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    The militarization of America's Police Forces

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  3. Are these warrior cops ready for a populace armed to the teeth, seriously ready to undermine their Marxist, socialist murdering binges?

    We are approaching critical mass between citizens and Obama's criminal administrative alphabet soup agencies, as well as the same mass these self-proclaimed warrior cops will meet.

    When an administration tries to turn citizens in the U.S. to paper terrorist status, and acts accordingly, the tyranny in place will have its deadly start.

    Blood will run in the streets. We've lost control of the criminal government, but we haven't lost the resolve of Americans who will fight this growing tyranny of government and police state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1derbike View Post
    Are these warrior cops ready for a populace armed to the teeth, seriously ready to undermine their Marxist, socialist murdering binges?

    We are approaching critical mass between citizens and Obama's criminal administrative alphabet soup agencies, as well as the same mass these self-proclaimed warrior cops will meet.

    When an administration tries to turn citizens in the U.S. to paper terrorist status, and acts accordingly, the tyranny in place will have its deadly start.

    Blood will run in the streets. We've lost control of the criminal government, but we haven't lost the resolve of Americans who will fight this growing tyranny of government and police state.

    Watch your 6:00...
    I fear you are correct. I am from the deep south and my family know well the horror of such a thing. We have been spared this since the Cival War, other countries have had terro in the streets. I pray this does not happen. With all the training we have had in the services it may well be very bad for all sides.
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  5. It needs to be pointed out that this is an opinion piece.

    It's a toss up to me I am 100% convinced it's only a matter of time before Al Queada starts setting of car bombs here and I'm just as convinced that our cops aren't equiped to deal with it. So I partially wonder if they shouldn't get a little geared up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Dollar View Post
    It needs to be pointed out that this is an opinion piece.

    It's a toss up to me I am 100% convinced it's only a matter of time before Al Queada starts setting of car bombs here and I'm just as convinced that our cops aren't equiped to deal with it. So I partially wonder if they shouldn't get a little geared up.
    It's a vicious cycle, militarizing the police for the very real possibility of terrorist attacks, versus militarizing the police and now they could be used against us. Nice take on this Johnny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Dollar View Post
    It needs to be pointed out that this is an opinion piece.

    It's a toss up to me I am 100% convinced it's only a matter of time before Al Queada starts setting of car bombs here and I'm just as convinced that our cops aren't equiped to deal with it. So I partially wonder if they shouldn't get a little geared up.
    Problem is who is deciding who is the terrorist? AQ sets car bombs, they get blamed on militant anti-government, anti-Obama warriors. Who gets their doors kicked in? Read Bracken's "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" for similar scenario. Such an attack will provide justification for police action-military style.
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    BTW-Rise of the Warrior Cop seems pretty good and informative read so far.

    Also was surprised to read some of Patton's ideas in "Federal troops in Domestic Disturbances"- it can be found on the internet.
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    If you look at todays day and age, the traditional sense of a police officer is severely under equipped to deal with today's criminal. Level 3A vests [which are common issue, I wear one myself at work] are only equip to handle at most a 44 Magnum. Todays criminals are coming using weapons at that level or above, as weve seen in recent mass shootings. Combine that with a growing threat of terrorism, like I said, a severely under equip police officer, ie first responder. I doubt the Government is planning some mass take over of the General Public, how could so many people keep quiet for so long without the bubble bursting and alerting everyone? Im all for a Government that shouldnt be trusted, but coming out with some opinionated column is hardly a cause for concern at this point and time.
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    Blowing the article off as just another op-ed piece is wrong as most of it is statement of fact with the concluding sentence being speculation.

    Dollar may be right but where have all of the terrorists been for the last 12 years? The US has incredibly porous borders but to date there has been virtually no outside terrorism on our soil. The amount of police weaponry build-up, military training tactics, and surprise take down raids far outweigh the current anti-terrorism requirements be they real or perceived. And, is any military force equipped to deal with al-qaeda style terrorism? The Russians, Coalition, and US forces haven't been up to the task so why would over armed domestic police realize a different outcome? The jury's out, but police militarization appears to be much more likely to be used to quell domestic uprisings than to counteract middle eastern terror tactics here in America.


    Quote Originally Posted by Itstjs View Post
    If you look at todays day and age, the traditional sense of a police officer is severely under equipped to deal with today's criminal. Level 3A vests [which are common issue, I wear one myself at work] are only equip to handle at most a 44 Magnum. Todays criminals are coming using weapons at that level or above, as weve seen in recent mass shootings. Combine that with a growing threat of terrorism, like I said, a severely under equip police officer, ie first responder. I doubt the Government is planning some mass take over of the General Public, how could so many people keep quiet for so long without the bubble bursting and alerting everyone? Im all for a Government that shouldnt be trusted, but coming out with some opinionated column is hardly a cause for concern at this point and time.
    Hasn't the 30 year build-up in militarized policing been justified because criminals were ahead of police in the armament curve? To date, I know of no mass shooting where a true automatic weapon has been in possesson of the perp and the police arrive with M-4's; no criminal has instigated mayhem utilizing an MRAP - so, who is outgunned? The balance of power definitely favors the cops, and by a wide margin. As to a secret cabal plotting the mass takeover of the General Public: how many people would actually believe that such a thing could happen even if openly stated? The sheeple will never see a cause for concern!
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    From the article: "This is what happens when you have police not only acquiring the gear of American soldiers, but also the mindset of an army occupying hostile territory."
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    This is what I see as the most important issue. Many police agencies are developing a mindset that they are "outside" the domain of the civilian populace over whom they enforce the law and purportedly serve. They'll never say this, but their day to day actions speak volumes. I give you the SWAT team raid on Gibson guitars awhile back as an example. There are thousands of other examples. It is not a healthy trend for our Republic. This up-arming & up-armoring of police forces, coupled with military style tactics being used for mundane police work, has little to do with public safety but everything to do with control.

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