Posts Tagged: police brutality

Apr 15

Police Procedure 2015: Kill All Suspects

American Policing 101, for the year 2015: Principles to memorize.


1) It’s best to shoot to kill with all suspects. Do not call for back up to help take them down. Do not rely on pepper spray or non lethal ammunition. Do not tackle them–you might slightly injure yourself. Do not shoot them just because they’re black. Shoot them because they’re afraid or trying to get away–and black.

2) Shoot to kill, every time. Do not shoot at their legs or hips, since that might stop them without killing them.

3) If they’re white you need not shoot them unless they’re acting crazy (or “crazy”). If they’re white (or any other color) but seem to be suffering hallucinations, whether from a bipolar condition or drugs, kill them immediately. Do it quicker if they have an ink pen or a small broken bottle or some other deadly implement.

4) If they have what is likely a toy gun, shoot them. You can’t take a chance. A ten year old boy can be as deadly as a thirty year old man. Shoot them and then check.

5) If you have back-up, wait till the back-up has its guns drawn as well, so that everyone can shoot the suspect together.

6) If the suspect comes at you with a knife, no matter how small, shoot him dead instantly. Sure, if it’s in his right hand, your shot at his right shoulder is as good a shot as hitting his heart, or head, but don’t shoot him in the shoulder, because that would stop him, and he might live.

7) If they or their relatives or friends have a dog of any kind, SHOOT THE DOG. Even a toy poodle can bite.

8 ) Always opt for panic. Using judgment about when to shoot to kill will only delay shooting to kill.


1) If they reach into pockets for identification you have just asked for, shoot them. Maybe there was a little knife under the identification.

2) If they seem frightened by the search, shoot them. Don’t take a chance!

Aug 14

A Tactic for Reducing Police Violence

It’s hard to imagine any American city or town’s police force going completely gun free (even in the UK the cops have guns–just not on their hips. They have them around though). But we might see a significant improvement in statistics relating to police use of violence if we reorganize police forces into two groups of officers encountering the public, one unarmed, the other armed. Unarmed police–that is, cops armed only with nightsticks and pepper spray, and protected by kevlar–will be sent on most calls.

Other cops–not SWAT, that would be a subdivision of the armed group–would be dispatched if there’s some reason to believe there’s a possible wrongdoer armed with a gun. An armed robbery, for example. The armed cops will get extra training on subduing without killing. They will have the guns but will be encouraged to look for alternatives to using them. This will be an opportunity to rethink police training–but it won’t be disarming police.

If it works in one town to reduce needless killings by police, other towns may be encouraged to try it out.