It will come as no surprise that this author is a White Suburbanite with conservative and antiquated views on many of todays social issues. If you wore a pink pussy hat to a protest, well let us just say we might not become besties.
While we probably could not come to see each others’ viewpoints on the proper scope of government’s role in our lives but we can can agree on a simple truth.
The police should not be choking people to death in the streets.I’m a realist so I prefer is / is not rather than should. Should is the realm of dreamers and philosophers. I don’t live there.
So, let us put that idea into operation.
The police ARE choking people to death in the streets. And shooting them.
Most of the time the proceeding offenses are so minor they would not warrant jail time. They aren’t capturing Ted Bundy or the Green River Killer here.
These are the acts of an invading army. Much of the former United States is now ruled defacto in such a way.
There are many excuses given. “Most cops are good people” That phrase is thrown out frequently. But if one of my co-workers was kneeling on someone’s neck for 5 minutes I think I might at least mention that we got em cuffed….you can stop now. But three OTHER officers assisted in killing said suspect.
They are not good peopleAnd to flip the phrase They are bad people.You see why we get the logic of that out. Throughout history it takes good people to stop bad people. So what I lay out below is a response to the fact that these are bad people.
Our founding document lays it out this way:
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Its nice to say, but the violence and chaos that came after cannot be under-stated.
If I so chose, I could grab some gear, take the trip to Minneapolis, assess the situation with help of google earth, and pick my rooftop.
In the chaos of the protest turned into riot be the police themselves, the crack of my rifle would go unnoticed. At first the commando’d up cops would assume some sort of projectile from the crowds in front of them were the issue. But after five or six fatalities they come to realize they were taking fire from the rear.
Chaos ensues as people who think they are ready for a battle find out they are actually losing one.I collect my spent cases and make my way back from the Midwest.
This is what I want to avoid. At all cost. I DO NOT WANT A WAR. And neither do you.
Civil-disobedience seemed like the way in the late 1950’s through the late 70’s. It’s useless. We as a nation are so divided know no one cares about your march anymore.
But there is middle way. Invading armies are always defeated in long term.
And so I’ll teach you how.
Lets call it civil-maleficence. Or the theory of Selectively Breaking Shit.
Modern policing is all built around vehicles. A pedestrian police force can not act in the fashion we have become accustomed to.
This simple truth is all you need to turn strategy into tactics. The more you can immobilize, slow down, or simply destroy vehicle infrastructure the more you can handicap their movement’s, the faster you will get the change you want in the world.
It’s kid’s play to burn a police car. Don’t do that. Insurance pays out, they get a new car. They won you lost.
Instead you try things that take time to fix and items that need fixing pile up.
Meet you new best friend: https://www.homedepot.com/p/GREAT-STUFF-16-oz-Big-Gap-Filler-Insulating-Foam-Sealant-Quick-Stop-Straw-99053938/207050533
With a long enough straw inserted in the tailpipe a car goes nowhere. And none of them will for quite some time till they catch on. No mechanic ever checks for exhaust obstruction first thing. Keep a paint thinner rag in a ziplock to clean up your mess. Bonus points if you can get it done at the officer’s residence.
Your new friend is a big can of glue. You can use it on anything. Wipers. Hood gaps. Door Gaps. Brake rotors. Trunk gaps. Fill in radiators.
An old favorite. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja_rocks
Though I have never heard the term the concept rings a bell. Crush up old spark plugs. The shatter any and all auto glass EXCEPT windshields. Quickly, with very little force. You six year old daughter could do it. Auto glass is expensive. And if you need a lot of it you might be waiting.
You are gonna need gloves. And Bolt Cutters.
Cop cars are insanely hot during the summer due to a couple hundred watts of equipment. A car with no A/C is going nowhere.
As you will be going underneath a vehicle you may need a buddy for a lookout. Find the AC thing that looks like a radiator. Cut it. Keep your body away from the escaping gas.
Best Bang for the two bucks. https://www.autozone.com/tire-repair-and-tire-wheel/tire-valve-stem-core-remover-tool/slime-4-way-tire-valve-stem-core-remover-tool/487510_0_0
This friend is one of the quickest immobilizers. With four buddies you can remove the core if the tire valves in 15 seconds and recycle them in the nearest storm drain. Much safer than slashing tires. But that works too.
Anon from comments suggests “Project #4 is easier accomplished with a pair of diagonal cutters. After grabbing said stem near the rim, a quick twist of the wrist will remove the whole valve stem as you walk nonchalantly down the street. The tire must be broken down to install a new stem.”
These friends make forward visibility impossible
Little Friend: https://www.joann.com/glass-etching-cream-10oz/13156328.htmlBig Friends: https://www.etsy.com/listing/720433817/ferric-chloride-43-solution-etchant-for
These friends need gloves and an applicator.
These friends only work together
They stop lubricant and coolants from working. Oil pans. Transmission Pans.Also note that headlight assembly’s and lightbars are expensive.
This friend is a gold-digger. She only works for well healed civil-maleficents.
Very few police cars have locking lugnuts. No need for a jack. Recycle the lug nuts in your nearest storm drain.
So that’s enough friends for today.
We will follow up with more Projects for Good People.