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Proud and Insolent Youth Incorporated

The man who killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, CA claims immunity because he was incorporated.
Hello Everyone, my name's Andy. I killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, California in a motion to bring attention to, and halt, the police-state tactics that have come to be used throughout our country.
Now I'm coming forward, to explain that this killing was also an action against corporate irresponsibility.

All of the major problems in America and throughout the world today are caused by corporate irresponsibility.
The very concept behind corporations is to protect their owners from taking responsibility for their actions. This means that directors within corporations can dump waste chemicals in our drinking water, or keep our work environments in fatally dangerous conditions without any personal liability. Corporations murder thousands of people each year this way and are never held accountable.
As a statement against this practice, prior to my action in Red Bluff, I formed a corporation under the name "Proud and Insolent Youth Incorporated," so that I could use the destructive immunity of corporations and turn it on something that actually should be destroyed.

The name 'Proud and Insolent Youth' is a reference to Peter Pan.
Just before their final dual and Captain Hook's demise, Hook said to Peter, "Proud and insolent youth, prepare to meet thy doom."
To which Peter replied, "Dark and sinister man, have at thee!"
Now, Peter Pan hates pirates, and I hate pirates, and corporations are nothing but a bunch of pirates. It's time to send them to a watery grave, and rip them completely out of our lives.

The top 4%, the richest people in America, have more money than the lower 50% of the country combined. And it's not because they scrimp and save or because they are somehow more deserving. It's because they cheat and steal and twist the rules to their advantage.
They shatter smaller companies, downsize their own companies, and ship their own factories overseas or across the border to make fortunes in immoral money games. The people who lose out in this are the workers, the people who actually make things of value.
The question corporate capitalists have asked themselves is 'why empower workers in America to demand better wages, better working conditions, and equal social rights, when you can ship those jobs off to a Colombian or Sri Lankan who can be forced to work under slave-like conditions?'
Don't think the government is going to help us. Our government leaders are getting paid by them.
Selling out to the rich is inherent to political survival.
In order to afford dazzling election campaigns and make it into their positions of power in the first place, politicians will sell out to whoever can offer them the most money.
Likewise, the corporate lobbies that constantly press themselves upon our lawmakers have both billions of dollars at their disposal and great influence upon which laws are blocked or passed.
These things combined together means that someone who dedicates their lives to making other lives better will never be able to have the same political influence as someone who destroys lives and the environment in the pursuit of money.
Any laws established in the past that protect the American people, the environment, or smaller companies over corporate profits, our lawmakers will sweep away through Deregulation.
Corporate executives and well-preened conservative politicians talk about Deregulation in terms of 'getting the government off our backs.' This is because the role of the government is to protect its citizens, and ensuring that workers are protected costs these rich people money. But Deregulation simply gives corporations free reign over their markets, enabling them to overwhelm and envelope smaller companies, destroying our rights and natural resources along the way.
The government is also willing to look the other way while these same people claim outrageous tax breaks. Corporate executives buy gold-plated plumbing fixtures, stay in $3,000 a night hotel suites, take $2,000 wine-tasting classes, or buy $20,000 worth of rugs, and then have their corporations write these expenses off on their taxes. This means that those of us who actually do pay our taxes end up footing the bill for these luxury items!
Laws are even invented specifically for corporations which enable them to avoid paying taxes in ways that the average person is denied.
Through the IRS's Net Operating Loss deduction, corporations can demand back tax money they've paid if they lose money in their business. When you are just barely able to afford rent, and groceries, are you allowed to ask for your taxes back? No.
Yet many multibillion-dollar corporations finagle their way out of paying any taxes at all. And still, some politicians are willing to badmouth 'Welfare' as the big inefficiency of our tax system. But less than $23 billion dollars is spent on Welfare annually, whereas over $100 billion is given away to big business each year to help them do things they should pay for themselves, such as buying new equipment or advertising their products. This 'Corporate Welfare' is even claimed by some experts to soak up $800 billion dollars of our national budget. This is even outside of the tax money corporations save, and the other hundreds of billions of dollars given away to corporations for other reasons.

