Archive for the ‘Convict Leasing’ Category

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Every single day within the nightmare of the Amerikan Empire, some police outrage arrives to the public via the corporate news. What is so amazing about these terrible incidents is that the corporate news media actually reports on them. Normally, the local corporate news media in Amerika posts police blotter stories in order to encourage ‘law abiding citizens’ to snitch on criminals through the local police hotline. In effect, the local news does the police’s dirty work for no cost at all; meanwhile the TV media often portrays the local cops as the community’s public servants. Yet with all of this pro-police state media monopoly, citizens still record numerous police brutality acts on videotape, and local citizens continue to tell their horror stories of encountering cops. The reports of cop terror still seep through the daily, deadly doses of TV propaganda.

Police forces in the United States have the greatest privileges against the authority of the law, the widest discretions and leeway in the use of state violence against citizens, and they are immune from any checks and balances versus their powers. The Amerikan police hold even greater powers than what other foreign police forces currently enjoy around the world.

The United States’ cops have the total and undeniable support from all politician of all stripes, and from both of our political spectrums. Donut cops receive praise from both Leftist anti-gun, urban tyrants and from Hardcore right-wing extremists that quote more from the Bible than the Constitution. In most countries around the world, the military holds such sacred positions. In contemporary Amerika, the police possess the chalice of pure silver.

Amerika’s cops are literally a gang unto themselves and unto the corrupt politicians that support them. Amerika has become the ultimate police gang state. The Donut Patrols have been corrupt from their very sinister beginnings, and the United States has the most violent state gangs in the world, both in the number of murder victims from police violence and in police legal immunities in committing legal crime.

How did it get this way? Our modern cop gangs were essentially keystone cop gangs when they first formed in the United States around the 1830s and 40s. In the large urban centers of the Northeast, such as New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, there were actually rival police gangs vying for the support of local corrupt political bosses, such as Tammany Hall in New York City. These rival gangs also aligned themselves with rival firemen gangs in those urban cauldrons of injustice and brutality. The ‘authorities’ also constructed the first notorious prisons just outside of these wretched cities.

With the massive immigration of Catholic Irish, and both Catholic and Protestant Germans, in the northeastern US during the decades of the 1840s and 50s, the cop gangs literally offered their municipal positions to the dastardliest of local political bosses, or ward bosses. The ward bosses often controlled local Democratic political voting blocks, which meant enlisting recent immigrants into the ‘democratic’ voting scam. This old method explains the reason why there are still so many urban cops in the Northeast from Irish and German descent. As long as these immigrants acted on the wills of the Democratic party ward bosses, and post Civil War, Republican party ward bosses, many police, fireman and city hall jobs were open to them. This infamous and corrupt spoils system strangled city hall government across the nation. Mayors became local tyrants, the cops in turn, became their private gangs.

The urban cop gangs of Irish and German immigrants had also transformed into ‘white Americans.’ When they first arrived on the North American continent, many Americans with white skin privilege referred to them as ‘white niggers.’ But with the opening of corrupt city hall positions and cop-fireman gang services, Americans accepted them as the newer additions to the white European family. Their white skin privilege saved them, they eventually spoke English like Americans, and they also began to hate the real internal enemy of Amerika: the colored person, negro, black person. The evil stench of Amerikan racism built the foundation of Amerikan policing. It is still there today, and even many Black officers utterly hate their ‘own people.’ White supremacy racism will always remain a part of Amerika’s police practices as long as there are cops. And yet, there is more to this sordid story.

Besides Amerika’s megalopolis dictatorships now found on both the east and west coasts, on the Gulf Coast, and in the middle of the continent, there is the region of the South. The southern white authorities during the Jim Crow apartheid period, which lasted for about a hundred years, did not develop most of their police forces until after Reconstruction, meaning after 1876. Most rural counties possessed no police forces whatsoever. There were local sheriffs however. The reason for this lack of policing was due to the pre Civil War practice of slave patrols.

Planter elites in southern state legislatures used the slave patrol system as a divide and conquer method in their rule. They recruited non-slave holding whites into local paramilitary units. These non-slaveholding whites could easily purchase guns without any legal restrictions, and they could use any form of savage violence on both slave and free negroes that they encountered without identification.

During post Reconstruction, local counties in the South recruited from this pool of slave patrollers to form the first cop gangs, or posses of local sheriffs. This system worked so well that southern authorities used these gangs to round-up both African-American men and women for the brutal slave labor and chain gang system in the south, called ‘Convict Leasing.’ Unlike the gang-herd mentality of Amerika’s urban cops, the southern variety became the ultimate law unto themselves. They allowed paramilitary fascist gangs like the Klan a free reign of terror, yet they conducted their own reigns of terror on African-American communities, – and against unwary Yankees entering their ‘territories.’

Even in today’s Amerika, there are horror stories of ‘outsiders’ experiencing car breakdowns in southern towns, then getting arrested for some minor infraction, and soon ending up on prison work details! If they had ‘white skin privilege,’ then they would get an easier load – but if they were black and brown-skinned, then they would experience the full fury of ‘the law.’ A few have never come out alive from such slave prison injustice. The southern cop reputation for brutality, hating blacks and lack of mercy even attracted the eye of authorities in many western cities in the United States. Cities such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas recruited a heavy portion of their police forces from this slave patrol region.

Amerika’s cop gangs were putrid from the beginning. Amerikan Liberal-Leftist journalists, lawyers and writers regularly whine and lament about the American cop transformation from the friendly donut on patrol to the paramilitary SWAT gang. As usual, they do not know their own history, so they blame the War of Drugs or the attack on the World Trade Towers for the transformations.

The Amerikan Empire has been in continual war, both foreign and domestic conflicts, from its beginning in 1790. In the 1830s, the Amerikan Empire decided to copy the British cop model of night patrols, which ‘policed’ working class areas of urban cities, such as London. But the cop system took on its own peculiar characteristics due to both Amerika’s hatred of the African and the city hall-gang system that emerged in its northern urban maelstroms. As long as the Amerikan Empire exists, it will continue to murder millions of innocents across the world – and it will continue to murder millions of innocents at home. Like the upper officer class in the US Military, Amerikan cops possess a vital service for this empire of sociopaths.

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