Sunil Dutta, “professor of homeland security” at Colorado Tech University and 17-year veteran of the LAPD, in a surprisingly candid op-ed in the Washington Post:
Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom
line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck
with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you.
Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I
can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that
you’ll sue me and take away my badge.
“If you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you.” Don’t question authority or you might get beaten or shot. Astounding.
Here’s this mentality in action: local police near Ferguson threatening Al Jazeera journalists — “I’ll bust your head right here” — simply for having the temerity to ask him why he wouldn’t allow them to photograph a sign.
Update: Here’s video footage of officer Sunil Dutta on the job.
★ Tuesday, 19 August 2014