ferguson rly teaches a lesson in the lengths police will go to protect each other and white supremacy. they’d rather do all this than arrest one man.
because he is a cop, and he’s white.
they ‘have each other’s backs’ so doggedly and determinedly that they would sacrifice a town of black people for one white cop
Department using repressing tactics in Ferguson has received advice from Israeli forces.
"Under the cover of counterterrorism training, nearly every major police agency in the United States has traveled to Israel for lessons in occupation enforcement, a phenomenon that journalist Max Blumenthal dubbed “the Israelification of America’s security apparatus.” Israeli forces and US police departments are so entrenched that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has opened a branch in Tel Aviv.
In 2011, then St. Louis County Police Department chief Timothy Fitch attended the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) National Counter-Terrorism Seminar, an annual week-long Israeli training camp where US law enforcement executives “study first hand Israel’s tactics and strategies” directly from “senior commanders in the Israel National Police, experts from Israel’s intelligence and security services, and the Israel Defense Forces,” according to the ADL’s website.
Until Thursday night, the St. Louis County Police Department appeared to be the largest most militarized and brutish force operating in Ferguson. “St. Louis County Police” was scrawled across the side of most of the tactical unit vehicles and appeared on the combat-style uniforms of officers aiming assault rifles at peaceful protesters.
The ADL boasts of sending more than 175 senior US law enforcement officials from 100 different agencies to the seminar since 2004, which are “taking the lessons they learned in Israel back to the United States.”
The ADL is just one of several pro-Israel groups forging close ties between US cops and Israel’s security and intelligence apparatus.
Another is the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), a neoconservative think tank that claims to have hosted some 9,500 law enforcement officials in its Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) since 2004. “
Black people are an internal colony of the USA. The white left in sectarian and dogmatic bickering - peppered by concious or subconcious chauvinism - denies this. Some in the non-white left too, and for some of the same reasons.
But you do not see white working class communities constantly under military occupation. It is only in black communities, and those of other oppressed nationalities this happens.
The State, however, is unencumbered by the scholastic abstration of thebookworshipers. It allocates billions to armored trucks, assault rifles, lethal-some-of-the-time weapons, body armor, logistics, and intelligence apparatuses to discipline the colonized.
Nationalism is indeed a dead end, but waiting around for the settlers to have a change of heart is also a dead end.
We need to build solidarity, but that begins by recognizing reality, instead of explaining it away.
White supremacy is a national question, and we need national liberation. The failure of the white left to grasp this is one of the reasons it stands in the sidelines commenting lesiurely while Ferguson, Missouri is under military occupation.
- Dante Parker
- Ezell Ford
Both of these incidents come out of California:
please please please dont forget these men’s names and brutal murders when talking about recent police brutality and racism
Caption: RIOT POLICE WALKING THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS SHOOTING GAS AT PEOPLE ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY