Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nutty Professor is Right By Accident.

Nutty professor  Ruth O'Brien from City University of New York has an op-ed piece where she complains that the Boston bomber arrest used "too much force".

This said, the mortuary pictures of the older brother of the two are extremely disturbing, raising questions as to whether the Boston Police Department captured him with too much force.

Which is perhaps the dumbest thing I've ever seen. A guy gets shot multiple times and run over by a car, that's what he looks like. He looks better than a lot of his victims, I'll tell you that. Two men, reportedly armed with guns and explosives, who already fatally shot an MIT campus policeman, you don't screw around. You shoot the hell out of them and ask questions later. So that part the BPD got right, and good on them. Ruth O'Brien doesn't know her ass from a hole in the ground.

Here's some more of what she said:

The United States that I love hunts down terrorists AND follows human rights during capture. Giving the worst criminal or terrorist the most dignity during captivity shows why we should not be feared as a nation and is the best antidote to terrorism.
We accept difference, as a nation, and we should champion our greatest strength – inclusivity – at these extreme moments if we want the character of the United States not to be judged harshly by the global community.  Once all the adrenaline subsides, I hope we will all be witnesses at the Internal Affairs investigation about undue force.

Here's why she's right though. The Boston police DID use too much force. But not on the suspect they killed, nor on the one they captured. They used too much force on EVERYBODY ELSE in the entire frickin' city of Boston. From afar, on the day it was happening, TV gave us the impression that everybody in Boston was helping the nice policemen hunt down the eeeevile bombers. 

We're from the government and we're here to help.
Turns out it was more like a Red Dawn remake, with people dragged out of their houses at gun point, hands on heads, doors kicked in, the whole schmear. House after house, full-on SWAT dynamic entry. No chance to cooperate, just "Shut up and lie on the floor assholes!" Video is all over the web, not so much on the TV I notice.

What's Ruth O'Brien worried about? Cops using unnecessary roughness on the poor bombers. What's she blithely unconcerned about? Complete suspension of the Fourth Amendment protections against casual arrest, search and seizure.

She's also worried that Right Wing Zealots (TM) are mad at her for her "too much force" post.

How to write comedy or a dissertation in a day (or at least collect the data for it!):
I woke up this morning feeling like it was Christmas. I knew it was like Christmas Eve as the evening progressed, as I watched these right-wingers' snowflakes landing all over my WordPress pages. And this morning the snow coverage over the map was complete — a circle wipeout, if you can visualize Google's map of the world from 279 different locations (there are only 188 nations, so . . .).
They swarmed from fully across the span of the United States, their eyeballs landing on a few pages, and of course misstating and exaggerating my content for their corrupt purpose — to denigrate or blacken me, and my reputation. This is all they do to Obama (chapter 6 of my forthcoming book), so I get it.

 Yes, those mean, violent, crazy Right Wingers out there tearing the place up. Meanwhile, the mayor of her city is arguing the US Constitution may have to "change".

"The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry," Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. "But we live in a complex word where you're going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change."
This is from a movie.
This is not from a movie. This is real.

I want you people to imagine what the likes of Mayor Bloomberg, former Senator Obama and nutty professor O'Brien would be saying on the TV right now if George W. Bush done exactly what was done and said by President Obama in Boston last week. Just imagine it. They'd be frothing at the mouth in rage, is what. Their frantic denunciations would be running wall-to-wall on CNN, with footage of "JACKBOOT TACTICS!!!" from ATF/FBI/DHS and whatever.

Here's a clue to what's really going on inside this woman's head. Again from her own blog, on the defeat of Barry's gun control wet dream:

Shame on them.  Obama is right to feel rage.

...[major snippage]...

It was the old "combination of the political anxiety of vulnerable Democrats from conservative states, deep-seated Republican resistance. and the enduring clout of the National Rifle Association."
Wasn't there once a day when the Supreme Court did not interpret the Second Amendment as conferring the right to bear arms separate from militia, conferring it as an individual right counter to the context in the U.S. Constitution was written.  Oh, right . . . there was. I preferred Harry Reid: "This is just the beginning," said Mr. Reid, who invoked a procedural tactic that would enable him to bring up the bill again. "It is not the end."
Barry's choice for the new standard cop car, 2015 edition.
The purpose of Barry's gun control bill was to make the House Republicans defeat it. He was angry that his intended political ax-job on the Republicans was thwarted, not that the bill failed. He doesn't care a damn about Sandy Hook or the Boston Marathon, he cares about getting 100% unopposed control over the US federal government. He cares about getting people used to the idea that cop cars are now APCs with belt-fed machine guns on the roof and roadside body cavity searches are the New Normal. He cares about being able to do house-to-house door kicking whenever and where-ever its convenient.

Ruth O'Brien is on board with that. Bigtime. She's a cheerleader. If Barry passes a 100% gun ban, she will be having orgasms of joy while DHS kicks in doors and drags Right Wingers out into the street by the hair and burns their house down just in case there might be a gun in there. Internal passports and travel permits will get a big thumbs up from Ruthy. A computer ID chip implant for every citizen? Awesome idea!

Ruth O'Brien is a control-everything nut. She works for CUNY, that's City University of New York, friends.

The Phantom


WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

Over on the Lew Rockwell site, they have a blog entry called Boston's Progressives: We Support Our "Voluntary" Police State. This article just confirms that sentiment.

The Captain is right. At this point, there is nothing left for the Americans to do except to enjoy the decline.

The Phantom said...

Dunno WiFi. I think that if the cop behaviour in those videos was widespread across that Boston suburb, there's a whole bunch of shocked and pissed off white people calling their lawyers and heading to the gun store this week.

I will wager the Dem numbers in Boston area will reflect this in the next election too. The True Believers are on this debacle spinning as hard as they can, but the rich-ass people of Boston just had friggin tanks in their back yards. That's a powerful thing to a dumb ass reflexively liberal peacenik.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

People who have no respect for human life, not even their own, will not be appealed to by their "better natures". The kid gloves can come off.

The Phantom said...

Absolutely. I have no problem with the police actions on arresting/killing those two pukes. They deserve everything bad that happened to them.

And the towering joke is, the surviving puke is getting half a million dollars worth of medical care, for free. He's not even going to be in debt for it.

This is why I labeled Ruth O'Brien "nutty". She's psychotic. She writes as if this poor boy was killed in cold blood, and the surviving brother was getting worked over with a rubber hose and a car battery ever since he got captured. She has completely ignored the truth, that this little bomber bastard is being healed from his well earned wounds by the best surgeons in the friggin' world. He's fed, and housed in a safe environment. He's given a lawyer. He's given every single thing that a pickpocket or a shoplifter is given, probably more.

This is a kid who killed a cop just to get his gun, and then panicked and ran because he couldn't get the gun off the dead guy's belt.

Where my problem comes in is the behavior of the police toward the citizens of Boston. They did not approach this as a policing exercise, wherein the population is cooperative. They came in like a conquering army surrounded by a -hostile- population. They pointed loaded guns at people with cameras, people with babies in their arms, people standing around with their hands in their pockets.

That's Soviet. That's the most dangerous thing I've ever witnessed. That's got to stop.