Corporations will not voluntarily give up their dominating power of political immunity and the financial wealth it gains them. And with all our government leaders either personally connected to corporations or sold out to them, if we try to remove this corporate influence by ourselves, we will find 'the Law,' with all its weight, upon us.
Our politicians have no serious proposals for the problems of health care, unemployment, crime, disappearing pensions, or any of the pressing social issues that actually afflict us, yet they vote themselves raises every year. They vote themselves solid health care plans. They vote themselves hefty pensions. What about our health care? What about our pensions? Why don't they watch after us the same way they watch after themselves?
It's because if we had the opportunity to provide ourselves all of these things, the politicians and CEO's wouldn't be able to take the money for themselves. Having to spend all of our time to meet our middle and lower class needs means that we will not have time to fight against the forces that are actually pressing us into this situation. And the inevitable competition that results from this lifestyle splits us up, so that we cannot unite in an effort to destroy it.

The only uniting we are allowed is against the common enemies we are doctored to believe in, the foreign 'terrorists' who come to attack us. But these 'terrorists' do not violently attack the United States because they hate freedom, or because they think blowing themselves up is cool. They use violence against the U.S. because U.S. corporations and the U.S. government are murdering their families and destroying their countries.
As demoralizing as corporations make our lives, and as bland as they make our culture here in the U.S, corporations practice their immunity in far more brutal and murderous ways in foreign countries.
We are lead to believe that Third World countries are under-developed because the people living there just somehow don't have the intelligence to drag themselves out of poverty.
The truth is that the people of these Third World countries know exactly how to get themselves out of their economic ruts, but are forcefully kept from doing it because of a dominating U.S. influence. These people want to develop their own industrial and technological industries by putting tariffs on U.S. products. But they can't do this because the World Trade Organization (WTO) which is both dominated by U.S. corporations, and has the authority to regulate third world use of tariffs, prevents them from doing so.
Tariffs on U.S. products sold within Third World countries would raise their prices and ease consumption of them. This would give third world industries space in the market to strengthen themselves. Using tariffs in this manner is a fundamental tool for any country to develop into a more powerful nation, but the WTO is perpetually keeping them from doing it, just so U.S. companies can sell their own products there.
This is the exact same situation the American colonists were protesting when they threw the Boston Tea Party.
Furthermore, while these countries economies are weak, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) takes advantage of this weakness and forces them to restructure their national production in ways that are simply murderous- preventing farmers from producing crops to sustain themselves and their communities, and instead churn out more of whatever luxury products the U.S. and other developed countries want.
The IMF places such a high interest rate on its loans and restructures its debtor nations in such ridiculous ways, that these nations become locked perpetually in a poor, subservient role, unable to pay even the interest on their debts.
Then, when Third World peasants hold their own 'Tea Parties' and revolt against this foreign domination over their lives, corporate lobbyists cry foul and the U.S. military is called in to protect 'U.S. interests.' Soon following, a corrupt, U.S.-friendly government is installed, or reinforced: one that will accept blood money to do what the U.S. tells it to, and do whatever it takes to keep its own people from interfering with the U.S. role of economic supremacy.
George Kennan, the most powerful voice in U.S. foreign policy following World War II, clearly gave away these brutal motives for U.S. dominance when he said-

"[America has] about 50 percent of the world's wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which permit us to maintain this position of disparity... To do so, we have to dispense with all sentimentality... We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards and democratization... The less we are hampered by idealistic slogans the better."

American government's collaboration with big corporations has turned America from a Republic into an Empire. In the same spirit that Rome was an Empire, raping foreign lands for labor and resources- in the same spirit that Britain was an Empire, which caused us to turn from Her in hatred.

Just as Rome and Britain did, America has military bases all over the world. How many foreign bases are established in the U.S.? How many would the American people allow?
We're told a series of lies to make us willing to believe that having our military spread across the globe is reasonable.
The conscience of the American public is satiated with racist rhetoric, proclaiming us the 'true defenders of freedom,' and 'the world's one and only hope.'
We are told that we are the policemen of the world. We are told that our unique national position gives us the responsibility to check and balance other countries. We are told that the western citizen values life more than the overpopulated third world savages.
We are raised on something that sounds a little like this-
"We are more valuable than the others, who outnumber us and will always outnumber us. We are more valuable, because our blood has fitted us to be more inventive than the others, to be better leaders of our people than the others, because it has fitted us to be better soldiers, better statesmen, to attain a higher culture, to be better characters."
That was Heinrich Himmler who said that, Hitler's associate, speaking of why it was necessary for Germany to dominate the world.
Americans are no more naturally gifted with human capabilities than any other people in the world, and our lives are no more valuable than any other people in the world, either.
But these lies work because we want to believe them. It feels good to believe them.
Our leaders fervent our desire for war abroad and a police state at home by telling us that these people fighting for their freedom are 'terrorists.' Then they promise to protect us by destroying them through a process that will simply require us to give up a little freedom, and send our soldiers far over seas.
Hermann Goering, Hitler's master of propaganda, explained the process like this-

