The Alarming Militarization Of American Police

Via StockBoardAsset.com,

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order clearing the way for local police in America to receive military gear such as grenade launchers, high-calibre weapons, and armored vehicles. Trump and the DOJ have just reversed former President Barack Obama’s restrictions that allows local police departments to receive surplus military equipment.

Per ABCNews,

Restoring the program will “ensure that you can get the lifesaving gear that you need to do your job,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a cheering crowd at a national convention of the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tennessee. The group, America’s largest organization of rank-and-file officers, endorsed Trump for president after he promised to revamp the program.

The big move by Trump comes at a time where American inner cities such as Baltimore and Chicago are in absolute turmoil. The President has been very vocal about the prior administration’s unfair criticism of police forces and it was an easy win to appease his core supporters.

On the other hand, civil liberties groups and various lawmakers are not enthused about the militarization of local police and argue this will only lead to a further escalation of violence.

Kanya Bennett, legislative counsel for the ACLU,

  “Tensions between law enforcement and communities remain high, yet the president and the attorney general are giving the police military-grade weaponry instead of practical, effective ways to protect and serve everyone”

Let’s not kid ourselves, America by the day is turning into a police state where power through police force is the objective. The citizens of the police state may experience restrictions on social or financial mobility, or even on their freedom to express or communicate alternative political views.

There is another startling development in the Police States of America (PSA), in the next 8-years military drones will be replacing police helicopters. The report from Defense One states “enormous military-style drones” could be policing the skies from 2,000 ft..

Back in 2014-2015, Baltimore was a testing ground for the deep state’s military spy blimps….

Back to the Police States of America (PSA), earlier this year, I was able to see first hand the militarization in Baltimore County’s police force…

Conclusion

Like it or not, the Police States of America (PSA) is here. This time around the war comes home and the government is preparing through the militarization of local police forces. America is in a transitional period healing itself from decades of democratically controlled leadership in the inner cities, along with massive amounts of deindustrialization that has left our country rotting from the inside.

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Ron Paul asks "Is a Militarized Police The Answer To Inner City Turmoil?"

Is President Trump's decision being "tough on crime," as he likes to claim, or is it all about controlling the population and undermining civil liberties?

Comments

allthegoodname… Sep 2, 2017 6:29 PM Permalink

 It isn't what the Police wear on the outside that worries the crap out of me (all these comments, I have left a trail behind me).  It is what the Police think on the inside that worries me, that keeps me awake at night, that makes me shudder every time I see a police car going down the street.  What they think on the inside, like: who is making my paycheck good, who is behind me, supporting me, willing to overlook my shortcomings, wanting to increase my role in the community along with my Health and Welfare, my Pension?  The MSM goes out of its way to label the Police as crooks, as bullies, as thieves (asset forfeiture), as murderer's, racist, doing it in such a way as to hide their intent which is to make we, the people, hate the Police on the one hand, the Police on the other hand hate -we, the people.  The MSM want the Police to think: we, the people, are their enemy, while the MSM is just reporting what we, the people, think and feel, innocent of any wrong doing.  When in reality, the MSM is forming, is molding, is brainwashing the Police and we, the people, so we end up to be enemies, while they, the MSM, come off as being tried and true keeper's of the peace.   A bigger stack of BS cannot exist.  Every person should know who owns their Press, who they are who command the role of Village Voice, that would be the Rothschild Family, the AP and Reuters, owned by the Rothschild Family, the source from whom all the MSM get their Headlines, get their News and most of their editorials.  The Rothschild Family, the owner's of the Stock Market, the owner's of the Federal Reserve, the Family that prospers every time there is a war, a riot, a policeman pulling somebody over.  Yes, every time, you see, if we support the power base of the Banker King, we support him, the power base of the Banker King is the Judiciary, the legal system, the law, forget justice, justice is just in the way of the money maker's.  We do pay the wages of the Police, it is just the way we pay is hidden so the police never know who they really work for.  Anyway: don't worry about the armor, worry about the heart.     

el buitre Sep 1, 2017 7:19 AM Permalink

The difference between US soldiers occupying Afghanistan and militarized police occupying Exceptionalstan is that the American public knows where the police live.

