Who Will Protect the Protectors?

“What bullsh*t, Liam.  If your lot really thought they [i.e., the police] were part of the “99%”, you’d be doing something to protect them, too,” Sorcha Nic Congail

Well, it has to be admitted that my cousin Sorcha has a point. A powerful point. Not the sort of thing that I would have been inclined to explore on my own unbidden. But that’s what friends are for, I guess. To prod you along some paths you would never have even considered, left to your own devices.

Here’s where the hole ugly mess began:

Photo, allegedly of the dog Parrot moments before being shot to death by police.

I received a copy of this photo last weekend from an FB friend and as a dog lover was immediately horrified.  As a kid I grew up with dogs — lots of dogs.  Probably the best, most loving and loyal animals on earth. I’d long ago come to see dogs as man’s natural companion and most trusted comrade. My nerves just could not handle the image of a so-called “law enforcement officer” crushing the spine of a beloved family pet. I blanched at the nightmare of a child discovering this photo haunt the web, eternally memorializing the brutal killing of his best friend — the best friend that would have done anything to protect him, but whom he himself was powerless to help in his hour of need.

The accompanying text was spare. It described this officer backing a frightened family pet named Parrot into a corner, pouncing on the hapless creature and applying the full weight of his body to the animal’s back before it was corralled to a concrete pen where another officer executed the creature at point blank range with his service revolver.

In the context of a stream of videos and text updates on the various Occupy protests throughout the company, I assumed (though was not told) that a protester had brought the animal along, either not wanting to subject the poor beast to the intolerable neglect and lonliness that his/her long absence would create, or maybe even as some stype of service animal like a seeing eye dog.  This time the cops had gone too far, I thought.

Scott Olsen, victim of police violence

I know — this was a sick, sick notion. The whole world had seen a participant of Occupy Oakland, 24 year-old, 2-tour Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen shot in the face by overzealous police in California.  You may well say, “What kind of pervert are you, Liam, that you care more about a mere DOG than a human being?!”

I don’t blame you or disagree with you necessarily. That is essentially true; my reaction was indeed a reflection of the bizarre, inverted distinctions I maintain in my various relationships with humans and animals.

Like I said, I grew up considering dogs to be my closest, most loyal friends. My father was an expert at picking family pets. My mother nicknamed Dad “St. Francis” because of the uncanny rapport he had with all sorts of animals. He really did radiate an almsot supernatural calm among them that could lead to the most anamolous sights you’re ever likely to see outside of a Pixar(tm) animation.  At one point he had somehow trained our two Labrador Retrievers to calmly (if inquisitively) accept the unfettered prescence of a parakeet hopping about the living room floor.  Believe it or not, those dogs NEVER molested the bird.

And this is precisely where the pardoxes enter the story of the photo above. Three paradoxes, really.

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  • Guest

    This didn’t happen at Occupy Wall Street event.  It happened last September at the Adams Morgan Festival. 

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html

  • Guest

    This didn’t happen at Occupy Wall Street event.  It happened last September at the Adams Morgan Festival. 

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html

  • Guest

    This didn’t happen at Occupy Wall Street event.  It happened last September at the Adams Morgan Festival. 

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html

  • Anonymous

    Utter cowardice. The dog could have been leashed to something, evident by its collar. Had its owner been arrested, family could have gotten it or it could be kenneled at owners cost.

    This was simply the Police trying to do a little show of force. Usual Police tactic – this is why they occasionally beat minorities to death and claim (and win) self defense when its 5 on 1.

  • Redacted

    Utter cowardice. The dog could have been leashed to something, evident by its collar. Had its owner been arrested, family could have gotten it or it could be kenneled at owners cost.

    This was simply the Police trying to do a little show of force. Usual Police tactic – this is why they occasionally beat minorities to death and claim (and win) self defense when its 5 on 1.

  • The.dude_lebowski

    WHY DID THE POLICE KILL THIS DOG? And where did this brutal monstrosity occur? Did the dog pose a threat? I guess, what I’m trying to ask is what did the dog do to make the cops break it’s spine and execute it so callously? I don’t understand what kind of “cop” would do this to someone’s pet. The dog had collars; it had an owner. Where was the owner? Did he witness the execution of his dog? Back to the policeman, I sure as hell do not want that law enforcement officer “protecting” my family.