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in Germany... But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy... or a communist dictatorship... the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

Does that formula sound familiar?
Successful campaigns of conquest must have a cover story to gain the support of the people who will be forced to fight in it. They are given a common enemy and distracted from their problems at home. The Nazis focused on the injustices of the Versailles treaty to motivate the German people into conquering Europe. We used to focus on 'communism' to steal all throughout Central and South America, and other parts of the rest of the world. Nowadays we focus on 'terrorism' to go into Afghanistan and Iraq. Notice how the reaction from the average American to the dual knowledge that we didn't know where Osama Bin Laden was, but were still going to attack Afghanistan anyways, was, "Well, we gotta do something." Yes! But let's review our options first!
George Bush isn't sending our soldiers all over the world to protect American or any other innocent lives. This becomes obvious when we realize that the U.S. military has killed more innocent civilians in Afghanistan than were killed in the World Trade Center, and that the family members of these innocent civilians are more devoted to anti-American 'terrorism' than ever before.
The only way to stop 'terrorism' is to stop raping and destroying the places 'terrorists' are from.

The real reason for sending our soldiers-
1- There is an OIL pipeline soon going into Afghanistan that has been long planned, but that the Taliban would not allow U.S. companies to build.
2- Iraq is sitting on top of one of the richest OIL fields in the world.
The truth is that George Bush is risking our soldiers and killing foreign innocents so that he can STEAL OIL.


The U.S. military is being used to steal this Oil. But our military does not exist to murder people so that the American rich can steal these dead people's resources. It exists to protect our country and our lives. The government and corporations have bastardized our military away from us, endangering us and our soldiers for their own monetary gain.
They've been doing it for a long time.
But many veterans, after leaving the service, step back and look at U.S. foreign policy to see it for what it is.
As a response to President Reagan's imperialistic attacks throughout Central America in the 1980's, Charles J. Liteky, veteran and holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, publicly renounced and returned his Medal. The Congressional Medal of Honor is the most coveted, highest possible honor a U.S. service-person can receive, and Liteky basically said, 'If this is what our military is about, then I don't want it.'
But even further back than that-
Major General Smedley Butler, a U.S. Marine, looked back on his 33-year career, which took him to combat in over 5 different countries, and determined that, "War is a racket... conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the very many."
Smedley Butler attained the highest rank possible at the time and was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honor throughout his career. Once he retired, though, he realized and publicly stated that he had given all those years and sweat and blood, simply to make foreign lands safe for Wall Street. Butler proclaimed, "To Hell with War!" and went on to state that to get rid of War we must take the profit out of War.

I, myself, am an Army veteran, not so well-decorated as the Gentlemen I mention. Nevertheless, I am a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, Airborne School, and Jungle Operations Training School.

The American government is violent all over the world to protect its ill-gotten money and goods.
But the American People don't have the right to profit off foreign deaths and silently enjoy our position, then scream bloody murder when those foreigners react to our violence with violence.
If we refuse to recognize what our government is doing and why, if we refuse to realize that American lives are no more, and no less, valuable than other nation's, then we deserve the 'terrorism' that we are forcing these people to commit.


So our government is sold out to corporations, and corporations are destroying the world.
Let's do something about it!
Which is why I incorporated in the State of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire State Constitution, in the Bill of Rights, guarantees the Right to Revolution. I quote-

"Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the whole community and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered and all other means of redress are ineffectual the people may and of right ought to reform the old or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind."

I'm going to utilize the WTO's tactic of applying to a foreign state the laws of the state in which I was incorporated.
I encourage everyone else to do the same.
I'm opening the board of directors of Proud and Insolent Youth Inc. to anyone who wants to be a part. It's your corporation. There are an infinite amount of stocks and they're all free. Anyone can have one; you don't even need a certificate.
Proud and Insolent Youth Inc. is the corporation to destroy all other corporations. Our mission statement- Whoever abuses their corporate immunity to harm life and liberty, we will destroy through the use of our own corporate immunity.

It's foolish to whine to politicians while allowing them and the police to bluff and bully you.
Let their oppression fuel your fire. Allow your passions to fertilize the seeds of constructive revolution. Allow your love of freedom to overcome the false values they place on human life. It's too easy to forget the controlling things that corporations and the government do and lapse into apathy. Stop forgetting right now.

