Militarized Police Force

oldWildWest1

One of the signs that the US is slowly slipping into the deep murky void called Fascism is when “undercover” cops approach a car with young women who have just stopped at at quick mart store for BOTTLED WATER. These cops didn’t just approach but they beat on the windows and were yelling — exactly the way that rapist would do to force women to submit. These young women knew the signs and behavior to look for in males because they had just attended a meeting about typical aggressive male behavior and how to escape.

When the hell are undercover cops or any cops going to understand that women have been conditioned since we were very young that being out at night is extremely dangerous for women. Males are the predators and a gang of males are even more dangerous.

Stories like this one happen all the time. The Militarized cops expect all civilians to be submissive to their demands no matter how outrageous and out of line these demands are.

In this case the driver was arrested and jailed — the dimwitted cops charged her with a felony — when it is the driver who should sue the pants off of the cops. Anyway the prosecutor came along and dropped the charges. The young women should still sue — that is the only message that gets through to the militarized polices forces of the Fascist Government.

The dumb cops “thought” that the water bottles was beer or something. How much does it cost the tax payers for a gang of cops to stand around waiting to pounce on anyone they “think” might be breaking one of many laws — many laws are now “secret”.

Who knows when anyone else might be tagged by the militarized police force — or the coast guard for that matter?

More links re militarized police Force

Growth of militarized police force past 9/11.

As a former military brat — I can say that we are all now living on a military base. Or the US is now occupied by the US military and we are living under marshal law ever since 9/11.

The point here is not to suggest that police officers in the field should not take advantage of every tactic or piece of equipment that makes them safer as they carry out their often challenging and strenuous duties. Nor do I mean to suggest that a police officer, once trained in military tactics, will now seek to kill civilians. It is far too easy for Monday-morning quarterbacks to unfairly second-guess the way police officers perform their jobs while they are out on the streets waging what must, at times, feel like a war.

Notwithstanding this concern, however, Americans should remain mindful bringing military-style training to domestic law enforcement has real consequences. When police officers are dressed like soldiers, armed like soldiers, and trained like soldiers, it’s not surprising that they are beginning to act like soldiers. And remember: a soldier’s main objective is to kill the enemy.

Civilians are the enemy to both the militarized police forces of the world and apparently also to the US military (it is military officers who are doing the major NSA  spying on civilians.)

Our militarized police forces — Salon’s ALEX PAREENE take on the same subject.

Soldiers, on the other hand, are trained to identify and kill the enemy. This is a problem. Cops are increasingly seeing the citizens they’re hired to protect as “the enemy.” This is in part how nonviolent protesters end up tear-gassed and shot at. This is part of why violence is so often the first resort of cops dealing with any sort of tricky situation, rather than the last. The idea that we need our cops to be the heavily armed soldiers of the streets — instead of, say, social workers with the power to arrest — leads to bad recruiting, bad training, unnecessary deaths, mass distrust of the police by vulnerable communities, and the contemptuous feeling of many cops that they themselves are above the law.

From the Cato Institute : Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America.

Americans have long maintained that a man’s home is his castle and that he has the right to defend it from unlawful intruders. Unfortunately, that right may be disappearing. Over the last 25 years, America has seen a disturbing militarization of its civilian law enforcement, along with a dramatic and unsettling rise in the use of paramilitary police units (most commonly called Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT) for routine police work. The most common use of SWAT teams today is to serve narcotics warrants, usually with forced, unannounced entry into the home.

These increasingly frequent raids, 40,000 per year by one estimate, are needlessly subjecting nonviolent drug offenders, bystanders, and wrongly targeted civilians to the terror of having their homes invaded while they’re sleeping, usually by teams of heavily armed paramilitary units dressed not as police officers but as soldiers. These raids bring unnecessary violence and provocation to nonviolent drug offenders, many of whom were guilty of only misdemeanors. The raids terrorize innocents when police mistakenly target the wrong residence. And they have resulted in dozens of needless deaths and injuries, not only of drug offenders, but also of police officers, children, bystanders, and innocent suspects.

This paper presents a history and overview of the issue of paramilitary drug raids, provides an extensive catalogue of abuses and mistaken raids, and offers recommendations for reform.

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Once again I’ve learned far more than I expected.

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