American Police State: The Ex-Con and the Ex-Cop

Here is a recent post from Will Grigg, contrasting the behavior of an ex-con (child rescue) and the behavior of an ex-SWAT-team member (read the story).

http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/an-ex-con-helps-save-a-stranger-an-ex-cop-allegedly-murders-one/

People are still getting locked up by the police for victimless “crimes,” while juries are still acquitting cops who kill people.

Double standard, or schizophrenia?

What a great country.

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3 comments on “American Police State: The Ex-Con and the Ex-Cop

  1. Bert says:

    I can only accept this article from Lew Rockwell as an artistic sketch with very broad strokes. It is not a well reasoned piece. I probably agree with many of his sentiments. I certainly am sympathetic toward the victims of each of the tragedies he describes. But I do not arrive, via reason, at his conclusion. Should I? Should you?

  2. mustardnine says:

    Bert, I agree. Will Grigg ends his article with, “Reasonable people would be justified in believing that ex-cons are safer company than ex-cops,” and I agree that that is *not* a reasonable conclusion based on the information in the article.

    However, I think that the article is both interesting and valid as a study in contrasts — and very useful for breaking the stereotypes that can (falsely) act as guiding scripts in much of life.

    Breaking the stereotypes: The Lord using the bad Pharisee and the repentant tax-collector, the prodigal son and the elder brother, the bad Jew and the Good Samaritan, etc.

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