Urgent: Call Emory University Campus Police to Protest!


by Kevin Carson
http://c4ss.org/?p=9188

Please call and email to protest the arrest of Joe Diaz, a PhD student at Emory University, who was brutally assaulted in the University Library by campus police, arrested, and held under degrading and punitive conditions. In the library he saw his diminutive friend Alice, surrounded by hulking uniformed officers standing over her as she sat peacefully on the floor. As you can see in the video, he stepped in in a non-confrontational manner, identified himself, and asked if his friend was OK. It immediately escalated into a violent confrontation, initiated by the police, who might have following the script of soldiers storming a living room in a house-to-house search of occupied Baghdad. The cop’s behavior was that of an Alpha Male dog confronting someone who didn’t roll over and show their belly fast enough.

As you can see in the video, Joe did not obstruct police business. That accusation was a lie, coming from someone so hyped on his own adrenaline and authority that he could see only a red haze before his eyes. Joe was not resisting. That was another obvious lie barked by the snarling animal in uniform. The cops also lied when they said it was illegal to videotape them, and when they accused those recording them of having a camera “in my face” — but that lie’s standard police operating procedure, repeated as a matter of course regardless of what “the law” is. Because, you see, “the law” only applies to people who aren’t wearing uniforms and carrying guns.

Here’s Joe’s .

What have things come to, when a campus police force dealing with peaceful students in a library behave like Nazi soldiers dealing with an occupied population? Thirty years of the Drug War and SWAT team militarization have bred up uniformed beasts of prey in our midst.

I’ve aready written before, in the case of UC Davis thug John Pike, of the power of viral video for holding these cockroaches up to the light of day. Please help me give the Emory thugs the John Pike treatment.

Please call and/or email the Emory Campus Police to demand an end to such behavior, and please circulate this message as widely as possible.

Emory Campus Police email: Police

Emory Campus Police email: (404) 727-6115

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3 responses to “Urgent: Call Emory University Campus Police to Protest!

  1. Well, 5/10 for the acting, but he doesn’t quite convince. That’s amateur dramatics for you.

    Sorry for the cynicism. But I do not understand the problem. The campus police are paid to enforce campus private regulations, right? And this student voluntarily contracted to obey those regulations and be subjected to this police force when he voluntarily decided to attend this university, yes?

    Why is “diminutive” Alice sitting on the floor, and why is young Earnest Chappie there checking on her? Is she breaking the regulations too?

    I don’t see anything here but some security guards doing their jobs, really I don’t. If this university is full of “Nazis”, well, nobody is obligated to attend it, are they?

  2. “Thirty years of the Drug War and SWAT team militarization have bred up uniformed beasts of prey in our midst.”

    Ironically, it is as though these drug enforcement police are on some kind of drug themselves. The modern rage-filled, unprovoked violence of such authorities is something I’ve never known before.