This Is How FEMA Trains Texas Police To Deal With Riots, Conduct Mass Arrests

Tyler Durden's picture

Last summer the state of Texas was ablaze over concerns surrounding the Jade Helm military drills held across the state prompted some to speculate that the Federal government was preparing for either a local insurrection, secession planning contencies for the Lone Star state or even a "Texas takeover."

Similar confusion returned earlier this week when dozens of McLennan Community College students posed as unruly protesters as part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency training program. This "first of its kind" three day exercise in Waco, Texas was overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, during which police officers from fifteen different departments took part in drills on how to deal with riots and conduct mass arrests."


Officers from the Waco Police Department, McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, Killeen Police Department, Lorena Police Department, DeSoto Police Department and troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, among others, participated in the three-day training program.


As Waco Tribune reports, citing training coordinator Jay Fonville, "this type of training has never been in Texas before."


This sparked questions: if it was "never held before" why is it being held now? Fonville's answer "we are here to protect people — protect protesters and protect law enforcement officers" adding that "this was very beneficial to get this kind of training here, especially in Central Texas, and for so many officers to have access to it."


Others chimed in: "Riots are hard to detain, and as little officers as they have they are probably going to be outnumbered most of the time. It’s vital that they get it correct the first time," Criminal Justice major Dylan Solis told KCEN-TV.


Area agencies sent 61 officers to the program at MCC’s Emergency Services Education Center for the course that started Monday and finished Wednesday, training coordinator Jay Fonville said.


Students acted as nonviolent protesters, and Lopez was one of several classmates who chanted, screamed and antagonized officers during the drills.


Fidencia Lopez, a student in MCC’s emergency medical technician program, posed as a protester throughout Wednesday’s demonstrations and said she gained valuable insight into how law enforcement officers are trained to operate in crowd-control scenarios.


“This makes it very real to see how protesters are getting taken out and that there might be some injury or even with law enforcement,” Lopez said.


Cops learned how to counter “domestic and civil disturbances” during the training, which was coordinated by the DHS’ Center for Domestic Preparedness, as well as “proper use of batons, mass-arrest procedures, and riot control formations."


But most curious was the organizational presence of the Department of Homeland Security: FEMA instructors from across the country directed officers on the public’s constitutional rights and the appropriate way to handle situations with multiple arrests and mobile field-force team methods.

The training is expected to be put into practice in "realistic situations," and more drills are being planned for the future.

Was the "first of its kind" training session a harbinger of things to come?

For now it is unclear, however as Paul Joseph Watson notes, "police departments across the country are buying riot gear in expectation of more Ferguson-style civil unrest sweeping the country."  Maybe they know something.

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Jethro's picture

Hmmmmm, being in a tight formation like that just begs for an IED.

ACP's picture

FEMA? Hah! Soylent green, here we come!

El Vaquero's picture

Tyler, you should have titled this article "For The First Time Ever FEMA Trains Texas Police How To Be The Recipient Of A Class Action Civil Rights Lawsuit"

wee-weed up's picture

The elites KNOW their coming meeting with the lamppost is nigh...

onewayticket2's picture

What a sad state of enforcement against the law abiding. But hey, convicted felons got a huge win today (voting rights)

Countrybunkererd's picture

Add to this the requirement for all US citizens to get a passport by 2018 if your state doesn't adopt the new regulations for driver's licenses.  Prepare to be chipped, printed, and raped of rigths.  The country is rapidly becoming a prison with the best technology developed and turned against us.

This is (for now) only required for air travel.  Mission creep will have checkpoints at state borders, rail stations, bus stations, and we are like what i saw in the 1980's in the soviet union, why?  I think Russia is rapidly becoming a better place than the US and at this rate it will be, what the hell is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

CheapBastard's picture

Very unrealistic; all the photos show white rioters.

knukles's picture

Anybody but me see how the propaganda is operating here?
Note how they say (justifying the drills) "how to counter “domestic and civil disturbances""?
There's a lotta ways that can be interpreted, way past the "thou art protecting the public", etc.

Like the guy from BP when people were bitching about the oil spill.  On camera, some guy pulls a boat anchor up and it's all covered in oil.  Everybody pisses and moans.  The guy from BP says "It's Organic".  Which oil is.  So not only did he tell the truth, but everybody shut the fuck up.

Propaganda   ...    It's what's for news, information and entertainment

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"All aboard!  Your safe space awaits!"

Gather those rosebuds's picture

I, for one, welcome our new authoritative overlords.

