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The Largest Street Gang in America [VIDEOS]

The Militarization Of The US Police Force

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Posted June 28, 2011


See ENTIRE MOVIE HERE

"When I was a "police officer" back in the early '70s the transformation was just starting to take place from a mentality of a public servant working for the citizens to "law enforcement". The first I noticed of it was when the police departments started preferential hiring of ex-military people returning from Viet Nam. They started introducing military tactics into the department, including the first S.W.A.T. team. They quit referring to people on the street as citizens and started calling them "civilians", or more commonly "assholes".

"They looked for opportunities to use their new toys provided from "federal assistance" monies in the war on drugs. They changed the uniforms from the blue-suited cop with an 8-sided hat with a shield on front to a set of black or navy fatigues and a ball cap. They started shaving their heads and pumping iron. They gave up on the idea that they put themselves in the line of fire to protect and serve the public and took on a combat marine attitude of protect their own above all else. I've known them to murder cop-killers in the street, but have a could-care-less attitude when a civilian is killed."

EPD Officer Winkle Falsely Arrests and Injures Young Woman, Wed night March 31, 2010

 

On Wednesday night, March 31, 2010, Officer Justin Winkle of the Eureka Police Department [EPD], once again, went too far and hurt someone.

 

Winkle was one of the cops who killed Martin Cotton II in August of 2007- beat him to death. The other night, he abused a 20 year old woman who was happily skipping down the street. He stopped her and said that he was looking for a woman in particular (a “suspect”). He demanded ID, and when the woman gave him her name, he called it in. The EPD voice on the other end of the police radio informed Winkle that she was not the one- not the person the police were looking for. Nevertheless, Winkle continued to detain the young woman. She told him that she had done nothing wrong and wanted to leave, that there is no law against skipping, and she knew that she had a right to continue on her way.

 

CopWatchers Arrested in Eureka!

Last night (Monday, March 15th) two copwatchers (of the three on patrol) were arrested on Broadway in Eureka.  Humboldt County Sheriff Deputy, Joseph "Harsh" Marsh, seemed anxious to arrest anyone observing- he was not happy to see CopWatch on patrol.

The arrests were a major abuse of authority.

The cop confiscated our cameras, too.

We were released few minutes after midnight on Tuesday, March 16th.

 

More later.  Keep watchin'!