police, politics

A State Of Police

Hey Bloggers, and being that I am on the topic of headlines and news again, what are these headlines all about from emails that have been sitting in my email inbox for a while now with titles like “MTV Warns Viewers of Looming Police State”, a video that is to be found here, “Endgame: Blueprint For Global Enslavement” another video that is from one of those NewPacifica Yahoo Group emails that I have somehow found myself subscribing to. And then there’s “Crime-ridden Arkansas town expands 24-hour curfew” another Yahoo News story, and then there is that one that is on the Yahoo Home Page at the moment as I type this blog entry, “Not Patriotic Enough?, A man gets ejected from Yankee Stadium for leaving his seat during “God Bless America.” And for what reason does the word patriot have the word traitor, riot, or parent in it, maybe. And I could click on the title of these emails to read what they are all about, and from what those headlines say it gives me the question, is it a state of police and policies. And what would George Orwell, nineteen eighty four and Aldous Huxley and that Brave New World novel have to say about this, if anything. Is there hope for the world, where is the world headed. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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Checkpoint Charlie

Hey bloggers, who is that Checkpoint Charlie guy and what is he checking anyway, as I think I may have found myself visiting him on this recent trip, travel through the airport and on many strasses thrughout Germany trips, and his visits seem to go on and on elsewhere on this planet earth. And doesn’t he have something to do with the police, security, mal militant oppression or violence or protecting property or something, or not. And was this guy born in Germany anyway. My friend said something that he has something to do with the GDR, and who is the GDR, the German Dutch Republic? And I came across this literature, program brochure during my time in Germany for the Hause Am Checkpoint Charlie, the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin, Germany. As it is written in German, I do not really understand what it could say, only what the photos could mean. And its words are “Vous Sortez Du Secteur Amerikan, You Are Leaving The American Sector”. And there are photos of police and guns, as well as demonstrations, the Berlin wall falling, the Brandenburg Gate, groups of people and tanks all over this brochure page. And does Wikiipedia have an entry for this Checkpoint Charlie guy, and what would that internet bible dictionary have to say about this person. Well, according to the brochure the Checkpoint Charlie, or the Checkpoint Charlie Museum is: “Der Checkpoint Charlie war der woht bekannteste Grenzubergang zwishchen West und Ost. Im Oktober 1961 standen sich hier amerikanische und sowjetische Panzer gegenuber, als die USA fundamentale Rechte des Berlin Status verteidigten.
Immer wieder aauch wird der Checkpoint Carlie zum Schauplatz von Demonstrationen, hier gelingen Fluchten (im Museum ist u.a. eine zu Fluchtzwecken umgebaute Isetta zu sehen) oder scheitern kurz vor dem weiben.
Grenzstrich. Am 17. August 1962 verblutet Peter Fechter im Todestreifen vor den Augen der Weltofentlichkeit.
Am 22. Juni 1990 schlieblich wird der Checkpoint Charlie in Gegenwart der Aubenminister der vier Siegermachete des Zweiten Weltkriegs und der beiden deutschen Staaten in einer feierlichen Zeremonie abgebaut”. And I do not really understand the language of that German I just wrote. Oh, and I just came across another brochure for this guy that is written in English that says “Checkpoint Charlie was an allied border patrol in Friedrichstrasse seperating the boroughs of Kreuzberg and Mitte. It got its name from being the thrid patrol post. The two others being Helmstedt (alpha and “Drei Linden” (beta).
Between 1961 and 1990 Checkpoint Charlie was the only crossing point for members of the Allied Forces, and for all foreigners to cross from West to East Berlin.
In the course of the reunification of Germany Checkpoint Charlie was demolished in the presence of Foreign secretaries of the United States, Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union and the two German states. And doesn’t this guy still exist in some form or another around the world, and for what reason. Will humanity ever be free to walk the earth without walls and papers for permission from another. No one is free when others are oppressed. Is another world possible. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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America: Land Of The Police

