Updated: Nov 8
A very grim picture for ordinary citizens. Worse than any in the world.
I recently made a short series of videos regarding police brutality as well as surviving a riot as a civilian. Brutality is something that we were often accused of during Apartheid and no doubt incidents did happen. But not nearly as much as claimed by the fake media of the day. You can read about the riots in my book Mean Streets – Life in the Apartheid Police (Book 2) The Mean Streets. With the years, education, new environments, new circumstances, views change. Police brutality in any sense of the word cannot be, and will never be, tolerated. On the other hand, the police have a job to do which is to keep law and order and enforcing the laws of their country. The problem comes when the laws are either unfair or not enforced equally. Any kind of disparity will lead to unrest. It is an extremely simple concept that any man with a sense of justice will understand only too well. Something I discussed in my videos, free on my website and Vimeo, as well as YouTube.
The purpose of this blog is not to repeat what I said in the videos but to substantiate my conclusions of seeing untrained power crazy and yet scared, panicked, Police Departments. I made the links with the US Military who I also rate, mostly, as low standards prone to panic shooting with exceptionally bad leadership. One of their own professors, Tim Bakken, wrote something about West Point, the famous military academy. In his book, The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the US Military he describes “how the system pays to get potential athletes and accepts students nominated by congressmen commensurate with donations made to fund re-election campaigns. He says straight that the US Military academies offer ‘a community college-level education only with more hazing, violence, and tamping down of curiosity. West Point takes soldiers and declares them to be professors, which works roughly as well as declaring them to be relief workers or nation builders or peace keepers. The school parks ambulances nearby in preparation for violent rituals. Boxing is a required subject. Women are five times more likely to be sexually assaulted at the three military academies than at other US universities.’”
It was the last statistic, the fact that female members are raped by their male colleagues, 1 out of 3 if not more, that made me write the US war crime book under my pseudo name. We also know of 94 US military women that died in Iraq whilst deployed there. Of them, 36 died under circumstances that ought to generate a lot more attention and investigation than what was done. There is a coverup ongoing for at least 15 suspicious female personnel deaths including those that died by “self-inflicted gunshot wounds or suicide.” We know that American servicewomen died at Camp Taj. Of them, three were raped before their deaths, another two immediately before death, with another raped Stateside. At Balad base, one was raped right before she died. As I said in that book: “Tell me, how much more statistics do you need to understand the lack of discipline in the US military? How many rapes were committed and not reported?”
Yet the denials continue. Do you even know that as many as 90% of those killed in US airstrikes are not the intended targets? That your military pilots are drugged up when flying? When in 1991 the use of amphetamines was banned by USAF Chief of Staff General Merrill McPeak, the next Chief of Staff John Jumper, instantly overturned the ban. To this day the USAF gives out amphetamines to all those that want to use the drugs. It is admitted that 97% of USAF pilots use it for short missions and 57% for longer missions. This perplexing discrepancy is explained that pilots can sleep/nap on longer missions and thus have less need. It is obvious bullshit as an explanation. On the streets, this drug is known as “crystal meth.” If you need drugs to fly or keep awake you should not be flying any aircraft never mind a war machine. In effect, you now have drug-addict-pilots bombing civilians. It shows low standards in training and selection. What about the drone program so enlarged by the Obama White House? Do you know that the US drone strikes miss their intended targets 96.5% of the time? Yet you think that a 3.5% success rate is good enough instead of pathetically low, like in failure. I am linking the above to show the pattern of slow standards right across those that wear any kind of US uniform. Obviously, with low standards come evil.
So let us look at US Police, the so-called Sheriff Departments who are totally not what is seen in Hollywood movies at all. The statistics, their own and accurate, show the reverse. I don’t even have to comment, they are that shockingly bad:
1. US Police Departments kill about 3 US citizens every day. That is more than 1,000 a year. In contrast, the UK Bobbies kill no more than 6 people including terrorists a year. So you kill in two days the same amount of people killed by the police in a year in Britain. Denmark and Switzerland have years where not one person is killed by their police. Not one. And yet Switzerland is flooded with decent military rifles as every man has his service rifle with him at home (admittedly without ammunition since the First Cold War ended). Of course, it is not hard to get hold of ammunition.
