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Excited Delirium Headlines, May 18, 2012

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A number of headlines related to Excited Delirium came to my attention today:

Hawaii Five-0 Teamsters Official Killed By Police
Hawaii Reporter
asphyxiated by police at his Nanakuli home in February and was in a “cocaine-induced excited delirium” when he died, according to the City Medical
Autopsy Report Released in Death of “Hawaii Five-0” Driver
Hawaii Reporter
they were laying on the decedent while he was in a prone position and struggling during cocaine induced excited delirium,” Dr. Kanthi De Alwis wrote.
Protesters outside Onondaga County call for prosecution in 2010
The commission rejected the county medical examiner’s ruling that Pinet’s death was caused by Pinet being in a state of “excited delirium” caused by cocaine
CIT Training Helps Officers Handle Volatile People, Situations
CIT officers are among the first called when the mentally ill become unruly or show wild behavior such as a violent state known as excited delirium.
Shocker! Tasers May Cause Death
Huffington Post Canada
A number of medical examiners and Taser officials have concluded that in many Taser-related deaths, the cause of death was a case of “excited delirium,”

#occupywallstreet grows while MSM misses the message

A massive union in the US – the New York Transit Workers Union – has just voted to join the massive and growing protests related to #occupywallstreet in New York.

This after there were voices saying that the NYPD may stop the violent arrests of protesters as the anti-Wall Street movement grows.

I’ve seen a few comments about the #occupywallstreet campaign, but the most obvious effort has been with Keith Olbermann, who of course, has been the only ‘mainstreamer’ to comment on the lack of commentary on the situation:

What do you think?

Is the protest being ignored?

Fake Fiscal Emergencies

Time and time again, we’re hearing about ‘austerity’.

It’s a very carefully constructed and managed lie, manufactured by conservative governments everywhere.

Look at Canada’s financial situation:  in 2008 the structural deficit ballooned under the management of Jim Flaherty and Stephen Harper, but two very important fiscal adjustments were made that created this deficit:

  • The transfer of nearly $15 billion in Canadian taxpayer funds to the automakers GM and Chrysler, to be repaid at a later date
  • The coverage of nearly $75 billion in fiscal mismanagement on behalf of the country’s biggest banks
  • Massive corporate tax cuts that have been a complete failure when it comes to job creation or new investment

These efforts, combined with an array of other shell-game shenanigans, have resulted in an unprecedented fake fiscal deficit that would be easily covered when both the bad loans from the banks and the bailouts are repaid to the Canadian government.

In the US, we hear about Obama trying to get the OK to print more money and if he doesn’t, he’ll have to attack and maim the coveted Social Security fund in the US.  Doing so should be considered an act of treason by almost all pensioners in the country, as it would mark a final blow to the country’s ability to disguise the massive waste of money that goes into the military, security and prisons.

Meanwhile, his latest fiscal stimulus package is nothing but handouts and tax cuts for the rich, further eroding any modicum of fairness between 99% of the American population that no longer ‘has’ and the less than 1% that control us.

On an even bigger scale, we now hear about Christine Lagarde and other drones with the IMF – the International Mugger of Finances – and how it’s broke and will need more of our money to bail out countries like Greece, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Spain.  Europe is falling apart mainly because taxpayer funds have been squandered on wars, not the people that live there.  That said, deregulating the infrastructure will result in financial chaos, as predicted by Global Research.

The question gets repeated:  “When will people start to be punished for not keeping their financial houses in order?”  Clearly, on the surface, this should be a reasonable question, but it’s imperative that we lift a few rocks and expose the real worms that are crawling around in the halls of public finance:  the military that pushes us into more wars, security contractors out to corral our every action, private prison companies that can only build bigger prison farms and not invest in social rehabilitation, and so on.

Indeed, austerity measures turn wrongly to the perceived ‘takers’ in this fiasco:  teachers, garbage collectors and other unionized employees that are the only ones it seems that are capable of keeping decent paying jobs or other public employees and bureaucrats that are really only the problem when they give in to the corporatocracy that surrounds them and threatens to suffocate them or pensioners that no longer have a voice in the financial affairs of a country or the energy to protest against being treated like vermin after giving so much to their countries.

The anger and rage has been intentionally misdirected by the media and those that control it.

The true message should be voiced often in the public:  it’s time we stop borrowing and printing money, we must stop spending and stop slashing public budgets without scrutinizing the real costs within these budgets.

Finally, with actions like #occupywallstreet, history is in the making where tens of thousands of people are focusing on the true criminals, but the media institutions do little to nothing to actually cover these protests.  Or abuses of power by the police and the creation of ‘instant’ no protest zones.

Update:  Reports are that NYPD police officers are not showing up for work in solidarity with the protesters.

I truly hope it’s not long before the police return to working for the public instead of their corporate puppeteers when austerity measures cut back on their payrolls and pensions.

It may have been an Arab Spring, but all signs point to an American Fall.

Norway: Why the Police Absence?

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Because they were busy training for an event with the exact magnitude and scope of the killings that took place on July 22, 2011.

Original Norwegian story here.

Translated version here.

For four days in advance, and also the same Friday that the attack was carried out, police trained on an ongoing terror campaign that was approximately equal to the situation that 22 police officers in the emergency squad confronted with at Utøya.

Aftenposten confirmed from key sources in the management of the Oslo police that exercise was terminated at 3PM that same Friday.

Why is it that the Norwegian police were training for an event that happened literally minutes after their training was complete?

This is an odd story and presents a bit of a mystery that I’m sure many people will start wondering about.

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Serious Questions About “Citizen’s Arrest” and Canadian Policing

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I find it disturbing that the changes to the Criminal Code in Canada were put forward by Olivia Chow, the NDP MP from Trinity-Spadina.

At first glance, the legislation seems to make sense.  Olivia Chow is from an urban riding and there are hundreds of corner stores just like the one that David Chen, the man who’s now famous for making a citizen’s arrest, runs.  These people become voters and donors, both of which are critical to one’s political survival.

It seems very reasonable that if a repeat offender comes into my store, I should be able to ‘arrest’ this person and hold him on the spot.

Until what?

Until the police come?

Aren’t the police supposed to be there in the first place to help with this kind of activity?

Why aren’t they there to help out Canadian citizens in need?

And why are we re-writing the Criminal Code to give them a further excuse to not show up to a crime scene?

Here’s the REAL question that’s bugging me:  Why are we changing the rules to basically enable vigilante justice?

Now, here’s an even BIGGER question: what’s the point of paying about one-third of my property taxes to a police force that’s no longer doing the job it’s supposed to be doing?  If I’m a stupid tool of a member of the public that believes the myth of ‘smaller is better’ when it comes to public affairs, this is powder for my flint and provokes me to ‘Tea-Party Rage’ when it comes to other myths of waste and fat that exists in City Halls across the country.

And the BIGGEST question of them all:  if we’re enabling vigilante justice, aren’t we just another small step from ‘privatizing’ the enforcement of our legal rights?

This is a frightening development for those who enjoy a free and liberal Canadian environment, where people believe they can walk the streets without having to fear our ‘security’ forces (note:  no longer police forces).

And just to top it all off:  what’s truly frightening about this evolution in Canadian legal and criminal society is that this change was brought about by an NDPer.

What a shame.