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Obama is not a clown. Neither is his administration. I send them a Kiss. Thank you Guys.

Where was Senator McCain and the other Republican guys ? Gentlemen, I love you for not confusing yourself with leaders in difficulties for poor ruling somewhere or facing a future election or economic sanctions. By the way watch the video from total collapse (see the link below) which raises lots of questions over the real authors. Now, diplomacy can go on. It confirms only one thing : what I’m describing to you right now. You must obey the  system or face injonction. This is not an option, but an order to bow down or to bring up an excuse. If you don’t, you’ll be forced into it by threats, criticised and eventually sanctioned. This is freedom conceived by the zionist order. It is happening LIVE under your eyes. Just watch the spectacle of liberty. Ah ha ha. Take a seat and enjoy yourselves with the narratives.

2015 is a NEW BEGINNING. 

Let’s start with this latest news in the pot. Police Commissioner Involved in Charlie Hebdo Investigation “Commits Suicide”. Total News Blackout

Global Research, January 11, 2015

Police Commissioner Helric Fredou, Number Two Police Officer of the Regional Service of France’s Judicial Police (JP), Limoges, (Haute-Vienne), “committed suicide on the night of Wednesday to Thursday at the police station.”

Commissioner Helric Fredou was part of the police investigation into the Charlie Hebdo terror attack.

Terror suspects Cherif and Said Kouachi who were shot dead by police on January 9, spent their high-school years in the Limoges region. No doubt this was the object of Fredou’s police investigation. Yet police and media reports state that on that same Wednesday he was involved in a meeting with the family of one of the Charlie Hebdo victims.

On Wednesday, as part of the Charlie Hebdo investigation, he dispatched a team of police officials under his jurisdiction. He is reported to have waited for the return of his team for a debriefing. Immediately following the police debriefing, he was involved in preparing his police report.

According to media reports, he committed suicide at around 1am on Thursday, within hours of the police debriefing. He used his own police weapon, a SIG-Sauer to “shoot himself in the head”.

At the time of his death, police claim to have not known the reason for his alleged suicide. This was reflected in their official statements to the media: It is unknown at this time the reasons for his actions.

However, a back story appears to have been inserted simultaneously, most likely from the very same police media liaisons, who then told the press that Fredou was depressed and overworked. For any law enforcement officer in France, it would seem rather odd that anyone would want to miss the biggest single terror event of the century, or history in the making, as it were. (21st Century Wire,)

An autopsy was performed at the University Hospital of Limoges, “confirming the suicide”

There has been a total news blackout.

The French media decided or was instructed not to cover the incident. Not news worthy? So much for “Je suis Charlie” and ”Freedom of Expression” in journalism.

Likewise, the Western media including all major news services (AP, AFP, Reuters, Deutsche Welle, etc) have not covered the issue.

One isolated report in Le Parisien presents the act of suicide as being totally unrelated to the Charlie Hebdo investigation.

While described as being depressive and suffering from a burnout, police reports state that Helric Fredou’s suicide was totally unexpected.

Moreover, it is worth noting that, according to reports, he committed suicide in his workplace, in his office at the police station.

Did he commit suicide? Was he incited to commit suicide?

Or was he an “honest Cop” executed on orders of France’s judicial police?

Has his report been released?

These are issues for France’s journalists to address. It’s called investigative reporting. Or is it outright media censorship?

Copyright © 2015 Global Research

 

Are you ready ? Here we go.

Recently, during the Eric Garner et Michael Brown episod, extremely complicated by the tensions between NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Police Department, we disagreed with the Obama administration, not on the essential but in the form, method and timing on the issue. I expressed all my rubbish and intelligence and they opposed slowness and precautionary manners to it. Which could  just (not « not ») enraged me, as they were boiling over my criticism.

Friends or citizens can face off, but if they are real friends, if they love each other, then they must find ways for reconciliation.

DSC_0871Sunday 11th January, president Obama had pleased me beyond anything I could have expected. So has Secretary Kerry and every other personnality inside the US Administration. I’m so proud of you today guys. You didn’t show up in this huge Atheist Mass.

You knew, Martin Luther King or Gandhi could not have pour themselves into this March. And, in honor to them – actually I’m at Atlanta – just near by, I feel  like the Voice of King remains powerful enough to keep us cool headed, while sharing the lost of all the people killed in the terrorist round in France. Not only the charlots.

