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CabinCr3w March : “CabinGr00v3” by @glitchgore : #OWS
Any public safety officer can certainly be fired for any criminal conviction, especially a police officer. However, corruption runs deep and wide in many departments, and serious offenses get deliberately overlooked while minor infractions — especially criticisms of the agency or the government — get taken very seriously.
Again, see Mr. Fuddlesticks, where they came after a police officer like the ghostrider for anonymously calling out wrongdoing in his department. It’s a huge and serious problem.
Understand that when you work in public safety, you’re in a heirarchy that starts out with people like yourself, who answer 911 calls. Above you are white shirts who move paper around, then politicians. They are the ones calling the shots.
It’s micropolitics. The same rules apply at the fire station as in big politics — Anthony Weiner can’t be tolerated for flirting on the internet; David Vitter is a regular client of a brothel and gets a standing ovation on the senate floor. One side of our system seriously bullies the other, and that goes from the top down.
They can’t legally say, “You, citizen, are not permitted to protest off duty, out of uniform,” but sometimes they do anyway. I was once screamed at by a fire chief in front of the entire department for casually expressing a criticism of our local community college. We were at the fire station, no civilians around.
I was told that even when I am out of uniform, people know I’m affiliated with that department and may mistake me for a department spokesperson or that I’m reflecting departmental opinions. I took a huge amount of abuse from the white shirts for months after that.
Was I fired? No. But they made my life difficult, because they didn’t like my opinions. “Opinionated” is the scarlet letter in public safety.
I know multiple soldiers who have been bullied for not supporting the right-wing ideology. (The same happens to non-Christians, who get bullied for not going along with that part of the system.)
When my friend John came back from I think his third tour in Afghanistan, co-workers confronted him about who he’d be voting for. John is from Massachusetts, and advised he’d be voting for Kerry. He was told that wasn’t a good idea, and he should vote for Bush. He invited them to suck it. He was called out about this by higher and higher levels of his command until they ended up with his entire unit being called to work in the middle of the night. They made all these people get out of bed in the dark of night, get dressed, report for duty, and sit there while John got bullied by a colonel about his lack of patriotism. I kid you not.
^With and without Tor
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Another illustration by Edmund Dulac, this one for Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “Lenore”.
I’ve recently started working with some of the medics at the Oakland, Berkley, and SF protests. Things have been kind of rocky - I’ve spent one amazing night wandering around Oakland, only to find a raid starting the second I sit my ass down back home, and another night in SF spent trying to keep idiots from allowing the mentally ill to fight each other in front of the police. My friends have actually seen police action, and were able to help a lot, so hopefully I won’t feel like I’m warming the bench much longer. Until then, I’m going to post some pictures of my gear and link a few guides that have helped us get started. Please feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions; I’m taking on some additional need for privacy by connecting my work to this account, but will be as specific and helpful as possible.
“My Mother Told Me If I Ever Lied, She’d Slap Me Into Another Nationality.”