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The Only People Cops are Keeping Me Safe From is Their Supporters

This originally started as a Facebook rant but I felt like I touched on some good points and wanted to elaborate on them further in a more appropriate forum and to a larger audience.

I have been threatened so many times by those who blindly support any action committed by the Thin Blue Line Gang it’s not even funny. In fact I’ve had copsuckers tell me if it wasn’t the for the police presence they would attack me… I’ve even had uniformed police officers approach me and tell me if it wasn’t for them one of their supporters would have attacked me for my opinion or my peaceful actions. I guess this validates their perception that they in fact are keeping me safe, but ironically fail to connect the dots that the very people they are claiming to protect me from are In fact their most dedicated supporters.

How about that for some police state irony?

What I have gathered from these engagements, is that the people who support the police are the ones who need the police. Not to protect them from ambiguous hoodie wearing thugs but to restrain them from committing violent acts against anyone who challenges their fragile statist belief system.

The serious criminals have already said fuck the police and they are prepared to go as far as to kill, anyone not just law enforcement, to protect their profits. A simple way to eliminate these criminals would be to end the war on drugs and legalize individual choice. One cannot legislate another into freedom and choosing to continue a violent campaign that ruins lives and escalates tensions between law enforcement and the communities they serve only makes life more dangerous for everyone.

Instead of recognizing that the actions of the police when enforcing these arbitrary dictates as damaging as a whole. These miscreants cling to their oppressors out of the childish fear that without them they would be unable to act in voluntary fashions with those around them. They have been so conditioned to believe that without a government watching over them it would be chaos, they have been rendered effectively helpless without their government minders.

Well you wanna know what chaos is? Chaos is over one thousand people killed by cops in the US as a yearly average. Chaos is mass incarceration for victim-less crimes. Chaos is being forced to pay for monopolized services that you may not want or need. Chaos is having to comply or die.

Most of the people on this planet have already voluntarily agreed not to harm one another without just cause and as such do not need an institution that enforces arbitrary dictates at the barrel of a gun. They are perfectly capable of exchanging goods and services, as well as, doling out justice in an equitable fashion without the help of a 3rd party middle man.

So why then do you continue to defend the outdated idea that because humans are naturally bad, a separate group of humans armed to the teeth, is necessary to enforce the rules of an entirely different group of humans? If you truly believe yourself capable of interacting voluntarily with those around you than you have already transcended the need for any law other than “do no harm.”

 

Co-Hosting CopBlock Radio in 1 Hour!

Tune in to listen to me co host the CopBlock Radio with Severin Freeman. We will be discussing, The Tamir Rice settlement and Josh Hotchkin’s idea that private police is not the solution to government police.

We will also be discussing life after the force and one officers open letter explaining why he hated being a cop.

All of this and more tonight on CopBlock Radio. Tune in for the latest in police state news and remember “Badges Dont Grant Extra Rights”.

 

Arrested While Filming Clovis Police Harassment

I was dragged to a cage by three Clovis police officers while out CopBlocking. The four of us had joined up to film the police all day sunday and headed into Clovis. The town of Clovis is a white yuppie area with a lot of money in it. The Clovis police are known for harassing people over their appearance. I have heard more than one story about Clovis police serving up a beat down and telling whoever is on the receiving end to “go to Fresno.” They also are not fond of anyone who uses alternative transportation. I have witnessed the harassment of cyclist on multiple occasion on Clovis Ave. Continue reading Arrested While Filming Clovis Police Harassment

Brian David Sumner Live on CopBlock Radio

As a contributor to the CopBlock Network occasionally I am asked to appear on the radio show and talk about a story I wrote or offer an opinion. I will doing that in roughly an hour and a half.

Listen Live!!

The topic for the segment is an officer who ran a stop sign and killed a senior citizen. The officer was not heading to an emergency but he had his overhead lights on.

The intersection was infamous for accidents and neighbors admitted that this was not the first time someone had died from an accident there.

Not too much was said from the department but the officer resigned. A criminal investigation is underway and the prosecutors office declined to comment.

Read more here.

LRN.FM was also a gracious sponsor of the CopBlock Network’s #MACtour. Special thanks to them for helping make that possible.

BEWARE!! The Fresno Police Are Watching You

I originally penned this article for the Community Alliance after the Fresno Police implemented Beware by Intrado into their daily police routine. The idea that our speech could be used to elevate an arbitrary threat rating was entirely unacceptable to me.  Continue reading BEWARE!! The Fresno Police Are Watching You

Fresno Police Target Local Pastor

The assistant pastor, of an inner city church, who champions reform in law enforcement in Fresno is set appear in court this month.

Rev. Floyd Harris Jr. has long been a thorn in the side of the Fresno police department and the police chief Jerry Dyer. Not the typical pastor his services often start with short films about the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King and the Black Panthers. Rev. Harris has followed in their footsteps educating the next generation about their rights when dealing with police, self respect and the value of hard work. Continue reading Fresno Police Target Local Pastor

Every Time I Have Been Arrested Caught on Camera

I have been arrested on more than one occasion since I started participating in activism. Luckily my arrests usually get caught on camera and the case never sticks.

I hope you enjoy these videos of me being arrested. Continue reading Every Time I Have Been Arrested Caught on Camera

Fresno Sheriff Dept. SGT Beats Girlfriend Gets Paid Leave

The Fresno Police Department is investigating a Sgt. with the Fresno Sheriffs Department. Mark Eaton is accused of domestic battery. His girlfriend, the victim also works for the Sheriff’s department but her personal information hasn’t been released. Eaton and his girlfriend had returned from a trip to the coast in November and were drinking at her place. Eventually she asked him to leave and when he refused, the situation escalated. That’s when Eaton grabbed her by her face and neck and shoved her backwards on at least two occasions. Continue reading Fresno Sheriff Dept. SGT Beats Girlfriend Gets Paid Leave

There Is No Evidence that DUI Checkpoints Keep You Safe

A DUI checkpoint conducted in Fresno, CA on Friday night yielded only ten arrests. However, it was successful in stealing 26 vehicles from their unlicensed owners. The total number of vehicles that passed through the checkpoint is unknown but the impound to arrest ratio is 2.5/1. It has me asking, “are DUI checkpoints really about stopping drunk drivers or generating revenue through impound fees and citations?” Police roadblocks are not only reminiscent of WW2 era Germany, or modern day Palestine, but just like the TSA, DUI checkpoints are just an actor in the state’s security theatre. Continue reading There Is No Evidence that DUI Checkpoints Keep You Safe

You Can’t Count on the Enforcement Class to Defend Freedom

I published this essay on November 10, 2015 at CopBlock.org It was a collection of my thoughts and feelings about different branches of the enforcement class. Often times, the members of these branches and the people who support them make the claim that without these institutions we would be void of all freedom. History proves that freedom is in greater danger from these institutions, than any ambiguous terrorist threat. Continue reading You Can’t Count on the Enforcement Class to Defend Freedom