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A recent example of a Ferguson police officer being placed on unpaid suspension after making a comment about the Michael Brown memorial paints an ominous picture of things to come.

Officer Timothy Zoll, the Ferguson Police Department’s public relations officer, was recently placed on unpaid leave after referring to the Michael Brown memorial as ‘trash.’

“I don’t know that a crime has occurred,” Zoll said to a Washington Post reporter on Friday in reference to the memorial being run over. He was quoted as saying “But a pile of trash in the middle of the street? That Washington Post is making a call over this?”

The City of Ferguson released a statement Saturday, saying they initiated an internal investigation, and Officer Zoll admitted he misled his superiors when they inquired about the contents of his interview.

Officer Zoll has now been placed on unpaid leave, effective immediately, while the department evaluates disciplinary action.

Sure, Zoll should face disciplinary action from his department as he was derelict in his job of “public relations” by illustrating his callous opinion on the tragic death of Mike Brown.

However, the precedent being set here is that police can kill unarmed people, some of them on video, and they do not face the same level of punishment as some dolt who voices his opinion.

In just the past few months we’ve seen case after case after case of police officers being fired for things they said, some of which were said off-duty.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we’ve seen officers kill many unarmed people, some on video, and they don’t receive so much as a slap on the wrist.

What’s wrong with this picture?

We are witnessing some helter-skelter system of “justice” form around us, which treats someone’s speech as more of a danger than the act of state sanctioned murder.

George Orwell was able to foresee what kind of society this particular ‘PC’ mindset is capable of producing, and we aren’t too far off from his prevision.

On all sides of the police brutality situation we can see this subscription to the politically correct paradigm. Dissenters from any side are branded as racists, sexists, homophobes, thugs, radicals, terrorists, or any other manner of label denoting that individual’s level of thoughtcrime.

These practices were alive and well during Orwell’s time in Soviet Russia. Albeit they were more brutally imposed, but the principle was the same; obliterate the middle ground and keep society polarized.

The very act of examining an opposing idea is perceived by some to be a heinous crime. This will never lead to a more peaceful world.

We will all do well to remember the quote by Greek philosopher, Aristotle.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

When people are more offended by what someone says about a particular situation, versus the killing of another human being or reaching a peaceful resolution, we may have a problem.


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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.