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The State of our Police State

The Rutherford Institute :: Engineering a Race War: Will This Be the American Police State’s Reichstag Fire? | By John W. Whitehead |

  • Watch and see: this debate over police brutality and accountability is about to get politicized into an election-year referendum on who should occupy the White House.Don’t fall for it.The Deep State, the powers-that-be, want us to turn this into a race war, but this is about so much more than systemic racism. This is the oldest con game in the books, the magician’s sleight of hand that keeps you focused on the shell game in front of you while your wallet is being picked clean by ruffians in your midst.It’s the Reichstag Fire all over again.
  • It works the same in every age.As author Jim Keith explains, “Create violence through economic pressures, the media, mind control, agent provocateurs: thesis. Counter it with totalitarian measures, more mind control, police crackdowns, surveillance, drugging of the population: antithesis. What ensues is Orwell’s vision of 1984, a society of total control: synthesis.”
  • Here’s what is going to happen: the police state is going to stand down and allow these protests, riots and looting to devolve into a situation where enough of the voting populace is so desperate for a return to law and order that they will gladly relinquish some of their freedoms to achieve it. And that’s how the police state will win, no matter which candidate gets elected to the White House.You know who will lose? Every last one of us.
  • Not all cops are warrior cops, trained to act as judge, jury and executioner in their interactions with the populace. Unfortunately, the good cops—the ones who take seriously their oath of office to serve and protect their fellow citizens, uphold the Constitution, and maintain the peace—are increasingly being outnumbered by those who believe the lives—and rights—of police should be valued more than citizens.These warrior cops may get paid by the citizenry, but they don’t work for us and they certainly aren’t operating within the limits of the U.S. Constitution.This isn’t about racism in America.
  • This is about profit-driven militarism packaged in the guise of law and order, waged by greedy profiteers who have transformed the American homeland into a battlefield with militarized police, military weapons and tactics better suited to a war zone. This is systemic corruption predicated on the police state’s insatiable appetite for money, power and control.This is a military coup waiting to happen.
  • Why do we have more than a million cops on the taxpayer-funded payroll in this country whose jobs do not entail protecting our safety, maintaining the peace in our communities, and upholding our liberties?
  • American police forces were never supposed to be a branch of the military, nor were they meant to be private security forces for the reigning political faction. Instead, they were intended to be an aggregation of countless local police units, composed of citizens like you and me that exist for a sole purpose: to serve and protect the citizens of each and every American community.
  • Thus, no more do we have a civilian force of peace officers entrusted with serving and protecting the American people.  Instead, today’s militarized law enforcement officials have shifted their allegiance from the citizenry to the state, acting preemptively to ward off any possible challenges to the government’s power, unrestrained by the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment.They don’t work for us. As retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis warned, “Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries.”
  • According to researcher Jonathan Mummolo, if police in America are feeling less safe, it’s because the process of transforming them into extensions of the military makes them less safe, less popular and less trust-worthy.
  • The problem, as one reporter rightly concluded, is “not that life has gotten that much more dangerous, it’s that authorities have chosen to respond to even innocent situations as if they were in a warzone.” Consequently, Americans are now eight times more likely to die in a police confrontation than they are to be killed by a terrorist.
  • There are few communities without a SWAT team today, and there are more than 80,000 SWAT team raids per year.
  • Specifically, what we’re dealing with today is a skewed shoot-to-kill mindset in which police, trained to view themselves as warriors or soldiers in a war, whether against drugs, or terror, or crime, must “get” the bad guys—i.e., anyone who is a potential target—before the bad guys get them. The result is a spike in the number of incidents in which police shoot first, and ask questions later.
  • Indeed, not only are cops protected from most charges of wrongdoing—whether it’s shooting unarmed citizens (including children and old people), raping and abusing young women, falsifying police reports, trafficking drugs, or soliciting sex with minors—but even on the rare occasions when they are fired for misconduct, it’s only a matter of time before they get re-hired again.Much of the “credit” for shielding these rogue cops goes to influential police unions and laws providing for qualified immunity, police contracts that “provide a shield of protection to officers accused of misdeeds and erect barriers to residents complaining of abuse,” state and federal laws that allow police to walk away without paying a dime for their wrongdoing, and rampant cronyism among government bureaucrats.It’s happening all across the country.This is how perverse justice in America has become.
  • Incredibly, while our own Bill of Rights are torn to shreds, leaving us with few protections against government abuses, a growing number of states are adopting Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBoR), which provide cops accused of a crime with special due process rights and privileges not afforded to the average citizen. This, right here, epitomizes everything that is wrong with America today.
  • As I explain in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we need civic engagement and citizen activism, especially at the local level. However, if it ends at the ballot box without achieving any real reform that holds government officials at all levels accountable to playing by the rules of the Constitution, then shame on us.

Floyd Died of COVID-19

One reason some of us are waiting for all the facts is that we suspect the media may not be extra scrupulous in cases that give them the opportunity to wail about “systemic racism.”

https://truthtopowernews.com/ann-coulter-dont-believe-media-george-floyd-we-know-they-lied-about-rodney-king-n3612

Floyd autopsy – died of COVID19. Officer sentenced to 14 days quarantine. Case dismissed.
I wouldn’t over think that, but I would read and think about Ann Coulter’s points.

Political Prisoner Assange May Die

This is a brief but good update.

According to eye witness accounts and 60 medical doctors from around the world, Julian Assange needs immediate medical attention or he will die in prison. Torture experts claim Assange shows signs of torture, including drugs, isolation, and various forms psychological abuse. The treatment of Julian Assange points to a more disturbing trend of extreme persecution of whistleblowers and journalists. ~ Sarah Westall.

Family Facing Jail for Living in RV On Their Own Property To Repair Home After Fire

Madison, MS — Last year, the Navari family was devastated on Christmas Eve when their home caught fire and destroyed all they had. Pam Navari thought things couldn’t get any worse after the fire. However, thanks to the government, she was wrong. Now, as the family battles the insurance company to pay for the damage, they are also battling government who says it’s illegal for them to live in an RV in their own driveway while they conduct repairs.

From https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/11/15/family-facing-jail-for-living-in-rv-on-their-own-property-to-repair-home-after-fire/