Recognize that the 'Justice System' always either kills justice or leaves it sitting too long, stealing away our lives while we wait. We have other things to do with our lives! We came into this world, not only to make it a good place to live, but also to live in it.
There are many different ways to effectively resist, both violent and nonviolent. Both are necessary. Don't do anything you're uncomfortable with, and don't pressure anyone else into anything they're uncomfortable with.

You have the power to nonviolently shut everything down! You can simply stop. No buses, no factories. A Nationwide Strike until corporations come out from behind their shields and the government meets your demands.
You must all join together and work together for this! Young and Old! Gay and Straight! Men and Women! Races of every description!
It is time to put ourselves out there on the line and risk to reach out for the Paradise we all desire. We can make this world better!
Young people of America!- I am here to tell you- you will not grow up and suddenly realize that you were wrong and that all the older people, who are sold out to the system, were right. Teenagers!- that impulse for freedom that you feel within yourselves, which everyone else seems to be trying to silence- it is not simply a product of your age, as so many would have you believe, it is Life, tugging at you, asking you to actually be Alive! The systems of control that surround you, which you hate, do not get better as you age. The control gets more invasive, more complete. Smash it while your youth still helps you to see it!

Everyone!- Remember that the authorities will lie to you. They will try to make you distrust one another. Trust each other in spite of the disinformation they feed you. Don't believe any rumors you hear until they are confirmed. Different views and different tactics are okay, but communicate with one another! Especially when you are two autonomous groups collaborating. Communicate and don't believe rumors.
Communicate with the liberal press, and with indymedia.
This system of oppression is not a solid unstoppable force. They just have really good reflexes and are good at the game. It feels unstoppable because you don't know how they operate. Learn. Study them. Follow them. Photograph them. Don't just call them apparitions and give up trying to understand them.
Spy on the spies.
Convert them. Convert the soldiers, the cops.
They are all intelligent, capable people.
Most of them aren't aware of these injustices, or fight to convince themselves that they're not there, so that they can still do their jobs. Help them see. Help them come to your side. They'll make powerful allies.
All police and all soldiers and all spooks are frustrated with their jobs. Their leaders weigh them down with paperwork, and never deploy them to the hilt of their capabilities. They are all dissatisfied with the ways their out-of-touch leaders command them about. These foot soldiers simply want to be strong, and have accepted the official politics handed to them. Give them better politics and better strength. Offer them a better world and they will come over.


Manifest the World you want to live in!
Do this for yourselves.
If this be treason, make the most of it.


And finally, I must address Mister Bush, the one in the Oval Office-

Mister Bush,

The Presidential election process in our country has been taken away from the American people. Through the combined existence of the electoral college and the campaign funding process, it is guaranteed that any candidate actually willing to care for the good of the people will never get elected. Beyond this, even within the confines of this system, you were never actually elected with a popular vote from the American people.
Please set in place a democratic, beneficial election system and step down from the Presidency. Al Gore, who was popularly elected through this flawed system, shall serve as the temporary President until a True Representative of the People is determined.




God Bless Us, Every One,

Andy

Preaching to the converted 8) 25.Nov.2002 19:45

Sean Henderson lohan1@msn.com

Andy, that was awesome and felt good to read for the most part - however, the part about killing a cop needs some explanation... what happened?

oh my god 25.Nov.2002 21:51

what were you thinking?

There was definitely an officer killed November 24 in Red Bluff, CA. The local paper and the Sacramento Bee both have articles about it. I think the post above could very well be a hoax, but no one's going to treat it that way.

What you say in your post seems true for the most part but that in no way justifies your actions or makes your tactics legitimate. Let me explain.

I know many radicals disavow pacifism. There are good reasons for this. Self-defense is both necessary and correct, and since the police are the biggest gang around it is often from them that we have to defend ourselves. There may even be times when an offensive military strike is prudent. I don't know for sure, the history of armed struggle in this country (Unabomber, Weatherman for examples) is not a very successful one in terms of inflicting damage on the system or winning over the sympathy of non-revolutionaries. Ya'll can debate this but it's not really the point.

The point is that you killed a random cop to make a grand point about capitalism. Your message, as far as I see, mentioned nothing specific to the cop (who predictably is being painted in the media as loved by his community). There's nothing connecting your assasination to concrete events within the town or to the particular man. And it's obvious you're not from Red Bluff.

This is fucked up. This gets us nowhere except dead and isolated. Think long and hard militants before you follow a road that sickens the vast majority of us.

