U.S. Police Trained and Equipped to Go to War––Against Americans

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:33 AM
August 15, 2014

Police-armed-for-war-in-America    What idiots had the ‘brilliant’ idea to outfit local police with SWAT gear preparing them for jungle warfare on America’s streets? Just what was the idiots’ purpose––to prepare cops as armed guards in prisons or war zones is the question?

Surely one purpose for these concocted ideas was to make money for outfits manufacturing these armor bearing suits, trucks and airplanes fitted for war.  As Indiana Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer told reporters, the equipment is needed because: “The United States of America has become a war zone.”

Oh really? When did that happen? The sheriff blithely adds: “With the threat of homeland terrorism, rising violence in our schools, drug and alcohol abuse, our society and freedoms that we so dearly cherish are being challenged.”

As Steve Watson of infowars.com asks:  “Just exactly why Pulaski County needs to intimidate anyone is left unexplained. As noted in the Indianapolis Star report, Pulaski County is a farming community with just 13,124 residents. In 2012, the County experienced only 11 incidents of theft, and just 17 property crimes.

“There was one murder, however it is unlikely that a mine resistant vehicle would have prevented this, nor is it clear why the other $5,000,000.00 worth of military equipment purchased under Sheriff Gayer would be required.”

Gayer responds: “There’s violence in the workplace, there’s violence in schools and there’s violence in the streets. You are seeing police departments going to a semi-military format because of the threats we have to counteract. If driving a military vehicle is going to protect officers, then that’s what I’m going to do.”

So this civic leader sees his job to be protecting officers––not private citizens? Surely, this is precisely the type of Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Mantwisted ‘security’ thinking that led to a police officer to gun down eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, this week: That officer believed that his job as a policeman is to protect himself––even against a self-perceived enemy who had done him no harm.

Undoubtedly this is the type of training that Homeland Security has sent for decades to police departments across the country, the same agency that outfitted these departments with all this ultra-high tech military equipment in the first place.

The problem is that in the overwhelming majority of cases––i.e. Newtown, Colorado movie theater, Columbine, D.C. Naval Yard, etc.––when police have responded to the type of attacks as Sheriff Gayer expects––those Army-prepared police SWAT teams, have generally been ineffective, if not down right useless.  In some instances, this hiding face ‘protecting’ gear may have helped killers escape.

In fact, the killers have usually been armed with the same multi-kill weapons supplied by those gun manufacturers selling to military and police units.  The only goal of these companies and gun promoters: to make more and more money!

Now the same politicians––who for years have authorized these outlandish expenses for unneeded war equipment in cities, suburbs and rural areas across America––want to claim “shock” and “embarrassment” at the Ferguson incident!

Christian non-fiction prophecy books insist: “But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully (1 Timothy 1: 8).” Throughout God’s Word, those in charge of ‘the law’ are commanded to use it to protect, not destroy.  Moreover, believers are admonished to pray for law enforcement:  “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made . . . ; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty (1 Timothy 2: 1 – 2).” Otherwise there is no peace!

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