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Torture, Murder, and Terror: Three Drug War Programs Your Taxes Pay For

 

 

 

 

” When’s the last time you heard someone argue that we need to raise taxes to fund torture? Or to pay for violent paramilitary raids on peaceful U.S. citizens? Or to incentivize extrajudicial killings carried out by our own government, yes, but also by a neighboring country? Probably never. As every good citizen knows, taxes are for taking care of the poor and the indigent, paying (good) teachers and (good) cops, investing in the future, and making sure the elderly have enough Viagra and cat food to fuel 25 years of post-workforce bingo, golf, and unprotected sex.

But it’s also the case that your taxes pay for unquestionably vile things. Incontrovertibly evil things. Plainly awful things. If you’re finishing up your taxes today, you should know that the U.S. will spend $14.7 billion of next year’s $25.4 billion drug control budget on government-sponsored violence; which means that your tax dollars—even if it’s just a fraction of a cent—will make possible acts of state-sponsored terror, torture, and murder. 

Here are three ways the government is spending your taxes.

 

 








Reason has an update on the police killing of Andrew Scott by the Lake City Sheriffs Department and it does nothing to make the police look any better. Quite the contrary 

  “The fatal shooting of Andrew Scott by Lake County, Florida police provoked a flurry of outrage on the Internet and in Scott’s own  neighborhood. The anger is because Scott died in his own doorway, because he was not the suspect for whom police were searching; nor did police identify themselves when they came to his door.

As I noted last week, Scott answered the door while holding his gun at 1:30 a.m. on July 15.According to WFTV 9, deputies saw the muzzle of the gun and nothing else (implying that Scott did not open his door very wide) and quickly, without identifying himself, K-9 Deputy Richard Sylvester shot and killed Scott. His girlfriend was present in the apartment and was heard screaming. After an hour and a half, deputies realized they had shot the wrong man. They were actually searching for suspect Jonathan Brown, whom they had trailed to Scott’s apartment complex. Turns out hisapartment was next door.”

Erika Johnsen on Ice-T’s common sense defense of the 2nd Amendment

” Huh. Quite a cogent argument from Ice-T , the self-described “godfather of gangsta rap,”
defending Americans’ gun rights following the shooting in Colorado on Friday.

  “It’s legal in the United States,” the rapper said. “The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.”

  “And do you see any link between that and this sort of instance?” Guru-Murthy challenged.

“No. Not really,” Ice-T responded. “If somebody wants to kill people, they don’t need a gun to do it.”

“Makes it easier though, doesn’t it?” the host pushed back.

“Not really. You can strap explosives onyour body. They do that all the time.” “

Again and Again and Again

  High Schooler shot and killed by police . Stories change . This is just one reason why we all need to video tape ANY police action we witness . That is the only way for the truth to be revealed . While I recognize that most cops are good it is very hard to have any faith in the good intentions and integrity of ANY authorities these days . There has been too much abuse and way too little accountability . 

  ” Blueford’s family has retained counsel, civil rights attorney James Burris, who points out all the shots were fired by cops. The family also claimed in a statement that their son was left to bleed to death, and that Blueford’s friends were detained for six hours following the incident. The family says it was informed of their son’s death at the hands of cops not by the police department but from one of Blueford’s friends after he was released. The family also points out that the original police version claimed an exchange of gunfire. Investigators say the gun recovered at the scene had not been shot.”

  Since the police , in the main , act just like the rest of the “authorities” and circle the wagons to cover for each other  who knows if the gun found at the scene was the dead boy’s or could it have been a “throw down” ?