Jack4952 Sep 1, 2017 7:32 AM Permalink

America as a police state. Many of us saw it coming more than 10 years ago - one had to be "politically blind" to NOT see the police militarization. So, we moved all of our assets OUT of the U.S.; then moved our families out of the U.S. PERMANENTLY. That was more than 13 years ago.Too late now. Just try moving assets out of the U.S. NOW. There are all kinds of restrictions. Evere heard of Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) within the  U.S. Treasury?   The statute and CFR which clearly state that the purpose is stop funds being used for illegal drug trafficking or to support terrorism. However, OFAC has the authority to "seize" your funds in any U.S. bank - WITHOUT ever informing you!!!  OFAC needs to prove NOTHING. You can NOT go to court. You have to apply to OFAC for "special permission" explaining  what you intend to do with the money, etc. OFAC can literally ask you a question about ANYTHING in your life - and if they do not like the answer, your request is rejected. (A friend had this happen to him. He was informed by a friend/employee of the bank. It has been almost 18 months since the seizure of $140,000 in that bank.) https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/O… He had to apply for a "LICENSE", submit hunderds of documents, and provide written answers to numerous personal questions. IF or WHEN this license is approved, he will be required to sign a CONTRACT with OFAC and the Treasury (for something like 5 years) which gives the government almost total control of his assets.

Expat Sep 1, 2017 6:41 AM Permalink

So far it's:1. Waah! Waah" Nobody whined when Obama did it!2, Fuck yeah!  Give them tanks to kill all the nigger faggots!3. They better have military grade gear when they come for me and mine! I got me a Glock and a Mossberg!4. This is bad. Fucking UN is taking over America and planning to put all white people into concentration camps.5. This is bad because America is becoming overtly fascist.6. This is awesome.  Finally some law and order. So what if some family gets no-knocked and killed.  Terror and servitude are the price of freedom. 

Jo A-S Sep 1, 2017 5:53 AM Permalink

There is a lot of criticism on here of the police.  As an ex-officer in UK, I do not think that there should be militarisation of the police.  However, the current criticism is way, WAY over the top.  Remember the Stanford experiment?  http://www.prisonexp.org/  Mypoint is - are the critics so much better?

Sugarcandy Mountain Sep 1, 2017 4:44 AM Permalink

Doesn't matter what they wear to "protect" themselves. An IED set off at the right time will tear these government-santioned goons to pieces. Who's taking care of their family when they're out oppressing the people?

moorewasthebestbond (not verified) Sep 1, 2017 2:41 AM Permalink

Same article different day. This same "story" pops up 4 or 5 times a week, every week. Give it a fucking rest!

pcrs Sep 1, 2017 2:05 AM Permalink

Don't forget bajonet. Apperantly they plan to use bajonets against the population. Would that be before or after they used the grenade launchers. 

FreeEarCandy Sep 1, 2017 12:57 AM Permalink

Blame it on antifa. Blame it on Trump. Blame it on the Russians. Blame it on Hillary. Blame it on Obama. Blame it on Soros. Blame the bankers. Blame it on congress. Blame it on DOJ. Blame the Jews. Blame the Mexicans. Blame the Chinese. Blame the swamp. Blame the deep state. Blame Google. Blame Muslims. Blame the Christians. Blame the MSM. Blame the left. Blame the right. Blame the corporations. Blame the super rich. Blame those on welfare. Blame big pharma. Blame blame itself!!! Please! Just shut the fuck up already. Each and everyone of us is the blame, because we see there are problems and we do nothing but feed it our cash and thus help it grow. Look at the list of all the suspects supposedly creating our problems. Funny how we the people, who fund and feed the monster, are never among the names and titles. How come? We are the problem that we refuse to fix. All the other names amounts to deflection of guilt. We don't have to riot in the streets. We don't need Trump. Don't pay your taxes. Organize a national work strike and sit at home on your couch in the safety of your home. Most of you are pussies anyway. Just stop feeding the monster and see how fast things can change. All this blame and dependency on corruption is the reason nothing gets fixed. They don't fear you anymore and that is the problem. All this equipment is to increase their bravery and to scare the shit out of you.

MK ULTRA Alpha dogismycopilot Sep 1, 2017 2:14 AM Permalink

Exactly what I thought. The police have allowed civil unrest because they think if it's bad enough, then we will appreciate them when word comes to start killing people.

The police are out of control in this country and won't go after hard core criminals like MS-13, but they'll do a traffic stop to steal someones money.