  • The.dude_lebowski

    WHY DID THE POLICE KILL THIS DOG? And where did this brutal monstrosity occur? Did the dog pose a threat? I guess, what I’m trying to ask is what did the dog do to make the cops break it’s spine and execute it so callously? I don’t understand what kind of “cop” would do this to someone’s pet. The dog had collars; it had an owner. Where was the owner? Did he witness the execution of his dog? Back to the policeman, I sure as hell do not want that law enforcement officer “protecting” my family.

    • Guest

      “Tony De Pass, 67, a former D.C. police officer who lives in Northwest,
      said that the dog was charging directly at him when Fike drew his gun
      and fired and that “if the officer hadn’t shot the dog, the dog would
      have got one of us, either me or the officer.”

      “What he did, I would have done the same damn thing,” De Pass said.” -http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html

      It happened in Washington D.C.

      • Calypso_1

        a little selective in our sitations aren’t we?- bet you’re a fan of fair and balanced reporting

        “The officer drew his gun in an unnecessary act of cowboy gunslinging law enforcement and shot my dog amidst a crowd of thousands,”

        Jennifer Naideth, 29, who was in town from Los Angeles selling cosmetics at the festival. She called the shooting “so unnecessary and so violent,” adding that “there was no human life in danger.”

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html

        …..and the officer’s corroborating witness is a former cop………

        • SF2K01

          As a former dog owner, in many places a dog biting (even in self defense) with any complaint results in the dog being put to sleep, regardless of past history. It’s one of those shitty things you don’t realize till a neighboring kid taunts your dog until it bites and then your dog is put down by the city.

          Not really defending the cop (as the situation should never have happened in the first place) except to say that if he so much as thought the dog was crazed (and there’s a good chance that it might have appeared that way in a crazy protest situation) then he was pretty much in the clear legally. If he didn’t shoot the dog (and I’m not entirely sure that is an illegal way of putting a dog down) then it would have been euthanized.

        • Guest

          The dude asked why the dog was killed.  So I posted the cops side of the story.  That is all.

  • NarwhalNecropsy

    I would have loved to put the cop in a kennel after he did that, then execute him with his own service weapon. Human beings have just as much of a right to be here as animals do.

  • NarwhalNecropsy

    I would have loved to put the cop in a kennel after he did that, then execute him with his own service weapon. Human beings have just as much of a right to be here as animals do.

    • E.B. Wolf

      I disagree. His death should be far more…methodical. 

  • Guest

    “Tony De Pass, 67, a former D.C. police officer who lives in Northwest,
    said that the dog was charging directly at him when Fike drew his gun
    and fired and that “if the officer hadn’t shot the dog, the dog would
    have got one of us, either me or the officer.”

    “What he did, I would have done the same damn thing,” De Pass said.” -http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html

    It happened in Washington D.C.

  • Anonymous

    It would be interesting to see national statistics on officer involved dog shootings.  I can think of several in my community over the past few years.  In all cases the officers entered onto private property responding to ‘complaints’ about the canines,  not eating people’s faces, but no leash or excessive barking.  In one case the dog was fenced in its yard.  I’m sure the police do encounter aggressive animals on a regular basis – dogs tend to have a keen sense of threat assessment. 

  • Calypso_1

    It would be interesting to see national statistics on officer involved dog shootings.  I can think of several in my community over the past few years.  In all cases the officers entered onto private property responding to ‘complaints’ about the canines,  not eating people’s faces, but no leash or excessive barking.  In one case the dog was fenced in its yard.  I’m sure the police do encounter aggressive animals on a regular basis – dogs tend to have a keen sense of threat assessment. 

    • Hudeosbo

      I think it would be interesting to see national statistics on officers shooting innocent,un-armed citizens. Here in Houston it happens more frequently than it does to dogs!