And yes I know that cops are footsoldiers of colonialism. But that does not mean any cop you see who happens to be by himself is a target for your self-righteous homicidal vengeance. Just because some of us might feel that extreme actions are necessary does not give us the authority to kill blindly. NOT EVEN THE POLICE.

This is the real thing, folks 25.Nov.2002 23:27

greenman

Andy, you made a serious mistake. Cops are _working_class_ people who range from brutal pigs to outright heros. Taking a random life to demonstrate a point (ANY point!) is completely wrong!! If you this was out of self defense I could understand it and it doesn't especially matter to me that it is a cop, but, this was clearly NOT out of self-defense:

 http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/5272191p-6277805c.html
 http://www.redding.com/news/past/20021122toplo026.shtml
 http://www.redding.com/news/past/20021120toplo034.shtml

This person had a wife and a 19-month old baby! These people are not the enemy! Some random joe cop (read: a human being) is not the enemy! The results of your action will damage the revolution, not improve it. You need to think long and hard about whether murdering a presumably innocent person helps improve the situations that you are addressing!

The revolution that I am fighting for calls out to the common humanity of all people, including cops and soldiers. We live in a society of violence, oppression, and authoritarianism. Attacking the spear-bearers is not only irrational it is also _completely_ immoral! The whole point is to stop being pawns in the game and destroy oppressive hierarchys, not people qua people!

The time will come when people have the courage, understanding, and ethics to stop killing and dying for authorities, ideologies, and selfishness. We must work towards this. If self-defense is necessary then it should be to minimize violence, not instigate it. I see no excuse for what you did, Andy. Killing that cop was nothing less than killing a brother of common humanity.


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WHAT FOLLOWS WAS SUPPOSEDLY WRITTEN BY ANDREW McCRAE AND WAS POSTED TO SAN FRANCISCO INDYMEDIA (  http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2002/11/1545325.php ).
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The motives behind the killing of a Police Officer in Red Bluff, California. A declaration of American rights in the face of law enforcement.

We apologize to the family and friends of the Police Officer that we killed in Red Bluff, California.


The Declaration of a Renewed American Independence


Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Whether yes or no, the question itself becomes meaningless when the 'chains and slavery' we use to protect our lives begin to kill and brutalize us.

Throughout the course of human history, governments have established unjust laws, pressing them upon its citizens with the force of a brutal police system. These police systems, in turn, quickly come to abuse their position of authority over the people.
Such has been the patient suffering of the present day American. The Intelligent Independence of all American Individuals, although necessary for strong and free-minded communities, is rapidly being encroached upon and destroyed by the foot soldiers of our Law Enforcement Agencies.

There is a 'War on Crime' being fought in our country today, and while a portion of this war is fought to protect us, in many forms, including the 'War on Drugs,' it is also used as an excuse to unbearably disrupt the lives of inoffensive Americans.
By attacking individuals and activities we hold dear, this 'War on Crime' has, in effect, been declared on all of us. We therefore must hold the Police as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.
We are eager to end the destructive aspects of this War and resume friendship with those Police who simply desire to protect their fellow citizens.
But both police brutality and unjust laws exist, and we are not content to simply obey them. Honor, justice, and humanity forbid us from tamely surrendering that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, which our innocent children have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of delivering future generations to that wretchedness which would inevitably await them, if they were to inherit from us a National Police State.

We, the Freedom-Loving People of America, hereby solemnly publish and declare-
-That any adult consensual act, whether declared illegal by legislature or not, is, in the truth of human existence, not a crime, but a Non-Crime.
-That people in America 'guilty' of Non-Crimes are, and by right ought to be, Independent Individuals working together in community, Free From Interference by any Law Enforcement Agency.
-That they are absolved from allegiance to any harmful laws.
-That as Independent Individuals they have the right to be free from racial profiling, to physically defend themselves from unjust arrest, to do drugs, to have any type of adult consensual sex, and to do all other acts and things that free people may by right do.

