Sunday, March 22, 2009

Will You Live With Your Actions?

The Raid on Mayor Cheye Calvo's Home

"Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo’s mother-in-law, Georgia Porter, was stirring her spaghetti sauce when suddenly she saw armed, masked men in black swarming across their backyard. One of the men saw her and pointed his high-powered assault weapon directly at her through the window. She screamed. Suddenly the front door shattered, and men in black burst into the house.
Payton, one of the family’s two black Labrador Retrievers, was lying stretched out on the living room floor. As he turned his head towards the door, the terrified Georgia watched as the men shot him in the face multiple times. The other family dog, Chase, ran into the dining room in an attempt to escape from the screaming men, but they rushed the dining room from all directions and shot him also.

Someone pushed Georgia face-down on the ground and put a gun to her head. They bound her hands behind her and started screaming “Where are they?” She had no idea what they were talking about, and shut her eyes, thinking they were going to shoot her next.
Upstairs, 37-year-old Cheye Calvo was getting dressed for a community meeting when he heard the shouting and gunfire. He fell to his bedroom floor. When he heard the men ordered to come upstairs, he called out ”I’m up here. Please don’t shoot. Please don’t shoot!”
They told him to come downstairs. He looked down the staircase into the barrels of two shotguns pointed at him. Gingerly, he walked slowly down his staircase backwards, clad only in his boxer shorts. When he neared the bottom, someone led him the rest of the way down, pulled his hands behind his back, and bound his wrists very tightly.
Cheye saw Georgia on the kitchen floor with a man holding a gun against her head. Then he saw his beloved dog, Payton, slumped on the living room floor in a huge puddle of blood. As he knelt on the floor, he could hear his house being ransacked top to bottom. And he struggled to try to figure out what they could possibly own that was worth stealing."

"The Prince George’s County Police Department had intercepted a package addressed to Trinity containing 32 pounds of marijuana and delivered it to the house earlier that evening. But despite it being common knowledge among narcotics officers that criminals were sending drugs to innocent people in the hopes of grabbing the packages before they got home, nobody bothered to do even the most basic background research into the Calvo’s before invading their house."

This is going on all the time now. No one really knows how often because the people responsible don't want oversight of their activities. They want to be able to do this with impunity because they are sick individuals engaged in sick activities that give them a rush. And just like all sick people who realize their behavior is reprehensible, they want to get away with it without saner people knowing about it and stopping them from doing it.

This is raw jackbooted fascist terror, pure and simple. It's a disease that will fester and spread if it's not opposed, because that's it's nature. And in a dumbed down, passive and unquestioning society such as we're living in, just like a growth medium on a petri dish, this behavior will spread with impunity. No one is going to come riding over the hill to save you. Legislators won't save you. The thugs won't stop on their own. Cops won't save you because for fuck's sake, these are the cops.

The time's come to think long and hard about quality of life, for you and your loved ones and friends. If you're reading this thinks that this only happens rarely and to someone else and you're exempt from experiencing the terror and shame and helplessness and regret that will be with you all the rest of your life, then turn on Happy Days and be secure and cozy as long as you can in your fools' paradise.

It just might be time to make some tough decisions. Forget for now that a few instances of successfully fighting back will probably nip this shit in the bud because bullying thugs are afraid of people who won't accept their sick behavior and fight back. They very much prefer to prey on passive individuals but the big picture doesn't matter to you if you're on the receiving end of this fascist nightmare. No, the only thing of importance is your self esteem.

If you think that a few hours of humiliation isn't worth resisting and that it will all smooth over once it's done, than so be it. But read the above story in it's entirety. Those two loving pets that were blown apart could just as easily have been your pets, wife, husband, kids. That trashed house could be your trashed house. Those shattered lives could be your family's. That cold official indifference could be what you have to deal with after they have their way with you. The above situation is only one possible scenario, but meekly obeying raw fascism will give you all that and much, much more.

But then of course, you can always "Simply Submit".


Blogger Mad_Tinfoil_Hatter said...

That was a really passionate post, nolocontendere. I first heard about this incident when I read about it in Paul Craig Robert's column. That guy gets attacked as a wacko all the time simply for documenting America's descent into Brownshirtism, as he calls it. And to think, there are shitheads in this country who think we'd all be safer if fuckers like these cops had a monopoly on firearms.

22/3/09 9:15 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

The cops have buttered their own bread, Mad. Every day more people are thinking twice about allowing themselves to be "taken into custody" and submitting to their increasingly thuggish crap. I'll predict a lot more cops will be shot by this summer, and I say that sadly because my son is a cop, although one of the good guys. Even he thinks that cop behavior is out of control.

22/3/09 10:01 PM  

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