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The growing militarization of U.S. police

Posted by truthpills on 2013/04/08

Thousands of SWAT-type raids changing face of law enforcement
By: James Simpson

As politicians exploit the Newtown tragedy to promote new laws to restrict firearms and implement universal background checks that could lead to gun registration and confiscation, another parallel trend– namely, the increasing militarization of law enforcement, most visibly demonstrated by the growing use of massive, SWAT-type raids on businesses and individuals, sometimes with federal involvement or authorization – is heightening concerns that America is moving toward a police state.

Mountain Pure SWAT raid: The Movie

Mountain Pure Water, LLC is headquartered on Interstate 30 just outside the town of Little Rock, Arkansas. The company manufactures and distributes beverage containers, spring water, fruit drinks, and teas. In January 2012, about 50 federal agents, led by Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General Special Agent Cynthia Roberts and IRS Special Agent Bobbi Spradlin, swooped in, guns drawn. Without explanation they shut down plant operations, herded employees into the cafeteria, and confined them to the room for hours. They could not so much as use the bathroom without police escort. Cell phones were confiscated and all Internet and company phones were disabled.

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The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in American Police Departments

Posted by truthpills on 2009/09/30

by Diane Cecilia Weber


One of the most alarming side effects of the federal government’s war on drugs is the militarization of law enforcement in America. There are two aspects to the militarization phenomenon. First, the American tradition of civil-military separation is breaking down as Congress assigns more and more law enforcement responsibilities to the armed forces. Second, state and local police officers are increasingly emulating the war-fighting tactics of soldiers. Most Americans are unaware of the militarization phenomenon simply because it has been creeping along imperceptibly for many years. To get perspective, it will be useful to consider some recent events:

The U.S. military played a role in the Waco incident. In preparation for their disastrous 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound, federal law enforcement agents were trained by Army Special Forces at Fort Hood, Texas. And Delta Force commanders would later advise Attorney General Janet Reno to insert gas into the compound to end the 51-day siege. Waco resulted in the largest number of civilian deaths ever arising from a law enforcement operation.1
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Another Police Department Gets Military Vehicle

Posted by truthpills on 2009/09/02

August 31, 2009

The cops in Newport Beach, California, have joined countless other federalized and militarized police forces around the country with the introduction of “The Peace Keeper,” a 9,000-pound armored vehicle. “Here’s some advice from police,” reports the Daily Pilot. “When you see this thing rolling down the street, go inside and lock your doors.”
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Posted by truthpills on 2009/07/30

By Greg Evensen

July 29, 2009


When police investigators begin amassing evidence at a crime scene, the bits and pieces of the puzzle begin to take shape. Usually, with several trained men and women working together to come up with an answer, the intent and actions of the perpetrator are almost always revealed.

Since my core training and experience over many years was as a state level enforcement officer, I have worked crime scenes that were large, complex and conflicting. With enough time, effort and resolve, we too, were able to bring the bad guys to account.

You certainly do not have to be a trained state trooper—or any other level police agent—to use common sense, logic and knowledge, to assess the crime scene that has become the socialist states of amerika.
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FEMA Administrator Meets With Governors To Discuss Emergency Preparedness

Posted by truthpills on 2009/07/24

Release Date: July 22, 2009
Release Number: HQ-09-089

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate met with several of our nation’s governors to discuss emergency preparedness and ensure that as many resources and plans as possible are in place prior to any potential emergency.

“FEMA is committed to protecting and assisting our states and citizens during disasters,” said Administrator Fugate. “By working together and strengthening relationships at the state level, we can continue to build the national emergency response team which includes FEMA, as well as state, local, tribal and federal partners, the private sector and faith-based organizations. The work we are putting in now to build this team will go a long way during the next disaster.”

This past Sunday Fugate addressed governors from across the country at the National Governors Association conference in Biloxi, MS, where he discussed how FEMA can best support the states and their citizens as we prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters. While in Biloxi, Fugate met privately with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as well as Iowa Governor Chet Culver. After returning to Washington, Fugate met Monday with Governor John deJongh Jr. of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Tuesday with North Dakota Governor John Hoeven.
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Local military, civilian police training builds skills

Posted by truthpills on 2009/06/15

by Capt. Tamara Fischer-Carter
21st Security Force Squadron unit public affairs representative

6/9/2009 – PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Security forces Airmen kicking in doors were only part of the action during a joint training exercise, where 21st Security Forces Squadron Airmen teamed with members of the Colorado Springs Police Department, El Paso County Sheriff’s Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, among other police agencies.

The training was meant to bolster skills and tactics, as well improve interagency communication, vital in times of crisis.

According to Maj. John Dumont, 21 SFS individual mobilization augmentee, both military and civilian organizations practiced responding to a variety of situations they would routinely face in “real-world” situations.

“This is the first time all types of law enforcement came together for such training,” said Paul Malchow, civilian law enforcement member. “It helps improve the working relationships that we have and builds valuable skills for all of us.”
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