Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Beat Goes On, The Beat Goes On

Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La da da de de, la da da de da...
In a concerted effort to ensure that the melanin endowed know upon which side of the city limits they belong our Boys In Blue (or at least one) has offered an object lesson to one of Dunwoody's small business owners with a traffic stop for equipment violations that escalated into a failed drug bust. So just how does a non-moving violation of such substance that it is later dismissed become a street art performance of a scene from the movie "Crash"?

It's hard to say. What the officer should have done is finish the paperwork on the non-moving violation and send the man on his way. Sadly this is not what happened.

One version claims that the officer looked at the guy and immediately concluded that he's a drug offender and asked to search his vehicle--a request that was denied. This resulted in what is said to be an illegal detention until an "indicate on cue" dog* was fielded by a neighboring police force and successfully sniffed out an empty cashew container.**

Perhaps that's true. Perhaps this officer is the product of the harsh life he faces in keeping Dunwoody's mean streets clean. In an effort to limit perceived damage to the reputation of the force some now say he's a 'roid-ragin' rogue and his home should be checked for HGH and the like. Of course that would require a SWAT team since we know he's armed. But perhaps he's no singular rogue cop.

Others say this is just part of the Department's concerted effort to troll for seizable assets. Today's lengthy and laborious process for contesting a seizure means that almost all property taken is effectively taken permanently and without reasonable due process. If cops want it then it's theirs. All they need to do is find a spliff. Doesn't really matter how it got there.

Still others claim this is just another face of the racial purification effort ongoing in The Wold. Simple case of DWB***---a most serious offense in and to Dunwoody. Given that the "offense" occurred so close to the current target of other City purification efforts there might be substance to this assertion. Catch 'em coming in and show 'em the way out.

Of course this officer's Brothers In Blue stand firmly behind him and have exonerated him of any wrong doing. No surprises there. The unwilling party in this street side improv drama is less than pleased and has filed suit claiming his rights were violated---an assertion with which the proverbial "Reasonable Man" would probably agree. If it goes to court we'll find out how effective the Police Departments tactics are at aiding and abetting City Hall's racial cleansing agenda.
Grandmas sit in chairs and reminisce
Boys keep chasing girls to get a kiss
The cars keep a going faster all the time
Bums still cry, "Hey buddy, have you got a dime?"
And the beat goes on, yes, the beat goes on
And the beat goes on, and the beat goes on
The beat goes on and the beat goes on
The beat goes...

*They're not really "drug dogs" anymore, if ever they were.
**There is damn little a dog won't do for cashew.
***Black or brown, it doesn't matter.