Thursday, October 6, 2011

protecting and serving

this seems to correspond to a line of merchandise on zazzle by liberty maniacs

with the nonsense that's been going on recently at the occupy wallstreet protest, as well as a few other instances in recent memory (toronto's G20 debacle stands out in my mind) it's hard not to question whether the motto "to serve and protect" has any meaning anymore.

which is not to say that i think we should get rid of police, but we seem to be witnessing one of the downsides to delegating our protection to a body of authority - abuse of power.