Hey Bloggers, what happens when you get a ticket and a summons for playing a musical instrument in the subway? And whatever happened to freedom of speech. So what’s up with that New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority. And if you have ever been to New York City you may have heard of them. And these days I find myself thinking of them as the Metropolitan Terrorist Authority with the horror stories I hear from the riders and musicians that ride and play their instruments in their subway system. And that authority seems to have more police in its system underground than riders of its subways and New York City as a whole, and seems to have historically flooded its system with cops, police, and enforcers of policy makers. And New York City seems as if it is a state of police sometimes to me in my travels anyway. And so the stories go, a person who does not pay their fare receives summons that they never paid, that becomes a notice of claim against their income tax refund from the NYCTA New York City Transit Authority Transit Adjudication Bureau years, even decades later. And another story goes Musicians that play as part of their Music Under New York Arts for Transit program at Times Square 42nd Street, 14th Street Union Square, and 34th Street etc; constantly receive tickets and summonses for playing a musical instrument and or hindering traffic or too loud music or anything else one can think of with or without a permit and are shut down on a regular basis. And these musicians are usually told to “Do not ever come back here,” by the police. And those musicians that I know of, their horns, drums, trumpets, saxophones, baritones and music rocks, and they make a lot of money down there playing their music sometimes, enough to make me want to ask them if they are hiring. And another story goes another person who does not pay their fare is sent to prison requiring court visits to their court. And another story goes another person received a summons for walking through a subway car, requiring a court visit or payment of ticket. And for what reason does the NYC MTA Transit Adjudication Bureau get its own court anyway. Is it possible that everyone could just not go to their appointed court date for whatever reason, what would that mean? Is another world possible or is that a utopian thought. And that NYCMTA MUNY performance schedule and bookings does not seem to offer or provide any support groups for its traumatized and harassed musicians and performers by the police down there in its system. And those tickets and summons are enough to make a musician want to consider to stop playing in that subway underground, maybe. And since when is art a crime. And then I start to wonder what are the statistics of musicians that are getting arrested for playing their music down there, and does it make any difference anyway if one knew the statistics. And Is it not possible the MTA could free its riders from its subway system and terrorizing and make its fares free and remove all of those millions of police from down their in their space anyway, and end those prerecorded “If you see something say something ” messages and random bag checks. People seem to be losing their civil liberties at the speed of light down their underground. Could not the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority just print up a long list of dos and donts to add to its list of do’s and dont’s it already has anyway and post these on signs everywhere throughout its system or is that not a good idea. And then there is that ‘Can we see some id identification” to use against you for whatever reason down there that one encounters from policy maker enforcers every so often. And what if one does not have I.D.? And it seems as if it is no longer America, land of the free down there in subway land as property of the New York City MTA. It seems as if it has become America, land of the police down there in subwayland as a rider or musician playing an instrument as part of that subway grasp of a system. And then what about subway trains, buses and other transportation systems around the country and world, how are they. And what’s up with that social security UPC bar code number, save no man that he may buy or sell except that he have the mark of the beast thing. And there are other stories and atrocities going on in the news today too innumerable to mention that seems never ending in these days and times. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
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The Policy

The place was martiallawville, two thousand and one, and every where I looked, I saw people with guns, standing on the corners in uniform, full of torture devices if you stray from the norm. Hey bloggers, being that I am on the topic of police in these last couple of blahg postings, those are the first few words of my No Police State song that I wrote. And I call myself No Police State Girl during my blogaholic days. And No Police State Girls blog is about everything No Police State and other random thoughts. And every so often I find myself blah blogging about a No Police State. And what’s a police state anyway? A state of police? And so when I came across another blog on MyBlogLog out there in the internetland blogosphere, I thought that this blog sort of reads like mine, one of those wanna be save the world blogs, maybe. And I was asked to write a post for this blog to try and attempt to answer this very same question. What is a Police State in New York. And that blog exchange post thing sort of never happened and so I thought to post this passage on my blog anyway as a result. Well, I am not exactly quite sure what a police state in New York is but I do think it has sometyhing to do with a state of police and that New York could reflect the State of the world. And I am an artist living in New York’s Lower East Side, and I see police wherever and whenever I wander the streets around town. And what’s up with all of those police and surveillance cameras being everywhere every single step of a journey outside. Is life in New York and even the world like George Orwell’s nineteen eighty four novel. And it’s not that I have some sort of thing with the Police, its the police and those weapons and torture devices that they carry around. Is it possible that all of the police in the world could be police without guns and torture devices? Is that a utopian thought. Is another world possible? And this leads me to think about other thoughts about guns and gun violence again, and I could copy my blog posts over and over in my appeal to end gun violence. Guns are the worst invention of an industry ever. If only guns could be abolished from every human being on the face of planet earth, and banned from all forms of advertising in news media, television, newspapers, commercials, clothing and any other form of media that influences culture. And if only that, is it the fourth amendment, of the constitution could be rewritten to say the right to bear sticks and stones instead of guns, as if property is worth more than people. Wouldn’t there be less trouble in the world if guns didn’t exist. And this is a story that has been told yesterday, is told today and will be told tomorrow in the seemingly never ending cycle of the beast that feeds upon itself, that another person has lost their life to gun violence. And in other thoughts yet again, what are all of those headlines about “New York City Police begin toting submachine guns on subways” that have been in the news the past couple of days. Hugh? Hasn’t the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority thought up enough ways to terrorize its riders going their way already with its prerecorded “If you see something, say something” messages, and its random bag searches, and its cameras everywhere, and those police with attack dogs. Who are the terrorists here? Isn’t it possible for the subway and bus fares to be free and that Police, or at least their guns and attack weapons could disappear from the NYC MTA. Can the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority free its riders from oppression. It seems as if humanity is losing its civil rights in the name of security at the speed of light. And now one must be intimidated in fear and pretend that one can not possibly be machine gunned to death simply for going their way. Does Wikipedia have an entry for this as an explanation. What would Gandhi have to say about this. Is there hope for the world and society. Where is the world headed. No one is free when others are oppressed. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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The Police

