Department of Homeland Security

Tragedy of US police training by Israeli companies

It is almost as though a mass psychosis has taken over American law enforcement, every face a potential “bin Laden,” every minor confrontation solved only with volleys of gunfire.

An Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested by New York City police officers after the protesters were evicted from Succotti Park November 15, 2011 in New York. Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested by New York City police officers after the protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park November 15, 2011 in New York.

Tragedy of US police training by Israeli companies
Mon Sep 24, 2012   By Gordon Duff

What had once been police is how a “hodge-podge” thousands of agencies, each one falling like dominoes, unable to resist offers of advanced military weapons, offers of “informal discretionary funding” (bribes) and quickly degenerating into an army of occupation."

During the Bush administration, Israeli-American dual citizen and Director of Homeland Security Chertoff mandated that American police forces be trained by Israeli groups in crowd control, counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering.

Since that time, shootings of unarmed civilians has gone up 500%, attacks on legal political protests by police have become a scandal and huge stockpiles of ammunition and military heavy weaponry have been distributed to law enforcement groups in every region of America, both local and federally controlled.

Additionally, Army Chief of Staff General Odierno has offered the use of the US Army, an offer published in the Council on Foreign Relations journal, Foreign Affairs, to suppress political dissent by force, a violation of his oath of office and, quite literally, an act of conspiracy against the sovereignty of the US and State governments.

The current problem with law enforcement and the diminishment of legal rights of Americans is now at levels that cannot be ignored any longer. It has become obvious to an ever increasing number of Americans that something is in the works, perhaps a political coup or a military take-over.

Years ago such things were done behind closed doors, now it seems it can be done in the open, just like shooting down presidents, killing senators in plane crashes or blowing up office buildings.

Instability in the United States is very real. With Mitt Romney planning a new war while cutting taxes for the rich, one in four Americans is suffering from malnutrition and one in five children live with constant hunger in a nation that spends billions of dollars to subsidize and store excess food. There is now a legitimate concern that armed law enforcement officers, numbering over 800,000, with constables and auxiliaries taking that number over 1 million, foreign-led criminal organizations may systematically be gaining control of America in a form of “rot from within.”


It doesn’t take a genius to track down the money behind half of America’s politicians to their source, bank fraud, narcotics, gun running, medical scams and the oil monopoly. This is the new organized crime.

What had once been police is how a “hodge-podge” thousands of agencies, each one falling like dominoes, unable to resist offers of advanced military weapons, offers of “informal discretionary funding” (bribes) and quickly degenerating into an army of occupation.

Key to this has been Israeli training, sending into America so-called experts who have long operated in an environment where killing civilians under cover of a rigged racist system of government has been official policy for over six decades.

Israel’s militarized police are trained to violate human rights on a daily basis. 116 UN resolutions have been filed and passed by majority vote by the General Assembly citing them with apartheid and genocide, exactly the description of America that Mitt Romney and his friends are offering America.

Police killings

In my own town recently, a police officer shot and killed an Iraq War veteran while the man was asleep. The officer had been called to the home because the family was concerned about their son who was having trouble adjusting.

They let the officer in the house, and rather than waking the sleeping veteran, the officer simply emptied his pistol into the man’s body.
I just did a Google search of the phrase: “police shoot unarmed man” and got 1,610,000 results.

New College Classes That Require Top Secret Clearance

May 22, 2012:  America’s most high-tech intelligence agency is looking to American colleges for the next generation of cyber warriors and it is now designing its own top secret classes to prepare them for training in the dark arts of cyber espionage.

The National Security Agency announced Monday [May 21, 2012] that four universities had been selected for a new academic program designed to teach students skills “associated with specialized cyber operations.”

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.

Government Plans for National Internet ID System

Big Brother Obama: White House Plans Internet ID System

by Tom Burghardt

Urged by one and all to "tone down" what media pundits and political elites describe as "strident," even "violent" rhetoric that has "poisoned" our "national conversation" and "sharply polarized" the population, the shooting rampage in Tucson which claimed six lives, including that of a nine-year-old girl is, in fact, emblematic of the moral bankruptcy and utter hypocrisy of those selfsame capitalist elites.

Police Use Cameras To Intimidate Peaceful Demonstrators

Created 11/19/2010  by: Dave Lindorff

Is it news when police photograph and videotape demonstrations?

Apparently for American editors and reporters, making that news judgement depends on where the demonstration occurs and what nationality the police are.

When a hundred artists gathered outside a Beijing courtroom in mid-November to protest the jailing of artist Wu Yuren, who had earlier been beaten by police and jailed because he had gone to a police station to file a complaint against a landlord, the New York Times ran an article by reporter Andrew Jacobs which pointedly noted that police officers had videotaped the crowd, and then quoted a demonstrator, artist Dou Bu, as saying, “I was scared to come out here today, but you have to face your fears.”

Rejecting 'Secure Communities' Program

Washington D.C. Rejects Secure Communities

Posted by Deport Nation on Sunday, June 13, 2010

http://www.deportationnation.org/2010/06/washington-d-c-bucks-the-trend-on-secure-communities-for-now/

Arlington opts out of 'Secure Communities' immigration enforcement program

Posted by TBD Neighborhoods (On the Ground of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) on Sept. 28, 2010
http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-neighborhoods/2010/09/arlington-opts-out-of-immigration-enforcement-program-2383.html

 

Is it really possible to opt-out of Secure Communities? Part 2

Posted by Deport Nation on Friday, October 1, 2010

http://www.deportationnation.org/2010/10/is-it-really-possible-to-opt-out-of-secure-communities-part-2/

VA and CA counties reject ICE plan

by Mark Rockwell

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/article/21539/va_and_ca_counties_reject_ice_plan

 

DC Councilmembers Phil Mendelson and Jim Graham sign a proposal to ban Secure Communities in the nation's capital. Photo: Stokely Baksh 

 

PHOTO AT TOP OF POST: Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada celebrates with activists and community members after the county voted to reject the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program. (Photo: TBD Staff)

FAA Under Pressure to Open U.S. Skies to Drones

Monday, June 14, 2010    By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
Washington (AP) - Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure's on to allow them in the skies over the United States.
 
The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions but has been hesitant to act. Officials are worried that they might plow into airliners, cargo planes and corporate jets that zoom around at high altitudes, or helicopters and hot air balloons that fly as low as a few hundred feet off the ground.
 
On top of that, these pilotless aircraft come in a variety of sizes. Some are as big as a small airliner, others the size of a backpack. The tiniest are small enough to fly through a house window.