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Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in vacant home in Shelby Park

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RE: Louisville reaches 100 homicides after man found shot in...

December 14th, 2017 @ 10:38AM (4 years ago)

The illogical ways of LMPD and Louisville Metro are very easy to understand if you put them into context with the correct analogies. Most falsely assume that law enforcement exists to protect and serve the public. That is actually a minor side job. What law enforcement is really here to do is to provide security for those who rule and own and provide some measure of order among the masses, so that those who rule and own can live comfortable lives.

We aren't allowed to arrest our way out of any problems. Why is that? Because doing that angers the lower class that our esteemed ruler, Greg Fischer, uses every 4 years to remain the ruler. He himself serves a group of wealthy businessmen, owners of law firms, and various others in zip codes where houses cost $1,000,000 and up. They give him money to ensure they always have access when they need a favor, like convincing the Metro council to subsidize their business activities under the banner of economic development. They occasionally also need help with minor problems, like keeping their druggie kids out of trouble. Greg makes sure the department doesn't try to arrest its way out of any problems, so little Junior doesn't end up at KSR.

The lower tiers of the Metro aristrocracy, like the Chief, Lt Cols and Majors, each must have reliable people they can count on to do their bidding and the bidding of the Mayor. This is only possible through distribution of favors, like not firing people when they should be fired. This climate encourages fealty to the hierarchy. Those who don't swear allegiance, and those not adequately serving them at the lower ranks, get burned when they get in trouble.

It's actually a very logical system that's in many ways the same as it was 100 years ago. Louisville hasn't really changed that much except on the surface.