peltier

Oly Mike :: 8:41 AM :: Comments (0) :: Digg It!