as someone who just spent two hours in a cook county courthouse surrounded by police, i'd just like to say:
FUCK LAW ENFORCEMENT. they're rude and act like we're complete inconveniences. they would not be able to support themselves or their families without us, and yet i'm the one "with an attitude." i have every right to criticize their behavior and disrespect of fellow HUMAN BEINGS and the we're-above-the-law-AND-you attitude they possess. and if i need emergency help i better fucking get it because I'VE ALREADY PAID FOR IT and then they charge us again via legal proceedings, etc. i wish that we citizens could organize a tax boycott, because then where would they be? NO WHERE, doing NOTHING, because they are NOBODIES and they could not put the entire population of illinois under arrest. wife going into labor, well speed right through those traffic lights because the cops can't pay for their gasoline! they'll never stop you! like the president they only have as much power as WE give them. unfortunately people feel a kind of "guilt" when they criticize police because they think "well, you know, if i need to call 911 i want them to respond right away, but if i criticize them they won't come BLAH BLAH BLAH." that's bullshit. police enforce that better than any law, and people keep letting it infect their brains and souls. i criticize wal-mart all the time, but if i ever decide to shop there people like anonymous have no right to stop me at the door and say "well well well, look who wants our services. well too bad, you've been too critical of this place." every friday i get a paycheck from barnes and noble, does that mean i can't criticize any of their ridiculous policies or (mis)treament of my fellow employees by those "above" me? fuck no! in fact, i'm the most qualified person to criticize. i've worked hard there for almost seven years, and if i have a complaint they better listen, and afterwards they better not threaten me with termination or pay cuts or ANYTHING. everyone in my position makes that fucking store run, not the managers or steve riggio. i criticize the united states all the time, and illinois and cook county and chicago all the time, but i still have every right to live here. if every soldier dropped his rifle, what war could possibly be fought? NO WAR. god knows i hate blagojevich's non-stop construction and tolling projects (and voting for someone else wasn't going to change anything since they're all the same politician until fags, pregnant women, and illegals are mentioned), but i pay for them SO FUCK THEM, AND FUCK EVERYONE WHO CRITICIZES ME FOR CRITICIZING THOSE WHO TAKE MY MONEY AND TURN AROUND AND SLAP ME IN THE FACE.
you know how far the police made handicapped people walk away from the building for the fucking fire drill at the courthouse this morning? i do. did they help anyone? no, offer to help anyone or get wheelchairs? no. stand around and talk to each other while occasionally yelling at people to just keep moving? YES.
you know who the police let in first after the fire drill, after all the employees went back in? MEN, not women and children, or men with children, or couples with children, or handicapped people, or sick people.... fucking MEN. female cops yelling "men first. ladies, move to the side." and i'm a hypocrite because i expect immediate help i've already paid for in the case of an emergency? no, not at all.