I see a parallel between what is happening in Ferguson, in Staten Island, and between the police and the people all across America, and the release of the Senate report on torture. Police have been caught on camera killing people without any provocation whatsoever, even children, and no police officers have been indicted at all, and it just seems like the police, who are the thin blue line protecting the powers that be against the unwashed mob that is the rest of us, are saying ‘Yeah, we know you know that we kill whoever we want to, and we know you know we know and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it, so hahaha.’
Sort of the same thing with the torture report. It’s confirmed now that it was happening like crazy all over the place, so it can’t be denied. Of course, there were photos all over the place at the time, too, it’s amazing that the only person punished for it was that nearly retarded girl down in North Carolina who only participated to look cool in front of the camp bully, who she was shtooping.
In a just world, when a report like this is released (or when millions of people see film of a police officer choking a man to death for selling cigarettes, or of a child playing with a toy gun, gunned down in a park by an officer we now know was emotionally unfit for duty) there would be repercussions, heads would roll, many people would resign to spend more time with their families.
No such thing any more. There will be legislation calling for bipartisan censure of anything bad that might have happened and we’re sorry if anybody is offended and so on and so forth.
It’s a bad situation. Until some people go to jail over this kind of thing, we canexpect this kind of thing to continue.