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'Shoot a Cop' Fliers Found at Occupy Phoenix Protest

October 31, 2011  | 

Fliers asking, "When Should You Shoot a Cop?" were found at an Occupy Phoenix demonstration at Cesar Chavez Plaza by Department of Public Safety officials.

It's still unclear whether the protesters are responsible for the fliers, which were found on Thursday, reports Phoenix New Times. The two-page fliers outline scenarios where it's appropriate to kill "any government agent" and includes the following paragraph:

"The next time you hear of a police officer being killed 'in the line of duty,' take a moment to consider the very real possibility that maybe in that case, the 'law enforcer' was the bad guy and the 'cop killer' was the good guy. As it happens, that has been the case more often than not through recorded history."

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Pete Eyre @ 10/31/2011 3:47 PM

Interesting the selection of quotes you gleaned from the article.

I'm sure, were visitors of this site to actually read the article and not just be shocked by its title, they'd find many points of agreement.

Give it a try, think for yourself:

TimFromLA @ 10/31/2011 6:52 PM

SO when former LAPD ofcrs: commit felonies or Yes these may be the exception to the rule, but would you shoot these officers who either torture or rape you?

Bernie @ 10/31/2011 8:37 PM

I read the article. There are but a few points I agree with. I cannot agree with most of it. For example, the article says "If politicians think that they have the right to impose any “law” they want, and cops have the attitude that, as long as it’s called “law,” they will enforce it, what is there to prevent complete tyranny?" Politicians cannot impose any law they want. There are three branches of government that in principle balance each other. There is the constitution which imposes limits on laws. Our system of government prevents "complete tyranny." Many other statements in the article show the attitude that the US Constitution does not work. I strongly disagree.
"Pick any example of abuse of power, whether it is the fascist 'war on drugs,' "...."To be blunt, if you have the right to do “A,” it means that if someone tries to STOP you from doing “A”–even if he has a badge and a politician’s scribble (“law”) on his side–you have the right to use whatever amount of force is necessary to resist that person" Since the "war on drugs" is not lawful, then drug dealers have the right to resist police. The article goes on to say that resisting a little doesn't work, so the best thing is to kill the police so you can carry on with your "rights." Sounds like anarchy to me. And I doubt many visitors to this site or citizens of most countries prefer anarchy to the rule of law.

J. Allen @ 11/1/2011 5:19 AM

First of all, to even suggest that this qualifies under your rights of freedom of speach is ridiculous. Anyone who is promoting shooting a police officer should be shut down and taken away, regardless of the circumstances. This is part of what is wrong with society today; when I was younger we would NEVER have thought of printing or supplying a flyer like this. By the way, you never found anything like this with the tea party comparison.

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