Militarized Police in America

The military like counterinsurgency tactics that police used to subdue peaceful and unarmed demonstrators at various Occupy Wall Street (OWS) encampments around the country have left many citizens shocked at the monstrous and evil treatment the police used against non-confrontational peaceful protestors…they were treated like enemy combatants in a war.  We see machine gun carrying policemen dressed in military like combat gear…military grade equipment and military tactics.

When your local police force is armed with military equipment and has a head fill of military tactics learned at seminars that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) puts on for police forces all around the country, you may not want to attend any protests like OWS and possibly get disabled or killed.

They are teaching these tactics so the citizens right to peaceably protest anything our government does will be quickly smothered and others will be persuaded that it’s too dangerous to dissent.  If your friend or neighbor is sent to the hospital with a brain concussion for marching to protest government graft and incompetence…like OWS is…you might not go out on the next day’s march or protest.

Government does not like anyone to dissent from their use of power, to object to the illegal and/or underhanded things they do.  After all we are the world leaders in everything, and we have God on our side and cannot do any wrong.  If you don’t like it move to Russia or Iraq.  If you are a dissenter you are unpatriotic and probably a communist or socialist.  If you disagree with our government you need to die.

 

Heard or read sentiments like these have you?  Our American government Disinformation and Propaganda Bureau is on the job…heh–so is Fox News.

Anyway, the police forces were established to protect the peace and safety of its citizens and the community; not to use SS tactics on peaceful people who happen to be demonstrating.  Our military is created for killing foreign, hostile armed forces, the enemies of freedom, and the jackals who oppose our freedoms.  Today our police forces have military grade equipment and military tactical training; this is a disaster waiting to happen…remember the Kent State shootings; military armament and soldiers against ‘flower power’ civilians?  How about ‘Ruby Ridge’ and ‘Waco’; military might and tactics against civilians?

Ever hear those conspiracy theories about our armed forces being trained to kill their own countrymen?   You know like those soldiers in Egypt, Syria, and Libya did.

Exactly what type of military equipment is in the arsenal of police departments in America today?

The average patrol officer carries a usually semi-automatic handgun and perhaps a backup gun, a pepper spray canister, a taser, a baton or nightstick and handcuffs.  This is normal and expected, after all these men go into strange and deadly scenes with some regularity, they need to defend themselves.  Nowadays however, with having so many strategic alliances with the military and DHS agencies, the list of equipment has grown exponentially and it’s very deadly stuff.  The New York PD boasts that they can take down a 747 airliner.

In 1994 a Memorandum of Understanding between the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Defense authorized the transfer of military technology to local police departments around the country.  This was surplus equipment normally reserved for use in wartime.

As a result of equipment sharing the Department of Defense, by 1997, had handed over a million + military items to law enforcement agencies around the country. Among the items were almost 4,000 M-16s, 185 M-14s, 73 grenade launchers (grenade launchers for Christ’s sake) and over 110 armored personnel carriers.

At the end of 2005 nearly three quarters of a billion dollars worth of military grade equipment was distributed to some 17,000 police departments.  This included such things as over a thousand night-vision goggles, a few hundred more grenade launchers for Christ’s sake, almost 8,000 M-16 rifles, and some Blackhawk military, missile & 50 Cal. machine gun carrying helicopters…for Christ’s sake.

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After the War on Terror started and the Department of Homeland Security was created, the money started flowing rapidly to our police departments everywhere.  It helped with everyday equipment such as walkie-talkies, bulletproof vests, ammo and such, but it also started a run on really out there apparatus such as a 9 ton bullet proof vehicle called a Bearcat G3, that has gun ports, tear gas dispenser and a battering ram, and even weaponized drones…you know like they use in Afghanistan to spy on the bad guys from the air…I just had a flash day dream of drones using their Hellfire missiles to take out a OWS protest in Dallas….

I fear for my country

Untold Stories of the TSA Abuses of Power

In March of this year a developmentally delayed 4 year old boy who had to wear leg braces because his ankles were malformed and weak because of a premature birth, was on his way to Disney World for his birthday celebration.

The braces the boy has to wear are made of metal and hard plastic…of course this sets off the airport scanners in Philadelphia and the SS TSA screener said the boy had to take the braces off and he had to walk without them.

The boy’s father, Bob Thomas, a law enforcement officer with the Camden, NJ police says the family complied with the order but remained very upset and contacted Daniel Rubin, a columnist who has been reporting on mistreatment of travelers during TSA screenings

TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis told Rubin that the boy should not have been told to remove his braces.

“The boy should have been directed to a private screening area, where he could have been swabbed for traces of explosive materials,” Rubin is reporting.

How f**king stupid are these people anyway?  It seems every day or two the news is reporting a new incident where the TSA agent is apparently brain dead and unable to think on their feet…and it’s getting worse every day.

We can’t say anything to them or we’ll get arrested, and if you’re escorted away they do everything in their power to humiliate you in front of other passengers, and they’ll lie like there’s no tomorrow to save face when they are obviously in the wrong 90% of the time.

Their police powers need to be taken away from them as they are obviously not trained to handle the kind of power they have.  Video and audio files of each encounter need to be made as this will be a vital deterrent to the abuse the SS screeners would mete out to their victims. And they Really need to have more customer relations training.

Best thing to do though is not fly for awhile. Put off that trip to see relatives, or not take an Island vacation for a year or so and boycott all flights except those absolutely necessary…see what happens…I’ll bet TSA under pressure from the airlines will straighten up their act.

Government is the real problem …they set up these crappy agencies and give them powers that they should never have.  They beat you over the head and tell you that you do as directed or we’ll sh*t all over you and yours. No sense of diplomacy at all, but what do you expect from the SS?

Story inspired by an article from the Orlando Sentinel, March 16, 2010. Here

TSA…We handle more junk than ebay–Jay Leno
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