Sessions is a real nut case, but we would have gotten the same nut cases with Clinton. I shouldn't have registered to vote and voted for Trump. I stopped voting because America is a horrible lie, an extraordinary evil nation, where everybody lies to themselves, plastic and shallow, TV controlled, TV heads. A nation of brainwashed drones lying to themselves. No morality, no honor.

A nation of liars, thieves and murders. They can't do anything right because they will lie to each other, steal from each other, and murder each other. That's America, a dirty rotten lie.

Look at the people in charge, Three marines and one army. In the military, the marines are considered the lowest one. I was in the air force and the army so I know. It is not what the TV tells the nation. The marines honor is to the marine corps and that's it. The army is different.

Mattis has no business at DOD secretary, Kelly shouldn't be in control of the White House and McMasters shouldn't be making foreign policy. And Dunsford, a marine shouldn't be chairman of the joint chief. These three marines were ROTC officers, not service academy. All of them made it to general because of politics and obeying the Council on Foreign Relations. McMasters even went to an illegal Bilderburg banker meeting to get his orders.

Each general had to swear allegiance to Israel and the Israel lobby votes them to general. This is why we don't see more service academy general officers. It is all rigged and I can't wait until the bodies line the streets and the sweet smell of death is in the air.

The federal government must be destroyed it doesn't obey the will of the people. If we don't see a 1/3rd cut in federal workers and contractors, then you know we've been conned again. Hopefully through civil war we can purge the system of evil because Trump and his Jews won't.

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Mekongerbigdonger Aug 31, 2017 11:07 PM Permalink

Anarchy:  a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government.  Government:  the act or process of governing; specifically :  authoritative direction or control.  Government: Govern: control.   Mente (Latin): mind Mind control. Authoritative mind control. Related Words reign; dominion, power, sovereignty(also sovranty), supremacy, sway; command, leadership; direction, management, regulation, superintendence, supervision; autocracy, dictatorship, domination, hegemony, mastery, oppression, subjugation, tyranny   Authoritative: possessing recognized or evident authority :  clearly accurate or knowledgeable.    Recognised (or recognise): 1:  to acknowledge formally: such as a :  to admit as being lord or sovereign b :  to admit as being of a particular statusc :  to admit as being one entitled to be heard :  give the floor tod :  to acknowledge the de facto existence or the independence of     Admit as being lord: Lord:  1:  one having power and authority over others:a :  a ruler by hereditary right or preeminence to whom service and obedience are due    Now the government says you have "rights" or "privilege" to do things. So the people that say this make up .015% of the population. Yet less then 2 tenths of the population has control over the rest. This is totally done by mind control. This can never be done by physical force. So therefore the mind is the only thing controlled by the government for one reason; people let it.  The gov, media, and political agendas which is the definition of terrorism defile and mislabel anarchy. When in reality anarchy is solely based off of morals. The reason these people absolutely hate anarchy is because they would be the ones punished in an anarchy society. Yes there is still justice in anarchy however the people do it not some "ruling group". The people never allow a group to assume control of the rest. For example when disasters hit, the general public donate more and help physically more to help there fellow man. Governments look to profit, seize " steal", and imprison people. Anarchy is the way reality should be; do unto others as you would have done to you. This is what anarchy is.  Governments have hijacked society, morals, and your mind.

DirtySanchez (not verified) Aug 31, 2017 10:57 PM Permalink

Thanks antifa.

You retards brought some whistles, wooden flag poles, bandanas, and firecrackers to pick fights while the cops simply watched.

Now the establishment arms the local police departments with rpg's, armored personnel carriers, automatic weapons, and shoot to kill orders.

You antifa faggots made your $20 per hour, doing the bidding of the filthy, malignant, soros.

Hopefully, you have the balls big enough to continue the fight, and each and every one of you meet a painful and violent end to your miserable lives.

AurorusBorealus Aug 31, 2017 10:25 PM Permalink

So you have antifa, drug gangs with automatic weapons, and police with all the equipment of a mechanized brigade in the streets of the U.S.: all of these groups preying on the local populace.  You have the CIA and NSA spying on everyone, collecting data on everyone, manipulating the news, provoking street violence, and directly plotting a coup d'etat against the democratically elected president.  You have Google et al openly practicing totalitarian control over the exchange of information.  The television stations and news media are all direct government propaganda.  The major political parties are completely unresponsive to the electorate and actually hold the majority of the populace in disdain.  The corporate CEOs are all outsourcing all the jobs and importing cheap Indian labor for the rest.  With the dollar still able to buy things abroad, why do any reasonable people stay in that country?

pc_babe Aug 31, 2017 9:54 PM Permalink

Funny ... when the chocolate jesus and his butch poodle Napolitano were doing it using surplus army gear from his unilateral iraqi surrender, not a peep from you LIBTARD's in the press.

