Perhaps the biggest point of overlap between users of this forum is that the initiation of aggression is wrong. Indeed, I’d put-forth that most people not on this forum would agree with that axiom.
It’s understandably then, that those who purport to protect and serve yet who target individuals engaged in non-victim causing activities have drawn critiques. Yet the surrounding conversation remains diametrically opposed – some clamoring to “Defund the police!” while others adamantly “Back the blue!”
So what’s to be done? Certainly it’s just the power elite who profit from this ongoing division. So how do we move forward constructively, together? How to we realize a better, more just reality?
THICKREDLINE is an endeavor that supports a transition from the enforcement of political law to the enforcement of natural law. If you’re not already familiar with the project, I implore you to become familiar:
- Howard Lichtman and James Corbett discuss THICKREDLINE (23-minutes)
- THICKREDLINE Starter Pack Handbook (26-pages)
- THICKREDLINE website
In the past I was involved with Cop Block. While much of those efforts focused on empowering non-police actors through information, tools, and tactics, some bandwidth was devoted to police actors through the “Welcome LEOs” page. More recently, a friend and I sought to engage police employees, supporters, and critics in a non-confrontational way via the now-defunct Beyond The Badge. I see THICKREDLINE as a solution-oriented continuation of these efforts to mitigate harms and increase neighborliness.
Howard Lichtman, co-founder of THICKREDLINE, has attended PorcFest and is known to many here. I met him earlier this year in Manchester, NH and plan to collaborate with him on some efforts. Specifically, to reach out to NH-based sheriff and police.
If you’re in the Free State of NH and may have interest to assist, please leave a comment, direct message me, or email me at LiveFreeInHarmony[at]protonmail[dot]com. It’s always nice to have some like-minded peers to brainstorm with and strategize with, and I think it best, for example, for someone who lives in Coös County to engage with the sheriff there rather than myself, who currently resides in Hillsborough County.