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

"For the first time ever a government drill was held at a time and location where there wasn't a mass shooting, domestic terrorist bombing, or planes crashing into buildings event taking place!"


eforce's picture

Trump will be president, militia will be fighting along side the police against the welfare hordes.

RafterManFMJ's picture

conduct mass arrests

Nothign to see here folks, please not to worry.

cheka's picture

dhs trains the security guards at tx ports that white right wingers are the terrists

i was told this by a white security guard at a tx port -- he was very pissed off about it

xavi1951's picture

These are standard riot drills!  I did it 15 years ago and it is done every year!  Nothing new here!  The bill gets paid by one .Gov agency or another.  This is SO much over-reaction it makes me laugh!  Remember, Nibiru is coming......  idiots!

Taylor's picture
Taylor (not verified) xavi1951 Apr 23, 2016 8:08 AM

Trump Got It Right Again. This Is the Undeniable Proof...

However the mainstream media isn't saying a word about it!

What are they really trying to cover up?

DownWithYogaPants's picture

FEMA Trains.  Oh No!  Chew Chew

Sanctuary2's picture

what a pipe-dream! lol--they will be after the militia AND the 'welfare hordes', since they are basically in the governments eyes, the same thing;

Sanctuary2's picture

what a pipe-dream! lol--they will be after the militia AND the 'welfare hordes', since they are basically in the governments eyes, the same thing;

Nero_Hedge's picture

Agreed...predominately white militias need to spread the Liberty message to other demographics and get them on board- otherwise we are just being set up for a civil war

azusgm's picture

Probably has something to do with bikers and Twin Peaks.

Gather those rosebuds's picture

Rule 8: If this is your first night in a FEMA camp, you HAVE to get sodomized.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Rule best hope I never get out...

Freddie's picture

You mean this .303

1,000 yards 1943 British Lee Enfield rifle No.4 MKI

Or an old 1917 .303 Enfield

1,000 yards, open sights WWI British Lee Enfield No.1 Mk III (SMLE)

Boris Badenov's picture

Gotta show experience when applying for Soros $$$.

Lorca's Novena's picture

I was in Germany 6 months after the wall fell, took a bus to east germany and my teenage know it all attitude changed rapidly once my bus was boarded by guys with AK's checking passports. America is definately becoming a former soviet territory.


OldPhart's picture

"what the hell is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

Well, one hell of a lot.

I'm not one of the sterling former Zero Hedgers that were so damned smart that they shut the fuck up shortly after 2008.  I benefitted from reading their posts and lurked on line for YEARS before attempting my first post.  Captcha asked the square root of five.  And I fucked that up.

Ok, as a normal guy, not from my obscene, obnoxious, OldPhart, personna, just me, Kevin.  Here's what's going on, and other veteran Zero Hedgers will either call me out on bullshit (which is fine, I may misunderstand what is going on), or endorse me through silence or affirmation.

This is going to be deep (at least for me) and detailed, because Zero Hedge seems to have been swarmed by newbies that are thoroughly ignorant.  And, for those of you desperately seeking your safe space, it's not an insult, it's an observation of your condition.  There are things you were never taught.

Back in the Clinton era, the democrat controlled congress (congress will always be lower case) determined that there weren't enough loan made to poor people.  Banks were red-lining entire areas of various cities because incomes where 'too low' to support making mortgage payments.  Now, set aside all debate about Bill getting blow jobs, Hillary trying to take over Health Care, Ruby Ridge, Waco, and other things such as the Clinton Death List.  Just set those aside.  Be nonpartisan for a moment.  Be American.  Consider what was actually happening without political team cheerleading.

We have our congress decide that banks MUST make loans to lower income and less credit worthy individuals and families.  In order to do that, banks had to lower their standards for loans, which was acceptable because congress created government entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, that would buy mortgages from the banks....which were created for people with limited, or no, income and shitty credit.  The entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are supported by millions of stupid assholes, like you and I, via taxation.  IE, They lose, YOU lose.

You didn't even get to vote on participating on this and, chances are, you were probably too young to vote even if it was offered (If you, as an individual, are of my era, no insult is offered, it's just an explanation to the younger crew of how they've been totally fucked).

The banks sold shitty loans to poor people, whit shitty credit, and below average income to buy homes.  Home prices started soaring around 2005.  My 1998 shithole that I bought for $75k was suddenly worth $360k...people cashed in 'equity' and bought toys and cars and vacations via a new innovation...variable interest rates.

