legalese : use of force

Whereas people have been and are being threatened, terrorized, assaulted, wrongfully arrested, illegally detained, incarcerated, injured, frightened, belittled, insulted, intimidated, beaten, or shot dead while unarmed, or while presenting no threat to any person, or while committing no illegal act;

Whereas citizens are the best informed members of communities to define and recognize abuse by authorities paid by citizens; or by mercenaries employed by government, business, or private citizens; or by self-appointed vigilantes;

Whereas the history of police and other government officials have failed to adequately address these illegal and violent uses of force;

Whereas those so treated are under continued threat of further abuse by authorities paid by citizens; or by mercenaries employed by government, business, or private citizens; or by self-appointed vigilantes in retaliation for reporting such treatment;

Whereas conflicts of interest posed by these agencies investigating themselves have produced corrupt results;


We hereby enact this new legislation which shall

Disable and repeal all special privacy protections for every ‘security’ related person and job description now experiencing enhanced protections of their privacy, including, but not limited to: police, mercenary private security, city managers, prosecutors, judges, ‘correctional’ officers or any other titled jail or prison personnel, or any person in possession of authority or influence to wield or direct violent enforcement tactics;

Require the creation of a paid elected public safety/police accountability commission of at least twelve citizens, all of whom are not and have never been otherwise employed in the position of law enforcement; design said commission with respect to the proposal developed and submitted by the members of PUEBLO and supported by the vast majority of the people who appeared to consider it before the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee;

Require every person employed in a position from which force can be used to acquire obedience or submission to sign a job description agreement which includes, but is not limited to, agreeing to have personnel and investigative records related to any and all accusations of any and all illegal activities or uses of force be readily available for public viewing online and via requests for that information at all times at no charge to the employers of said employees, aka the people

Require that police and mercenary aka ‘security’ forces abide by use of force standards set by aforementioned paid elected commission of at least twelve citizens;

Require that all relevant laws, past, present, and future, shall describe and define the word “threaten” to include such concepts as: the living and deadly fact that an armed police officer or private security for big business, are, by definition, to be considered armed and dangerous at all times: i.e. subject to whatever uses of force might be deemed necessary for a victim or potential victim of imminent harm to effect a successful defense against attack by said armed official;

Require that such defense against uses of force be considered, ‘reasonable’, ‘acceptable’ or ‘appropriate’ use of force;

Require that the investigation of every incident which includes use of force by police or any government employee, including the physical or political or managerial use of force by every government paid person, shall be accomplished by aforementioned public safety/police accountability commission

Require that every “use of force” investigation shall include immediate and mandatory follow-up drug testing for all substances: especially steroids, alcohol, and any other substances past, present and future which are or have been found to induce a heightened state of agitation; require that such testing be funded directly by the officer who has been shown to have used force, or by the union to which the officer belongs; disallow the use of public funds for such testing

Require that every such “use of force” investigation shall include immediate sequestration of each and every officer of the law being accused of using excessive force, for the purpose of questioning and interrogation by citizen investigators appointed by the aforementioned citizen police accountability commission, and that any officer who is shown by evidence or witness statement to have used excessive force be arrested and arraigned for every applicable law which makes such actions illegal for the general population

Require criminal prosecution of every person found in violation of law, without special considerations for those in positions of power

Require criminal prosecutions of use of force standards set by the people, double criminal penalties for any and every person found in violation of said standards while also holding government or other ‘security’ power – either by direct or indirect (mercenary) employment – to exercise said authority with a loaded weapon or the power to enact laws or instigate or allow the violent enforcement of laws by police or mercenary forces (including, but not limited to private security forces);

Require, for any public servant shown to have committed excessive use of force by an independent commission, immediate and permanent removal from, and ineligibility for, any government, or government funded, employment – including but not limited to, law enforcement, and including any position of employment which empowers a person to use force in the commission of their duties, no matter how remote; this section completely disqualifies a person from running for and/or holding publicly funded political office, as those holding such offices are in power to use police forces against the public

Require complete and permanent disarmament of any person found guilty of abuse of authority by said elected citizen commission under this or any relevant law

These laws shall be valid and applicable immediately within the customary established period of simple legal review, and shall be retroactively applied to any case to which they might apply which, for any reason, comes up for review, including that any person shall receive, upon request, a new investigation into any use of force by government paid personnel which occurred at any time in the past, with no statute of limitations applying; such re-investigations into past uses of force by police and other so empowered public employees shall commence immediately upon passage, with cases where a member of the public is currently incarcerated under questionable circumstances regarding use of force by police taking precedence. Prioritizing thereafter shall be done upon requests by the aforementioned police accountability commission, and members of the public, in that order.

my evening tirade

root causes of terror and drug use : people who profit by causing them . money and power : the profits of war, destruction, misery : the same people going to ‘repair’ the damage . government contractors . cia . cia crashed a cia plane full of cocaine : financing wars with drug money

some drug use is not a problem . there is much more ‘legal’ pharmaceutical drug use than ‘illicit’ use . addiction is a product of propensity with circumstance . but incarceration itself contributes to addiction . profit motive creates the circumstance of availability . availability in turn creates habit …

terror is profitable : it’s easier to get a terrorized (or drug addicted) population to, for instance, agree to wars of aggression . or agree to work for sub subsistence wages and beg for the rest . the slow terror of poverty : up all night afraid . the slow death of incarceration : poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, isolation … all profitable . all done in trade

my evening tirade

free will

individual freedom of choice, in the hands of those who care nothing for their neighbor, is a weapon.