  • Anonymous

    a little selective in our sitations aren’t we?- bet you’re a fan of fair and balanced reporting

    “The officer drew his gun in an unnecessary act of cowboy gunslinging law enforcement and shot my dog amidst a crowd of thousands,”

    Jennifer Naideth, 29, who was in town from Los Angeles selling cosmetics at the festival. She called the shooting “so unnecessary and so violent,” adding that “there was no human life in danger.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html

    …..and the officer’s corroborating witness is a former cop………

  • Anonymous

    a little selective in our sitations aren’t we?- bet you’re a fan of fair and balanced reporting

    “The officer drew his gun in an unnecessary act of cowboy gunslinging law enforcement and shot my dog amidst a crowd of thousands,”

    Jennifer Naideth, 29, who was in town from Los Angeles selling cosmetics at the festival. She called the shooting “so unnecessary and so violent,” adding that “there was no human life in danger.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html

    …..and the officer’s corroborating witness is a former cop………

  • Hudeosbo

    I think it would be interesting to see national statistics on officers shooting innocent,un-armed citizens. Here in Houston it happens more frequently than it does to dogs!

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    A quick note: If you ever have to kill a police dog, go ahead and kill its handler too. It’s the same crime to kill a police k-9 unit as it is to kill a human cop. So, once you’re over that line, might as well get your money’s worth.

    There’s plenty of video and news stories online of cops going out of their way to shoot and kill people’s pets. I wonder at the equity of punishing the death of their dogs as equal to a murder, while the death of our dogs is cleared up administratively.

    Anyhow, I had to cheer a few months back when I saw that some guy killed a cop who was not only on his property without a warrant, but was about to shoot his dogs on orders from his Sergeant.  Close range shotgun blast, probably to the head or neck too since cops are generally vested these days. Ouch.

    The comments where I read the story were overwhelmingly anti-police. I think perhaps the police and those that rely on the police have very little awareness of just exactly where public sentiment lies.

    Maybe I should drop some Milkbones off at the local Occupy camp.

    • Artor

      I wonder what happened to the poor guy who was defending his home and dogs in your tale. I bet it wasn’t pretty.

      • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

        He was arrested, of course. And made some statements that really torqued off the cops… Here’s where I originally found the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2025812/Police-officer-Robert-Lasso-shot-dead-pointing-stun-gun-mans-dogs.html

        You can see at the bottom how the comments played out. They were so Anti-Cop that Dailymail stopped new comments after only 18 responses and even those were moderated.

        If you do more research into the story and see what happened to the guy, please let us know. I’d do it, but it’s Sushi time for me.

        • Artor

          Thanks for the link, but I don’t think it illustrates what you wanted to illustrate. The cops were there for a domestic disturbance call against someone the neighbors were scared of, so there may have been a wife or girlfriend or kid getting the shit beat out of them. Cops are perfectly justified in insisting on having a look in such a case. The gun pointed at the dogs was a taser, not a firearm.
          I am definitely not pro-cop, but I’m also not in favor of killing someone who threatens your dogs.

          • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

            Hmm, I think it does.

            Some people will flat shoot your ass if you hurt their dogs. That was my point.

            Whether or not the cop had the legal right to be there isn’t actually for you and I to decide and the argument can definitely be made both ways.

            That’s up to a jury now.
             

    • Guest

      That would be good.  However this didn’t not occur anywhere near an Occupy Wall Street event.  As it happened in Washington D.C. some time in September 2010.

      • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

        As I understand it, you are correct about the time and place of the incident.

        However, the Milkbones would be a well deserved reward for the dogs which are currently facing this type of thoughtless brutality at the current Occupy sites.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    A quick note: If you ever have to kill a police dog, go ahead and kill its handler too. It’s the same crime to kill a police k-9 unit as it is to kill a human cop. So, once you’re over that line, might as well get your money’s worth.

    There’s plenty of video and news stories online of cops going out of their way to shoot and kill people’s pets. I wonder at the equity of punishing the death of their dogs as equal to a murder, while the death of our dogs is cleared up administratively.

    Anyhow, I had to cheer a few months back when I saw that some guy killed a cop who was not only on his property without a warrant, but was about to shoot his dogs on orders from his Sergeant.  Close range shotgun blast, probably to the head or neck too since cops are generally vested these days. Ouch.

    The comments where I read the story were overwhelmingly anti-police. I think perhaps the police and those that rely on the police have very little awareness of just exactly where public sentiment lies.

    Maybe I should drop some Milkbones off at the local Occupy camp.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    OWS – Hire outside contractor security to protect yourselves from the police attacks.

    Perhaps Xe services would be applicable and ironic.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      There are few idealists among the professional warriors of today, even fewer with any reason to fight other than a paycheck. Mercenaries abound where honor is not found….