People could take out loans against equity at what seemed like 100% of equity, at a low rate of interest of 3% or less for a year or so.  Millions took out equity loans, many who could barely afford their original mortgage.  Their fixed 6% or 7.5% rate went down to 3% or so for a year or two...then the rate changed to reflect where we actually were.  3% went to 7%, payments more than doubled.  Millions couldn't afford to keep up with the payments and they were forcibly evicted.  There are videos of this time if you care to look them up.

So the banks, that financed the poor people and the ones with shitty credit, now own all those empy houses, lands and farms, free and clear.  In the midst of this, the banks decided that properly recording sales and title ws too much of a pain in the ass that they set up their own system, MERS, Mortgage Electronic Recording Service, to track their sales and repossessions.  Unfortunately, they forgot to inform any governmental property taxes and shit were left unpaid, county governments were cash strapped, and a bazillion homes sat empty for about three years while homelessness soared.

Bankers enjoyed huge increases in bonuses, via the repossessions and the direct infusion of cash intothe banking system by the federal reserve bank (it's not federal anymore that Federal Express is federal.  The federal reserve is a private bank owned by a couple of global banks and one or two families.  [I just saved you having to read 300-1,000,000 pages of boring history.])

During the 2008 'crisis', the federal reserve injected approximately $16 trillion into the US banking system.  A few years later they grudgingly admitted to injecting another $16 trillion into the European Banking system at the same time.  No one mentions this, these days, it's taboo.  But it happened.  Our base money want from roughly $850 billion to $40 trillion overnight.

And most were too engrossed in Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, or some other show that they didn't even notice to ask "what the hell is going on?"

So, while all of fthis is going on, the banks are making shitty loans to clients that have shitty credit and no jobs then taking what they sold and presenting it to the goobermint as a qulity investment.  (Which, in the last couple of weeks they have admitted was out-right fraud.  One that is so blatant that we should already be used to the sight and smell of banksters hanging from street lights.  [You vigorous young people, you REALLY need to understand how totally the banks fucked your parents, but you also need to understand that the banks, and our/your government, forcibly bent all of us over a table, ready to accept whatever the banks wanted to do to us.

We're icurrently in the period of being bent over, tied down, beat and awaiting what will follow.  (For us, it's not pleasant, for the banksters, it's a high.)  We're all getting ass-fucked;  The Fed lowered interest to approximately zero, so our grandparents and parents can no longer afford to eat. (the ones that have semblance of dignity and refuse to go to a 'home')

We have a fop in office that puts an incentive in place that wipes the entire used car industry, and the poor and lower income that depended on finding a low cost vehicle to go to jobs and shit..but the barriers, according to the goobermint, are falling., yet the poor and all can only get a used piece of shit vehicle at a vastly expanded price of thousands.

In short, cause I have to pee and go to bed, the Fed, connedgrease, and the demistration opted that you and I will pay for whatever the fuck they demand.  Ad we are expected to believe that we have no say in the matter.

Unfortuantely, most DO believe we have no say in the matter.  They don't realize that the next step from a ballot box is the bullet box.

Prepare accordingly.

Ghordius's picture

+1 Kevin. indeed, you have one root cause well spotted: the lowering of lending standards by politics (biz liked it, though)

one caveat: that story of the FED injecting into the ECB... I have never seen evidence for that

Cruel Aid's picture

Yea we bailed them out. I remember being pissed abt that. Don't recall the figure, as if u would be getting the correct one, so o p. Could be accurate.
Getting us jaded by wtf moments is beyond getting old

Ghordius's picture

well, the figure I have is one trillion

a swap. on trillion dollars from the FED against one trillion euros from the ECB

where the ECB lent the dollars to the megabanks, and got them back, laters, and reversed the swap

"emergency lending"? yes. by whom? who carried most risk? debatable. but "bailed out"? no.

as a reminder, Hank "Tanks in the streets" wanted us europeans to have a TARP and TALP, too. and we said no, thanks, but no

More Ammo's picture

Screw a Lawsuit!

I want the law enforced,


Particularly this one:

Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242
Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law

This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.

This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.

Acts under "color of any law" include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under "color of any law," the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs.

Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to one year, or both, and if bodily injury results or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined or imprisoned up to ten years or both, and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Tall Tom's picture



The planned termination of EBT and SNAP benefits is happening.


This is, after all, what y'all have wanted.


And it is well as a lot of other states.


It promises to be an exciting Summer.


And if you have not prepared it is now too late.

