I am a strong advocate for mental health consumers, senior citizens and homeless veterans who have a DD214 to prove that they are veterans and not just a liar holding a sign mascara-ding as someone who fought for this country. I will continue to do live on air talk radio and investigative journalism until they pull me out of here with a toe tag. I am a consultant to the Northwest Emergency Management Disaster Response Team and still lead a small group of undercover operatives here in the Northwest that specialize in exposing abuse and neglect in low income Medicaid homes and will continue to write for publications as a ghost writer around the world.
On the 28th of April my producers and I will be meeting with the chief of police of a moderate size city of 150,000 here in the northwest. The reason the chief is coming to this board meeting is to discuss an incident that happened a couple of weeks ago in his city. This incident involved, as I understand it, a mentally disturbed veteran just prior to the incident. Long story short, the man allegedly pointed a shotgun at the officer or was waving it around and the officer shot and killed the man. We have been told by sources that the officer had not yet gone through training to deal with these types of situations.
I am asking for all of you to send your comments concerning your feelings towards the police departments and individual officers in your area. I will be asking the chief at this meeting if I can speak to his officers concerning the reasons why people are so afraid of the police around the country. I want to give his officers a sense and depth of understanding concerning the way they are portrayed in the media. I want to educate them about the hundreds of thousands of the conspiracy theories that are out there that make their jobs much more dangerous than they realize. Of course many of these conspiracy theories have become hard science.
I believe it is time for the communities of the United States to ban together and have a meaningful conversation with law enforcement. One that will bring about more fruitful discussions concerning reality and one that will make the officers more alert and oriented concerning mental health patients around the US. Especially the ones who are not taking their meds and have PTSD from hell.
Police are scary even without the conspiracy theories. They look scary. Armed to the hilt, big shiny badge, the power of God on earth, unaccountable for their wicked ways in many cases, with a license to kill, ravage and destroy at will without any repercussions. At least this is the perception that the general public holds within its mind, body and spirit.
I grew up with some of the meanest cops in America including officers, field agents, undercover operatives, DEA, FBI, OSI, DOD and sheriffs. They were relentless in their pursuit of power because they were not being watched, investigated or corralled by anyone. This was in the 60s and 70s under the watchful eye of District Attorney Henry Wade and long arm of the law Bill Decker. My blood relative was the lead investigator during the JFK assassination. My constant companions growing up were dirty cops who thought it funny to talk about how many niggers they had killed that week.
There are no secrets here that have not been heavily scrutinized at one point or another inside and outside of the department in Dallas County. I remember during the reign of Mayor Ron Kirk, black and white officers would not even back each other up. There was so much racism in the department between whites, blacks and Hispanics. My blood relative was the most powerful police officer in Dallas County. He died a horrible death. He suffered incomprehensible pain on his death bed. I firmly believe in karma. What goes around comes around.
I was raped by this person with a gun and locked in a casket for 14 hours. I have forgiven this cop and blood relative for his dirty deeds. What is so terrible about this whole situation is that he was cursing God when he took his last breath. He was so evil that he even beat his own wife and aborted her baby and this is after he had locked her in the shed in the freezing cold and left her there during his drunken stupor.
To tell you how powerful he was. When the Dallas Police were called because of her screaming. He ran the patrol officers with his gun and told them he would kill them if they returned and they obeyed.
I am asking all of you to email us with your personal stories concerning your encounters with the police that in your opinion could have gone a whole lot smoother if cops had more education and training especially in the areas of psychiatric evaluation and sensitivity. I would also like to get your opinions on citizen police oversight boards and internal affairs and what part they play in making officers accountable for their actions.
I will be giving this writing to the chief of police this writing in a confidential envelope at the meeting on April 28th. I will also be discussing this issue live on air. As a matter of fact I will be doing many shows on these issues that effect all of us. We must put a stop to these rogue cops who are completely out of hand and feel like they are unstoppable, unaccountable and bullet proof. Too many innocent lives have been lost. Too much property damaged and too many voices crushed for speaking out against corruption in law enforcement in all levels. I hope the chief will allow me to speak to his officers on these matters that effect their lives and the lives of those they are sworn to protect in the communities. I will be setting this up as a special event.
I look forward to your comments, stories, dialogue and questions.
Bureau Chief @ Alternative Public Radio International