The Militarization of American Police – and Shredding of Our Constitutional Rights – Started At Least 30 Years Ago

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benb's picture

The gangster controlled federal government runs the cocaine and heroin into the US. It’s a 500 billion dollar plus a year business. Just reference the prosecution and conviction of Wells Fargo and its Wachovia subsidiary this year who were busted for laundering 786 billion in drug money. Wachovia even signed the leases for aircraft bringing it in. Nobody goes to jail. They just get a weenie fine for 20 mil and keep on going. When you are one of the five megabanks that own the Federal Reserve the laws do not apply. Reports beginning in the early 80’s spoke of CIA scum incrementally compromising local law enforcement on a national scale through bribery and in walking into major US police chiefs offices with suitcases full of cash. Most police chiefs and Sheriffs are bought off and are nothing but stooges for the subverted federal architecture. In 1999 Richard Grasso then head of the NYSE traveled to Columbia and met with Manuel Marulanda, the head of FARQ. Grasso advised Marulanda to invest his drug profits in the NYSE. “I invite members of the FARC to visit the New York Stock Exchange so that they can get to know the market personally," Grasso was quoted as saying. When Marulanda passed on the offer the US military was sent in and murdered him. (Link to Reuters article- Of course there’s a lot of rotten cops. Effluence flows down hill. Bad apples from the military are being aggressively recruited along with sub 100 I.Q. people that will not question orders. But there are still a lot of good police officers that can see what is going on and from what I understand their numbers are growing. Most of us here know where this is heading and we need all the help we can get.

cranky-old-geezer's picture



Once again GW displays his utter fucking ignorance.

Police are military the MOMENT they put that badge on.

Police are UNCONSTITUTIONAL in America. Police are executive branch. Executive branch has NO law enforcement authority under the constitution. That job is the sole venue of the JUDICIAL branch under the constitution.

Police are unconstitutional because they're in the EXECUTIVE branch. Sheriff and deputies ARE constitutional because they're in the JUDICIAL branch.

Even then, sheriff and deputies have no constitutional authority to go around "enforcing the law" on their own. "Enforcing the law" requires a COURT ORDER from a JUDGE.

Yes, that's right, judicial branch JUDGES are the real "law enforcers" under the constitution.

Sheriff and deputies merely carry out those court orders. That's their job. Carry out court orders from judges.

A cop or sheriff's deputy writing you a ticket is a VIOLATION of your right of DUE PROCESS. Only JUDICIAL BRANCH JUDGES have constitutional authority to issue summons to appear and other criminal process.

GW has shown over and over again he's a MORON when it comes to constitutional matters.

I said earlier the government (at all levels) has a 4+ MILLION domestic military / mercenary force. Police are MILITARY and MERCENARY by definition.

Wherever police have jurisdiction it is a MILITARY MARTIAL LAW venue by definition, CITY LIMITS being the one people are most familiar with. When you enter "city limits" you are entering a MILITARY MARTIAL LAW venue.

CITY GOVERNMENTS are UNCONSTITUTIONAL in America. They are MILITARY MARTIAL LAW venues established on American soil in time of peace. That is a BLATANT violation of the constitution.

City police are MILITAY POLICE in a military martial law venue, EXACTLY like on a military base, NO difference in a constitutional sense.

In a military martial law venue you have NO rights. Your constitutional rights STOP at the gate leading into that military base OR at the "city limits" of that city government OR at the gate leading into a FEDERAL AREA. The constitution DOESN'T APPLY in those areas.

THAT is why the District of Columbia was created. DC is a FEDERAL AREA carved out of states so it WOULD NOT BE IN A STATE and the constitution WOULD NOT APPLY in DC, just like it doesn't apply in ANY OTHER federal area.

The constitution is binding on the federal government IN ITS RELATIONS WITH STATES and AMERICAN CITIZENS WITHIN THE STATES.

