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3 Reasons Intelligent, Rational Americans Don’t Trust Police

Despite near-daily summary executions of unarmed people, assaults and malicious arrests by U.S. police, Americans still love their cops

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Article originally published at OP-NAT EYE, February 20, 2014.   

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A Gallup poll from this past June found that white Americans are 60 percent confident in police, while non-whites checked in at 48 percent. But in recent years, public trust in police has slid. A 2009 poll found that 63 percent of respondents of all races said police had “very high honesty and ethical standards,” but that number dropped to 57 percent the following year.

Many Americans have people employed as cops in their families, and use that fact to rationalize “the good” of the entire profession. Some are simply too afraid to say anything about obvious violent, thuggish behavior of cops, while others desperately want to hold onto what little Pollyanna Americana is left in their hearts. The facts speak for themselves as far as why Americans need to be proactive in protecting themselves against the largest and most heavily armed gang in the USA. Here are three of those facts.

Low IQ Academy Applicants Preferred

A good number of white Americans reject affirmative action legislation because they say it unfairly gives less qualified “minorities” jobs they don’t deserve. Police departments, on the other hand, actually prefer and covet the least qualified applicants they can possibly get.

Mr. Robert Jordan of New London, Conn. wanted to become a cop. The first step in that jurisdiction is for applicants to take a Wonderlic test. Many Americans have heard of this exam because NFL prospects must take it as part of the draft process.

Jordan took the test on March 16, 1996 and scored a 33 (out of 50). He was not allowed to move on to the next stage of the application process because he scored too high on the test. The City of New London defended its policy, saying Jordan scored too far above the “normative median” of 21 and would “get bored” with the job and quit. The average NFL player also scores around 20 on the test, according to Bleacher Report.

Mr. Jordan filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal court alleging a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The district court dismissed the case, ruling that New London’s policy is “rational.” The U.S. Second Circuit Court Of Appeals affirmed. In other words, it is legal for police departments to purposely hire the least intelligent individuals they can find. Plus the less education they’ve obtained, the easier they are to manipulate. This is why so many Americans are being savagely attacked.

A 2010 Michigan State University study found that cops with a two or four-year degree resorted to using force 56 percent of the time, while those with only a GED or high school diploma used force 68 percent of the time. The Bureau of Justice Statistics found in 2003 that 83 percent of U.S. police agencies require cops only to have a GED or high school diploma, and only one percent require a four-year college degree.

A September 2, 2010 article in Pacific Standard magazine suggested that requiring police to have college degrees may be discriminatory towards minorities. Oh the irony.

Incentives To Kill

Operation-Nation has covered more than 600 instances of police killing, assaulting and/or raping an American since 2006. The offending cop was placed on “paid administrative leave” within a day or two of the incident more than 90 percent of the time.

Police across America know full well if they kill someone (on or off-duty), they will get an extended paid vacation, sometimes lasting years. They also know that it is extremely rare for cops to be held accountable in anyway for their actions.

Mr. Kelly Thomas was beaten to death ON TAPE by Fullerton, Calif. cops Manuel Ramos, Jay Cicinnelli, et al. as he begged for his life in July 2011. It was a small victory for Americans when the aforementioned two killers were actually charged with murder and other crimes. But reality set in at trial when the cops were acquitted.

A paid vacation, along with “atta boys” from fellow cops and Americans who love them, is only a dead human away. Even if they are fired from their current positions for killing or assaulting an American, another cop organization will hire them.

Former Bella Vista, Ark. cop Coleman Brackney, in a rare occurrence in U.S. jurisprudence, was actually convicted of negligent homicide when he murdered James Ahern in January 2010. After serving the insulting 30 day jail sentence, he was hired as police chief in Sulphur Springs, Ark. last March.

The incentives are too great to pass for cops, many of whom desire to kill already. Americans with common sense realize this.

“Protect And Serve” Myth

Roommates Carolyn Warren and Joan Taliaferro called police when they heard intruders break into neighbor Miriam Douglas’ apartment and rape her on March 16, 1975. Dispatchers with Washington, D.C. police assured them help was on the way.

