U.S. Police Trained & Equipped to Go to War––Against Americans Pt 2

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
August 16, 2014

Police-in-Military-Gear    Change of non-military type tactics in Ferguson brings apparent relief.  But militarized police are growing threats in the United States and around the world. A ‘free’ democracy cannot operate under unaccountable militarized police control.

In ‘State of Play’, a journalist, portrayed by Russell Crowe, meets with a man from a U.S.-owned world-wide civilian para-military group who informs him that ‘Homeland Security’ means militarization of civilian police forces.

Wikipedia defines the film’s theme as:  “ . . . explores the topical subject of privatization of American Homeland Security and to a minor extent journalistic independence, along with the relationship between politicians and the press.”

The journalist meets with a mysterious man code-named, Collins (portrayed by David Harbour), who tells him that this military equipment operation is a monopoly for the sale of government surveillance and defense contracts essentially to privatize United States security away from the government.

Now, it is finally obvious that a film made seven years ago tells the truth! The entire concept of ‘Homeland Security’ came about from a hastily-arranged conglomeration of various government agencies after the panic of 911.  Now, it turns out that the agency provides weapons for foxes to guard the hen house.

Moreover, the international implications are also astounding. The movie is an adaptation of a British television mini-series, also titled ‘State of Play’. In both dramas, politicians want journalists to stay out of their business of ‘protecting the homeland’.  Just as journalists were harassed and arrested this week in Ferguson, Missouri, they are threatened, jailed and even murdered across the world by government forces who claim they are protecting their ‘homeland.’

But Americans are waking up! Outcries around the nation call for demilitarizing police forces. As Elizabeth R. Beavers and Michael Shank write in, ‘Get the Military Off of Main Street,’ for today’s New York Times:

“Ferguson, Mo., has become a virtual war zone. In the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, outsize armored vehicles have lined streets and tear gas has filled the air. Officers dressed in camouflage uniforms from Ferguson’s 53-person police force have pointed M-16s at the very citizens they are sworn to protect and serve.

“Due to the defense industry’s bloated contracts, there is a huge surplus. . . Pentagon has donated military Military-Equipment-for-Policeequipment worth more than $4 billion to local law enforcement agencies. . . the Department of Homeland Security . . .  distributed more than $34 billion . . . enabling local police departments to acquire such absurd items as a surveillance drone and an Army tank.”

However, Americans should not think ending such planned militarization of the nation’s police forces will be easy.  As axis and allies history world war warned decades ago, defense industries have a vested interest in selling weapons of war.

Just as it’s military dumped ‘old’ armaments in Iraq that are now controlled by ISIS extremists, defense contractors will not easily relinquish their markets in American cities. Only after they fill air and space with world-wide wars will they submit to God’s laws of peace: “And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (Isaiah 2: 4).”

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