It is NOT binding within the federal government itself, it is NOT binding in the District of Columbia, it is NOT binding on a federal military base, and is NOT binding in ANY federal area or territory.

indio007's picture


Seton Hall Constitutional L.J. 2001, 685

Roger Roots*


Police work is often lionized by jurists and scholars who claim to employ "textualist" and "originalist" methods of constitutional interpretation. Yet professional police were unknown to the United States in 1789, and first appeared in America almost a half-century after the Constitution's ratification. The Framers contemplated law enforcement as the duty of mostly private citizens, along with a few constables and sheriffs who could be called upon when necessary. This article marshals extensive historical and legal evidence to show that modern policing is in many ways inconsistent with the original intent of America's founding documents. The author argues that the growth of modern policing has substantially empowered the state in a way the Framers would regard as abhorrent to their foremost principles.

johny2's picture

greatly informative post. Judge Dredd is the future of the LAW.

bill1102inf's picture

If you think there has been a 'militarization' of the police, well you would be right. BUT it pales in comparison to the MILITARIZATION of the PEOPLE. 

Expect Us

SaveTheBales's picture

Pfftftftf.  Ha, ha, ha, ha.

Doesn't FEMA's own website recommend you make preparations for emergencies?

It seems that they have a whole section on planning for disasters, and they recommend that you purchase food and supplies.  Does that make you a terrorist?  If so, wouldn't FEMA's website be terrorist training materials? 

You realize of course we don't need guns or gold.  We just wait until government gets so big and so paranoid, we just tell one agency about the nefarious activities of the others, and poof -- they're all chasing each other.  Just pull up a chair like the old man trying to cross the street in the Pink Panther. 

Just think, the government keeps supplying the free entertainment while I'm paying for cable.

Seasmoke's picture

in the picture all the cops are white thugs and all the military are dark skin......dont know if that was intended, but its spot on

bill1102inf's picture

Spot on My ass, the military is predominately WHITE especially the 'Line' units, you know, the FRONT LINE, Im not sure about cooks, and janitors but maybe that was your experience.


Furthermore, do you realize how many dark skinned police, ARE polie due to illegal affirmative action laws??? Yup, I know you did.

Seasmoke's picture

1-10....1-20.....1-50 ?????????

gorillaonyourback's picture

is it time to start putting bullets in the heads of cops?      warning to police officers,  QUIT BEFORE SOMEONE STARTS AIMING AT YOUR FORHEAD.

Seasmoke's picture

and they walk around in goofy uniforms making them very easy to identify......quack quack

jack stephan's picture

We Fremen have a saying: "God created Arrakis to train the faithful." One cannot go against the word of God.

Thunder_Downunder's picture

Just keeping on electing popularist politicians with their simplistic "War on XXX" policies. Sooner or later you'll get your war.


Some american ideas off the top of my head that were widely supported, but ultimately self defeating:

- 3 strikes system of 'justice' 

- privatisaion of, and creation of 'for profit' penal systems

- heavy handed, dogma driven crusade against drugs (celebrating 50 years of failure)

- doing away with 'justice' entirely, and instead adopting a retribution based model of control under the banner of patriotism and freedom

- permitting police to behave like thugs. "get tough on crime" ideology just sucks when you're white and on the receiving end I spose. 


Create a binary system, get a binary response.


I had a friend visit Sydney from NYC a little while back, and his first question was "how do you feel safe on the streets here? I've been here 3 days and haven't seen a policeman". My thoughts were, how do you feel safe in a city where you need to see them all the time?


And we just hired one of the US's finest to do for us what he did to NYC, and more recently the UK. The US does export more than silicon wafers and bad mortgages...

DavidPierre's picture



This  was a wake up call !

This  was the last straw !

This  is a four decade refuge.

This  is the future for This old man.



SDS Trader's picture

Yeah, as someone old enough to remember when the pendulum was at the other extreme and victims were treated worse than the criminals were, I would still say this article is right on.  The pendulum has gone way too far in the other direction, and far too selectively "to protect and to serve" the privileged few.

In defense of the police, though, I don't know how they would be able to stand up to some of the violent, heavily "up-armored" and "up-gunned" gangs they routinely face if they still relied on .38 revolvers...

Ironically, one police officer I have been friends with all my life is so anti-Big-Brother-police-state he would probably find Ron Paul not libertarian enough for his tastes.