The two women, believing police would be there soon, yelled down to the apartment to try and stop the assault. But the two attackers heard them, forced their way into the women’s apartment and proceeded to assault and rape them for the next fourteen hours. Police never showed up.

The women filed a lawsuit – the oft-cited Warren vs. District of Columbia case – but were met with a harsh reality. The Federal DC Court of Appeals dismissed the case in 1981, ruling that cops have “no general duty to provide…police protection.” The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a similar case, Deshaney vs. Winnebago County, a few years later. That decision was nearly identical to the Warren case, with the majority ruling that there is no relationship between police and citizens that mandates protection. Thus it is well-established law that cops are not here to “protect and serve” despite that falsehood being displayed on many police badges, cars and station walls.

Americans who choose to ignore the facts are the ones who will be in the most danger. Sadly it has come to the point that we must stand our ground when we fear for our lives against these armed henchmen. Police protect and carry out the orders of government, corporations and individuals with large collections of Federal Reserve notes. Anybody who believes otherwise is naive, mentally disabled, and/or afraid to face reality.

There are far more of us than there are of them. But until we’re united on this front, expect more of the same for the foreseeable future.

Article originally published at OP-NAT EYE, February 20, 2014.
  • Cuz I don’t want to be shot, maced, tased or have the ever loving shit kicked out of me.lol
    It seems these days you’re going to have to try really, really hard to avoid any one of those.

  • No smart people allowed. FACT!

  • Exactly! Because a few bad apples are a total representation of ALL. We should always condem a profession, religion, or race on the overt actions of a small percentage of that groups members. Sounds like the perfect solution! I guess the police leaving everyone alone in Baltimore has nothing to do with 29 shootings and 9 deaths over Memorial Day weekend. Awesome solution to the problem. Such a brilliant way to resolve the issue of inner-city crime.

    • Steve your an idiot no ones saying every cop is bad. Were asking why the “good cops” don’t stop the bad cops & the reality is their are bad cops & silent cops. Ultimately like the courts said the cops are not here for you. & Heres the thing it just like religions connection to terrorism. Not every believer is a terrorist but most terrorist are believers. & in a ways armed goverment agents are terrorist.

      Terrorism-Violence with politcal goals.

    • Apparently you did not read the first 4 words of the original post…”Never trust the police…”. That does not say some police or bad police…it is an absolute statement. It’s inflamatory and the purpose is to get likes and stir hate and distrust for police officers. Where is the community in Baltimore right now? Why are they not stepping up with solutions? There can be 30 of them showing up with cell phone cameras every time a cop is on scene but they can’t organize a community meeting to help partner with police to solve the problem? There is no one in Baltimore stepping up to say they NEED the police to curtail the rampant crime and violence that is part of the inner-city streets. I am the first person to say a cop needs to be dealt with immediately for abusing a prisoner or violating someone’s rights. I see no one protesting the prosecuters offices or the courts for how unfairly minorities are treated in the legal system. As was obvious during interviews on CNN with NAACP, police, and former FBI officials, the police in Baltimore have stopped being proactive in investigating suspicion of crime so they are not accused of profiling. The police will do only what the community allows and right now that’s coming in after the crime is committed and investigating then. Like the representative from the NAACP said last night, they cannot be blamed for anything if the call originates from 911 dispatch.

    • We The People would do better without serial killers infesting society!

    • Apologist

    • Not apologizing at all eduardo. I am all for the police doing nothing but responding to crime after it happens. How about you? Stop and question based on reasonable suspicion? What is reasonable suspicion? Some one running as soon as they see a police officer looks reasonably suspicious don’t you think? Or do you choose to be an antagonist?

    • I agree whole heartedly Mark, the question is, what is a serial killer? What group do you think commits the most numbers of murders in today’s society against a specific group of people?

    • I don’t think you should trust anyone who’s armed while your not regardless of their “training” but there is a difference in not trusting someone and actively trying to interfere with the police process

    • Still sucking cop, nobody, nobody is converted by cop apologists lurking these sights and demonstrating their cop sucking skills. I am sorry your favorite uncle was a cop.

    • Lmao. Mark, I think you enjoyed getting bent over in jail and are in denial of how much you enjoyed it. You obviously have some sort of fetish with sucking by the amount of times you mention it in your post. You’re an idiot with a closed mind.

