In light of the recent travesties circulating in the media regarding the Ferguson, MO case, and after heavy amounts of consideration as to the response (if any) Divine America would take; I thought it necessary to clarify the position and ideas supported here. In particular, and as a multi-topic blog, clarification needed to be made as to the awareness of and position on law enforcement officers (LEO), human rights, and the rise of the police state, and how it could potentially be fixed—for lack of a better word.
As more lights are shined on incidents involving people being shot by police, it may often appear that there is only a negative perspective held against officers of the state. People have themselves convinced that EVERY person in a leading seat and every LEO behind the badge is corrupt.
Clearly, this is not the case. Just as in any other group or society, there are good and bad people. As the author here, I can tell you that any time there is an opportunity to shine a positive light on individuals in these positions, I want to share it. Because there actually are some very honorable, committed, and compassionate heroes among them. While I do this personally, the site may have been neglected to express these ideas. That sort of news does not travel far in our world of drama and hate-lovers. If you have those stories, drop them on us! J
Divine’s purpose is to expose those who pervert and abuse the authorities entrusted unto them; see them held accountable for their actions; and replaced with individuals who have read, understand, and believe in the constitution.
It is unfortunate at times that even we collectivize the entire organization (even across the globe) that is the police force. We do have the clear understanding for the “good-cop” “bad-cop” distinctions, but on the other hand, there’s many among those “good-cops” who are “guilty” of silence. They allow the perversion of their unit by maintaining a code of silence to protect these “bad-cops” or their jobs.
Which brings us to that.
This is a job to some. Think about that. What is a job to you? It’s something I have to do to support my family and lifestyle. Right? I may enjoy it, I may not, but I definitely need to keep it—especially in this economy.
Here’s what “I’m just doing my job” means:
I did not become an officer because I believe in the constitution, and I don’t have passion for what the original job entailed.
Simply put, if you didn’t join the ranks of an officer to serve and protect people, then being an officer probably isn’t the right “job” for you. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all who step up to take the position, but it’s a difficult job. It’s made more difficult by the unconstitutional things officers are forced to do when they’re just doing their “job.” No one denies that. But, it requires mental and physical fortitude, sometimes beyond imaginable to the average person. More importantly, it requires compassion for the people you’re supposed to be protecting and serving.
During the Ferguson situation (which I didn’t want to weigh in on, but I see that I had to), we heard officers refer to people as “animals.” Agree or not, police were meant to serve and protect. With that polluted mentality and perception of people, it’s likely that officer approaches all situations similarly: negatively.
Believe it or not, those thoughts really do create vibrations that are received by frequencies many aren’t even aware they’re receptive to. When these vibrations are picked up by the receiver, situations are escalated. It’s a contributive of such things as PTSD. But we can talk about that another time.
It’s also relative to why the local military formerly known as police suddenly went from being protective servants of the people to being law enforcers of the state. Somewhere along the road people stopped beingresponsible for the protecting of their own communities and human rights. At some point, we decided we decided we could pay someone else to do the dirty job of cleaning up our streets, and guaranteeing our personal safety. All we had to do was comply with the very laws we demanded to “protect” people from themselves and others. The rest of us could rest easy because we now had employees on the job.
But then it became necessary to implement all kinds of rules, and slowly our rights started dwindling away.
Now, the badge has become synonymous with being a member of the largest association of organized crime. We have LEOs that violate their oath, engage in crime, and allow themselves to be used as the Federal Reserve’s personal army.
Unfortunately, as more stories of police brutality rise, so does the occasions of non-compliance. And many don’t end well for either side.
But in most cases, the police are provided the advantage of military weapons and vehicles; presumably because our streets are so overrun with soldiers and warfare.
Right. I’m not convinced that these things are necessary for service and protection. Oh wait! That’s right, there’s that pesky “war on drugs” being fought in nearly every city in the world, right? Sometimes at the wrong house, but that’s neither here nor there, because officers are now equipped for that war and ANY others that may arise.
You know, like the riots that went on in Ferguson while police were busy gassing reporters and legitimate protestors. Interesting strategy, but we’ll just say that whole situation is a mess that was sensationalized, and made all involved and participating look like a bunch of jackasses (and that’s being polite). Sadly, it’s still going on.
We are literally watching the roll out of their master plan for when the liberty movement ever decides to unite on a common ground. “Laws” will be enforced by officers in battle rattle and rolling with MRAPs, ARs, and a variety of explosive devices, because in the end they have a job to do. It’s the job we the people paid themto do because we didn’t want the responsibility of doing it ourselves. We want them to do it. To save us from the “bad-guy.” Even if it means we may be mistaken for the bad guy. Right?
No, Divine America is not anti-police. But she is for community involvement, policing the police, and seeing better training being given to those who are supposed to be serving and protecting.