Police Expert: War On Terror Has Turned Our Cops Into Occupying Armies — And We’re The Enemy

Oath Keepers has been warning about the militarization of police departments for quite a while. It’s nice that others are seeing the problem, too. – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

This article comes from rawstory.com  Check Out The Video Here
Date: November 16th, 2014
By Travis Gettys

The war on terror has essentially turned police into occupying armies in some American communities, said a police and criminology expert.
Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.

“I remember it being drilled into me as a police officer, as a sergeant and then as a lieutenant: partnership, problem-solving, and prevention – the three Ps,” Nolan said Wednesday during a panel sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

He said police were heavily trained to form alliances to help them to better serve and protect communities, and he said those relationships clearly don’t exist in Ferguson, Missouri.

While the war on drugs is frequently cited as a major factor in the breakdown of civil liberties and police-community relations, Nolan said a more recent shift was largely to blame.

“In the early 2000s, particularly after 9/11, we saw a paradigm shift from community policing and problem-oriented principles to the war on terror, and we became Homeland Security police,” said Nolan, who has worked in the federal agency’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.     [FULL  STORY]

Ferguson, Missouri Cops look rediculous

The Ferguson, Missouri cops look like little boys trying to play Army.  Their bullying tactics are disgusting.  I hope the Federal Dept. of Justice can somehow get these Cops in order.  Their response to seemingly harmless activity by the crowd is so disjointed that it’s almost laughable.Clipboard01

The Ferguson Police should be ashamed of their racist performance.  When is it OK to point loaded automatic rifles at American citizens?  Is this Communist China or North Korea?  The world is watching and looking in amazement as the Police use stun bombs, Police dogs, rubber bullets and tear gas against an unarmed citizenry.

Not the America I knew

What’s been happening in Ferguson Missouri make me think I am living in a dictatorial police state.  The scenes remind me of what I saw during the Tiananmen square protests.  Tonight the Police were deffinitelty the provocateurs.  They were strutting their stuff dressed in their Nazi SS-Like camo uniforms while pointing military rifles at the mostly non-violent protesters.  It is very clear to this observer that the police are trying their darnedest start something.  This sends a chill up my spine and reminds me of the historical photos and videos of World War Two Nazi storm Troopers in action.  I think this is just the beginning of what will become the norm in police departments across the USA.

Such ignorance

The one thought I am left with after watching hour-after-hour of of CNN’s coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri episode is how sadly uneducated most if not all of the residents are.  Their grammar, their slovenliness and their disrespect for others must truly be an embarrassment to their race.

Gentle Giant or Thug?

Michael Brown, Gentle Giant or Thug?  Michael Brown’s friends and family referred to him as a Gentle Giant.  Now, after release of the robbery video in which Michael Brown is shown as forcibly robing several boxes of cigars Clipboard01from the store, we are told  that the family has conceded their son wasn’t “a perfect kid,” said family attorney Daryl Parks.  In my mind Michael Brown was a brutal thug.  Albeit a stupid thug.  I don’t feel the least bit grieved by his death or others of his ilk.