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anarchism and calling the cops

zapatistasandpizzas:

what’s everyone’s stances on calling the cops in a tough situation where it’s obvious no one else is going to help you? this hasn’t happened to me yet but i’m sure as i progress into my late teens something will happen where calling the cops will be the best option.

plzzzzzz tell me what the right option would be 

About a year and a half ago, my mother had an abusive boyfriend.  One morning, he was throwing her around the house and I started throwing him around the house and made him leave.  He started stalking her and coming by the house every morning at around five, banging on the door.  No matter the negotiations and threats my mom made, he wouldn’t leave her alone.  Eventually she ended up having to call the cops because that was the only thing that legitimately scared him.

In times such as those, where your safety is in the balance, I personally wouldn’t hold it against you.  But it should be your last resort, when you can’t see any other options working in your favor. 

Otherwise, I would do as someone else has said and develop a network of people who care about you and who will help in your protection in the case of something bad happening.  For police, it’s their job to “protect” you.  And they will treat it like anyone who doesn’t really like their job does.  But when you have people surrounding you who care about you, they will put more emotionally into helping you out, rather than treating it like it’s some kind of obligation because that’s all it really is for police.  It’s routine for them, this coming to people’s “rescue”.  And they will treat it as such, often leading to them not actually helping you out.


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originally posted by zapatistasandpizzas-deactivated
posted on April 21, 2013


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