Do Not Support Your Local Police

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The American Police have always been a tool of the affluent. The creation and proliferation of Police Forces have always been at the behest of those with Economic Power.

American Police have never been charged with serving and protecting the Citizen. They have always been a tool of oppression. They serve the interest of the State. The State serves the interests of the Corporate Elite.

Support of the police by the Citizen is a direct contradiction of the Citizen’s own interests. It is tantamount to the slaves of the antebellum South proclaiming support for the Slave Patrols and the Fugitive Slave Act.

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The modern police force not only provided an organized, centralized body of men (and they were all male) legally authorized to use force to maintain order, it also provided the illusion that this order was being maintained under the rule of law, not at the whim of those with economic power.

In the Southern states the development of American policing followed a different path. The genesis of the modern police organization in the South is the “Slave Patrol” (Platt 1982).

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