Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chicago Open Carry - if you like dodging bullets

Chicago police have arrested a man who they say pointed a handgun at officers on the city's West Side.
Officers fired shots on the gunman, missing him, but taking him into custody after a brief foot chase at about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of North Keystone Avenue in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.
Police also recovered a handgun that they believe the man dropped at the scene, police said. 

So a man had a pistol, and the Police decided to FIRE their pistols in response?   Don't even get me started on the fact that they missed.   This is just crappy, irresponsible, dangerous, anti-social, bully behavior by men who assume guns = crime, and fail to realize they are breaking more laws with guns than criminals could hope to get away with.   Such is life in the police state.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Syria, the media and Illinois

Anti-government protesters have finally been centered and targeted it Homs Syria.   The government forces there have ordered the citizens to "hand in weapons and surrender defecting military members by Monday night -- or face attack by the government forces."

Government forces have already disabled power in Homs, they have cut off their food supply, dug deep trenches around the town, and have killed anyone they can see.   Government forces have previously massacred the entire town of Hama.  

What this has to do with America in general is to show you that your own countrymen, your government paid security forces, can and probably will kill you if you stand in opposition to them.   Here is the most disturbing part of the article:

State TV, meanwhile, painted a picture of normalcy in Syria, with reports of local elections under way across the country.
Yes, there is an active massacre happening, and the media is reporting about how great democracy is going.    Democracy, if you recall, was considered an "extreme" form of government by our founding fathers, and demanding Democracy surely is a sign of under-education, or a politically corrupted education curriculum.  

The key question here is, "How are these reports getting out?"    The answer friends... social media.   Average citizens with cell phone cameras, video cameras, and other recording devices are reporting, with video and photo evidence the horrors that are occurring.   So how does Illinois tie into all of this?

It has been a Felonious crime in Illinois for quite some time now, to videotape anyone without their consent in public.    Except for City officials or Law Enforcement that is, they can do whatever they want, but if you tape them, prepare to go to prison.    The only purpose it can serve to disallow the public to openly video events in public or in their private homes involving members of Law Enforcement, is to aid in covering up evidence of wrongdoing by Police personnel.  

Here's an extreme but apt hypothetical If a police officer enters your home in Illinois, you can't legally tape him unless he consents.   This opens the door for him to be able to shoot you for any reason he can justify, and justice will never be served.

These types of events happen often in Illinois, murders, planting of drug evidence on alleged perpetrators, planting guns, torture for confessions, and severe beatings are all pretty well documented throughout the history of this blog.        These kinds of events cause a rift between Law Enforcement and those who cherish liberty, and will eventually result in the wholesale return of the previously mentioned bloodshed and injustice.  

I am pleading with Law Enforcement of all branches to look at Syria, and stop the path we are going down by willfully limiting your power so that it matches that of the citizens.     Stopping your abuses isn't enough, you have to show that you are not evil, by giving up your immunities...  not doing so historically has tragic and far reaching consequences.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Criminal history justifies your murder

At least it justified the murder of Darrin Hanna, a man whom had a fairly long criminal history.   The Chicago Tribune makes sure to point out substance abuse multiple times, as though that justifies what is to follow.  

Police were responding to a domestic situation, and the end result was this:

Gloria Carr saw the man in the hospital bed with his head swollen and his eyelids bruised into purple orbs, she wasn't convinced he was her son.
This man was brutally beaten ultimately to his death.   I am unsure exactly what level of resistance justifies multiple men to beat you to death, but since there were no reports of police officers being injured, I would say that this amount of resistance was insufficient to warrant a death beating with electroshock torture.  

Lake County Coroner Artis Yancey said Hanna suffered multiple traumas and had been shocked with a Taser or another brand of electroshock weapon.

The response from the Mayor, Leon Rockingham Jr. was to put seven officers on desk duty while the investigation goes on.   This means that seven officers participated in some way on this brutal murder.   If one of us regular citizens were implicated in a brutal group beating death of another man, you would be in jail immediately, and you would have to have a bond hearing in order to be released.   These men still get paid, and are still at work, and are still free...   More troubling is this part:

As evidence that the police department needs to be overhauled, council members and relatives point to other recent lawsuits, including a civil claim filed by the family of a 21-year-old shot to death by police in 2008. The suit was settled for $1 million.

So it looks like in North Chicago, the police get to murder someone every couple years, money gets paid to the victim's families... and yet the states attorney Michael Waller won't prosecute any of these police... why?