We further demand that our Police Force cease both brutalizing us and in any way abusing their authority over us.
To prove the existence of this police oppression, let facts be submitted to a candid world-

The Law Enforcement Agencies of America: the FBI, DEA, BATF, INS, US Marshals Service, the Secret Service, along with state and local agencies, have defiled our liberties in the following ways-

They have killed over 2,000 people nationwide, without just cause, within the last year.
They have attempted to cover up the circumstances of these murders, painting their victims poorly in the media in ways that have nothing to do with the circumstances of their deaths.
They have used their desire for excitement to escalate situations that could have been resolved peacefully.
They have operated raids in the place of investigations, prioritizing military tactics over social skills, in cases where force was not necessary.
They have justified searches off anonymous tips, used 'secret evidence' in court, and detained people without charge.
They have used scare tactics to gain compliance, hovering the threat of violence over us.
They have allowed 'resisting arrest' charges to turn unlawful arrests into 'lawful' ones.
They have arrested people without reading them their rights.
They have interrogated suspects while denying them the right to a lawyer present.


They have attacked our spiritual and physical liberties by waging a War against Drugs that are so widely used and enjoyed that this enforcement becomes an insult to both American intelligence and freedom itself.
They have extended the War on Drugs to justify all areas of police abuse of power, using it intensively as a harassment and punishment tool for racist purposes.


They have treated people of color as criminals by default, enforcing a violent systematic racism against them.
They have behaved as soldiers in an occupied territory, never developing an understanding of the actual social problems and needs of the communities they police.
They have enhanced violent crimes between citizens by inciting nearly every major U.S. riot since 1964 with police oppression.
They have harassed immigrants of color, and U.S. citizens of color for the possibility that they might not be citizens, even going so far as to gather them all together, write numbers on their arms for organization, and herd them into cattle trucks until their identities have been proven.
They have forced illegal aliens into cheap labor by using selective enforcement of immigration laws to control factory workers who demand equal rights.
They have established checkpoints within our borders to determine driver's nationalities, using the Trojan horse of 'Order' to set the firm foundations of a racist police state.


They have assisted in the encroachment upon our privacy by probing our identities, activities, and belongings without cause.
They have enforced an errant 'lowered expectation of privacy' in our vehicles pulling us over for whimsical reasons and intimidating us into searches.
They have concocted transgressions and arrested us when we refuse their assaults on our privacy.
They have placed video cameras on our street corners and highways to catalog victimless Non-Crimes, and extort money from inoffensive citizens.


They have hypocritically demanded that we not be armed during our interactions with them, for 'officer safety.'
They have enforced gun registration laws, establishing a fundamental step on the way to complete gun confiscation.
They have confiscated guns and knives for trivial reasons, severely damaging the American right to revolution, forcing us into channels of change that the authorities themselves control.


They have subverted our personal human interactions by requiring government permission for public gatherings.
They have wrenched our public property away from us by closing parks at night, preventing loitering, and harassing skateboarders.
They have waged a war on poverty-

-outlawing panhandling, public sleeping, and hitchhiking.
-allowing our justice system to be controlled by wealth, imprisoning small criminals, but allowing great criminals to go free.

They have harassed our children and stolen away the freedom of their youth by enforcing local curfews and underage drinking laws.
They have contributed to an unhealthy social sexuality, declaring the human body 'indecent' by enforcing public 'indecency' laws.
They have been the hand of censorship against 'obscenity.'


They have kept us from using fast, though safe, speeds that we know we can handle, becoming the willing tools in using us as a source of revenue.

They have sped faster than we do to stop us from speeding.


They have undermined adult consent by waging a war on prostitution.

They have wreaked havoc on prostitute's lives by surrounding their profession with danger and criminality.


And throughout all this, they have avoided citizen accountability by-

-refusing to give their names and badge numbers.

-interfering with documentation of their activities.
-seizing private property to fund their departments, under the pretext of the 'War on Drugs.'


The enumeration in this declaration of certain grievances shall not be construed to
deny other grievances retained by the people.


In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress of grievances both in our courts and on our streets. Our repeated petitions have been answered by repeated injury and the foot soldiers of our oppressions have been protected by mock trials.

"If you make peaceful revolution impossible, you make violent revolution inevitable." -John F. Kennedy

We now restate our grievances with the force of violence behind them.

We fully expect the authorities to denounce our use of violence and declare us 'terrorists,' citing their definition of 'people who use violence to further their own political objective.'

But we hold to light the facts-

-that these same authorities use violence to further their own political objectives, both domestically with police, and internationally with war.

-that the objectives of these authorities are authoritarian and driven by greed for money, whereas our objectives are community-oriented and driven by a passion for human freedoms.

-that the self-sanctioned violence of these authorities always produces innocent casualties, whereas our violence has not.

Our violence has delivered neither burned babies nor shattered adolescents. These authorities will, but we will not, club the opposition for nonviolently protesting against us.

We recognize that a policing force is necessary for the safety and happiness of human life.

