militarization

Why Do the Police Have Tanks? The Strange and Dangerous Militarization of the US Police Force

AlterNet / By Rania Khalek  July 5, 2011

The federal government has supplied local police departments with military uniforms, weaponry, vehicles, and training.    

Just after midnight on May 16, 2010, a SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade through the window of a 25-year-old man while his 7-year-old daughter slept on the couch as her grandmother watched television. The grenade landed so close to the child that it burned her blanket. The SWAT team leader then burst into the house and fired a single shot which struck the child in the throat, killing her. The police were there to apprehend a man suspected of murdering a teenage boy days earlier. The man they were after lived in the unit above the girl's family.

Mon, April 18th: Mass Rally At CalTrans Headquarters in Eureka

 

Mass RALLY at CalTrans In Opposition to the Road Widening Through Richardson Grove!

Richardson Grove Action Now announces and invites all to the Second Mass RALLY at CalTrans in Opposition to the Road Widening Through Richardson Grove!

April 18, 2011, according to CalTrans, is the date when the highway expansion plan through Richardson Grove State Park will be advertised for subcontractor bids.

 

POLICE STATE And Yet Another Reason to SAVE RICHARDSON GROVE

 You may ask, "What does saving the grove have to do with the police state?"....well....lets start from the beginning... The Interstate Highways were initially implemented by Eisenhower. How did he come up with the idea of these interstate highways? He got his grandiose plan from an army convoy he participated in, and from inspirations he got from Germany's autobahn, which he got to see because he was in the military during WWII. The history of the highways are rooted in militarization. Eisenhower's plan for the highways was even named "The National Defense Highway", this system was designed to move military equipment and personnel with greater efficiency and create a broader reach for the military.

RALLY To Stop Highway Expansion Through Richardson Grove This Monday, February 21st

Richardson Grove Action Now invites all to a rally on Monday, February 21st, to stop the highway expansion through Richardson Grove State Park.

Expose CalTrans' lies and misinformation campaign!

Monday's rally will begin at NOON in the Garberville Town Square.

Rideshares to and from Garberville.

Bring anything you want to express yourself!

Resist Invasion!

For more info contact Richardson Grove Action Now, call
(707) 602-7551 or email rgroveactionnow@gmail.com.

Richardson Grove Action Now literature exposing CalTrans LIES and misinformation coming soon!

Richardson Grove Action Now pamphlet: http://www.box.net/shared/6xyyml02vu

RIDESHARE INFO:

RALLY Against Navy's Five Year Warfare Testing Program, Sunday morning Oct 31st

We only have until the end of October to submit public comment on the Navy's intent to do war testing 12 to 50 miles off our coast.


*Please help to get the word out.*

EPIC's website has more detailed information:
http://www.wildcalifornia.org/blog/navywarfaretraining/

The official to email with your comments is: jane.lubchenco@NOAA.gov.