Thursday, December 24, 2015

What You'd Expect from Rahm ...

...but who's next?

...The lesson for us is that police departments are more and more using stability operations as a model or paradigm for their work, with the approval of those in charge.  As these tactics want to work their way into the fabric of American society like a cancer, one goal will be to kill the cancer before it takes over the host.  This battle will be gradual, fought initially on the fields of town hall meetings, boards, blogs, and so on.  If the battles are lost there, it will expand, and if lost entirely, dystopia (and maybe insurgency) will come to the American countryside....

"Stability ops" is what's current in the Chicago PD order of battle, and what led to the death of Laquan Jackson.

But extremely tight police control of other cities is always a possibility.  "Broken windows" policing is the smiley-face variant; it's only a matter of degree.

Stupid enforcement of stupid parking regulations is another tactic. 

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