No murder is tolerable.

That said, after condemning the attackers, this is the easy part of the issue, then come the real interrogations over the slavery state named France colonised by Jews and Israel. I underlined my words. « France can no longer be France without Jews of France », the jewish french PM, Valls, responding to his Jewish counterpart, presiding on the ceremonies in France, on Sunday and PM Nentanyahu.

Thank you Mr. Obama. Thank you Secretary Kerry. Thank you so much for not playing the cloning game. Wall Street is Charlie. Good for them. The Administration is compassionate but not in delusion.

Hosana !

Do you want to know why Wall Street is OK ? Here is it : there is a zionist OPA on the -political-mediatic microcosmic circle in France. Raymond Barre, a former french PM, an intellectual and Mayor of Lyon city, who modernized this immobile city ruled by a Notable ; Raymond Barre a strong manager, is the author of this expression « mediatico-political microscosm » ; meaning a state inside the state with its microclimate totally different from the entire society’s. The headquaters are in Paris. Naturally, Paris, not France, is Charlie. Naturally, both of them have lost their souls long time ago.

Raymond Barre was such a huge personnality, conceptor and builder. During his tenure as PM, French budget was in balance and it was the last time. This was before the socialist 1981 regime breakthrough. After him, the slippery slope of huge indebtness started until now. France is not remembering the Great Man. He was not a zionist. As such, he deserves no recognition or remembrance. No Pantheon. But, some people are claiming the Pantheon for the Charlie Hebdo’s deads, suddenly compared to political and literary monsters such as Aimé Césaire or Alfred de Musset, among many French geants figures. Advertisement and auctions.

(Ouvrons le couvercle pour mettre à nu l’islamo phobie, fruit d’une O.P.A sioniste sur le monde politico médiatique français). Translation : there is a zionist OPA on the -political-mediatic microcosmic circle in France.

If you denounce it, you are a dead man. Yes man. You should just shut up and go away. That is how everything in France, inside the medias or politics is confiscated by them. In the end, they present themselves as « the Best of French people » and the « people elected ». Sure you are elected, as long as you are the judge, the referee, the player, and the financer. Banksters, businessmen, politicians, writers many of them so poor-stylished and creative, most of the time praising the system which brought them to existence as imposteurs or writing on news items (faits divers, the kind of DSK, the former IMF CEO executive in NY, or on muslims non-integradability – may I say non-biodegradability inside French society – latest to write on the new golden river replacing the exploitation of Shoah miserabilism : Houellebecq and Zemmour. Note that among french new generation of writers, at least half of them are journalists. If you want to make a career in France today, as a writer,  enter journalism :this is a high promotional way. The same way works if you are looking to be a politician woman or girlfriend. It also works for artists and top models.

Books editors are jews ; so are bookshops. As all of you know, the selling of a book in a bookshop depends also on how he is displayed. Best places are costly.

Mainstream medias owners are Jews. Journalists are jews. Most of them. Writers are Jews. It helps a lot to be edited since Editors are Jews. The committees of books prices awarding are the same, because those people are coopted. TV books programs hosts are from the same obedience. French businesses abroad, particularly in Africa, are carried out by the same big african blood suckers, known under the patronym Bouygues, Bolloré and consorts, all jews. Draw the picture by yourself. The system is squared : they decided the agenda of the talking, of what should be said or not, on who should be aired or not, when and how and the submissive conditions – for the non-jews – and for them, the advantageous conditions.

As banksters, they even decided who should be funded and allow to start up a business or not, in France. The so-called public bank created to counter the devilish system holding back creators, innovations and jobs creations in France is just a smokescreen, since it is led by the same people bearing the same objectives. In the end, the entire France is losing it standing while those people are sucking the wealth of France probably sent to Israelis networks around the World. On top of them, Wall Street.

To be honest, François Mitterand has privatized radios to circumvene the monopolistic system. Today, the main conductor of the stream is the TV. Yes social networks exist, but the mainstream remains vulnerable to what is said at the TV. High educated search for the real information everywhere and are not afraid to read. The mainstream public watch the TV and is reluctant to go on with though reading. They read people magazine and easy books, preferentially commenting what or who they have seen in the TV.