Now that’s interesting. What does it mean when I find myself blah blogging about 5.11 gear. That’s some kind of police gear. And isn’t the name of this blog that I am blogging on supposed to be called “No Police State?”, and isn’t this supposed to be titled “No Police State Girls Blog” that I am blah blogging on as well?. Well, if you happen to be looking for police gear, LA Police Gear are all gear all the time. They offer just about every type of tactical gear that one can think of.


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An Art Exhibit

Now this is an interesting article in this weeks Village Voice. And it has something to do with “Dred” Scott Tyler, a seemingly controversial artist who addresses police brutality with his art exhibits. And he currently has an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts. And his gallery exhibits seem to stir up the likes of everyone from Curtis Sliwa and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association to the internetland bloggersphere bloggersworld social networking website, Police Link. And the Village Voice goes on to say that Scott Tylers past pieces have addressed “What is the Proper Way To display a U.S. Flag”, and have been titled “Blue Wall of Violence”. And his current exhibit provides a glimpse into his 19 year body of work, which is full of pieces meant to inspire anger. And this exhibit seems as if it may be worth checking out, if not for educational purposes.
And for what reason does the word patriot have the word riot in it. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
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Subway Musicians

And so I find myself blah blogging about this same topic again. Are my blog topics repeating themselves? The harassment of New York City subway musicians, with or without a permit. And so I heard the same story happened again yesterday and may happen again and again with no end in sight. Again, is the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority becoming the New York City Metropolitan Terrorizer Association? My friends are members of the Music Under New York program. Their music rocks and will get you grooving. Their band plays their music, horns, drums, bucket drummers and shakers at the Times Square 42nd Street subway station weekly and just about every other time they show up to play, they are harassed, threatened, shut down and yesterday, physically ejected from the subway station by New York City transit cops, police policies and polizei. It’s almost as if they are on the New York City subway most wanted list for that subway station, for yesterdays reason of the day was “Terror alert” and it seems as if civil liberties are disappearing at the speed of light in the name of security, terrorism and now the latest trend, “Plots”. Again, what can one do in this situation except complain. I believe subway musicians are harassed daily more or less in the New York City subway system for noise volume, traffic congestion and various other reasons. Is there a support group for the trauma drama of subway musicians, a subway musicians union? As MUNY itself provides no support for this purpose. And so I did yet another goggle search. There is a really great resource website, City Lore that offers information about the rights of subway musicians (if you really have any), your rights and responsibilities, court decisions in your favor,(which by the way, should courts be boycotted?), that’s a whole another blog post, the transit police, transit police fact check, subway station managers, legal assistance, performing on the streets and in the parks, our views, what do you think?, confrontation sheets and other sources. Since when is art a crime and what does this have to do with a No Police State? Have a great day.

