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News :: Police and Prisons : Politics : Race : Radical Culture
The Brutal TV Show Cops Reloaded Highlights Unnecessary Police Arrests
11 Apr 2015
TV shows air incidents of the homeless being arrested for the crime of poverty, a man arrested for falling asleep at a gas station pump, people in possession of painkillers etc.
Handcuffing: one of many shattering experiences from unnecessary arrests
One of the most brutal shows on tv
is Cops Reloaded.

In one segment Pittsburgh police
arrest someone for marijuana, a result of
an undercover cop's entrapment.

How much Pittsburgh tax money is spent
on undercover cops' marijuana investigations,
in cruel arrests, unnecessary court time,
lost taxes as a man no longer works, his
life in pieces because of unethical laws, families
losing father or mother while the other parent
has 2 full time jobs.

A poll in Ohio indicated 82% of the public
want medical marijuana and a majority
want decriminalization.

In another segment, a young man is
arrested for falling asleep for 4 hours
at a gas station pump. Would it not have
been better to let him go with a warning?

Police in the show are often sarcastic
and insulting. One man was derided for
having lipstick on. He said it was chapstick. He was
arrested for having a bottle of pills in which the
label was torn off.

The homeless are sometimes arrested for
the crime of being poor. Many arrests result in
shattered lives, heart attacks, suicides.

International drug companies make addictive painkillers.
They profiteer from legal dope, while police and the public
are burdened by laws which criminalize fighting pain.

Elizabeth Montgomery, star of Bewitched and daughter of
Screen Actors' Guild president Robert Montgomery, narrated
the film Coverup about CIA distribution of cocaine in ghetto neighborhoods,
under the aegis of G H W Bush. Others who covered this story included the
San Jose Mercury News with pioneer reporting and the tv show NOVA.

2 of the results were the CIA had an army of addicts ready to do the agency's
unethical bidding and that money was generated for black ops.
Oliver North's project in the Reagan White House was called Operation Guido
for Drugs In, Guns Out, and was directed against Nicaragua.

Who are sitting in jail? Many victims of this and other entrapment programs.
Why does the US have the highest per capita rate of prisoners in the world?
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