Adam Vs The Man | Men’s Warehouse goes slightly agorist - rejects criminal background checks
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Beaverton police officer with a history of run-ins is on the wrong side of the law again. This time he’s accused of raping a 5-year-old child.
Officer Chris Warren was fired once but the city of Beaverton gave him his job back. The reason he’s kept his job is he has never been convicted of anything.
Warren, 33, was in a Clark County courtroom Thursday morning to face the charge of rape of a child. He lives in Vancouver but works in Beaverton.
He’s being kept separately from other inmates at the Clark County Jail for his own protection. The judge told him he can’t be released from jail before his trial because the charges against him are too severe. The judge set bail at $250,000.
Last month he was in a Washington County courtroom accused of using food stamps he didn’t qualify for. Those cases are just starting.
But four years ago Warren was put on leave. He was investigated for inappropriately touching a girl when he himself was a teenager. He was never charged.
But Warren was fired in 2011 after allegations he didn’t report his friend for suspected child abuse. Then later that year the city of Beaverton gave him his job back after Warren and the union appealed his firing.
In total, Warren has been accused four times but has never been convicted.
How Are We Supposed to Know What the Government Does?
You should probably be afraid, at least a little, of the federal government. The reason for this doesn’t have anything to do with conspiracy theories about fluoridation or the Obama administration hoarding ammo to keep it out of the hands of True Patriots. It’s simpler than that: you should be worried about the US government because it is huge and well funded and powerful and, most importantly, you don’t know what it’s doing.
The civics class version of government—that there are three branches, each with its own checks and balances and blah blah blah—is hopelessly outdated. For one thing, the legislative branch is paralyzed by partisanship and a set of rules that make it impossible for it to do anything but stop laws from getting enacted. For another, as documented by the Washington Post in 2010, the governmental agencies that are in charge of “national security” have grown like not-all-that-benign tumors, consuming billions of tax dollars, constructing massive top-secret facilities, and employing hundreds of thousands of people whose job descriptions you don’t have the security clearance to know. The national security state is vast and unknowable, practically its own branch of government at this point, with its own secret history. Millions upon millions of documents are classified, many unnecessarily. By some counts, there are more pages of classified documents in the US than there are unclassified—and the government spends $12 billion a year keeping all that information under wraps.
When we talk about the war on drugs, which is increasingly turning into a real war, we often overlook the fact that the “criminals” involved in the drug trade aren’t actually violating anyone’s rights. When a drug dealer is hauled before a judge, there is no victim standing behind the prosecutor claiming damages. Everyone participating in the drug trade does so voluntarily. However, there are a lot more crimes for which this is also true. Millions upon millions of Americans have been thrown into cages without a victim ever claiming damages. It is important to look at the burden this mass level of incarceration places upon our society.
In light of that, let us review some statistics which demonstrate just how destructive the mass incarceration of victimless criminals has become to our society.