Jail Guards for Jesus – NYC Veterans Day Parade

I caught the New York City Veterans Day parade yesterday.  Never saw so many cops in one place – I’m glad I don’t have any outstanding warrants in New York state.  There was endless adulation with no questions asked about the politicians who send American men and women to get killed and maimed for no good reason.  Here are a few photos from the event.

Jail Guards for Jesus:



I avoided getting arrested even though I forgot to bring my press pass.



The Boy Scouts were providing support and sign carriers


Not sure if folks below were from West Point – or some other military academy.


This group was carrying a flag that was tied to 9/11 – I did not catch the lead marchers so I didn’t get the details.DSC_0463

The mayor of New York in the middle of the press scrum –


I think there were at least 342 different groups of police marching in this parade –


I also saw a couple guys passing along the street wearing CopBlock t-shirts – I hollered my encouragement to them.

Watching the Veterans Day reminded me of Sheldon Richman’s excellent writings on this topic — especially his deft quote from the 1964 movie, The Americanization of Emily, “We perpetuate war by exalting its sacrifices.”





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7 Responses to Jail Guards for Jesus – NYC Veterans Day Parade

  1. Tom Blanton November 12, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    It seems as though the difference between police troops and military troops has become blurry in recent years. I wonder if the time will come when the rubes will thank cops for their service.

    • Jim November 12, 2015 at 10:29 pm #

      And we might even reach the point where people say “thanks!” after getting whacked with a billy club.

      • Anglophilegal November 12, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

        Maybe it is like what that great philosopher John Stossel once said, “a double thank you moment.”

        • Jim November 12, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

          That’s a hoot – thanks!

  2. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit November 13, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    GUNZ!!! GUNZ IN NYC!!!! “Assault rifles,” even! It’s the apocalypse, I tell you!!!

    Oh. Never mind. Officially Sanctioned Inoperable Replica Firearms. That’s okay with the Government, then.

    I suppose the irony of not actually having the freedoms they’re marching to supposedly celebrate having protected is lost on them.

    • Jim November 13, 2015 at 10:24 am #

      Metaphors of freedom are not sufficient?

      • The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit November 13, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

        Those rank even lower than harsh language for purposes of defending freedom.