Last Friday 15-20 activists armed with cameras, two-way radios and police scanners patrolled the streets of Manchester, NH in four cars and MARV. Their mission – accountability, a trait that seemingly absent among the ranks of those working for the Manchester police department.
Case in point: two weeks before the patrol, Michael Delaney, the top law enforcement official in New Hampshire, concluded that those involved in the brutal beating of a man at a local watering hole a year prior wouldn’t face criminal charges because they wear badges.
Of course that’s not the “official” line, but everyone, even those who choose to compromise their morals for the “thin blue line,” know that’s the truth. The criminals were not held accountable due to the costume they wore.
It has to stop.
Asking police to police themselves is a joke. What incentive do they have? Angry at their heavy-handedness you cannot fire them and hire another service. After all, they claim a “legitimate” right to use force – to steal your money to pay their salaries and enforce arbitrary man-made legislation that more often than not targets those engaged in victimless actions.
It is only by holding individuals accountable for their actions that we’ll bring about a freer society, where no one – especially those who purport to “protect and serve” us – gets away with rights-violations.
Justice Without the State by Bruce Benson
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