Ian Murdock, founder of Debian — one of the popular Linux distros  — died on the 28th of December 2015 after confrontations with the police. From online reports, including a series of tweets by Murdock himself, it seems he was the victim of police brutality, after which he may have committed suicide. Although Murdock’s Twitter account has been taken offline, his tweets can still be found on the Internet; there’s a series of them on Pastebin, some of which I’m including below:

7:12pm: I am a white male, make a lot money, pay a lot of money in taxes, and yet their abuse is equally doned out. DO NOT CROSS THEM!

7:08pm: This was right after the female officer ripped off my underwear.. I guess that’s not considered rape if you’re not a woman being raped.

7:03pm: “We’re the police, we can do whatever the fuck we want..”

6:49pm: What does one have to get education wise to become a police officer.. asking for a friend.

6:42pm: The rest of my life is to fight against the police.. they are NOT friends, so don’t ever ever believe otherwise.

6:41pm: The police are uneducated, evil, and sadistic. Do not trust them.

6:33pm: (2/2) They are uneducated, bitter, and and only interested in power for its own sake. Contact me imurdock@imurdock.com if you can help. -ian

6:31pm: (1/2) The rest of my life will be devoted to fighting against police abuse.. I’m white, I made $1.4 million last year,

6:07pm: i’m hoping coming from a successful white guy it will help everyone

6:06pm: i’m going to post my case on my blog.. if anyone can post it on hacker news or wherever i would apprieciate it

5:48pm: Writing up my experience for others to hopefully prevent others from police abuse then you won’t hear from me again

5:45pm: shall i post pictures for all my bruises from my against the police officers?

5:36pm: then they pulled me out of my house and did it again

5:36pm: they followed me home

5:36pm: i had to go to the hospital

5:35pm: they beat the shit out of me twice, then charged me $25,000 to get out of jail for battery against THEM

5:34pm: if anyone wants to come over and see what the police did to me i would be more than happy for that

5:30pm: I’m not committing suicide today. I’ll write this all up first, so the police brutality ENDEMIC in this so call free country will be known.

5:27pm: Maybe my suicide at this, you now, a successful business man, not a NIGGER, will finally bring some attention to this very serious issue.

5:25pm: My career is over now, so I’ll be gone soon.

5:23pm: Quote: “We’re the police, we always win.”

While reading various of the news reports online, I couldn’t help thinking back to when Aaron Swartz took his own life after being repeatedly attacked and harassed by the government. It seems this is often the fate of highly gifted people of our time, who find themselves in the current anti-social system that we live in, where mostly psychopaths, barbarians and fucking morons roam.

I’m posting this because I want to answer one of the questions Murdock tweeted before he died: “What does one have to get education wise to become a police officer.. asking for a friend.”

The answer to that question is: preferably very little to nothing at all. Why? Because the government prefers it that way. From Global Research:

US Court Ruled You Can Be “Too Smart” to Be a Cop

Police department disqualifies anyone whose IQ is “too high.” Can a person actually be “too smart” to be a cop in America? A federal court’s decision back in 2000 suggests that, yes, you actually can be.

Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, scored a 33 on an intelligence test he took as part of the application process to become a police officer in the town of New London, Connecticut. The score meant Jordan had an IQ of 125.

The average score for police officers was a 21-22, or an IQ of 104. New London would only interview candidates who scored between 20 and 27.

The police department went on to continue automatically disqualifying anyone whose IQ was “too high.” Jordan went on to become a prison guard instead.

Considering all the police brutality and officer-involved shootings in the news these days, here’s a rhetorical question for you: how well does this hiring practice bode for cops actually being able to follow the Constitution or use proper discretion while “protecting and serving” America?

More on this at The Free Thought Project:

Ever wonder why cops yell “quit resisting” as they beat a person who’s not resisting? Or why they shoot people who pose no threat? Maybe the answer is right in front of us.

It takes a special kind of person to go to work every day and harass, kidnap, and kill people for victimless crimes. The act of unquestioningly carrying out orders to ruin the lives of good people whose only “crime” was to do with their own body as they wish, would eventually have to raise the eyebrow of a person with a higher level of intelligence…or so we’d like to think.

Knowing that this ability to discriminate against intelligence in police departments exists tends to put ‘Police State USA’ in perspective. In the past decade we’ve seen heavily militarized actions against non-violent protesters. We’ve even seen school districts accepting MRAPs! And we’ve watched from the sidelines as Mayberry transformed to Martial Law.

A smart person does not create a domestic standing army and call it freedom. A smart person does not deliberately tear gas journalists. A smart person does not point a rifle at an innocent person and tell them that they are going to kill him. A smart person does not severely beat a person with down syndrome because he sees a bulge in his pants, which is actually a colostomy bag. A smart person does not continuously shoot at an unarmed man who posed zero threat and whose arms are in the air.

If more people knew this information you could rest assured that they would try and reform their police departments. No one wants their police officers to be unintelligent, right?

No one, except for the government, and for obvious reasons. The government loves to hire low intelligence, brainwashed zombies to do their dirty work, as I have extensively covered in a previous post. Not only that, but the government does everything it can to make sure that there will always be a good supply of such people in society. Very few of us manage to (eventually) escape (most of) the brainwash the government forces on us from early childhood (AKA “education”), designed to make us passive, ignorant and docile slaves who will blindly follow their orders — even when it’s to initiate violence against a fellow human being.

It’s sad to see that the barbarians have again managed to take out one of the few gifted people we have on this planet — someone who already made significant contributions to our development in the past, and who would probably have contributed much more in the future.