I’ll wipe that fucking smile off your face …

This post is dedicated to all you swirly hippies out there on your Sunday come downs. I know you’re out there, tucked up under a grubby duvet, sipping yer cups of fake Chai Tea, with your drug addled heightened consciousness creating that divine feeling of smug superiority, you the light warrior who will bring harmony with your rainbow tribe brethren and the people shall dance and laugh and juggle. Stub out the incense, dock that bifta, turn off the trance and listen to this

That was the sound of Lester Eugene Siler being repeatedly tortured by 5 Tennessee cops in an assault that lasted up to two hours. What the cops didn’t know was that when they asked Siler’s wife to leave the house on their arrival she switched on a cassette recorder and recorded much of the incident.

5 cops have been convicted but have received paltry sentences by US standards of around 50 – 60 months inside each. This is a country that jails pot dealers for life in some cases!

still as local Campbell County Sheriff Ron McLellan has said:

“They’re not bad people, these officers involved in this… I just hope people take this one aspect of their life and this incident and look beyond that.”

still feeling cosmic?

(I had trouble downloading the audio at work, the written transcript is also available with more comment here and here)

Not wanting to leave you miserable the void recommends watching Bomb Iran to cheer yerself up.

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One response to “I’ll wipe that fucking smile off your face …

  1. Why would English hippies want to get particularly upset about US cops being brutal?

    What about cop brutality in Azerbaijan? Or Papua New Guinea? Or the Dominican Republic? Or the Democratic Republic of Congo? Or the other Congo?

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