Monday, April 18, 2011

Why The Disconnect?

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward." 
 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aaron Zelman of JPFO had said a similar thing:

”If every German Jew and anti-Nazi had possessed a Mauser rifle, twenty rounds and the will to use it, Adolf Hitler would be a footnote to the history of the Weimar Republic.” 

So my questions to you are,
A) Do you agree with the above sentiments?
B) If so, Why would suggesting the that same mindset be applied to the following stories be wrong?
Rapists with badges  (Keep this is this months list!)

    • A Cobb County GA deputy has been sentenced to life in prison (at least 25 yrs before he’s eligible for parole actually) for kidnapping & raping a woman at gunpoint.
    • A Tuskegee University AL police officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to enticing & raping a 15-year-old.
    • A former Crescent City FL police officer admitted that he was a life-long pedophile and that he believes he molested anywhere from 200-300 young girls throughout his life during his sentencing hearing attended by at least four of his victims. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison on just 2 counts of molestation. While it’s not clear if the charges he was sentenced for involve activity that occurred while he was a police officer, his confession appears to indicate that some of his victims were molested while he was an officer.
    • A Seguin TX cop was sentenced to 7 years in prison in a plea deal that reduced a sexual indecency with a minor charge to an injury to a child charge that also won’t require registration as a sex offender. (similar to another case earlier this month) which another Seguin officer received probation for evidence tampering in a deal dropping solicitation of a minor charges)
    • Gainsville FL settles suit for $30k to woman claiming false arrest by cop now convicted of coercing sex from women
    • Troy NY cop charged, fired & now subject of lawsuit claiming he groped a woman while working security at store
    • Memphis TN police officer charged w/sexual exploitation of minor for sending nude pics of self to 15yr-old girl
    • A San Bernardino County CA deputy has been sentenced to 20 years on 15 of 24 counts involving 10 women that he sexually battered and coerced into having sex or exposing themselves for photos under threat of arrest
    • 2 Naperville IL cops sued alleging they painfully cuffed & groped woman until she let them search home w/o warrant
    • Wood County OH deputy under investigation over allegations of inappropriate relationship w/middle school student
    • A US Border Patrol officer was arrested on allegations that he raped at least 2 women in different southern California cities.
    • A Lane County OR sheriff’s sergeant has resigned after an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations involving teen explorers.
    • A Nashville GA police officer was sentenced to 5 years in prison for soliciting sodomy from a 17-year-old boy and for violation of his oath.
    • 2 Chicago IL cops suspended while investigated over allegations that they sexually assaulted woman while on duty
    • DeKalb Co GA cop indicted for child molestation, rape, & battery for allegedly having sex w/15yr-old & hitting her
    • Nashville TN police officer fired after investigation into allegations he had sex w/women he arrested in police car
    • San Diego CA cop now faces 18 felony charges involving 5 alleged victims coerced into sex under threat of arrest
    • Port Arthur TX cop reassigned from working at school while subject of investigation into relationship w/student
    • Edinburg TX cop suspended & indicted on allegations of timesheet fraud & sex w/jailed woman and for using a subpoena to find a woman for sex.
    • A Niles MI police officer that we reported being arrested last week on unspecified charges was apparently accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy who was in custody at a juvenile detention facility while the officer was on duty.
    • A Toronto ON police officer was arrested on sexual assault and child exploitation charges involving a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old boy.
    • A Jersey City NJ police officer was arrested on child abuse charges on allegations that he tried to coerce a 16-year-old runaway for sex in exchange for a night in a hotel room. The girl got scared while she was in his car and called a friend who then called the police.
    • An Aurora CO police officer was arrested on multiple felony charges on allegations he sexually exploited a 15yr-old runaway.
    • Philadelphia PA cop sentenced to 17.5-35yrs for sexually assaulting girl since age 12, retired 1 day before arrest
    • Russellville AL police officer arrested for custodial sexual abuse involving at least 4 female detainees
    • New York NY cop facing trial for luring a 5th grader had coerced teen prostitute into sex in 2008 but kept his job
    • Frederick Co MD deputy assigned to school charged w/child sex abuse on allegations he had sexual contact w/14yr-old
    • Huron SD police officer sentenced to 30days jail in plea deal for sending explicit texts & videos to 15yr-old girl
    • Petersburg VA sheriff’s deputy arrested on multiple charges for attempting to have sex with what he thought was an 11-year-old in a sting operation
    • Baltimore MD police officer charged w/sexual abuse of a minor & assault involving minor living at his home
