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Louisiana police don’t have any right to tell you you can’t walk onto a public beach (even to, as Esman puts it, “roll around in sticky gunky tar that I’ll never be able to get off—if I want to, that’s my right”). However, they do have the right to mislead you about who they’re really working for. In Louisiana, as in many places, it’s legal for police officers to wear their uniforms regardless of whether they’re acting in an official capacity or working for a private corporation. Which is why Andrew Wheelan, the environmentalist mentioned above, was unaware that the cop who pressured him to stop filming a BP building and later pulled him over so that a BP official could question him wasn’t on duty at the time. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office told me that the deputy who pulled Wheelan over is just one of 40 in the parish who are working for BP on their own time. And the BP-police collusion goes beyond uniformed deputies moonlighting. In nearby Lafourche Parish, for example, the sheriff’s office is filling 57 security positions a week for BP; the shifts are on the clock, and BP reimburses the sheriff’s office for them.

Cops are for sale in this country.  Don’t you feel safer now?

Mother Jones

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schmolitics:

fuckkyeahchicago:

POLICE BRUTALITY. The guy on the ground was thrown down, pepper sprayed multiple times, kicked in the temple and back of the head, and then beat with a baton. For what? Taking photos of another person being assaulted by police. I was choked with my own helmet by a cop and Brian was maced - again… FOR TAKING PHOTOS.
Chicago Tumblrs - who got video?  We NEED to get this out to the media.
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This was Critical Mass. Critical fucking Mass, people. The group of cyclists that ride the streets once a month. This wasn’t some gang. Hopefully someone got video or revealing pictures so these CPD officers are punished.

schmolitics:

fuckkyeahchicago:

POLICE BRUTALITY. The guy on the ground was thrown down, pepper sprayed multiple times, kicked in the temple and back of the head, and then beat with a baton. For what? Taking photos of another person being assaulted by police. I was choked with my own helmet by a cop and Brian was maced - again… FOR TAKING PHOTOS.

Chicago Tumblrs - who got video?  We NEED to get this out to the media.

(via abeird:soylentgreenispeople:bnf) 

This was Critical Mass. Critical fucking Mass, people. The group of cyclists that ride the streets once a month. This wasn’t some gang. Hopefully someone got video or revealing pictures so these CPD officers are punished.

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