    • Lmao. Mark, I think you enjoyed getting bent over in jail and are in denial of how much you enjoyed it. You obviously have some sort of fetish with sucking by the amount of times you mention it in your post. You’re an idiot with a closed mind.

  • I can see it now. Any officer at a scene has now got at least five people with camera phones filming the whole thing.

    • And they still have no shame. They dont care because they are rarely reprimanded for their actions!!

  • Change in the culture of law enforcement..

  • …just be white…it’ll be fine…

    • If you actually bother to look at the data you will see that gender is a bigger predeterminant of police violence (lethal), than race. Adjust the data proportionally for population and you will see that police are more likely to kill a white male than a black female.
      http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5259

    • Do the math. Percentage of population matters. But, even with math….cops suck.

    • You know what’s making me more angry than anything is the fact that these cops who are criminally guilty beyond a doubt keep getting away with it. Our system is horribly broken and peaceful protests aren’t doing shit right now. The only way to get our country back is the way we fought for it in the first place.

    • #whiteprivilage

    • More whites have been murdered by pigs than blacks, they’re just not show all over the news. It’s the media that is making this out to be a racist thing, but it’s not true. Pigs might be racist, but they go after whoever makes their job just a little bit hard.

    • David and Joyjoy, I did the math. Yes, the larger percentage creates a larger number. No, your statement is not relavent. I stated proportionally and did not state it as white male compared with black male.

      The data shows that there is a scary disparity between races when looking at lethal police violence, however (again, adjusting for 13.3% of US being black, 77% being white, and 50/50 male/female) the gender disparity is similar.

      Compute with the data, yourself, if you don’t believe me…

  • KKK

  • never did and never will.

  • Yes, we out number them, we surround all of them and their families. Their families are not innocent bystanders, they are not. They encourrage these pigs to continue doing evil to us and our families. All the evil these pigs do to us directly affects our families but not their families!? They are all unforgivable, unredeemable and must be removed from society however they all have to be removed!

  • Qualifications for becoming a pig:Low IQ Academy Applicants Preferred. All of them everywhere are procedurally the same,they all have been trained the same way, to respond the same way. So, a few bad apples can easily condem the entire species of pigs and “justice” in its current form. Government is the only source of all our problems, everyone without execption. If we remove this only source of our problems then, we get rid of our problems and thrive, happily! We NEED to seize total control of our tyrant government, and their families that are not innocent bystanders.

  • Great article, wishing we had a strong effective police accountability movement at the national level.

  • They are Illumanatts a servers soicity

  • Won’t be a problem if you behave!!!

  • Tim Tucker

  • 400 of us to every one of them.

  • Just kill them

  • Never call the cops unless you absolutely have no choice. You take your life in your hands if you do.

  • ya they shoot people @ their dogs and they get away with it

  • They have NEVER solved ANY crimes that happened to me or my friends or family, they show up hours later take notes and threaten US!!

  • I know i don’t. Please read my fb post that just happened with my 19 year and his 8 month daughter in milwaukee wis. West Milwaukee police

  • More than be upset with the brutality and crimes that policemen commit,Iam more upset (aka incensed) that they are never prosecuted and getaway with their actions.

  • Only 3 reasons??

  • No wonder pigs are so stupid, they barely have to go to school!

  • “Some are simply too afraid to say anything about obvious violent, thuggish behavior of cops, while others desperately want to hold onto what little Pollyanna Americana is left in their hearts…”

  • Further; “In other words, it is legal for police departments to purposely hire the least intelligent individuals they can find. Plus the less education they’ve obtained, the easier they are to manipulate. This is why so many Americans are being savagely attacked…”

  • “The Federal DC Court of Appeals dismissed the case in 1981, ruling that cops have “no general duty to provide…police protection.” The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a similar case, Deshaney vs. Winnebago County, a few years later. That decision was nearly identical to the Warren case, with the majority ruling that there is no relationship between police and citizens that mandates protection. Thus it is well-established law that cops are not here to “protect and serve” despite that falsehood being displayed on many police badges, cars and station walls…”