    • US Immigration officer arrested on sexual battery of a child under 12 charges involving ex-girlfriend’s daughter
    • Kearny Co KS deputy pleads to 10 of 13 sexual exploitation charges over photos of underage girl he had sex with
    • A Saline County IL deputy already facing sexual assault & misconduct charges is now facing 7 additional charges involving sexual misconduct with a girl under 16 years of age.
    • 2 New York NY cops already facing trial for raping woman in apt multiple times now face 11 more charges in that case
    • San Diego CA cop charged w/10 felonies on allegations he elicited sex from & sexually battered over 3 women on duty
    • Russellville AL sued by several former female jail detainees involving cop under investigation for sexual battery
    • Frisco City AL police chief arrested on rape & ethics charges on allegations he drove a woman who came to the department to report the theft of her computer and forcibly raped her.
    • Ottawa ON cop charged w/sexual assault over video showing him forcibly stripping female detainee in holding cell
    • Seaside CA police officer faces additional charges, 17 in total, after 2nd woman claims he sexually assaulted her
    • Boston MA loses $200k lawsuit to former prostitute who claimed she was forced to perform sex acts on police officer
    • El Paso TX cop indicted for improper relationship w/15yr-old student while working as school resource officer
    • San Diego CA cop arrested for on duty sexual battery now faces similar allegations by college student & another woman
    • A Los Angeles CA police officer was convicted for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl he arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and for soliciting sex from a transient he arrested on a battery charge.
    • A Southgate MI police officer has resigned while under investigation on an unspecified sexual assault allegation. Though officials refuse to even disclose that much at this point.
    • A San Diego CA police officer was arrested on sexual battery, false imprisonment, and assault under color of authority charges for allegedly molesting a woman he arrested on a DUI charge after a Mardi Gras celebration.
    • A Laurel MD police officer was convicted on a sexual abuse charge for hiding a spy camera in his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter’s room to record her undressing and for masturbating in her room on camera while holding articles of her clothing. He’s also facing federal child porn charges over that activity as well.
    • A Yakima WA police officer has resigned after a year-long investigation into allegations that he groped a woman while giving her a ride home after he had arrested her boyfriend on a drunk driving charge.
    • A Fort Worth TX police officer who was already arrested on sexual assault charge is now being accused of sexually assaulting at least four other women while he was on duty.
    • A Dallas TX police officer was suspended while under investigation on allegations that he ordered a woman to strip after she had called police to report a theft.
    • The now former police chief of Lilburn GA who was fired over unspecified misconduct was apparently the subject of sexual harassment allegations made by a subordinate officer according to records that were just recently released.
    • A Seaside CA police officer has been arrested on 2 assault and 6 sexual battery charges involving incidents that allegedly occurred while he was on duty.
    • A New Melle MO police officer has been sentenced to probation for sexually harassing a school teacher via text messages and an alleged illegal traffic stop. Previous reports about the case also included allegations he threatened her inside a school classroom with a taser but subsequent articles didn’t mention it.
    • A Vermont State trooper resigned while he was under investigation on allegations that he sexually assaulted a teen girl and took explicit photos and videos of her. No charges have been filed in the case and police are having difficulty finding anything other than legal photos of the girl but say his cell phone was damaged in a way that appears as though it was a matter of evidence tampering.
    • A San Diego CA police officer has resigned while under investigation on allegations made public last month that he raped a college student with the help of a female college employee.
    • The New Melle MO police department is being sued by a female teacher who was subjected to sexual harassment by a police officer that the suit claims was hired despite his criminal history which included similar allegations involving a minor.


  1. I'll point out that the people that Solzhenitsyn and Zelman were talking about weren't sentenced for rapes, they were promoted.

    (And yes, yes, we're on the same team: I think Washington should have been impeached and shot the minute he ordered federal troops to move against Pennsylvania farmers, too. But to suggest that there is some kind of direct comparison between the MVD systematically carrying out rapes and executions and individual cops getting arrested for being rapists weakens your own argument to anybody who's not a card-carrying NAP-lovin' An-Cap.)

  2. An excellent point Tam,
    I guess what I'm not understanding is if you show "conservatives" the first two quotes 9 out of 10 will foam at the mouth with fervor about killing commies and fascists.

    But then mention that individual cops in their hometowns do the same and most conservatives jump to stand on the blue line.