In a sense, TVs reality shows or talk shows tend to keep less educated people in their ignorance and condition. They preserve the status quo.

Elections are confiscated by the same crook system politicians are now dependent to. If you are not a zionist by birth, then you must obey through prostitution, corruption or collaboration… Political parties are located at the same place.

Black people simply don’t exist. So, to see a black man between Netanyahu and Hollande is an insult to black people in France and in Africa.  I finally got the name of the poor black man, it was the Malian President. Naturally, he was elected in fraud with the help of France and Mali is actually under French recolonisation until this president is ousted – so is central africa also recolonised to guarantee diamonds and uranium big thefts. Mali and Benin, the shame of Africa.

King Memorial. Free at last.
King Memorial. Free at last. Read Bokassa and Farrakhan legacy to black people and to Africa. 

Frankly, this is observable live by any honest and free citizen. But no media will never speak it up. Intellectuals are of the same obedience, thanks to the system of recruitment. And they march in the name of « freedom of speech ». A big lie. Don’t buy it.

When president Sarkozy was elected, a debate came up over « the implementation of the affirmative action ». All the white people brushed it away alleging France is not America. They argued, France has a functioning Republic ? which promises equal opportunity to all, through equal rights for education. I would tell you another day about this Unequal system of Education, unique in the western World.

Having rejected the proposal of an affirmative action, the debate raised the necessity for « ethnic statistics » so as to adjust the reality to the promise of the Republic. Again, the Jewish-backed french elites, rulers and lawmakers objected on it. End of the road, the status quo of slavery in a free and open society remained intact. It goes beyond cynism. It is Machiavelism. You know, the Prince.

French is not a free society for all the citizens

It shows by itself. Did you see the personnel of Charlie Hebdo ? French people know no shame. The talking consistently contradicts the deeds. Censorship, exclusion,  discrimination, ethnic cleansing is the reality : look at the housing politics. Look at the rate of unemployment inside french social categorisation. 10% for the whites and 20 to 50 % for french immigrants. Guess where the terrorists were leaving in and how any hope was dead for them in France. But the double langage’s chant is equality, citizenship, liberty, fraternity and all sorts of rubbish of the same ilk.

France needs another 1789 Revolution style to heal from his carcinogenic system. The call for « National Unity » was there to hide the disastrous effects of the political regime in France actually (1). 

Excerpt : hadi   le 12.01.15 | 12h05 – Source El Watan.

s’affranchir du pathos

Un cerveau lobotomisé par le pathos ne peut mettre en lumière, avec énergie et conscience, le désir de vérité.

En d’autre terme, celui qui s’enferme dans un point de vue de manière étroite, bornée, excessivement émotionnelle, manque de bons sens

Il est nécessaire de distinguer, ce que dans l’ignorance, l’esprit est dans la confusion.

C’est, donc, à travers l’héritage de la raison transmise de génération en génération par les familles algériennes que je m’inspire pour ne pas occulter le tableau objectif de la parade dominicale parisienne qui rentre dans le cadre du jeu de miroir de la société du spectacle.

Ne nous laissons pas abuser par ces directeurs des écoles d’escroquerie apprenant à leurs élèves comment faire passer le faux du vrai.

Ne tournons pas autour du pot.

Ouvrons le couvercle pour mettre à nu l’islamo phobie, fruit d’une O.P.A sioniste sur le monde politico médiatique français.

Les esprits éclairés ne sont pas dupes.

Fraternellement lhadi
(lahdi24@yahoo.fr)

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(1) About National Unity : a great mystification, a scam policy staged by a political communicate to capitalize on the Charlie hebdo’s death : political calculations. By the way, all the leaders including the Russian, Abbas and Cameron were there for political calculations and capitalization. Neo-nazis  were there for genetical reasons they share in common. All this, on the back of Charlie Hebdo’s drama. What a scam world! Wall Street can  only applaude the business to come out of this parade.

As to french medias corporation, they are going to make a lot of noise and brouhaha and tom tom. They excell at it. For a State subsidized free press, it is enough to survive over noise only. And lies. It goes without saying. Naturally.