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The Bystander


“Attorney claims cop punched him, wife”. That is one of the many horrific headlines in today’s Metro New York Newspaper. And one of the many horrific headlines around the world that occur and are occurring on a daily basis with no end in sight. The article states a civil rights attorney and his wife were both punched in the face by a police sergeant after they tried to stop cops from beating a handcuffed teen. And so this similar situation has happened to me and so this situation may have happened to others at one point in ones life. You are a witness to an incident as a passerby and you intervene only to be oppressed yourself. And there are too many of these “Person leaves home, gets caught in crossfire and never makes it back” stories these days. What does one do when you are a witness, an innocent bystander to an incident involving the polizei, a passerby caught in the middle of crossfire of gun play of people who have guns, whether civilians or state sponsored militia? Of people who may think they are cool simply because they have a gun and get their power through the barrel of a gun. It has become the wild, wild west. Caine and Abel are everywhere and the images of guns and violence are everywhere in the media and reflected in our society and culture. The latest trend in advertising by seemingly a lot of people involved in entertainment is of a picture, poster, or photo of a person holding a gun pointed at your face. How has the standards, morals, and values of this world declined this far in these days to where it has now become cool and trendy to portray images and references to violence in all forms of media and advertisement. It seems as if from the beginning of time in cinema, film, television and movies that there has been bad boy characters with guns in their hands to tell humanity on planet earth that it is okay and almost glamorous to kill people. Does not media and violence influence our culture? Is not the media propagating and programming the world to become violent? For what reason is violence entertaining? Is not the media feeding violence to the people? Is it George Orwell’s hate hour every hour? It could be that vicious circle again where crime feeds the media which feeds the advertisers which feeds the population which feeds the media which feeds the crime which feeds the advertisers which feeds the population and so on and so on and so on. It seems to be an industry that keeps everyone in business. What would happen if nobody died tomorrow? And people are losing their lives on a daily basis with no end in sight from this sort of thought, for reason at all. I am only one blogger, one voice. I average about 30 page views a day, I think. Who could actually be paying attention to what I say and write in my appeal to banish guns from every human being on planet earth for peace on earth. Mayors To End Gun Violence, maybe? God Not Guns? The National Rifle Association? The inventor of guns and gunpowder? Who is going to try and change the world, try and create a more peaceful world. Ghandi? Martin Luther King? Jesus Christ? This grip of evil, Satan, seems to have been let loose for a thousand years roaming the earth, seeking to whom he may devour. The Babylon confusion and anomaly is everywhere. Where are we in this state of the world? Is there hope for the world, for this generation in these days, in these times? As these times can be hell on earth, and what are these days, these times? Freedom for all. Is another world possible? And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Have a great day.


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The Police

Here is an interesting email I received today from Edward in my inbox at MySpace. I thought to repost it.

Edward TM ®: Revolt!Ideas For Change!
Join in the and stop the Police State America has fallen victim to,by the Fraternal Order Of Police, Corrupt Politicians,Judges and the Lawyers. Here Is how to make a lasting impact! when you see a Police Officer in any stores do not shop there! If you see the police in the mall or a theater do not go there! There are many alternatives to entertainment now days! Have a party with some friends. etc. there are also alternatives available for shopping. Shop online or frequent stores where there are no Police Patrols stationed! We must band together as a Nation and stop the Unconstitutional Government Imposition Into Our Lives!! We Do Have The Power To Change It.
Write letters to Corporations! Tell them we will not shop where a Police State is being supported through utilization of armed Police Officers! Only You can change the enviroment in this country!! Dont let our streets be poluted with Tyranny!!
In closing…I will post letters all you have to do is print them and sign and mail them Its so easy to make a diference!!
Wether you are at Mardigra or Wallmart!
See a cop Turn away!! send a message! Do something else… Go somewhere else!!
Save your money!!! Send a letter!
Thank you!
Support Freedom!!
Edward
Edward – This section is for taking over the world!

And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

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Peace in a No Police State World

Well my friend said to me you can’t just start a blog and not write anything. You have to write something other than I’m starting a blog. You have to write something about your site, about the No Police State. Well todays topic is violence. What’s up with that? What’s up with all the images and references to violence in media and advertising, commercials, film, and television? I don’t get it. Doesn’t glorifying violence reflect on and influence the culture of society? Are there any morals and values in society anymore?. Hey Bloggers, does anyone know how to get this site to do rss feeds? What’s an invalid url address for your blogspot? How do you get that photo from the web to put onto your profile photo? And what the heck is html and how do you get those html codes to go onto your page? Does anyone know how to program this page correctly? Help. All of this reading the blogger help manuals are giving me a headache. Have a great day. Peace on earth.

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