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24825, FUCK THE POLICE
Posted by paragon216, Tue Apr-18-00 12:10 PM
i hate aaaall police..
i am sick and tired of their "somebody died and made me god" attitude...when you are approached by the police your rights are immediately suspended...they will harrass you, beat you, ticket you, even kill you whenever they feel like it..there's not much you can do to redress the situation with the sytem they protect their own..

therefore i approach each confrontation as though my life depends on it...and i make no apologies for not blindly doing whatever mr. officer tells me to do...i will not answer any irrelevant questions like "where are you going, where do you live, what are you doing out at this time of night?"...a fucked up question desrves a fucked up answer....

i've been approached, harrassed, stopped, interrogated and searched on numerous occassions without probable cause or explanation..all i can think about when stuff like this happens is that they are stripping me of my manhood...how would i react if my girl, my niece, younger sibling or anyone who looked up to me were watching..?..anyway that shit will never happen again...nowadays i give cops hell...i always carry my camera with me and take pictures whenever i see cops harrassing anyone...i write articles that expose them for what they are and participate in organizations with the same goals..

a brief history of some of my run-ins...

first time i got stopped i was fifteen, it was dark in the winter..i was walkin around with my tripple fat unzipped and my timbs untied cause i had just come outside...a cop car pulled up and the driver told me to "come here"..."for what" i asked..."get on the car! get your hands out your pockets get your hands out your pockets"..another one yelled...they rifled through my pockets, pants and boots until an adult came out and started questioning them...they said someone heard gunshots and i fit the description...yeah right...the guy later told me that one of the cops had his gun drawn on me...

i don't think any man would appreciate some guy rifling through his pockets and crotch, manhandling you...you feel violated...

i was stopped again a couple months later, on the other side of town...

years later i was stopped while driving from cleveland to dc at night...the officer had turned her head lights off and she said she had been following me for miles and ran my plates..she said i looked suspicious in my black hatchback excel...i almost got off at a wrong exit and i swerved to get back on when she pulled me over..
she ticketed me for not having a license and drove me to a gas station to call someone to pick-up me and the car or it would be towed...i had to walk down the street to the 7-11 to get a phone card and on my way back while walking on the side of the road i was stopped by a black cop...this nigga had me spread on the hot ass hood of his car and threw every piece of change i had on it...
he ran me again and the let me go..he wasn't buying my story..

i've been stopped several times coming home from work once in broad daylight...i was walking when a kid came running out of an alley...2 minutes later a cop comes running out...he's all huffin and puffin, looks around and collars me...he's yellin sumthin about a stolen car...i tell him i'm comin home from work and mindin my business (i still had my bet badge around my neck)..he called for reenforcements and now it's five cops harrassin me...they searched me and my bookbag but found no id..i tell 'em i'm not givin up any info until they tell me what i'm bein charged with
..they say they'll tell me after they get my ss, the get it and run me, cause i have no priors they gotta let me go...they refuse to give an explanation...

one night while walking home a white cops yells at me to come here..i ignore him and keep walking cause the areas pitch black...of course he calls in the calvary...the cruisers swarm me under the streetlights...they wanna know what i'm doin out this late...again i refuse to show id...white cop asks why i didn't stop...the black cops say it would be quick if i give em id...i'm clean they're about to let me go...i ask the white cop what would he have done in my shoes..we get into a shouting match...i remember him saying with his finger in my face "i don care what happens, when an officer tells you to do sumthin you do it!"

..an incident that really stands out happened while a group of 15-20 students were have a meeting at a local cafe...i watched from inside as officers pulled up and asked the owners about a table on the sidewalk...the officers didn't like something he said and in a flash they are tussling...

i run outside with others.. one cop is holding the owner...the other is pointing his mace at us with one hand and calling for help with the other...next thing you know fifty cop cars have the block surrounded...pd, atf, secret service, dea all responded...they start beating down anyone they could grab...sticks, fists, mace..one cop in his rage accidentally blacked another cops eye...i saw a huge six foot plus black cop lift up a girl who could only weigh a buck 'o five by her neck while two cops beat her...they forced us back into the cafe and then tried to yank us out one by one...

i notice the same kind of potential rage in all cops, there are no "good" cops...if a cop were lynched for every diallo there would be no police brutality..1