“Further, an excess of legislation defeats its own ends. It makes the whole population criminals, and turns them all into police and police spies. The moral health of such a people is ruined for ever; only revolution can save it.” – Aleister Crowley
This week a tabled law for House of Representative was voted in, not just any law, but one who is deciding the ability of the United States of America to put more convicts for certain crimes into death penalty. This act got the name “Thin Blue Line Act”, it was the Republican Representative of Florida Vern Buchanan. The bill had the massive amount of 21 Co-Sponsors some of them were Matt Gaetz (Florida- R), Lou Barletta (Pennsylvania – R), Tom Reed (New York – R), Ted Poe (Texas- R), Brian Babin (Texas – R) and Dana Rohrabacher (California – R). The rest was all Republican representatives as well, but just to give you an idea of who sponsored and who was behind it.
Why I am discussing this bill? Because the United States tries many times to lecture other nations about extra judicial killings and just behavior, but now in their own House of Representatives, inside the chambers who passes the laws. They have passed a significant law, that gives way to and will create possible more Police Brutality, instead of stopping the problem the Police has in the USA. The country where innocent often dies by the weapons in the hands of law-officers. In 2016 alone the Police Officers had a 145 deaths of those 63 by gunfire and 3 more by accidental gunfire. While the Police itself has had fatal shots and killed totally 963. This is official stats from the United States. Therefore, the issue is alive and the evident of vicious approach is clear.
H.R. 115th says this: “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty based on the status of the victim”. As it continues it clear what imposition it needs, because who the victim is: “KILLING OR TARGETING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: ‘‘(A) The defendant killed or attempted to kill, in the circumstance described in subparagraph (B), a person who is authorized by law— ‘‘(i) to engage in or supervise the prevention, detention, investigation, or prosecution, or the incarceration of any person for any criminal violation of law; ‘‘(ii) to apprehend, arrest, or prosecute an individual for any criminal violation of law; or ‘‘(iii) to be a firefighter or other first responder. ‘‘(B) The circumstance referred to in sub paragraph (A) is that the person was killed targeted— ‘‘(i) while he or she was engaged in the performance of his or her official duties;” (…) “‘‘(ii) because of the performance of his or her official duties; or ‘‘(iii) because of his or her status as a public official or employee.’’. Passed the House of Representatives May 18, 2017.
So the House of Representatives are clearly indicating with this law, that if Police Officers and Security Agents are getting in place where their life is in danger or they lose their life in their job. Than the Republic and State can prosecute the on penalty of death sentence. That means if someone put the life in danger for a Police Officer, the state can under the rule of law set precedence of what they deem as justice. This sort of law, does not answer if who fired the arms first or why the bullets hit the law-officers. Therefore, the amendment of the code for death penalty is just another shield for the Police, but not really securing the civilians or citizens. This sort of law and amendment of law will only seem to secure the lawful officers not anyone else.
This is all put forward for the ones who are either deemed unlawful or someone who breached the law already, a criminal and con-men, who are suddenly targeting the officers of law. That they are already criminal supposed to do more to conceal their crimes. So it is a possible car-chase or even just following a warrant, that if the defendant who might be unjustified deemed as a criminal, become even a greater suspect by the code of law. As the law now can give him or her a death penalty, as the possible criminal who is defending themselves against unjust lawmen can either lose their lives in a gun-rattling between officers and himself. And after the melee, the defendant can be charged with a sentence to death. So a possible amount of more innocent people dying behind bars or even get them charged for life.
Certainly this law is made to punish criminals even harder and in the time of Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, this seems as possibility as their memos and orders are to give more power to the Police Officers and their Security Agents. Therefore, the possibility that the Senate would pass this amendment so they can charge even more people with the death penalty. But hey are not thinking of the Police Officers and Security Agents who are culprits themselves in violence in the United States. As the stats of 2016 are clearly telling. There are 66 Police Officers who died, while the Police Officers killed 963. This are evidence that the system is wrong, it isn’t only the Police Officers who should get shielded and death penalty on the defendants. It should be similar to the Police Officers if they kill someone innocent. That is if justice is the same and the same crime get similar sentence. But , that isn’t an idea that the Representatives of House is interested in. They are more involved in creating an atmosphere where they are solidifying their position, but not securing general justice in society. That is what sort of amendments does. This is to shield the Blue Lines, but making sure the defendants are not returning ever.
You can wonder if the Police Officers are shielded so much that they cannot be taken or getting charged if they are doing crime. This law should also incorporate that possibility, as the police officers in the United States has killed innocent civilians, shouldn’t they get the same sort of sentence for this? This was the Blue actually being a criminal and shooting without charges or warrants. They should also get the same treatment and charges, their authority and their role in society is to “serve and protect” not to “serve and neglect”. Therefore, they shouldn’t have the ability to stand over the civilians by all means, but serve them with justice and diligence. This sort of law will only make sure that more people get 25 to life, get sentence to death and make sure the ones who are possible criminals can be detained for life. Peace.
