No, seriously, I could swear the water in this pot is getting a little hotter… (#4)
Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 15 years ago, in 2008, on the World Wide Web.
(Via Radley Balko 2008-06-23.)
These are scenes from a SWAT team training exercise in Floyd County, Georgia, in which a squad of heavily armed paramilitaries practice storming, sweeping, and occupying a house, while dressed in military-style fatigues and heavily armed with assault rifles, body armor, gas grenades, etc. The training exercise is part of a recruitment video that the Floyd County Public Safety department is preparing, in order to
show potential [job] applicants what Floyd County Public Safety is all about, apparently because Floyd County cops want to hire on even more of the kind of people who would be attracted to the prospect of doing things like this all day, and who believe that this sort of thing is what policing is
Do you feel safer now?
- GT 2008-05-15: No, seriously, I could swear the water in this pot is getting a little hotter... (#3)
- GT 2008-05-12: No, seriously, I could swear the water in this pot is getting a little hotter... (#2)
- GT 2008-05-06: No, seriously, I could swear the water in this pot is getting a little hotter...
- GT 2008-04-28: Is it just me or is the water in this pot getting a little hotter?
It seems like there was some apt biblical passage I can’t recall, about the wicked flaunting themselves without shame….
Bob Hodges /#
Oh Floyd County, my sweet home police state.
Thanks for posting that RadGeek. Have you ever read Kristian William’s Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America?
I found it to be an informative and well-reasoned critique of the role of police in American society. Williams seems to be something of a libertarian socialist/anarchist, and if the book’s history is sound then it should be a good resource for any radical concerned about police power.
My only reluctance to endorse the book stems from my lack of knowledge about urban history. But after searching a couple academic databases, I couldn’t find any reviews that offered any substantial criticisms against the book’s evidence or arguments.
julie savard /#
I just watched the movie Holocaust and can’t believe the similarities! Very scary stuff!
I can only think of the Dwight Yoakam song It’s a Sad Day in Floyd County, Mr. Jones.
Thanks for the series of similar posts you’ve been putting out. They are all informative and eye-opening.
This brings back memories of Elian Gonazalez affair. Ah how the days pass by.
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