Cops in Ferguson Claim to be Protecting Public Property…From the Public

Alissa Kokkins (The Anti-Media)
September 6, 2014

Police in Ferguson have laid bare the role in which police forces play in modern American society: to protect property.

The days of protecting and serving have come and gone, and for many, never existed to begin with. While I was in Ferguson covering the unrest for The Anti-Media, I caught a high ranking police officer on camera trying to explain why cops had a barrier between the public and the police station (video above). His explanation basically consisted of “Police station belongs to police cuz police line.” Thumbnail credit: efe.com

The public had a legitimate grievance with the police department, and they were not allowed to address it. The limit of your 1st amendment ends at their militarized comfort zone.

Powerful photo of Portland Police in full riot gear guarding a Chase Bank branch, their batons at the ready.
Powerful photo of Portland Police in full riot gear guarding a Chase Bank branch, their batons at the ready. Image: Twitter

This is telling considering the public literally owns the police station, and pays the salary of all the cops on the force; technically meaning the police are employees of the public at large. Police in America have forgotten this, and instead seem to serve corporate and big government interests and ambitions. Cops are more likely to protect a bank that robbed millions of Americans, lying politicians, and high profile celebrities, than they are to protect you.

The warrior cop has arrived in America, and it’s not warring on your behalf.

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