El Vaquero's picture

Looking at the states on the map in that link tells me that our prison population is about to get another increase based on the demographics.  If they're cutting single, childless, unemployed people between the ages of 16 and 49 in those states, a huge chunk of them are going to be black.  Those who are cut are to do some stupid shit as a result, get caught, then get three hots and a cot.  It actually might be cheaper just to keep them on SNAP.  Dependence on the state is a real bitch like that.

greenskeeper carl's picture

sorry, but you guys are dreaming. No fucking way, they aren't cutting off jack shit. They will keep paying out full bennies til the wheels co me off this slow motion train wreck. Wish you guys were right though. If they were training for this in nearly every major city, Id maybe believe that was a possibility. Love to be proven wrong though

onewayticket2's picture

Carl is correct.
It is merely a designed campaign issue. Expiration dates were designed to expire during the election yr.

knukles's picture

Cut them bennies and you got no Demoicratic voters.
Ain't gonna happen. 

Tall Tom's picture





The House and Senate are controlled by the Republicans.


Now why shall they care about that?

onewayticket2's picture

all the same....have you been paying any attention??



Donald Trump's Candidacy

Tall Tom's picture





You can bet that I am paying attention...I exposed this little tidbit.


Are YOU paying attention?




Trump will be shot in the first 100 days....if not before the General Election.


I almost can forsee a replay of June,1968 at the Ambassador Hotel.


The US Department of Treasury runs the Secret Service.


And the Exchange Stabilization Fund is headed by Jack Lew.


The Secret Service, under the auspices of the US Treasury, answers to one, and only one authority.


Jack Lew.


He is the most powerful man in the United States. He is your Shadow Dictator.


But you have not figured that out yet.


Perhaps you never will.


Go Red Team.

Go Blue Team.



BarkingCat's picture

treasurer Secretary is part of the President's cabinet.

Every new president nominates his own cabinet.

When Trump moves into the White House, Lew is going to be at his rented house and double checking his closets for anything that the movers might have missed.

Mr. Universe's picture

Don't count on it. the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in the history of the U.S. government.

xavi1951's picture

MDB, calling MDB....  we another idot to chat with......

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Jack Lew rhymes with Black Jew

I think I may be onto something

Tall Tom's picture





Wait until they find out about Trump...


Ivanka is a Jewish convert.


And here is Donald Trump on Israel at his AIPAC appearance


There is much more than what I quoted. You must listen to the video.


He believes that Israelcan dono wrong. Yet they attacked the USS Liberty and attempted to sink that US Warship in International waters.


Yet they are the PRIMARY ACTOR in the 9/11 attacks, even caught red handed detonating a Van laden with explosives in the streets of Manhattan on that day, which was subsequently covered up by the Main Stream Media.


Yet he calls them "our most reliable ally"???



Trump also pledged to move the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a common GOP refrain though both Democratic and Republican presidents have declined to do so, waiting until the status of the disputed city is resolved in a peace settlement..


Oh, yes, they have a shock coming to them.


They have no clue as to who their overlords are.


b.maximus's picture

Trump has zero chance if he offends Israel. I know he will do the right thing when it is time.

Tall Tom's picture





Trump's wealth is held in Real Estate. He is beholden to the same overlords if he wants that wealth to remain intact...the Banks.


I just do not see Trump as an altruist willing to sacrifice all that he has to do the right thing.


He is an egoist, a pragmatist, and is working for his own many.


Now I am not going to suggest that it is wrong.

I am not going to suggest that it is right.


But I will not deny the facts set before me in order to prop him up as a idol savior.

Tall Tom's picture

I especially love junks when I provide sources which are valid.


Nothing is more valid than the video of them uttering the words through their own mouths...although I have learned that it can now be spoofed.


Junk on. It will not change anything.


In two weeks your junks disappear.


My factual statements are archived and retrievable on the Internet and can be recovered as a testimoiny which I will be sure to 2017...after Trump takes office.


It will be fun trashing you guys who have been pimping him as you whine about the decline.


Convicting you with your own words will serve me well as I expose your hypocrisy in 2017.


You will not be able to claim ignorance as your excuse. You will have to take personal responsibility...something which you preach but refuse to practice.


The problem is that you are so myopic and do not even have attention spans as long as your nose.

chunga's picture

I firmly believe that people like Jacob Lew are evil. And the thing that makes me so furious is evil *always* seems to win. Every single time.

The "battle" between good and evil has been such an epic rout that now evil is just running up the score.

/sorry I don't know what that has to do with this topic*

*evil beating the living shit out of good has everything to do with everything.

Tall Tom's picture





We do not win until the end.


Keep the faith.


It all works out according the the plan.