Posts Tagged Police State
November 13, 2014
October 27, 2014
Think that the sudden distribution of military type vehicles and armor to local sheriff and police departments was in preparation for a local insurrection or IED’s planted by seniors angry that the local Golden Corral buffet ran out of liver and onions? Think again as the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, hardly a bastion of conservative reporting, decided to outline this outrageous story:
Armored Vehicle Helps Collect Civil Judgement In Small Town
In the story by Bruce Vielmetti linked above, I would like for my readers to note this opening excerpt:
When officials in the tiny Town of Stettin in Marathon County went to collect a civil judgment from 75-year-old Roger Hoeppner this month, they sent 24 armed officers.
And an armored military vehicle.
Among other issues, the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., focused attention on the growing militarization of local law enforcement, particularly the use by even very small police departments of surplus armored military vehicles.
Marathon County sheriff’s officials aren’t apologizing for their tactics. Sheriff’s Capt. Greg Bean said officials expected to have to seize and remove tractors and wooden pallets to pay the judgment — hence the cadre of deputies. He also said what while Hoeppner was never considered dangerous, he was known to be argumentative.
Continue Reading At: JohnGaltFla.com
October 20, 2014
Dave Acton covers in this quick synopsis the fact that there are considerations about strike teams being deployed for the Ebola issue, which in fact would directly violate the posse comitatus act.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
By: Ethan A. Huff
[NaturalNews] Newly uncovered documents have revealed that James Holmes, the man who is being accused of murdering 12 people in cold blood and injuring 58 others at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, had apparently been seeing a psychiatrist prior to the tragic massacre. The U.K.’s Independent reports that 24-year-old Holmes had been under the care of Dr. Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado (CU) who is also a member of the campus threat assessment team.
The information surfaced after Holmes’ attorneys filed a court order with an Arapahoe County district judge petitioning for prosecutors to turn over information about the contents of a package Holmes allegedly sent to Dr. Fenton in recent weeks. Reports indicate that the package, when discovered, was quickly confiscated by authorities, and the content kept under wraps. But because Holmes was a patient of Dr. Fenton, his attorneys are petitioning to have his private communications with her handed over to them and protected from exploitation.
During this time, various media sources have been leaking details about the supposed contents of the box, as well as a second box that Holmes allegedly sent. According to a recent Fox News report; for instance, one of the packages allegedly contained a notebook with drawings that outlined the plan for the massacre. A supposed “unnamed law enforcement source close the investigation” said the notebook, the existence of which has not been confirmed, contained images of stick figures shooting other stick figures.
Mainstream media engaged in full-scale Batman shooting misinformation campaign
But since Judge William Sylvester, who is presiding over the case, has issued a gag order on the case, none of this information can be confirmed or denied, and is merely conjecture. Those leaking it are also jeopardizing Holmes’ rights to due process and a fair trial by an unbiased jury by injecting potentially false notions about his behavior, which in turn casts him in the light of being guilty until proven innocent. And this is not, of course, how the American legal system is supposed to operate.
In response to the defense filings, prosecutors in the case have dubbed the leaked information as “factual errors,” and say that the law enforcement sources, at least the ones referenced by Fox News, are wholly “fake.” Because of the gag order, mainstream media sources are essentially free to report whatever they feel like reporting since authorities are not at liberty to confirm or deny any of it, which is turning the entire case into an overblown media circus.
Meanwhile, since the revelation concerning Holmes’ consultations with Dr. Fenton emerged, CU has greatly modified Dr. Fenton’s personal biography webpage, after removing it for several days. The school appears to have scrubbed the fact that Dr. Fenton had been reprimanded on several occasions for prescribing psychotropic drugs without valid prescriptions, some of which Holmes allegedly admitted he was taking at the time of his arrest outside the Century 16 theater.
There are also many holes in the case that scream “false flag,” or deliberate setup for an undisclosed but malicious purpose. Be sure to analyze for yourself the information we have gathered and presented in recent days:
Sources for this article include:
Paul Joseph Watson
August 7, 2012
Model previously used to hunt insurgents in Afghanistan
Armored military vehicles of the type used to hunt for insurgents in Afghanistan are set to patrol roads in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin as part of a training exercise on behalf of the U.S. Army Reserve.
“(Capt. William) Geddes said the U.S. Army Reserve wanted to alert the public to the training dates so residents are not alarmed when a pack of heavily armored military vehicles is driving around the county,” reports Sheboyganpress.com.
The exercises are being run despite the fact that troops driving the M1117 Armored Security Vehicles have already received their basic training.
“They’re vehicles that these military officers might use if they’re deployed, patrol vehicles,” Geddes said, adding that the drills were to ensure that officers didn’t get “rusty” in handling the M1117s.
The vehicles, which have been used overseas in Afghanistan, are described as being “strange,” “intimidating” and “heavily armored,” while being the same size as a large SUV.
Local authorities have apparently not even been briefed about the planned exercises, which will run until August 17.
“Sheboygan County Administrator Adam Payne said he had not heard about the training exercises. Two city officials declined to comment, because they also had heard nothing about the training,” states the report.
Geddes urged citizens not to create safety hazards on the roads by stopping to gaze at the vehicles.
The increasing phenomena of military training drills taking place away from military bases and amidst the general public has led to fears that the American people are being acclimatized to accept a potential future declaration of martial law.
Back in June, residents in St Louis were shocked to see heavily armored U.S. Army vehicles patrolling neighborhoods as part of an exercise.