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The Militarized U.S. Police, by the Numbers (w/Infographic)

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Joe Wright
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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.

Local police are being also being issued directives encouraging them to see members of their communities as potential domestic terrorists. The threat assessment language being used is the exact spur needed to create a feeling of impending attack and erase the lines between domestic peacekeeping and theater of war operations. Police, military, and the American people are being desensitized to this absolute perversion of American values and laws.

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.

The concepts of military service and public police service are worlds apart, for good reason. Today in America, we are witnessing the culmination of a decades-long trend that has introduced the language, weapons, and tactics of the overseas battlefield onto the streets of America. The Infographic below chronicles the slow but steady slide into a U.S. Police State that is now full throttle and a greater threat to U.S. citizens than the terrorists we supposedly need protection from.

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    • Anonymous

      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?

    • justiceday

      And the US military is training these guys to think they are above the law!

    • frankenbiker

      You couldn’t be more correct sir, thanks for sharing.

    • patriotwolf

      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???

    • lankyjones

      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.

    • patriot156

      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!

    • karol424

      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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    • freedomringsforall

      when the police do wrong we need to flash mob them and arrest them to await trial just like any other suspected criminal.

    • Magma

      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?

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