The Militarized U.S. Police, by the Numbers (w/Infographic)
Many of us know retired police officers who remember a world where it was considered a failure to draw a weapon unless under direct attack. Even if such an action was required, the result was nightmare inducing. Today’s police seem to have lost such empathy. As a consequence, police are rarely a welcome sight these days; they are being equipped and trained as if they are an occupying force (even in small towns), replete with body armor, tactical gear, and vehicles coming straight from the US military at bargain prices.
The U.S Congress has been instrumental in allowing this change of mindset to happen. They have long allowed the Drug War to be the excuse for minimal oversight of the actions of SWAT and the DEA, permitting daily paramilitary-style assault raids that terrorize citizens. Even standard calls soliciting help from police prompt a guns-drawn response where family and pets are routinely threatened and assaulted. Some of those stories are linked below.
- Cop Kills Service Dog at Boy’s Birthday Party: “I Love Dogs”
- Police Dig Into the Underwear of Pulled Over Drivers and Passengers
- Sleeping Elderly Woman Awakes to Police Dog Attack
- NYPD Breaks Child’s Leg for Filming, Sexually Assaults Mom
- Warning: In Albuquerque the Penalty for “Illegal Camping” is Execution by Cop
- EPA Lifts Ban, BP Wins $40 Billion in New Contracts
- Kids For Cash Scheme Exposes Horrors of For-Profit Prisons: Documentary
- Is Solitary Confinement About to be Outlawed in the U.S.?
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Police forces have long been associated with the military. Today its just more obvious. Perhaps the militarization of the police has to do with the West’s offensive and aggressive moves that have led to the destabilization of nations in the Middle East, like Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, Ukraine, Somalia, and elsewhere? Perhaps, the militarized police forces, and their militarized leadership, are well aware of the possibility that people who saw their friends, families, and communities destroyed by the West’s military actions might want to seek revenge and retaliate? Put yourself in these people’s shoes. How would you react if you’re friends, families, and communities were “taken out” by some outside forces who invaded your nation, especially if they justified doing so using “false flags”, or false pretenses?
And the US military is training these guys to think they are above the law!
You couldn’t be more correct sir, thanks for sharing.
Here’s my thought what if the Commander and Chief is American just not the person he’s portraying what if he was an acter then what???
All the rules are being broken routinely in the modern world and all the ways are changing in America. Now these “ways” are not patent American ways and haven’t been so for quite some time; they are the ways of military science. The American army is now all voluntary and what they think is what they want to think. Do you have a better “plan B” than the one you see? It is consistent with other disturbing profiles like Congress and the defunct American Legion. You might have some kind of pulse if you’re wondering where all this swift left-biased insanity will ever end.
Not everyone knows but the articles in the constitution warn against long standing army’s.
Sure we would not have been as powerfull as we are, but our forefathers warned against such things for reason, and now were seeing that reason!
You should send your paperwork and proof of all these things to Maj. Gen. Vallely, who is in a position to make sure these papers are served on the White House, DOJ and Supreme Court. I suggest you do this ASAP, so they can get this all in order before their march on DC scheduled for May 16th, 2014. Their mission is to remove the usurper on that day. The legal paper work you have may be just what they need. I am sure they would like nothing better than to have all of the unconstitutional so-called officials pulled out in cuffs in front of the 2 million marchers on May 16th. However, I must tell you the letters from the judges and etc., can not be found according to the search engine. So you should be able to present the original copies to Maj, Gen. Vallely. This is the information and contact from their website for you to use.
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when the police do wrong we need to flash mob them and arrest them to await trial just like any other suspected criminal.
The turmoil in your country affects the innocent the most. For this I have sympathy. It is also legal to carry projectile weapons in your country, your police have to be able to deal with this. Hence the body armour and assualt vehicles. Civilian weaponary stores in the US are more advanced than alot of national armies…sorry, but what the hell did you guys think the right for a civilian population to bear arms would result in? Bike cops with billy sticks?