When a disgusted citizen, rightly so, informs an abusive police officer that he pays the officer’s salary, the victim is committing a category error. Those of us who constitute the productive sector don’t pay the police; they are paid by the people who plunder our property at gunpoint, the city, state, or Federal government.
Once it is understood that police employed by the enemies of the people who commit aggression against us, our property, and our families we shouldn’t be surprised that police are working against us rather then for us.
Current police officers are of on practical value in terms of protecting property against criminal aggression. Police are properly seen as retail-level distributors of violence on behalf of the rich and politically connected cartel.
Law enforcement is a “product” we are forced to buy, and severely punished – through summary application of torture, or even by death – if we refuse. Since law enforcement operates as a monopoly, rather than through the open market, there is no legitimate pricing mechanism to guide rational allocation of resources, and no way to measure “customer” satisfaction – although using the term “customer” in this context is a bit like using the term “girlfriend” to describe a rape victim.
Indeed, the institutional response of law enforcement to public dissatisfaction is to expand and escalate their violent behavior. The same US vs THEM attitude that inspired the deep distrust and honestly earned discontent. The occupying force known as your local police force treat any criticism as a threat to their domination of the local citizenry. Any evidence of criminal action or intent is quickly and quietly swept under the proverbial blue line.
Video and some info taken from: http://www.copblock.org/145667/the-police-dont-work-for-you/