this has played out so many times throughout history : in societies where people care for one another, there is higher incidence of joy and good health.

some exercise free will with complete disregard for consequences to others and the planet on which we depend.

i feel no obligation to honor the opinion or free will of, say, a murderous cop or hyper polluting greedy ceo.

jihad is not comparable to anarchist action

the u.s. and israeli governments are terrorists, according to all definitions.

comparing jihad to anarchist ideology and action is ridiculous. those practicing jihad are doing so based on a hierarchical structure, in which the notion of god and actual accepted as ‘superior’ human ‘leaders’ are calling the shots. in anarchist theory and action, each individual chooses for herself what action to take, based on individual or small group perception of the problems, and imagined solutions.

in jihad, an extremist boss (u.s. congress and military, zionist israeli idf enforcers, and tea party ‘leaders’ come to mind as quickly as extremist imams) identify everyone not like them as a target, then enlist lower ranking extremists who’ve been re-educated to, for instance, risk or actively take their own lives in service to the will of the boss : which is to annihilate the opposition. of course congress and the tea party haven’t yet gone to this extreme, and instead, follow this model via the implementation of punitive legislation which criminalizes and incarcerates much of the population for profit. slavery is alive and well in amerikkka.

u.s. military and mercenary forces, along with u.s. funded brainwashed israeli soldiers have been practicing jihad for decades and longer : expansionism, imperialism, colonialism … are all background parts of the overall ideology of narcissistic jihad. these isms lead to genocidal action. the perpetrators rely on an unsubstantiated notion that their own religious and social beliefs and theories are right, which, by their definition, assigns ‘wrong’ to every other theory and belief. they extend the notion to include excusing violence as a necessary tool for cleansing their social reality of any resistant actors.

while u.s. militarized police, in service to the chamber of commerce, do this by literally beating down and incarcerating the opposition instead of actually murdering people with pipe bombs, the result is the same : elimination of the opposition and terror struck into the hearts and minds of future opponents of their rule.

there is no such hierarchical structure in anarchist theory or reality.

but yes, skin is thin, bone is brittle, and blood is red.

this was written in response to an opinion piece.

human rights


human rights are being trampled all over the world
to feed the greed
gasoline poured on open wounds
plant a seed
a sword transformed to scythe fills the need
infants looking on
drawn to sounds poured over hills and rocks
children watching horror in back yards
tiny shards of hope devoured by fear
bleeding stomach . each shard a pointed spear
tearing through vessels
one nestles into the nerve of the brain
increasing strain of muscle
pain sears through a human so another human can have extra rights

take back the verdict

take back the verdict
we don’t understand your reason
take back the verdict
we don’t understand your view
take back the verdict
this decision’s worse than treason
if you don’t take back this judgement
there ain’t nothing we can do
to stop the war in l.a.
all the people are uprising
there’s war in the bay
we are certain what we saw
there’s a war on the way
every color sympathizing
reevaluate your judgement
or eliminate the law



momentary torrential downpour
underscore deep rumbling
humbling rivers swell
trees who fell housing survivors
reviving dreams drowned
unbound rhythms
unwinding infernal systems
diurnal awakening
staking claim
on newly washed conscience
aim pointed
anointed icons questioned
fallen feeders broken leaders
cleaned while gleaned riches
buy chances
gestation enhances freedom
voters in trances wake and thunder



telephonic gathering
supersonic blathering
word in edgewise
listen think verbalize
canned voice
language choice
time space continuum
add the sum
drop a line
mutter with a clear design
telephonic clarity
communicate hilarity

heed the warnings


we’ve got war on the poor . limit on the debt
keep strangling your sister to find out what you get
people coming to the street . take your white hoods down
gonna bring a new message to the folks uptown
bring some lunch, lot’s of water . come ready to stay
put some love in your anger . singing day after day
we shall all overcome this maniacal greed
we are coming together . plant and nurture the seed
of hope surely growing out from under blacktop
when concrete is shattered and the autos all stop
when silence is roaring, casting judgement on us
there won’t be any wonder . we emerge from the dust
of desire, self loathing . crawl away from debris
scrape hate from our eyes so we finely can see
deep lies and deception . elected in force
we proclaim us the winners of an ugly divorce
from this abusive landowner, self-proclaimed boss
of my future i celebrate . then mourn the loss
of my comrades . we peer through the wreckage of shame
we peer through decades for someone to blame
as we look in the mirror, the culprit stares back
now we know we have faltered . it’s time to retrack
put ourselves on a new path . time to shift gears
make music and lyrics so everyone hears
we all gather near water . remember our pain
pick ourselves up from grieving . there’s nothing to gain
from our terrible history but warnings of doom
we can look for tomorrow or wallow in gloom
heed the warnings . we turn ourselves back to the sun
now we know our beginning has almost begun
heed the warnings . we turn ourselves back to the sun
now we know our beginning has only begun

heed the warnings . we turn ourselves back to the sun
now we know our beginning has finally begun

measured time


saving the daylight
minimize fright
while tossing off biorhythms
beams of early morning go back to sleep
shifting consciousness
profit margin rules the clock
makes a mockery of time
toe the line of rigid measured
parcels of moments on end
saving tomorrow
our future’s not to spend another dime
before we get there
measured time