       

      • Calypso_1

        Having participated in the warrior culture of today, I can tell you that, particularly among the elite military, there is quite a resurgence of idealistic, honor based culture. Unfortunately, amongst those that I have encountered there is near complete lack of awareness about the nature of political power and treachery. These people are as manipulable as the samurai ever were. They are their master’s dogs and fundamentally all their attempts at honing their minds and spirits come down to an extension of might makes right. Even worse those that cultivate themselves with honor refuse to even acknowledge the level of black ops their handlers perpetrate with the aid of men less noble then themselves.

        • GoodDoktorBad

          I truly admire “the warrior spirit”. That is, the part of people that is noble, steadfast and willing to sacrifice for others. But the true test of such spirit lies not just in the willingness to kill or be killed, but in the act of mercy for those you protect and also, just as importantly, for those you must fight. 

          I sort of go by the Kwai Chang Kain method: Commit no aggression, disarm your attackers with minimal force and have mercy on the fools who would smite you…. because they are as frightened and wounded animals and there is no good that comes from an execution -only martyrdom and the wounding of the spirits of all concerned…

          • Calypso_1

            I think its time to bring our warriors home in more ways than one.  Not just state-side and to their families but back to the land and ‘We the People’.  The mantle of authority invested in our leaders is as bankrupt as the coffers of this nation.  Those that cultivate honor and nobility of spirit amoungst our warriors need now to see the enemy within and be the shield of the people and not the tip of the spear for the lords of war.

          • Redacted

            To know mercy is to be a Warrior. The reason I left the Army is I was starting to go crazy from kicking in doors in house raids, only to draw rifles on a Woman cowering in a corner shielding her children. Shame filled my heart every time. A Warrior does not draw a sword on the helpless.

            I could not deal with it, nor could anyone else. I only wanted to fight their Father, and that also became increasingly ridiculous.

      • Redacted

        I will only become a Martyr when the time is right.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    OWS – Hire outside contractor security to protect yourselves from the police attacks.

    Perhaps Xe services would be applicable and ironic.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what happened to the poor guy who was defending his home and dogs in your tale. I bet it wasn’t pretty.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    He was arrested, of course. And made some statements that really torqued off the cops… Here’s where I originally found the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2025812/Police-officer-Robert-Lasso-shot-dead-pointing-stun-gun-mans-dogs.html

    You can see at the bottom how the comments played out. They were so Anti-Cop that Dailymail stopped new comments after only 18 responses and even those were moderated.

    If you do more research into the story and see what happened to the guy, please let us know. I’d do it, but it’s Sushi time for me.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the link, but I don’t think it illustrates what you wanted to illustrate. The cops were there for a domestic disturbance call against someone the neighbors were scared of, so there may have been a wife or girlfriend or kid getting the shit beat out of them. Cops are perfectly justified in insisting on having a look in such a case. The gun pointed at the dogs was a taser, not a firearm.
    I am definitely not pro-cop, but I’m also not in favor of killing someone who threatens your dogs.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Mario sez: 

    “I stand, four feet on the ground -with my canine fellows” 
    “May their exuberant innocence, base goodness, and smelly breath be a beacon of all that is good of the creatures of earth. They have been a better friend to man than man has been a friend to them.”
    (I just wish they’d stop sniffing my ass with their cold, wet noses—-Hissssss!!) 

  • Anonymous

    Mario sez: 

    “I stand, four feet on the ground -with my canine fellows” 
    “May their exuberant innocence, base goodness, and smelly breath be a beacon of all that is good of the creatures of earth. They have been a better friend to man than man has been a friend to them.”
    (I just wish they’d stop sniffing my ass with their cold, wet noses—-Hissssss!!) 

  • Conspiracy Carrot

    I am so sick and tired of these stupid fucking pigs. Take some more steroids, you inbred meathead.

  • http://twitter.com/consprcy_carrot Conspiracy Carrot

    I am so sick and tired of these stupid fucking pigs. Take some more steroids, you inbred meathead.

  • Anonymous

    There are few idealists among the professional warriors of today, even fewer with any reason to fight other than a paycheck. Mercenaries abound where honor is not found….

