Sunday, November 29, 2009
Attacks on Police
A gunman charges into a coffee house and, in gangland style, guns down four police officers. No, this isn’t Mexico, it’s the US of A. And the incident was preceded by another assault on police in Seattle. Targeting police is an open challenge to the authority of the state, a topic I have dealt with in a number of previous posts. Murder of any kind is abhorrent, but attacks on police are an indication of the erosion of state power and incipient chaos, not to mention growing unrest.