Cuban Police – Like All Police – Fail to “Protect & Serve”

This post came to us from Gregory who now lives in Spain but has family ties to Cuba. Like him – most anyone who sees the world around them with open eyes is concerned about widespread institutionalized violence caused by police employees.

Perhaps not as readily apparent is that the same perverse incentives according to which the Cuban police depicted in the video below act apply to every police employee, whether at LAPD or Jakarta police. The fact that a group of people claim the sole ability to provide the good/service of law enforcement means no competition, which means no accountability. Such an institution that claims to protect rights fails at its inception, since it must first steal from those it claims to protect. It’s inherently flawed at its core, which no amount of oversight can ever rectify.

It’s vital to remember that those of us in the states do not have more rights than those in Cuba. We all have the same rights. The same is true for the individual born on a piece of dirt claimed by a criminal outfit that calls itself the “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” or the “Republic of Belarus”. The difference is the extent that criminal gang usurps our rights; More precisely, the actions which they claim the “legitimate” right to do, and that people allow them to get away with. The truth is, those folks have no more authority to engage in rights-violating actions than do you or I.

Only when we each internalize and act according to that fact – see that the emperor wears no clothes, see past the charade that some strangers can better run our lives or spend our money than we each can, recognize the double-speak that sugar-coats actions (likening theft as taxation, or kidnapping as arresting) – will the widespread unaccountability cease.


From Gregory:

Sorry about my English writing, as this story was written in Spanish and translated into English by Google.

America is not a perfect country, nor is any country, but it is important that you know that despite existing bugs in the United States, it is a country with democracy. “…”

The video I sent you, is one of the few videos that can leave Cuba, thanks to some tourists who have the opportunity and chance to record it.

In Cuba, a black may be asked for documentation every 15 minutes, just for being black, as are the vast majority of young people. We call it psychological repression.

Blacks in Cuba are prohibited from creating peaceful organizations wishing the welfare of the black community that is the majority.

Also, no person has the freedom to form a party different from the Communist Party of Cuba and stand for election.

In Cuba, people are required to participate in political acts and those who do not receive reprisals, not to find work, and are applied the maximum sentence if he commits a crime, like trying to leave the country.

Cubans in Cuba have no right to return to our country to live, after spending 11 months away, and finally, if living outside of Cuba, the Cuban must ask for an entry permit, a kind of tourist visas that can be granted or not.

It is impossible to expose the problems the Cuban people have faced for more than 50 years.

It is true that there is crime in Cuba, but the vast majority of young people suffer from those noted and much more repression in Cuba.

I myself suffered the psychological repression of having identity cards asked of me every 15 minutes at certain tourist sites in Havana. Thanks to my father who was an artistic personality known in Cuba, I could complain with some wisdom.

Fortunately the vast majority of my family lives in the U.S. and I live here in Europe, particularly in Spain.

United States today is a country with a great democracy, with certain defects as in any democratic country, with wisdom and intelligence. People like you can help make it more perfect democracy, respecting existing laws in democracy, laws wisdom play a big role.

I take this opportunity to condemn the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya.

Many countries and people want the U.S. to disappear as power, in order to establish dictatorships. It is important to avoid pandering to certain sectors that go with the world’s leading democracy that is the United States, with their strengths and weaknesses.

It is also important to say that now I live in a country where the government of Cuba attempts to silence any voice that can express the reality in Cuba, which is why many Cubans outside Cuba still fear for themselves and their families in Cuba .

The government often used for these repressions against the Ladies in White, the police and military, wearing normal clothes, to say it’s the people. This is one of the strategies that is also used in Cuba.

I’ve sent you a video of Ladies in White, mothers of “prisoners of concienciencia” whose only crime is paciar the streets with flowers in their hands, demanding freedom for their children.


Greetings and God always bless the United States and Cuba soon.


Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.