RELEASE US - a short film on police brutality
Published on Oct 28, 2013
500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year (USDOJ). 5,000 since 9/11, equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq.
In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments.
In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use on a foreign battlefield, has been handed over for use on American streets…against American citizens.
The “War on Drugs” and the “War on Terror” replaced the Cold War with billions in funding and dozens of laws geared towards this new “war” against its own citizens.
This militarization of the police force has created what is being called an “epidemic of police brutality” sweeping the nation.
According to the video a black man is killed once every 28 hours by police.
These are the people we want protecting us? These are the only people that should be allowed to have guns? We should trust these people and let them violate our rights, our bodies, and our consciousness?
Absolutely not. Film the police always. Stand up for injustice.
^these are campus police^
A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves … and include all men capable of bearing arms.
To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms…
- Richard Henry Lee - Senator, First Congress (via youdontevenguns)
i understand this deeply
Bruce motherfucking Lee.
“I fear not the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks once. But I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times.”