     

  • hateoncops

    That fucking fascist scumbag holding the dog down looks like he’s repressing homosexual tendencies, which is whey he’s a FUCKING CUNTBAG. FUCK THE POLICE – “HERE TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO FOR THE WEALTHY ELITE.” Wow that was intellectual comment from me. I am so proud. Sorry,I  just reeeeealy hate the police, especially when they’re such obvious fucking thugs like this deseased genital wart in uniform. aaah.

  • hateoncops

    That fucking fascist scumbag holding the dog down looks like he’s repressing homosexual tendencies, which is whey he’s a FUCKING CUNTBAG. FUCK THE POLICE – “HERE TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO FOR THE WEALTHY ELITE.” Wow that was intellectual comment from me. I am so proud. Sorry,I  just reeeeealy hate the police, especially when they’re such obvious fucking thugs like this deseased genital wart in uniform. aaah.

  • Anonymous

    As a former dog owner, in many places a dog biting (even in self defense) with any complaint results in the dog being put to sleep, regardless of past history. It’s one of those shitty things you don’t realize till a neighboring kid taunts your dog until it bites and then your dog is put down by the city.

    Not really defending the cop (as the situation should never have happened in the first place) except to say that if he so much as thought the dog was crazed (and there’s a good chance that it might have appeared that way in a crazy protest situation) then he was pretty much in the clear legally. If he didn’t shoot the dog (and I’m not entirely sure that is an illegal way of putting a dog down) then it would have been euthanized.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    FUCK THE POLICE, NO JUSTICE, NO FUCKING PEACE!

    In shiny new police state america, cops are frequently getting warrants and then raiding homes, without any kind of warning to occupants, this frequently and unsurprisingly leads to violence, and quite frequently to pets.

    Pigs broke into a man’s home without warning, and upset the whole family, including their pet corgi who started barking at the intruders, who then shot the dog. The suspect they were there to arrest practically starts crying asking if and then why they shot his dog. He was then arrested, I believe it was for a petty drug related crime. These incidents are occuring more and more frequently.

  • Anarchy Pony

    FUCK THE POLICE, NO JUSTICE, NO FUCKING PEACE!

    In shiny new police state america, cops are frequently getting warrants and then raiding homes, without any kind of warning to occupants, this frequently and unsurprisingly leads to violence, and quite frequently to pets.

    Pigs broke into a man’s home without warning, and upset the whole family, including their pet corgi who started barking at the intruders, who then shot the dog. The suspect they were there to arrest practically starts crying asking if and then why they shot his dog. He was then arrested, I believe it was for a petty drug related crime. These incidents are occuring more and more frequently.

  • justagirl

    it is hopeless.  police are a collective entity with underground wires.  but, can you believe caesar is married!  like…  have you seen the dude on rollerblades?  …i didn’t see that one coming.

  • justagirl

    it is hopeless.  police are a collective entity with underground wires.  but, can you believe caesar is married!  like…  have you seen the dude on rollerblades?  …i didn’t see that one coming.

  • Guest

    The dude asked why the dog was killed.  So I posted the cops side of the story.  That is all.

  • Guest

    That would be good.  However this didn’t not occur anywhere near an Occupy Wall Street event.  As it happened in Washington D.C. some time in September 2010.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    As I understand it, you are correct about the time and place of the incident.

    However, the Milkbones would be a well deserved reward for the dogs which are currently facing this type of thoughtless brutality at the current Occupy sites.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Hmm, I think it does.

    Some people will flat shoot your ass if you hurt their dogs. That was my point.

    Whether or not the cop had the legal right to be there isn’t actually for you and I to decide and the argument can definitely be made both ways.

    That’s up to a jury now.
     

  • Sj

    There are people who will find the need and will protect.

    Anyways, try taking a look here

  • Sj

    There are people who will find the need and will protect.