We don't dare say that all police desire to be destructive of our Freedoms.

We recognize the Peace Officer. The Peace Officer protects us from thoughtless violence and from organized corruption. The Peace Officer is dedicated to serving and protecting us. They genuinely care for our well being. They will bend the rules for us when they see the situation where a bureaucratic system will do us more harm than good.

We respect the Peace Officer and beg them for patience with our action of violence.

But any law enforcement system where, as in ours, the enforcers are encouraged not to use their own political judgment, is the basis for Fascism, Nazism, and any form of a Police State Government. Through police department politics, even our Peace Officers are pressured to support their less honorable colleagues through silence and active participation.

The old excuse, "I'm just doing my job," is not good enough to avoid the responsibility of our grievances.

Law Enforcement Officers, we encourage you to think less of the ways that you are tied to your supporting career and more of the better world that your family will inherit if you help us to create it.

Think of what our friendship could be worth to you.


If we all truly desire to eradicate the victimization that is caused by crime, we must only police unsolicited violence, coercion and corruption. To eliminate these things, while violence will sometimes be necessary, it is a more worthy and efficient tactic to focus on prevention. We must focus on providing quality education, good jobs, housing and health care.

For this to happen all of our police officers must become Peace Officers.

The past can be forgiven. What is important is the future.

The only way this country will get better is if we all work together. Help us, Law Enforcement Officers. Please. Help us take back our freedoms. We can't do it without you.

We further encourage all of our neighbors and citizens-

We must all support one another's rights.

The Homosexuals must support the Christian Creationists. The Gun Rights Advocates must support the Nonviolent Protesters. The Skateboarders must support the Prostitutes.

And vice versa.

And vice versa.

We must all support each other's individual beliefs and rights or we will never again have rights as individuals.

Don't Tread on Us.

Signed,


The American People

i have to say... 26.Nov.2002 03:11

vance engel

that's a helluva statement.

-me

We are all human beings - let's not forget it 26.Nov.2002 04:13

Anna pinkmonkeybirdnz@yahoo.com

I don't think I have read anything that I so agree and voilently disagreed with as I do this post.
Andy, your arguements are valid, you are an excellent writer and I thoroughly agree with you on many counts. However I think that what you did is unforgivable. Unless it is in self defense, NOTHING justifies taking another human life. In doing so you are merely becoming what you are fighting against. Your government does not have the right to oppress your people, to ruin the live's of individuals and families in other nations as well as your own. But what gives you the right to act in the same way? What gives you the right to destroy the lives of a man and his family. Your trite apology shows that you are far too caught up in doctrine to appreciate things on this level. Be careful before you too lose your humanity. The 'well they do it to us so we might as well do it to them mentality' is eventually going to destroy us all. Is that how we are going to justify blowing ourselves up? 'Well he did it first...'
You are doing nothing for your own cause. By pulling such a stunt you are only going to have Ma and Pa and Buddy and Sis prattling on about cop killing revolutionaries. This is no way to get people to listen to what you have to say.
As I said before, you are a good communicater. I read your post, I agreed with your post [for the most part] It was written well, simply and concisely. The sort of thing that ma and Pa and Buddy and Sis may understand [I have found people tend to switch off when bogged down by semantics] but at the same time [if you really are who you say you are] I had the words 'this man is a murderer' running through my head. You are doing nothing for your own cause

Your ideas are great they should be taken seriously. But please, don't take any more lives.

Anna the Kiwibird.

apigisapigisapig 26.Nov.2002 07:20

northerners unite

as the BPP once said, "a pig is a pig is a pig". For all the outrageous attrocities committed by American Police officers every year, why do we care about one man finally finding a bit of revenge for those that found early graves at the hands of the pigs? The police need accountability, whether that comes through vigilantytism or organized resistance. For far to long they've committed their crimes with complete impunity, its time someone with an analysis gave them a taste of this victimization.

It's over 26.Nov.2002 09:43

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Andrew McCrae was arrested in New Hampshire for the murder of the police officer. The two posts (above) were cited as evidence of his guilt.