Gasbag Aug 31, 2017 9:51 PM Permalink

cops no diff than politicians and wall streeters: no one will ever trust or respect them until they stop protecting and cast out the worst of their kind.

Jtrillian Aug 31, 2017 9:50 PM Permalink

This is all you really need to know:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEPdOZbyzbwThe ruling class needs the police state to deal with the coming social unrest.   They created the problem/reaction/solution in the media via brutality (some of it legitimate, most of it people refusing to cooperate and becoming combative).  They focused no race to divide us.  Until recently, they silently promoted Antifa violence with lies by omission for incitement against white nationalists and even other peaceful liberal protestors.  The MSM is the sounding board for the ruling class elite.  They control what enough people think to remain in charge.  Their agenda is to divide and conquer while they proceed with their agenda. I'd say they are being quite successful. You know what... just watch "Elysium".  That is an accurate representation of the neo feudalism state that is being formed as we speak.   

ThrowAwayYourTV Aug 31, 2017 9:11 PM Permalink

The only reason you would gear up your police with military hardware is because you expect them to be facing large angry violent unruly crowds.You dont gear them up with military equipment to stop speeders or catch drug dealers.Get prepared folks. Somebody knows something is coming down the tracks.

Grandad Grumps Aug 31, 2017 9:08 PM Permalink

Apparently they think that a militarized police is the answer to a free and armed society.

Hopefully there will be police with common sense and who understand that the enemy of the human race is not the human race that they belong to.

any_mouse Aug 31, 2017 9:03 PM Permalink

Hey, in Houston they used the MRAPs to go out into the flooded streets. [reportedly]

Had to get donuts for the Emergency Command Center. [not reported. made this up on the fly]

navy62802 Aug 31, 2017 8:52 PM Permalink

I don't understand why we have not seen the use of martial law in the aftermath of some recent events. It certainly would have been an appropriate course of action in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. It would be applicable in Houston right now, after Hurricane Harvey. When situations arrise that exceed the capacity of the local and state government, martial law is an appropriate course of action, as long as it is used within reasonable limits of both geography and duration.

any_mouse navy62802 Aug 31, 2017 9:00 PM Permalink

Supposedly Chris Kyle was executing targets in the Katrina aftermath. Sort of like martial law.

Just like with current Kinetic Military Action, they do not "declare war".

They'll use undeclared snipers, until they can get away with Hellfire from drones for crowd control.

Not advocating tolerance for looting. Just criticizing the NewSpeak.

"You Loot, We Shoot." should be every community's motto.

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40MikeMike Aug 31, 2017 8:52 PM Permalink

Who cares? Who would ever be involved in such a thing? Unless a POS liberal caused  a problem? I'm all in favor of a massively weaponized police force to deter the feces and urine Democrats. If you mess with the bull...

hoytmonger Aug 31, 2017 8:47 PM Permalink

Police and the military are the two worst aspects of government. Both serve a similar function, the military enforces foreign policy and the police enforce domestic policy. Neither are for the protection of the civilian population, rather, they exist to protect the state.

40MikeMike hoytmonger Aug 31, 2017 8:58 PM Permalink

I live in Baltimore City. You could not be more wrong. The IPs are beyond animals. The police  (eventual martial law...trust me) have tried to stop the animals from slaughtering each other. If you do not live in such a place you are incapable of understanding the behavior of these animals. Baltimore is another/all failed DEMOCRAT city. Without police... The black subculture of 70% illegitimacy is beyond saving. Only PARENTING will save it. If one is a care-less parent then one gets militarized police. 

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Falcon49 40MikeMike Sep 1, 2017 5:21 AM Permalink

All part of the plan....starting with the destruction of the family unit.  The whole point was to create this situation....in order to usher in their totalitarian utopia.  If the state initiates programs designed to destroy the family unit (and that is what they have spent decades doing)...they get to provide a totalitarian solution that will be embraced by the sheeple.

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