    Anyways, try taking a look here

  • dumbo

    This happened more than a year ago.  Do some research next time. 
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html
    I wasn’t there, and don’t know the true circumstances, but if a pit bull charged me I would have done the same thing.  I’ve seen numerous accounts of pit bulls killing people here in Phoenix over the last 7 or 8 years…

  • dumbo

    This happened more than a year ago.  Do some research next time. 
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203938.html
    I wasn’t there, and don’t know the true circumstances, but if a pit bull charged me I would have done the same thing.  I’ve seen numerous accounts of pit bulls killing people here in Phoenix over the last 7 or 8 years…

  • MetalMonkey

    poor puppy… he’s in doggy heaven now

  • MetalMonkey

    poor puppy… he’s in doggy heaven now

  • RoboBagons

    Um, the moronic owners probably had let the dog lose, and allowed it to attack. Since this story doesn’t really go over anything about what had occurred other than the after math, can’t really say much. BUT, I doubt the officers would have just randomly FOUND a dog, and killed it. There was a motive, most likely a reasonable one, and they did what they needed to do. If a dog attacks me, I attack back, simple as that. AND I LOVE DOGS TOO, but I don’t take that shit from a lower species. If they attack me or my family, I will snap its neck right there in cold blood, and that goes for any animal really, unless its a bear or something then I guess I’m just dead.

  • RoboBagons

    Um, the moronic owners probably had let the dog lose, and allowed it to attack. Since this story doesn’t really go over anything about what had occurred other than the after math, can’t really say much. BUT, I doubt the officers would have just randomly FOUND a dog, and killed it. There was a motive, most likely a reasonable one, and they did what they needed to do. If a dog attacks me, I attack back, simple as that. AND I LOVE DOGS TOO, but I don’t take that shit from a lower species. If they attack me or my family, I will snap its neck right there in cold blood, and that goes for any animal really, unless its a bear or something then I guess I’m just dead.

  • RoboBagons

    Um, the moronic owners probably had let the dog lose, and allowed it to attack. Since this story doesn’t really go over anything about what had occurred other than the after math, can’t really say much. BUT, I doubt the officers would have just randomly FOUND a dog, and killed it. There was a motive, most likely a reasonable one, and they did what they needed to do. If a dog attacks me, I attack back, simple as that. AND I LOVE DOGS TOO, but I don’t take that shit from a lower species. If they attack me or my family, I will snap its neck right there in cold blood, and that goes for any animal really, unless its a bear or something then I guess I’m just dead.

  • Anonymous

    Having participated in the warrior culture of today, I can tell you that, particularly among the elite military, there is quite a resurgence of idealistic, honor based culture. Unfortunately, amongst those that I have encountered there is near complete lack of awareness about the nature of political power and treachery. These people are as manipulable as the samurai ever were. They are their master’s dogs and fundamentally all their attempts at honing their minds and spirits come down to an extension of might makes right. Even worse those that cultivate themselves with honor refuse to even acknowledge the level of black ops their handlers perpetrate with the aid of men less noble then themselves.

  • Anonymous

    I truly admire “the warrior spirit”. That is, the part of people that is noble, steadfast and willing to sacrifice for others. But the true test of such spirit lies not just in the willingness to kill or be killed, but in the act of mercy for those you protect and also, just as importantly, for those you must fight. 

    I sort of go by the Kwai Chang Kain method: Commit no aggression, disarm your attackers with minimal force and have mercy on the fools who would smite you…. because they are as frightened and wounded animals and there is no good that comes from an execution -only martyrdom and the wounding of the spirits of all concerned…

  • Anonymous

    I think its time to bring our warriors home in more ways than one.  Not just state-side and to their families but back to the land and ‘We the People’.  The mantle of authority invested in our leaders is as bankrupt as the coffers of this nation.  Those that cultivate honor and nobility of spirit amoungst our warriors need now to see the enemy within and be the shield of the people and not the tip of the spear for the lords of war.

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    • Calypso_1

      wow, thank you very much.

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  • Anonymous

    wow, thank you very much.

  • Anonymous

    I will only become a Martyr when the time is right.

  • Anonymous

    To know mercy is to be a Warrior. The reason I left the Army is I was starting to go crazy from kicking in doors in house raids, only to draw rifles on a Woman cowering in a corner shielding her children. Shame filled my heart every time. A Warrior does not draw a sword on the helpless.

    I could not deal with it, nor could anyone else. I only wanted to fight their Father, and that also became increasingly ridiculous.

  • E.B. Wolf

    I disagree. His death should be far more…methodical. 

  • Lisa_Belise

    http://www.poponono.com/police-fatally-shoot-dog-at-adams-morgan-festival

    This happened last year in Washington DC and it NOT what it seems from this story. Get informed people.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.poponono.com/police-fatally-shoot-dog-at-adams-morgan-festival

    This happened last year in Washington DC and it NOT what it seems from this story. Get informed people.