An Open Letter To The Present Powers That Be

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Posted at JC’s place.

Read and sign on, if you agree.

22 responses to “An Open Letter To The Present Powers That Be

  1. Nothing more needs to be said other than what’s in the letter…

  2. Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (First reported 10-20-16): The now-former officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith has been charged with homicide for the incident. He was previously fired after he was criminally charged with sexual assault after someone came forward in the wake of the shooting. http://wapo.st/2hBkwHT
    Update: Northern Illinois University (First reported 08-08-16): A now-former officer was acquitted of raping a student in 2011. A supervisor was suspended for how he handled the case. ow.ly/RyRO307bXpp
    Update: Mount Prospect, Illinois (First reported 12-03-15): An officer who rescinded a plea to a lesser charge was acquitted of battery at trial and allowed to rejoin the department. He withdrew his initial plea when he realized he would have to surrender his law enforcement certification. He will rejoin the department at a reduced rank. ow.ly/V7m2307bXHD
    Update: Shreveport, Louisiana (First reported 06-13-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to three months in jail after he pled to malfeasance in office for pawning guns for drugs. ow.ly/YWJh307bYJA
    Update: Ottawa Hills, Ohio (First reported 02-07-14): A now-former officer pled no contest to misdemeanor assault as part of a plea agreement for shooting and paralyzing a motorcyclist in 2009. The officer had previously been sentenced to 10 years for felonious assault and weapons charges but that conviction was overturned on appeal. This plea agreement was supported by the victim. ow.ly/eutj307bZ45
    San Diego, California: The City settled an excessive force lawsuit brought by a man who was naked and unarmed when a K-9 unit was sicced on him. The plaintiff no longer has full use of his right leg and will receive $385,000 in the settlement.ow.ly/R77y307c1M5
    Saginaw County, Michigan: A deputy was arrested for sexting a teenager. ow.ly/inDw307cvjS
    Santa Clara County, California: Two deputies were found liable for using excessive force against members of a family. The plaintiffs were awarded $85,000. ow.ly/UVYE307cwx3

    FUCK.

    THE.

    poLICE.

  3. I like it, but they forgot one important thing. They forgot the bit that says, “or else.”

    Absent “or else”, it carries no weight.

  4. “enforcing existing laws with regard to employers…. Draconian penalties for employers of illegal aliens.”

    Dragooning employers into enforcing immigration law? That’s fine, if you don’t mind not having much employment! It’s hard enough, as it is, to run a business in this country, without adding this burden. Employers should employ anyone they please, hire and fire as they please (within the lines drawn by the employment contracts they themselves created). That’s how you get more employment (“If you want more of something, tax it less.”). Deal with immigration in other ways – for example, by handing out less free shit.

    The rest of it looks pretty good. However, given past history, I wouldn’t be holding my breath if I were you. Maybe better to just stop believing that old government religion.

  5. Except that it’s a good START.

  6. So when none of that happens, what’s the plan?

  7. DTG my boy, what are the odds? All those out-of-work agents and enforcers of the prior regimes would openly go gunning for the man who stole their water. Certainly they’d attempt to overthrow the .gov by force of arms and would have half the population behind them. I would love to see it happen but I’m extremely dubious.

  8. Excellent letter! Signed it on your blog.

  9. DWEEZIL THE WEASEL

    Having dealt with wetbacks and their criminal fallout for over 30 years as a Peace Officer in SoCal, I would take it one step farther. When President Trump repudiates NATO and there is a draw down of troops, use the budget money saved to revamp USINS. Park LaMigra vans in front of EVERY hospital ER, Urgent Care clinic, and Home Depot. These parasites would vanish like ice on a hot stove. Of course, the border would be closed. Period.

  10. T FAT……..bite down hard my man, and don’t let go….! a big fuck the cops from me as well………the rest of you ……HARDEN YOUR HEARTS to all this other bullshit………..”.meet the new boss, same as the old boss “

  11. …and a pony.

  12. Posted at RecoveringStatist.com and signed.

    KP

  13. It’s a damn good start.

  14. No we won’t deport white women.

    Deport all browns and all men.

  15. or else (see above)

  16. Horse cobblers.
    Those are the talking points of the US Chamber of Commerce.
    You have to show either a passport, or two other legal IDs now to get a job.
    The only way this is tough is for those employers who aren’t looking in the first place, because they know they’re hiring an illegal.
    Fuck. Them.
    Sideways, with a rusty chainsaw.
    Drain the employment swamp, and Pedro and his 30M cousins can’t stay here, and have far less reason to.
    It also has the corollary of driving up legal US citizen employment, and wages for everyone else, especially at the little end of the bell curve.

    Boo frickin’ hoo.

  17. colddeadhandsdays

    Hahahahaha!!!!! Keep dreaming. We’re a LONG way from any chance of any of that happening. In fact, I’d say it could only after a violent revolution.

  18. …and your cockholster.

  19. And your point is?

    Hold Trump accountable.

    Fail?

    Jump.

  20. SemperFi, 0321

    Many of us have stayed under the radar as best as we could, but some of us are just plain worn out. My head hurts.
    And you know what else, stranger things have happened these last 12 months than most would admit to. Who knows what the next 12 could bring. And if not, we can always fall back on plan 1. But right now, my head needs a long rest.

  21. Plan 1: Mattis put it best, but more diplomatically.

    We’re about to leave off the “polite” part.

    “Professional,” as in expert, still applies.

    Time’s up!

  22. This isn’t work direction from a principal to an employee. It isn’t even a list of suggestions. It’s ‘I beg you, master, don’t beat me so hard’, a confession of a belief of weakness. There isn’t the slighest whiff of a consequence if government simply ignores this entire list.