Most Americans are sitting idly by and watching as our freedoms and rights are being destroyed or trampled over right before their eyes. They offer up the excuse that if you are doing nothing wrong, there is no issue. Please tell me WHO defines “nothing wrong”, because it most certainly is NOT you. Americans may one day very soon wake up to find an armored vehicle on every corner, a squad of armored and heavily armed military style police patrolling their neighborhoods, and helicopters and drones buzzing across their skies from dawn to … dawn.
Who do you think these municipal troops serve? The supreme court has already ruled that police have no responsibility to protect the public, their mandate is to EN”FORCE” the law. America is (as we where promised) being fundamentally transformed, but not to our benefit. This is a transformation into a police state and the proof can no longer be ignored.
With this massive influx of battlefield equipment, training and accompanying funds, the federal government affords our cities and towns comes … strings, influence and control never bargained for by the local citizens, but none the less a blatant reality! Big brother in Washington now pulls the strings of many local police departments, making them a de-facto extension of an over reaching and overzealous federal government. And the police state matures.
All across the country, heavily armed SWAT teams are raiding people’s homes in the middle of the night, often just to search for drugs. It should enrage us that people have needlessly died during these raids, that pets have been shot, and that homes have been ravaged. Our neighborhoods are not war-zones, and police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies.
Every year, billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment flows from the federal government to state and local police departments. Departments use these wartime weapons in everyday policing, especially to fight the wasteful and failed drug war, which has unfairly targeted people of color.
As our new report makes clear, it’s time for American police to remember that they are supposed to protect and serve our communities, not wage war on the people who live in them.
Read more in a report by the ACLU here: War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing
There is a voice who will speak to this issue in a fashion many of us have come to trust and look to for information untainted or corrupted by the Mainstream Media. TLB is proud to have Ben Swann as a partner in the constant struggle to eradicate programed ignorance perpetrated by this government and their willing puppets the Mainstream Media. This is a show you must not miss!
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