Watch the video confusing the french medias shortcomings and voluntarily blindings. Either lazy business or blatant ignorance by corporate medias or collaboration with state terrorism. May be censorship or inability to launch any serious journalistic investigation.  The case of the police officer who committed suicide the very day of the Charlie Hebdo’s killings. This police officer was not a nobody ; instead he was the man in charge of the surveillance of the two brothers incriminated in the killings of the satirical outlet. Something is really missing in this terror attack.

Go to Total collapse. Charlie Hebdo Shootings False Flag. Proof of it. Those Chouachi brothers look like  scapegoats leaving the ID card, or actors of a film they did’nt know the end will be their own death.

Excerpt – source.

« La grande mystification en cours, c’est celle de l’Union Nationale. Quel rapport y a t’il entre ce qui est intervenu mercredi dernier et l’Union Nationale, Grand Dieu ? Aucun. Absolument aucun. L’appel à l’Union Nationale est une escroquerie de communiquant politique : il s’agit de saisir l’opportunité de faire oublier une politique désastreuse, aussi bien de droite que de gauche, une politique qui divise. C’est cette politique qui divise, qui fragmente, qui disloque le corps social qui, précisément, nourrit le terreau sur lequel on peut semer le terrorisme. Le terrorisme prospère si les conditions lui sont favorables. Or, précisément, les politiques actuelles isolent les gens, renforcent les égoïsmes, brisent les liens sociaux et les solidarités spontanées. Je ne vise pas cette solidarité de façade que les politiciens ne cessent d’invoquer pour justifier leurs politiques scélérates. La politique intérieure est désespérante au sens fort, elle tue tout espoir. La politique extérieure est encore pire ; elle fabrique des ennemis. Certains réels, d’autres imaginaires. Cette politique étrangère se confère le droit de bombarder, de tuer sans discernement, de démoniser des populations entières avec l’aide d’un vocabulaire et de discours irresponsables.

Je ne vois personne dans les milieux responsables ou dans les médias qui comprenne que ces événements terribles devaient mériter mieux qu’une action publicitaire et qu’ils imposaient au contraire que l’on fasse progresser la conscience des Français, que l’on pose les vrais débats. Que l’on s’adresse à l’intelligence. Non. Ce qui a été choisi, c’est de massifier, de resserrer les rangs du troupeau. La démarche de Charlie Hebdo, qui a toujours été de lutter contre le troupeau, contre la bien-pensance, s’est trouvée trahie dès l’instant même de l’assassinat. Ils ont été assassinés une seconde fois. Politiciens de droite, de gauche, journalistes, commentateurs, ils sont tous complices pour dissimuler et enterrer les vraies questions, tous complices pour mettre le couvercle de l’émotionnel imbécile sur les questionnements qui s’imposent ».

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>>> We recommend  DEMOCRACY AND THE THREAT OF REVOLUTION – Eurasia

>>> Obama, Kerry absent from unity rally in Paris. Naturally. (CNN)

Funeral for Michael Brown. Today.

WATCH CNN: Mourners are arriving at the funeral for Michael Brown, the teen fatally shot on August 9 by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. Brown is being eulogized at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. 

Family attorney Benjamin Crump will read a message from the Brown family. Funeral organizers released a list of invited guests. It includes the Rev. Al Sharpton; Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Bernice King; the Rev. Jesse Jackson; the families of Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell; and celebrities Spike Lee, Diddy and Snoop Lion. (CNN)

OTHER NEWS OF THE WORLD TODAY

1.CNN IS ANNOUNCING SYRIA IS READY TO COOPERATE WITH THE WEST TO FIGHT ISIS ON A SERIOUS BASIS NOT ON A DOUBLE STANDARD.

2. Holocaust survivors accuse Elie Wiesel of « Abuse of History. »

The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, a group of 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants, has compared Israel to Nazi Germany in a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times.

​The group, which has been critical of Israel in the past, placed the ad in response to a letter published by another Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, that accused Hamas of “child sacrifice” and comparing the terror group to the Nazis.

The network’s published statement accuses Wiesel of “abuse of history” in order to justify Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip and refers to “Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza.”

Their letter also says, “Genocide begins with the silence of the world. … Never again must mean never again for anyone.”

Read the whole story at Eurasianews.

It looks like Benjamin Netanyahu is loosing ground and credit even among Jews. Absolutly great !

