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Midsider Michael from the Midwest stops by to help us figure out what’s going on with all this police brutality and race. We also discuss the Pokemon Go craze, and Justin gives his first sub-5 movie review.

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  • I just read an article about a woman who gave birth at home. She and the father stayed with their child for several days, neither of them working. But on day 6 when they went into the hospital for a check up, they were treated like criminals or idiots. Their child was forcibly taken away, sent to a pediatric center at a different hospital, and tested for a thousand different things. Nothing was wrong. A social worker was trying to prove negligence to have the child sent to foster care! The couple were not allowed to leave until 9:30PM after a whole day of waiting, and were billed over $3,000 for the whole experience. If they had tried to protect their child, they would have been imprisoned and removed from their child longer.   For dire situations like this, I keep envisioning communities and neighborhoods banding together against it. The individual, our divided people fighting each other, is not strong enough to fight back against the gov’t. I imagine services like that privatized Detroit Police, which focuses on non-violent ways of deterring the situation, disarming the threat, etc. Very NAP. I just know if I come into contact with cops it’s going to be a hella bad time for me. I’ve been working out so I can actually be strong enough to learn self-defense without straining something. But it’s not enough. Even the best trained individual will be charged and detained for shooting at a cop in self defense, or something.

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  • For the past few years, police departments have been on something of a power trip in the United States. Only citing the lesser-known instances that come to my mind, cops have assaulted autistic teenagers and murdered unarmed civilians, and were subsequently cleared of all charges and let back on the force. A zealous, dogmatic conservative “fanbase,” alongside a legal system that actively defends police from facing charges of murder, manslaughter, or assault, assures that these men and women never see justice for their actions. It’s awful what police are doing in society, but it’s even worse that they can get off scot-free for it. Of course, most of you already know this. So here’s my question: has any United States representative or senator proposed a bill designed to fight against unjust acquittals or introduce charges that are harder to to be overturned? As an agorist, I’m partially convinced that this has never happened and that anyone who gets elected for public office in this day and age is a vapid authoritarian, but a sliver of hope remains for me somewhere. Have any of you heard of such legislation on a federal level? If not, then what about on a state level?

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  • Its seems they always skip over the issue. There is always this refusal to acknowledge or “give-in” in to the reality of what its happening on their part Does anyone know why this mentality exists? Is there anyway to stop it? Or try to get through to these people that’s its tyranny that is the enemy?

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  • I find it odd that the Libertarian candidates never touch base on this issue in their campaigns. I want all anarchists, Libertarians, Anarcho-Capitalists, ect too answer.   The photo below shows the “Great Society” leader, and the other who was accused of being a Communist insurgent shaking hands over the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I guess this photograph sums-up on what version of history one will refuse to accept, and the other which will be accepted as the “norm.”  

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  • When people are foolish into thinking that the “law” (police, written laws) protect them, does that afford them to not protecting themselves, because they think that the police, and or “law” is always going to be there for them? I feel this will only influence these ‘types’ of people to provoke others whom they dont like, because they know the “law will be on their side.” So as an example: When the person reacts, naturally, the instigator can turn around and say, “Help, help, police!” I feel that this is an abuse and exploitation of law and policing. When police and or law protects people, do people foolishly think that the law is on their side and they can bend it to their will, against their enemies AKA: people they dont like in society, and do they? My conclusion is that people use the police and law, to get THEM what they want against their enemies, because they KNOW the law will “protect” them in the process. So in many cases you find for example, bad co-workers, bosses, friends and family, who deliberately instigate a provocation KNOWING FULLY the other persons reaction, so that person they targeted, can be sent to jail or fined.  The police or laws are exploited as a mafia type agency for these types of people. One could say the strong arm of these types of people. All the while these people, DONT PROTECT THEMSELVES! Your thoughts?

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