Defenders of Oligarchs

Defenders of Oligarchs

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June 7, 2012
 

Writing at Dissident Voice, Collin Harris discusses the police and Occupy with Our Enemies in Blue author Kristian Williams. As the armed defenders of oligarchs, the menacing and ubiquitous presence of police, says Williams, serves as counterpoint to Occupy’s movement against inequality. As the perceived legitimacy of the police is waning, he notes, we need to find ways of insuring public safety without ubiquitous surveillance and routine violence. As he says,

A fair, just, and equal society is not one that will have anything like our present police institution.

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