Time ago, we wrote  an article Mr. Elie Wiesel wanted to hijack. Read here. ISRAEL HAS COMMITTED A GENOCIDE IN GAZA. THE TIME FOR ANOTHER NURENBERG IS AHEAD.

3. France is  facing a political crisis. The PM has presented the resignation of his gov to the president who accepted it. The move comes after the Minister of the french jolted economy spoke out against the government’s wanderings. This was to much for the PM. The result is a reshuffle of the entire gov. The new team is awaited for tomorrow.

This evening, Paris is the theater of the festivities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the French Liberation by the General de Gaulle.

4 – Dangerous Crossroads: US-NATO To Deploy Ground Troops, Conduct Large Scale Naval Exercises against “Unnamed Enemy”

Global Research, August 24, 2014

The World is at a dangerous Crossroads.

The Western military alliance is in an advanced state of readiness. And so is Russia.

Russia is heralded as the “Aggressor”. US-NATO military confrontation with Russia is contemplated.

Enabling legislation in the US Senate under “The Russian Aggression Prevention Act (RAPA) has “set the US on a path towards direct military conflict with Russia in Ukraine.”

Any US-Russian war is likely to quickly escalate into a nuclear war, since neither the US nor Russia would be willing to admit defeat, both have many thousands of nuclear weapons ready for instant use, and both rely upon Counterforce military doctrine that tasks their military, in the event of war, to preemptively destroy the nuclear forces of the enemy. (See Steven Starr, Global Research, August 22, 2014)

The Russian Aggression Prevention Act (RAPA) is the culmination of more than twenty years of US-NATO war preparations, which consist in the military encirclement of both Russia and China:

From the moment the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the United States has relentlessly pursued a strategy of encircling Russia, just as it has with other perceived enemies like China and Iran. It has brought 12 countries in central Europe, all of them formerly allied with Moscow, into the NATO alliance. US military power is now directly on Russias borders. (Steven Kinzer, Boston Globe, March 3, 2014, emphasis added)

Have more at Global Research.

Jay Nixon is an incompetent governor. The right answer is Justice not Cynical Forces.

Is the Governor racist ? Apparently yes. Is he cynical ? Yes, putting the black puppet, Captain Johnson at the fake position of the Leader of Police forces coupled with his status of spokeperson of the state and Ferguson forces. A parrot.

Excerpt (see below)

For a community that is 2/3 African American, there are only three black officers on the 53 person police force. According to the Missouri Attorney General annual report on policing, although blacks make up 63% of the population of Ferguson, they make up 86% of police stops. Blacks are almost two times as likely to be searched and are arrested twice as often as whites although whites are more likely to possess contraband (Kevin Zeese). 

Captain Johnson can be black. It represents the Racist board of direction at Ferguson using a black man to lie to the people over their truly nature and intentions. Calling the military federal unit at the time the second autopsy on Brown is showing the young man was shot 6 times – 3 bullets at the head is insane and ultimately provocative and contemptuous.

How many autopsies the Attorney General is going to conduct before the Officer is brought to Justice ? This third autopsy looks like a joke. Are the coroners also incompetent ? Crazy.

Until Justice is done, demonstrations will not end. Justice is not a favor, it is a Constitutional Citizen Right, Black or White and a Duty for a well governing State. By the way A curfew can be attacked in Court in regard to the respect of individual rights related to freedom of circulation and meeting in public places.

>>> That is why we wrote yesterday that : DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY TO IMPLEMENT A CURFEW IS A WRONG DECISION. 

Lootings  are part of the whole showdown.

Some have said Michael brown was a theft and he had threatened a little police man who happened to be white with his 1,93 height and 135 weight. Michael Brown was apparently marching towards the little police man, who, caught by fear to be eaten by the Black ogre, found itself in a position of legitime defence in front of an unarmed teenager of 18. The wrong instructed Zimmerman’s case is back. Another case of incompentence by some grand Jury. What about Trayvon ?

If you call this a police man, being afraid of an unarmed boy, then this man was not at the right place.

I invite you to take a look at this article by Eurasia news:

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FERGUSON EXPOSES REALITY OF MILITARIZED, RACIST POLICING – OPED

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The killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, MO police officer, who was identified Friday as Darren Wilson, and the aftermath in which nonviolent protesters and reporters were met with a violent and militarized police force have exposed something that has been building for years. Many have written about the militarization of the police and the disproportionate impact they have on people of color, but now more Americans are seeing this reality and cannot escape it.

