A yearlong investigation by The Associated Press has found about 1,000 law enforcement officers who lost their licenses in a six-year period for sex related offenses on the job. The AP determined that some 550 officers lost their licenses from 2009 through 2014 for sexual assault, including rape, pat-downs that amounted to groping, and shakedowns in which citizens were extorted into performing favors to avoid arrest. Some 440 other officers were decertified for other sex offenses or misconduct, including child pornography, voyeurism
For libertarians, there are few things we enjoy more than saying nasty things about police. Unfortunately, this walks a fine line between subversive undermining of State authority, and left wing pacifist and gun control propaganda. Police and military make easy targets for pointing out the violence inherent in the system, because they are the ones doing most of the violence. So they are certainly worth picking on, but it is important not to fall into leftist rhetoric traps when doing so.
There appears to be some confusion in the world about the nature of police work. Almost nobody doubts the necessity of police officers roaming the cities in which they “work,” seeking out anyone who would dare defy the edicts of their political masters. Very few would say, that roads should be privatized and controlled as the property owner saw fit. Even fewer would say that government as an institution is wholly unnecessary, and should thus be abolished. Yet, when the obvious
It’s rare you see me pass up an opportunity to call into question the integrity of police officers. Police, by the very nature of their profession, are a threat to the safety and dignity of all mankind. So when an opportunity presents itself to expose that reality to the public, I quite gleefully rush to do so. Unfortunately, I see no such opportunity in the Sandra Bland case, and activists who think they do ought to be ashamed of themselves. Nobody worth
It’s been a busy week of police hatred. A gun grabber got himself shot, “conservative” gun advocates for some reason weren’t so happy about that, and one of my favorite podcasters let them off the hook for their aggressions. It seems to be going pretty well, so I figure I’ll keep on riding the wave. Usually when I rail against police it’s just some big anarchist circle jerk, but this week the law enforcement community caught wind of my material.
Dear Stefan Molyneux, Thanks for taking the time to read this. You’re a very big influence on me, my personal relationships, and my work. I watch or listen to everything you produce. I’ve listened to your audio books. I frequently reference your work in my own. I donate to you. So please know that I write to you today out of genuine concern. I’d frankly prefer to speak to you directly, but I have sent numerous emails to Mike on
I woke up this morning to a disturbing bit of propaganda. A video which portrays itself as being produced by the wife of a police officer, promotes the hashtag #WeSeeYou, while praising the mythical heroism and selflessness commonly associated with the most violent gang in the history of mankind. The female voice praises officers for keeping their backs against walls, collecting overtime to fill out paperwork for the many revenue generating schemes they participated in that day, and directing traffic in
St. Louis protesters attempted to evict the police, and reclaim the police department, “for the people”! It didn’t pan out too well though. 25 people were arrested and a number of others were pepper sprayed. As it turns out folks, this whole “You own the government” or “You are the government” thing, isn’t panning out so well. You can’t reclaim the police department, because as far as the police are concerned, they own you, not the other way around.
Every year I produce a video for Christmas titled “All I Want for Christmas is a Fucking Revolution!” and 2014 is no exception. It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it? 2014 was the year of the cop killer, and 2015 is shaping up to be even better. With the way people are turning on government enforcers, from the #myNYPD hashtag mess back in April, to the #AskACop hashtag this month, to the growing number of people who are no longer going
Some people say “The only good cop is a dead cop”. I have a great deal of sympathy for that statement, because police are violent, dangerous criminals who pose a threat to the safety of all decent people. It is often overlooked however, that police have another option. They don’t have to be gang members, they don’t have to die for their life of crime. They can just quit their jobs. That’s right officer so and so, don’t tell me