…and their friends, anyone really who associate themselves with these scum. We suppose they wouldn’t be flushing themselves in the toilet any time soon, so it’s up to us to call them out (at the very least) for the shitty people that they truly are.
In a more serious note, and not that we weren’t serious to begin with, “[i]n an empowered society, people do not need written laws; they have the power to determine whether someone is preventing them from fulfilling their needs, and can call on their peers for help resolving conflicts.”
Never forget the victims
These are only three of the hundreds, thousands of victims of police brutality everywhere. Kian was only 17 when he was slain. Ronald, though he survived, was severely beaten up.
In the US, the death of George sparked up a renewed anger.
They were not the first, and as long as the power to “put in order” those who dare question, let alone defy, the law is concentrated on a select few, they won’t be the last.
Here in the Philippines, the passing of Anti-Terror Bill would further enable the incompetent yet power-hungry cops to do what they’re destined to do: to protect the interests of the State and Capitalists, usually in a very violent way. The Senate version “allows the police or military to perform warrantless arrests against suspected terrorists and detain them for two weeks.”
What would be our response, then?
For non-violence, we can break through their Blue Wall of Silence by doxxing the ones commiting grievous “errors, misconducts, or crimes” especially those involved in police brutality. Will this stop the misbehavior of the police? Not really, but we hope that in so doing, we make them realize that we’re not oblivious of the things that they do.That we watch them more so than they us.
For a more lasting, sustainable approach though, education is the way forward, starting with ourselves, of course. Then, we should at least try imparting what we’ve learned on our friends and family.
There would be compromises from both preacher and listener, but herein lies the magic (if you will) of our movement: anarchism doesn’t impose any kind of authority over any individual.