Capture-nO-mORE-nAMESMichael Brown is one of four unarmed black men killed in the last month by police. On July 17, Eric Garner was killed by an illegal chokehold in New York. On August 5, John Crawford was shot in a store in Beavercreek, OH. Just after Brown’s death, on August 9Ezell Ford, a young man with known mental illness, was shot in Los Angeles. These are four examples of many, according to a recent study, a black man is killed every 28 hours by police, security guards or vigilantes. The whole nation is experiencing these tragedies; reality is being forced upon us.

The public reaction to the event has been immense. On Thursday evening protests were held from coast-to-coast expressing solidarity with the people of Ferguson and grief for the death of Michael Brown and the deaths of others across the nation killed by police. There are now increasing calls for the demilitarization of the police by the Attorney General and elected officials. And, the DOJ has announced a broad review of police practices that lead to deadly force. People are taking action pressuring the DOJ to act, see: Tell The Department of Justice to end racist and militaristic policing.

This is a teachable moment and an opportunity to advance the cause of transforming the police. Hundreds of thousands of Americans watched events unfold in Ferguson. They saw the police tear gassing a community in mourning, firing at them with rubber bullets and using sound canons to disperse them. They saw military-style police chase them into neighborhoods where they continued to fire tear gas and rubber bullets. They saw reporters abused and arrested as a SWAT team took over a McDonald’s where they were reporting from and other reporters attacked with tear gas and then the police dismantling the journalist’s equipment.

These events led to news outlets reporting on the actions of the police with even greater intensity. In response to the arrest of one of their reporters, Ryan Grim wrote an official Huffington Post statement about the journalist’s arrest which made a key point: “Police militarization has been among the most consequential and unnoticed developments of our time.” The police in Ferguson did an excellent job of drawing the nation’s attention to the reality of 21st Century policing and the need to dramatically change its direction.

The rhetoric of a “war” on drugs and “war” on crime is no longer mere rhetoric.

Over the last few decades police forces in the United States, down to small town forces, have been militarized by the federal government.  Militarization has been part of the escalating clampdown on dissent; and the targets of these extreme policing practices are disproportionately communities of color.  Practices like ‘stop and frisk’ and ‘driving while black,’ as well as policies focused on Arabs and Muslims, have shown that racially-based policing is the intentional policy of police across the country.

Much of this has been growing in police departments in secret without transparency or public debate.

Would the public want a militarized police force if they had a voice in the decision? Without a democratic process, the US has essentially created a standing army that violates the fundamentals of the US Constitution. The military police force applies the law unequally, violating equal protection of the laws and undermining the justice system as police take on the role of judge and executioner.

How Did We Get Here?

Racist policing is not new. 

As Victor E. Kappeler points out, “the St. Louis police were founded to protect residents from Native Americans in that frontier city” and “in 1704, the colony of Carolina developed the nation’s first slave patrol.” These patrols developed into the first police departments.  The purpose of the first police was to control the slave population and protect the property interests of slave holders. This disastrous racial legacy continues to this day.

Ferguson is not unusual when it comes to racially unfair policing, tensions between police and the African American community has been building for years. For a community that is 2/3 African American, there are only three black officers on the 53 person police force. According to the Missouri Attorney General annual report on policing, although blacks make up 63% of the population of Ferguson, they make up 86% of police stops. Blacks are almost two times as likely to be searched and are arrested twice as often as whites although whites are more likely to possess contraband. While these are ugly statistics, the state of Missouri is even worse.The NAACP sued St. Louis for the racial disparity in its traffic stops. One resident told the Washington Post: “Everybody in this city has been a victim of DWB [driving while black].”

The militarization of police is a more recent phenomenon.  

Peter Kraska of the University of Eastern Kentucky has been writing about this since the early 1990s. He documents the rapid rise of Police Paramilitary Units (PPU’s, informally SWAT teams) which are modeled after special operations teams in the military.  PPU’s did not exist anywhere until 1971when Los Angeles under the leadership of the infamous police chief Daryl Gates, formed the first one and used it for demolishing homes with tanks equipped with battering rams.  By 2000, there were 30,000 police SWAT teams; Kraska reports that by the late 1990s, 89% of police departments in cities of over 50,000 had PPUs, almost double the mid-80s figure; and in smaller towns of between 25,000 and 50,000 by 2007, 80% had a PPU quadrupling from 20% in the mid-80s.