2. The US Police are not held accountable for the deaths that they cause. Between 2005-2019 only 35 officers were found guilty of any crime after taking a life. Note, any crime, that is a conviction rate of 0.25%... but it gets worse.
3. Of those charged with an offense, 3, yes 3, were found guilty of murder in the first degree. That gives you a conviction rate of 0.021%.
4. This means that the chances of getting away with shooting a citizen are above 99%. Those are excellent odds and why 4,660 citizens will die for every US officer convicted of murder in the first degree.
5. They kill half of the time people with serious or some type of mental illness, not a terrorist or dangerous criminal wanting a shootout. There really is seldom a need to do that. It could have been resolved in less deadly ways. But why would it be if you will get away with murder?
6. US Police make on average less than 1, yes, 1, felony arrest a year. This means they are either not dealing with serious (felony) crimes efficiently or there are no such crimes to deal with. We know that the US is a violent place and thus the first explanation is the accurate one. They are not chasing bad guys but writing tickets to pay for the county that they represent. This also means they face almost no danger as I said in my videos and when something happens they panic. That is low standards in action.
7. Training wise they spend an average of 110 hours on firearms and self-defense which is pitiful. You cannot be proficient with such low-level training. Please keep in mind that should be obvious but is not, police shootings are always where civilians are present. You cannot flatten everything in sight as in war. Therefore, a much higher standard of shooting is expected of policemen than soldiers. Much higher as well as the intellect to know when to shoot and when to stop. They simply don’t have it.
8. At the same time, they receive 8 hours of conflict management and de-escalation training. Therefore, they cannot, they don’t have the skills, not to do violence. They have to shoot and they shoot because they know they will almost certainly get away with it. They are, with such statistics, for all practical intentions above the law.
9. Whereas in Michigan an electrician will receive 4,000 hours of training or not allowed close to power grids, a cop would be allowed in the streets with 594 hours of training. That is pathetically low. That is a mere 25 days of training but let us double triple the days to 8 hours a day and not 24 as is the 25 day calculation, then you have the grand total of 75 days of training or 2.5 months. Wow, we had six months in the South African Police Force at a pace that left even young men exhausted. Failure in any way was punished severely and physically. You shaped up and you knew that the courts would deal harshly with you if you disregard the law. Take my word, you cannot train someone that little and expect him to be a good or even average policeman. It is a job like no other. Nor can you take a military veteran and put him in police uniform and expect a decent result. We could, we had counterinsurgency units operating as superb light infantry and mechanized infantry units but we were trained at much higher levels – see my videos where I explained this concept or read my books. It can be done but there is no need for that inside the US. You don’t have an insurgency problem and please note the difference between a radical and a fundamentalist, terrorism vs criminal behavior to understand the concepts.
10. Then they are not overly smart or bright. Low IQ people are deliberately chosen as are those with low compassion/empathy levels... the results are clear to see.
I purposely did not even look at US SWAT. They cannot deal effectively with a widespread terrorist attack. See my book Terrorist Takedown where we looked at their history. When the concept started, SWAT was deployed on average, 54 times a year in the US. Today, more than that every single day, doing what a normal police member should be able to do if trained better and eating fewer doughnuts. You do not need SWAT to arrest a drug dealer. You do not need to kick a door in or blow it with explosives when not dealing with terrorism. And you never draw your firearm without reason.
I wonder where the fault lies. Who oversees training standards? Who is not willing to get the right man and women for the job? Who is not enforcing laws to make the protectors accountable? The system, it seems to me, sucks and is completely broken down as much as it is in the Third World. It needs a complete remake and above all the standards improved dramatically. Accountability must come back even if for the first time.
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