“The Makindye Magistrates’court has formally stayed the criminal prosecution of the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura and seven of his senior police commanders over torture. On Monday morning, Presiding Grade One magistrate, Juliet Nakitende, ordered that the proceedings against Kayihura be halted until the court receives further directives from the Constitutional Court. Magistrate Nakitende was moved by an order issued and signed by the Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma last Friday, which suspended the said trial until the Constitutional Court hears and determines a petition filed by a city advocate Robert Rutalo challenging Kayihura’s trial on torture charges. Justice Kavuma’s order was served and presented before court by David Wandera Oudo, Rutalo’s advocate. The DPP represented by the Makindye court Resident State Attorney, Immaculate Angutoko, also informed court that he has officially taken over Kayihura’s prosecution and only needs assistance from private lawyers to avail him with the necessary evidence. After court, the petitioner in the Constitutional Court Rutalo told journalists that he was never paid by Gen. Kayihura to challenge the IGP’s trial” (NTV Uganda, 2016)
The Ugandan Officials cannot help themselves even if they are drowning in Lake Albert; they will still claim: “There isn’t any WATER here!” That is just the way they are for the moment. They are just for the moment more focused on the brown envelopes from the Executive, than actually taking care of the neglect of service towards the citizens. That is the key for them at the moment… why do I say that?
Well, the Police Brutality and the questionable behaviour of the Police Force in the recent months and for a long while finally ended in a petition and a Court Case at the Makindye Magistrate Court. Something that first got the impunity of the Police Commanders and the Head of the Department IGP Kale Kayihura to disobediently smooch with fellow compatriots from Algeria than show up in Court that day.
After that we’re the violent supporters of Kayihura and the Police a lawyer’s car and also closed of the area to seal off the petitioners against the lawmen. The demonstrations and their behaviour we’re sanctioned by the Police, while the Police has on the same acts of the Opposition or ordinary citizens acted with violence or detaining fellow citizens. So the ironic staged affairs are openly showing the blatant disregard for equal laws for the people. The Police Force and their commanders are apparently above the law.
So tomorrow the Police Commanders are supposed to answer for their brutal affairs and misconduct in service as civil servants. They represent the people and they are supposed to create a safe society. Instead they are the once that have a monopoly on violence against innocent citizens. At the same time before the weekend the all but famous for justice and just understand of law. Honourable and Deputy Court Justice (DCJ) Stephen Kavuma kind of thinking of cancelling it or disperse it. This happens days after DPP Mike Chibita wanted to control it and now even the DCJ Kavuma even drops his few cents. So that the Makindye Magistrate Court becomes second fiddle to the other Government Law Officials who want’s to torpedo the case.
The DCJ Stephen Kavuma who has fought against the Forum for Democratic Change during the early year and suspended the party who answered the fraudulent election and cast of ballots. So the Defiance campaign we’re shut down with Interim Order, so again the Justice Officer showed his gallant ways to counter normalcy to please his fellow Executive. Because the Executive is above the law and the men who shield him can do what they please. The rest have to beg for mercy even when the Police go against the law and detain people without any warrant or just cause. If they are detained days upon days for wearing wrong T-shirt or being a part of Consultation meeting for the wrong party. Even when they are detained days upon days when the local judge have ordered them free, the Police Commander still let the linger in jail without any charge. That can be supported, but a Police Brutality case against the Police Commanders and IGP Kayihura proves that the law is not similar to them all.
The FDC and their men have battled court and have to take every precaution when they are detained and released from prison. And if they don’t show up on time to court, than they are sanctioned and house-arrested even when the warrant or charge is non-existent towards them. So when the Defiance Campaign we’re a problem they we’re on them like they we’re a disease and needed quick remedy.
But when it comes to his case and the case against the Police Commanders he can show disregard. He disgraces the court and the basic lawfulness. As he is on the top and sanctions other citizens and political opposition he acts without any caution. Still, with that in mind his men and leadership acts without honour or bravery.
While he had “supporters” around the Makindye Magistrate Court last time who violently and closed off the area where they tormented the petitioners. Now, today there a celebration and rally for Crime Preventers who are most likely going to protest the case in Kampala and Makindye tomorrow. As the shipped pocket-changed loose-police affiliated organization will be used as a tool to oppress the opinion of the police brutality. As they will be day after left behind in Kampala as the Uganda Police Force doesn’t pay them to travel home to whatever district in Ankoli, Acholi, Busoga or Toro they really are from. The same they did during the campaign period… The NRM and the Police Force cannot help themselves when it comes to this.
When just comes 24 hours to Kampala, the Crime Preventers as they have to fight extreme crime in the City just before Court case happens. Just as they think people are stupid and can’t put two and two together. They come to claim the legality and shut down the citizens who might want to show up and question the behaviour against the state and their top-officials. Something IGP Kayihura and his top Police Commanders are. They are top-officials and men who supposed to be regarded and leaders. The Uganda Police isn’t above the law, even if the lawmakers and justices are letting them go off the hook right now. Because the reality is that the citizens and the ones watching knows that the Police Brutality will be torn in the flesh. Not only to the ones who we’re beaten for “just being on the wrong street at the wrong time”, but also the leaders who sanctioned the behaviours of the Police Officers to do so!
They will not be forgotten, all the live-bullets, killings, the hurt people after the mambas and the beatings after political rallies. They will be victims that will be on the CV of IGP Kale Kayihura. This will be words in the remembrance of the Police Commander, that I’m not so sorry to say: “he didn’t give a fuck about the lives of the citizens of Uganda”. He only cared about his own position and the ruling party existence, but not justice for all men under the law. That is what this case and the actions of all parts of the state shows disregard for decency and justice. The other people are acted upon as they are guilty before proven innocent. While the IGP Kayihura and his Police Commanders are innocent and above the law, before proven guilty; which is the disregard of the law. If you think otherwise you have to get your mind corrected. Peace.