Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Little Encouragement

Just to encourage people to inundate the police with letters, as I have been suggesting:

RCMP National Headquarters
Headquarters Building
1200 Vanier Parkway
Ottawa ON
K1A 0R0

Sorry, I don't understand the system in other countries well enough to know what to look for.  We should also contact our local police departments.  Make as close as possible to human contact.  Tell them we know what is going on, what kinds of orders they are receiving, where they come from, and challenge them to act with conscience.

If you haven't watched this, please do.  It's disturbing but we need to know this is what we are up against.  Police handcuffing a boy to take him into foster care when he clearly doesn't want to go and no law has been broken.  They are using the "we're just following orders" line and they need to learn that isn't good enough.

Of course, this is just one of many tasks that need to be done.  We also need to learn the law, particularly the difference between "legal" and "lawful".  We need to think of a variety of ways in which to refuse participation, and then organize with others.  And we need to spread the word in any way we can think of.

Also, I highly recommend watching Charlie Veitch and his Love Police here: - it goes back to May 2009 and is the best example I have seen yet of how to put a mirror in the faces of the police and challenge them to act with humanity.  The point is though, we need not only to watch and cheer what others are doing, we need to get in there ourselves, in whatever way our unique and brilliant spirits guide us.


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