2 Police Officers Turn In Badges In Support Of Standing Rock Water Protectors

Posted: November 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Two cops hand in badges – “this isn’t what we signed up for.”

Openhearted Rebel

standingBy Lance Schuttler, November 3, 2016, TheMindUnleashed.com (Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia)

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Earlier today it was reported by Redhawk at Standing Rock in North Dakota that two police officers have turned in their badges in support of the water protectors.

“There have been at least 2 reports of police officers turning in their badges acknowledging that this battle is not what they signed up for. You can see it in some of them, that they do not support the police actions. We must keep reminding them they are welcome to put down their weapons and badge and take a stand against this pipeline as well. Some are waking up.”
-Redhawk

With actions from militarized police continuing to be seen as extremely violent and dangerous, this news is a big win for the water protectors and for humanity as a whole. While the actions of some police officers…

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  2. auntyuta says:

    The authorities like to install fear in people that loosing their jobs would devastate them. So ought they do some work that they regard as being unethical just to remain in the job? I admire people who take a stand and refuse to do something that greatly bothers their conscience.

    • Excellent point, Aunty. I think a lot of this fearfulness (of being unemployed) comes from being brutalized in childhood – both at home through physical abuse and at school through bullying. All my professional experience suggests that children who are protected from this kind of abuse grow up to have a conscience.

      • auntyuta says:

        To me the question of conscience is rather complicated, Stuart. For instances, someone who ‘has’ to send off a drone to kill people, probably does have a conscience, or not? And would not then often come a ‘guilty’ conscience come into play?

        • I have read accounts of individuals from South Africa and elsewhere who have committed atrocities and later regretted it. People have powerful needs for engagement, belonging and attachment. These needs which are easily manipulated to create phony empathy based on religion and nationalism – in my view it’s the manipulation of these needs that leads people of conscience to commit atrocities.

  3. Well, they all should join those two because the protesters are fighting against something that will impact them and their families as well. They can’t see that? What’s the point of having a job if you and your family are dying because of what these big corporations are getting away with? Something they all should be pondering.

  4. Shelby, in my view, the whole US attitude towards policing really sucks because it’s so extremely counterproductive. When 2,000 of us shut down central Auckland during the TPPA signing in February, the New Zealand police consciously chose the role of directing traffic around us as we blocked off streets and sections of the freeway. They knew they had nowhere to put 2,000 people so they weren’t going to start a confrontation they knew they couldn’t win. There was no violence and only one arrest that I know of.

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