Story link:

 http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/5372486p-6360638c.html

senseless act of violence 26.Nov.2002 10:55

Paul Chambers

To all who have read Andy's "dribble"
I knew the Red Bluff police officer so senselessly slain
His Name was Dave Mobilia, we worked out at the gym together.He was a quiet, gentle man,he was one of our local "D.A.R.E." officers,our children loved him, he did volunteer work,our community loved him and you took that all away in an instant.We the people of Red Bluff, Ca all
14,000+ wish you a very slow and painful death.One doe's not
accomplish anything by slaying someone Like Dave except maybe the desire for us to see you swinging from a tree
in public while the community cheer's on.I too am a veteran
a service-connected Diasabled Veteran,i too am not happy with the way things are BUT, i dont and never will condone
violence against my fellow Americans or my local law enforcement agency because i am frustrated.i would say "grow-up" but you have gone too far,you have crossed the proverbial line and now its time to "pay the piper"
Listen up people, yes things need to change, yes we have some problems.But unless you are prepared to put forth the efforts and patience to change them then you really have no right to complain.murdering people in coldblood or committing acts of violence are not the way.you have a voice,use it.you can rest assured that we will be here to welcome Andy back to Red Bluff and will let him know exactly what we think of his corporation,i can tell you this, right now in Red Bluff, where Americans are still proud of their country, Andy is the most hated man around if he truly committed the murder of one of our finest.
We all here will feel the loss of a great man for a very long time.

Dear Paul... 26.Nov.2002 11:44

WTF

'We' didn't do shit...so take your crap and spew it elsewhere.

"All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others"

This whole thing is suspicious 26.Nov.2002 12:14

No-Doz Bukowski

Speaking of the efficacy of paranoia in discovering the truth: This sounds a little off, doesn't it? Does anyone know this McRae character? I know lots of radicals, but not many that would support actual murder; and even fewer who would do it.

And then, taking responsibility for the shooting, doing it on Indymedia so the site gets a lot of negative attention, relating the whole thing to the anti-corporate movement, and using a method that echoes the sniper killings in DC? One could hardly imagine a better scenario to justify cracking down on Indymedia and its affiliated organizations; nor for tying in the absurd fantasy of Al Qaeda operatives being trained in the Northwest with the sniper killings themselves; nor for tying the whole thing in with the entire anti-globalization, anti-corporate, and anti-war movements.

This political killing, with its supposed motivation to bring light to the evils of corporate control, in fact serves the interests of the establishment. Now everyone who says "Corporations are bad, and they are criminals who get away with killing people because they can't be held accountable" will sound like cop killers to the TV zombies who need to be educated.

Be suspicious of strangers who claim to be friends but act like enemies. Who is this Matt McRae? If he's a real activist, somebody out there knows him.

5000. - N.

to No-Doz Bukowski 26.Nov.2002 13:11

anonymous

 http://portland.indymedia.org/search-process.php3?medium=all&keyword=bukowski

In many of your posts you raise vague warnings about counterintelligence activities as you plant the seeds of distrust through rumors of censorship, moles, etc. Now you are seeking to find out specifically who knew Andrew McCrae. Also you are seeking information about the feature selector, partly by a suggestive phrase that he had posted the original story, thus probing for a denial, etc. Meanwhile, you state disregard for the death of the cop...

I could believe that you're not, but, you sound just like an undercover investigator!!

horrible 26.Nov.2002 14:11

me

this whole thing is horrible, start to finish

insane

Think for yourself 26.Nov.2002 14:57

No-Doz Bukowski

I'm not on anyone's payroll, and I'm not trying to trick anyone. What I am trying to get people to do is think for themselves and not believe everything you read, whether it's here or in USA Today.

It's tough not to wonder about identities on this page. That's good. You should wonder, and you should investigate, and you should figure it out as best you can. That's what I'm trying to do with this cop shooting thing, and I'm glad to see a few people thinking a little more critically about this event.

5000. - N.

  27.Nov.2002 06:21

 

EXCERPTS:




"Sisti said McCrae would not waive extradition to California and said he wants a review of McCrae's mental and physical state."

 http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_show.html?article=16085

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"Voluntary false confessions occur without any obvious pressure from the police. They are internally generated. Often these people go to the police after a crime has been reported in the media and make a confession. This type of false confession arises from many different causes, the best known being a morbid desire for notoriety. The person is unable to distinguish fact from fantasy; they need to expiate guilt feelings through receiving punishment and a desire to protect somebody else from interrogation and prosecution. "


 http://website.lineone.net/~passy34/gisli.htm

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"It has been noted that people sometimes make voluntary false confession. These can be because a person will confess in order to protect the real culprit, usually a family member, but it has also been discovered that people sometimes confess to crimes they have not committed in order to get the attention of the nation - to gain notoriety."

 http://uk.geocities.com/nevill5/falseconfessions.html