This time, it’s a young man depressed over breaking up with his girlfriend. He retreated to his bedroom, explaining to his parents that he wanted to be alone. But his girlfriend had already called the cops because she was “[c]oncerned about his state of mind.” Mistake #1.
Mistake #2: “[His mother] felt certain the police would help her son. The great-granddaughter of a small-town police chief in New York, she said she has always felt safe around police.” Meanwhile, his poor dad not only talked to the cops when they called, per the girlfriend’s request, he later phoned the thugs again. You won’t be surprised when I tell you the police of Hingham, Massachusetts, sent a small army, including a SWAT team, to “help” a guy who only wanted some solitude for his broken heart. An all-night siege ensued, I kid you not. As the article’s headline puts it, “His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead.”
Nor will you be surprised to learn that Romeo’s dead. As his “weeping” father said, “It was totally preventable … He wasn’t a criminal. He didn’t have a hostage. This was a kid distressed about a girlfriend, and they turned it into a life-and-death situation.”
Moral of the story: this is not about a few bad apples on the force, the firings of whom will “reform” the department into a bad of merry public servants that selflessly assists society. Rather, the institution of “policing” is itself hopelessly flawed and always has been. We must abolish it.
In the meantime, never, never, never, NEVER call the cops. NEVER. NEVER. These homicidal maniacs will kill you and your family soon as look at you.2:48 pm on July 18, 2017 Email Becky Akers