And Kraska reported that SWAT teams were active with 45,000 deployments in 2007 compared to 3,000 in the early 80s.  The most common use he found was for serving drug search warrants where they were used 80% of the time, but they were also increasingly used for patrolling neighborhoods. These numbers are consistent with a recent report by the ACLU.

Another important chronicler of the rise of militarism in policing is Radley Balko, author ofRise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces.  He reported a “1,500% increase in the use of SW AT teams over the last two decades” and wrote in the ABA Journalin 2013that “SWAT teams violently smash into private homes more than 100 times per day.” Their use of flash-bang grenades has caused injuries to children and aseven year old was shot and killed in her sleep when a SWAT team forced entry into the wrong house. There are many examples of similar abuses.

Colin Jenkins points out in Coming Home to Roost: American Militarism, War Culture, and Police Brutality, that this was a gradual process. There was never a debate about militarizing the police but instead a series of decisions around the late 60s protest movement, the drug war and post 9/11 policing. The trend became particularly noticeable in the 1980s when the Reagan-era drug war created exceptions to the Posse Comitatus Act, a Reconstruction Era law that kept the military out of domestic enforcement. This is when SWAT teams began to be used to serve drug search warrants. The post-9/11 era gave police even greater power under the Patriot Act and seemingly unlimited resources to fight terrorism. Of course militarized police have rarely been used to fight domestic terrorism because there really is not much terrorism in the US to fight.

Jenkins points out billions of dollars of military equipment have flowed to police departments across the country: “They possess everything from body armor to high-powered weaponry to tanks, armored vehicles, and even drones.” He asks why, pointing out that it is not because of safety, noting there are 50 fatalities annually out of 900,000 officers nationwide. That is 1 out of 18,000 police maliciously killed each year (the odds of being killed by lightning in your lifetime are 1 out of 3,000).  He blames the US war culture and believes police have become militaristic because they have shifted from defense to offense where they aggressively confront and repress the people, rather than protect and serve the community.

The problem may also be compounded by programs such as the Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Hiring our Heroes,’ that intentionally seek out active military and veterans to work in police departments. The DoJ has a program called ‘COPS’ that fast tracks members of the military into police work. The San Antonio Police Departments boasts that military personnel transition smoothly into police work. Perhaps it is because they are using the same equipment and techniques. This raises concerns about what effect police work in a militarized environment has on veterans who experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Then there is the problem of police steroid use which has psychological impact, i.e. “roid rage.”

It is important to emphasize that we got to this point without public debate.

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A lot of the para-military law enforcement activities are conducted with multi-agency task forces that also lack transparency.

The police are ruling themselves, rather than being ruled by the people in any democratic way.

Another area where militarized police are used is in cracking down on political dissent. 

During the occupy encampments there was aggressive use of militarized police across the country as part of the forced closing of the encampments. Again, this occurs in part through federalization of local policing operating as part of Joint Terrorism Task Forceswith federal agencies like the FBI or Homeland Security.  It not only affected Occupy but the military was on call for both the Democratic and Republican Conventions in 2012again operating with local police under the auspices of the Joint Terrorism Task Forces as part of the military’s Northern Command.

What is needed to end militarized policing?  

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FACT OF THE DAY

Julian Assange is announcing he is going to leave the Ecuador Embassy SOON. Ah han. He needs treatment and freedom.

Gaza/Israel, the stalemate is looming. Israel needs State’s Men to lead this overmilitarised nation, enrolling teens, by force, in its paramilitary society. So far Palestinians have had to deal with the Israeli cabinet’s post-nazism fanaticized ideologues.

The lifting of Gaza Blockade is non negociable. Gazans are not beasts but Human Beings.

Israel security is not a precondition to peace but a consequence of that.

On this point read our previous posts :

Netanyahu, the Terminator angel.

Gaza.

Blocus of Gaza = Boycott of Israel.

ISRAEL HAS COMMITTED A GENOCIDE IN GAZA. THE TIME FOR ANOTHER NURENBERG IS AHEAD.