Police State Watch: Curling Up In a Ball to Avoid Police Violence May Be Considered “Active Resistance” … Justifying the Use of MORE FORCE, Including Baton Strikes

In a Police State Like Modern America, Even Peaceful Resistance Is Considered Violence and Cause for Even More Brutality

As I’ve repeatedly documented, passive resistance is considered “violence” and aggression in today’s militarized police state.

For example, protesters peacefully linking arms is considered “violence” by the UC Berkeley police. And failing to get on the ground is grounds to beat a peaceful war hero so bad that his spleen is ruptured (and then denying him medical treatment for 18 hours).

Of course pregnant women, old ladies, judges, legal observers (and see this), reporters , veterans and skinny students are all scary and violent enemies who need to be beaten into submission.

And as AP reports today – in relation to the pepper spraying of peaceful UC Davis students:

Charles J. Kelly, a former Baltimore Police Department lieutenant who wrote the department’s use of force guidelines, said … After reviewing the video [of the pepper spraying of UC Davis students] he observed at least two cases of “active resistance” from protesters. In one instance, a woman pulls her arm back from an officer. In the second instance, a protester curls into a ball. Each of those actions could have warranted more force, including baton strikes and pressure-point techniques.

“What I’m looking at is fairly standard police procedure,” Kelly said.

So in today’s “standard” police state procedure, curling into a ball to avoid violence from police is considered “active resistance” which warrants more force, including baton strikes?

The real problem, of course, is that the criminal class that defrauded our country out of prosperity is now sending in the mercenaries to keep the peasants in line. See this, this and this

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  • Christopher Harlos

    It’s the totalitarian inversion, the grammar of state coercion. Torture by the state is no longer actionable, not even violence. Drone missile strikes are acts of peace and comity. Peaceful protest is obvious violence to order, security, prosperity. The streets of America will be strewn with many dead bodies before this revolution is over. The State will strive to compel actors seeking democracy to violence, as the SDS devolved into the Weatherground. If Americans can hew to non-violence, even in the face of unspeakable brutality from the State, we have a good chance.

  • we are getting closer to near chaos, caused by the ignorant SHEEPLE (mostly supporting the new world order in UNIFORM)

  • charles

    The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!
    Frederic Bastiat

  • Police are now the most dangerous violent faction in the US. Time to reign them in.

  • When an individual government official, or other person acting under color of law, violates one’s civil rights, such a violation may give rise to civil liability, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

    California Penal Code Section 12403.7 (a) (8) (g) Any person who uses tear gas or tear gas weapons except in self-defense is guilty of a public offense and is punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for 16 months… or by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.

  • DB

    I wouldn’t mind carrying out a few standard police procedures on Kelly myself.

  • Keith Parrish

    It’s frightening.
    No one is yelling “off the pigs” or anything like it, yet being thrown in jail and worse.
    No on is trying to hurt a single officer, yet this is how they respond.
    If they keep going like this, something is going to break soon! Then Chaos will ensue.

  • CombatVeteran

    Time is rapidly proceeding to the point they will try this on hardside veterans who will engage them from multiple vectors. The SS wannabees will lose. The media will (as usual) try to inflame public opinion against them.. The media will fail,(as they allready do) to color the story in favor of the police state. Repeat the above anywhere from 50 to 100 times and they will realize we the people arent going to take their police state or its propaganda Sad but we are dealing with a fascist mentality.

  • Bobs_Vendetta

    Welcome to Amerika.
    In a nation which has jettisoned habeus corpus, can now hold people for many months in conditions which violate the Geneva Convention and without bringing charges in a court hearing, a nation in which the Bill of Rights is now more hypothetical than real, and the police are increasingly trained and equipped like soldiers in a combat zone, we should expect the use of violence, even deadly force, to become a more prevalent part of police work.
    The only way, nowadays, to avoid brute force by the police is (a) to be a completely servile, meek and submissive citizen who doesn’t question police authority under any circumstances whatsoever. and (b) to never engage in civil or political protest against the government.
    Otherwise, you may be tased, beaten, or pepper sprayed, or even shot.
    Welcome to Amerika.

  • modernsteam

    The police we’re talking about, themselves, are violently criminal, having somehow slipped into the police forces. In most cases, they are the school-yard bullies, the ENFORCERS in the school system, who should have been caught before they even applied to be a police “officer”. If they are brutal against non-violent persons, including those who passively resist, they *MUST* be BROUGHT **DOWN**!!!!