Warranted to enforce the law, to prevent, and to detect criminal activity, and to serve and protect their communities–this is what police are tasked to do. What does it mean for civil society when the police take sides? Take the Portland Oregon police dept, for example.
Exhibit A: In a www.dailycaller.com story titled Portland Police Refused To Help ICE Agents Who Called 911, Agents Say, Kyle Perisic writes,
[…] Portland, Oregon, police refused to respond to at least two 911 emergency calls from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees inside their offices where violent protesters held week-long demonstrations.
The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, a union representing ICE employees, wrote a cease-and-desist letter to Mayor Ted Wheeler, asking him to ensure the police enforce the law equally and protect innocent people.
“Your current policy forbidding Portland law enforcement agencies from assisting employees of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency who request law enforcement assistance while at or away from work is a violation of the United States Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause,” the letter says […]
[…] “We understand that you have a difference of opinion with the current President of the United States, and some of his policies, but we fail to see why targeting the employees of ICE and leaving them vulnerable to violence, harassment and even death furthers a legitimate government interest,” their lawyer, Sean Riddell, says in the letter. “Your policy has created a zone of terror and lawlessness” […]
Exhibit B: The dissident right, here represented as Angrew Anglin, influential writer, thinker, and provocateur, issued this response titled TRAITORS: Police Side With Mexicans and Antifa, Turn on ICE Agents, American Citizens,
[…] This is pretty serious.
Libshit West Coast cities are basically in open revolt.
And they’re using the tried and true Charlottesville strategy on ICE agents.
They sic Antifa on their enemies, refuse to help and then the police punishes anyone who tries to defend themselves.
This is 4th gen. police warfare. You may have heard of this state of affairs referred to as “Anarcho-tyranny,” but I think that the term “4th Generation Policing” or something sounds more specific and unique.
It also gets you thinking that the police is the enemy. Just by dint of you using war terminology in relation to them. Because people automatically understand that the police and them are naturally antagonistic to one another. You can sugar-coat it, but short of you having a militia filled with cousins and extended cousins, the police force is essentially a bunch of low-IQ, mentally-ill strangers who can legally kill you if they’re having a bad day […]
Exhibit C: Anglin cites the Charlottesville disaster, but earlier examples of police coordinating on the ground with violent Antifa formations obtain. In a San Francisco Chronicle story reproduced on www.policeone.com titled Court: Trump supporters can sue Calif. PD for attacks by protesters, Bob Egelko writes,
[…] If the allegations are true, “the officers acted with deliberate indifference to a known and obvious danger” and violated the Trump supporters’ constitutional rights,” said the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
After the rally at the McEnery Convention Center, police directed those in attendance to leave from a single exit. There, according to the lawsuit, they were ordered to head out onto a street where hundreds of anti-Trump protesters were waiting, even though a safer route and other exits were available.
Twenty plaintiffs in the suit said they were beaten or struck by objects thrown by the protesters, and one plaintiff said an officer told her that police had been instructed not to intervene. The plaintiffs said police arrested three people for allegedly assaulting officers, but no one for attacking Trump supporters.
San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia praised the officers after the rally “for both their effectiveness and their restraint” and said “additional force can incite more violence in the crowd” […]
Exhibit D: Andy Ngo of www.wsj.com documents Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s order to withdraw police services from citizens on grounds of their unpopular professions, political commitments, or their proximity to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office,
[…] Where were the police? Ordered away by Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner. “I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,” he tweeted. “If [ICE is] looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place” […]
[…] The same day Mayor Wheeler again pledged not to intervene. In a statement, he whitewashed the lawless behavior: “I join those outraged by ICE actions separating parents from their children, and support peaceful protest to give voice to our collective moral conscience” […]
This is not an isolated act of lawlessness but a trend. The emerging police-antifa joint-paramilitary formation is redolent of not only Charlottesville as Anglin would have it but also
(a) the CIA practice of “rendition and detention” where U.S. agencies coordinate with foreign agencies unburdened by U.S. law or media exposure,
(b) the outsourcing of suppression operations to banks, corporations, and social media platforms, the defunding and de-platforming of the dissident right,
(c) the CIA-Pentagon-Israeli tactic of penalizing the legimate government of Syria under its lawfully elected president, Bashir al-Aasad, with air- and missile-strikes when the Syrian army or its allies defend themselves from U.S., Saudi, and Israeli armed, trained, and funded terrorists, e.g. the Daesh or al-Nusra Front, formerly al-Qaeda.
To use Anglin’s description, 4G civil war, an adjunct of the 4G coup d’etat mounted by the FBI, DOJ, and so-called “intelligence community” against the White House, develops apace.
Draw your own conclusions.
dr. g.v. wilkes iv