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Steve3007 wrote: May 17th, 2021, 11:05 am So, I guess the purpose of this topic is a bit like a topic about unmarried bachelors in which posters are invited to cite examples of bachelors who are not married?
The purpose of this topic is to share recent news stories that you come across about instances of non-defensive violence committed by governments.
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Here is an article I saw last night:

‘I’m scared’: AP obtains video of deadly arrest of Black man
Louisiana state troopers were captured on body camera video stunning, punching and dragging a Black man as he apologized for leading them on a high-speed chase -- footage of the man’s last moments alive that The Associated Press obtained after authorities refused to release it for two years.

“I’m your brother! I’m scared! I’m scared!” Ronald Greene can be heard telling the white troopers as the unarmed man is jolted repeatedly with a stun gun
Louisiana officials have rebuffed repeated calls to release footage and details about what caused the 49-year-old’s death. Troopers initially told Greene’s family he died on impact after crashing into a tree during the chase. Later, State Police released a one-page statement acknowledging only that Greene struggled with troopers and died on his way to the hospital.

Only now in the footage obtained by the AP from one trooper’s body camera can the public see for the first time some of what happened during the arrest.

The 46-minute clip shows one trooper wrestling Greene to the ground, putting him in a chokehold and punching him in the face while another can be heard calling him a “stupid motherf---—.”

Greene wails “I’m sorry!” as another trooper delivers another stun gun shock to his backside
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Scott wrote: April 29th, 2021, 1:13 pm
It's not just for horror stories about police, but any violent actions done by a government or its agents, especially if done legally.
My government wants to jab me in the arm, not once but twice, with needles. And they want my consent for these violent acts. What should I do?
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Robert66 wrote: May 22nd, 2021, 2:58 pm
Scott wrote: April 29th, 2021, 1:13 pm
It's not just for horror stories about police, but any violent actions done by a government or its agents, especially if done legally.
My government wants to jab me in the arm, not once but twice, with needles. And they want my consent for these violent acts. What should I do?
If it is voluntary/consensual, then I wouldn't consider it violent or an act of governance/statism, so in this case my suggestion is that you create a new topic on the forums for your question about what you "should" do, whatever that means.
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I stumbled upon this article from Forbes last night:

More People Were Arrested For Cannabis Last Year Than For All Violent Crimes Put Together, According To FBI Data

Emily Earlenbaugh of Forbes wrote:The data from the FBI’s report revealed that police arrested 545,602 people for cannabis related crimes in 2019.
Emily Earlenbaugh of Forbes wrote:A recent report from the ACLU looked at data from 2018, and found that black people were 3.6 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people. This is despite the fact that both groups use cannabis at similar rates.
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Robert66 wrote:My government wants to jab me in the arm, not once but twice, with needles. And they want my consent for these violent acts. What should I do?
Where I live at least, the effort to get the population vaccinated is funded by taxation. In that sense, bearing in mind that taxation by big governments is violent robbery, the entire vaccination effort is an instance of non-defensive violence committed by government.

So here's my chosen instance of non-defensive violence committed by government:

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/vacc ... 30176.html
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