Forced poses that cut off circulation and cause long-lasting nerve damage.
Forced defecation in front of female officers.
Denying food, water, sleep.
Why? Military industrial complex? Shock-doctrine policy making?
We focus on systemic issues on this site, not so much the symptoms. We believe police brutality – turning good people into unrelenting tools – is a symptom. What do you think is the cause?
Here are a few items to ponder, then discuss.
…the “1033 Program”… gave more than $500 million of military gear to U.S. police forces in 2011 alone.
1033 was passed by Congress in 1997 to help law-enforcement fight terrorism and drugs, but despite a 40-year low in violent crime, police are snapping up hardware like never before. While this year’s staggering take topped the charts, next year’s orders are up 400 percent over the same period.
This upswing coincides with an increasingly military-like style of law enforcement most recently seen in the Occupy Wall Street crackdowns.
And now LA Occupy prisoners are getting treatment with shades of Abu Ghraib.
From first-hand account: http://exiledonline.com/yasha-levine-released-from-jail-exposes-lapds-appalling-treatment-of-detained-occupy-la-protesters/” target=”_blank”>LA Raid Treatment – First Hand Account
The 100 protesters in my detainee group were kept handcuffed with their hands behind their backs for 7 hours, denied food and water and forced to sit/sleep on a concrete floor. Some were so tired they passed out face down on the cold and dirty concrete, hands tied behind their back. As a result of the tight cuffs, I wound up losing sensation in my left palm/thumb and still haven’t recovered it now, a day and a half after they finally took them off.
Where do the dots connect?
UPDATE: 12/7: SF Camp was raided last night-