Welcome to Beyond the Blue Domes, my personal blog. In earlier posts, I shared memories about growing up in Iran during the Shah's rule, fleeing the country at age thirty, raising a family in the United States, and facing the newness and challenges of American life. Lately I'm posting my thoughts on stories or news that have touched me. My theme is exploring social realities and the intersections within cultures, and preserving history. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, 7 December 2014
The Epidemic of Police Brutality. What should we do?
Watching the Eric Garner Video Tape and listening to the police justify the killing of a man who at most should have been ticketed for selling cigarettes was much more than a travesty of justice:
The Brown/Garner Killings are about a Larger State of Official Terror
"These un-prosecuted killings of African-American men go way beyond racial prejudice. They are the calling card of an Orwellian state.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me
Pastor Martin Niemoller, speaking about Nazi Germany
First, they've come for the people of color.
America's police forces increasingly serve as a private corporate army, beyond the reach of the law.
But our nation is distracted by race. And millions of white Americans are under the illusion that what was done to Michael Brown and Eric Garner can't happen to them.
These un-prosecuted killings of African-American men go way beyond racial prejudice.Unless we rise up to secure social justice and our basic legal rights, we're all just a single cop away from being as dead as the very latest victim of official violence... at any time, for no reason, with no recourse.
WE HAVE WITNESSED THE CONFESSIONS OF POLICE THEMSELVES WHO HAVE TESTIFIED THAT THEY WERE "MADE TO ISSUE SUMMONSES" AND "MAKE ARRESTS" WITHOUT CAUSE - AND THE SUBSEQUENT "HARASSMENT" WHICH FOLLOWED "IMMEDIATELY AFTER" THEIR REFUSAL. WE HAVE HEARD TESTIMONY IN COURT HOW THEY INDEED "PLANTED NARCOTICS" ON "INNOCENT VICTIMS" - SIMPLY TO MEET THE "QUOTA REQUIRED" CONCERNING AN ARREST. YET, THOSE INDIVIDUALS REMAIN INCARCERATED FOR THE CRIME ACCUSED.
AS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, THE OCCUPIER OF OFFICE IS THE "CHIEF LAW ENFORCER" HAVING JURISDICTION OVER BOTH "STATE" AND "GOVERNMENT" IN ISSUES CONCERNING "LAW". AND WHEN VIOLATIONS OF LAW ARE "RAMPANT" "UN-CHECKED" AND "UNABATED" - HE HAS A "SWORN DUTY" TO RESPOND THOSE VIOLATIONS.
LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES HAS "ABUSED THE AUTHORITY" VESTED IN THEM, AND HAVE VIOLATED ON A "CONTINUAL BASIS" THE LAW ITSELF. BUT NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN, EITHER BY THEIR DEPARTMENT OR ATTORNEY GENERALS WITHIN THEIR STATE.
THEREFORE, PETITION IS MADE BEFORE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO NOT ONLY "ACT" ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT TO FULFILL THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE OFFICE - FOR WHICH HE HAS "SWORN AN OATH" TO FULFILL UPON HIS OCCUPANCY!
LET IT BE UNDERSTOOD: THAT A "FAILURE" OR REFUSAL TO "ACT" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING THOSE DUTIES, SIGNIFIES AN "INABILITY" TO HOLD THE OFFICE - WHICH IS "NOW" BEING HELD.
You may petition: https://www.change.org/p/national-action-against-police-brutality