(SHTFPlan) - Hodges’ detailed research gives us some frightening insights into what a martial law scenario for Ebola or other communicable disease might looks like. Granted, Ebola has not yet achieved the official status of a “national security emergency,” but government procedures for such a scenario already exist. In fact, as noted by Hodges, this summer President Obama amended an existing Executive Order to include respiratory illnesses as potential health conditions under which martial law could be declared. And, like clockwork, we now have the EV-D68 respiratory virus making its way across the country. Coincidence? Maybe. Read the rest of this entry »
(EyesOpenReport) - Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, announced that the Department of Homeland Security will be giving retailers guidance on how to spot a potential terrorist based on what a customer buys. The Washington Timesreports:
While saying the government cannot prohibit sales of some everyday materials, Mr. Johnson said retailers should be trained to look for anyone who buys a lot from what he described as a “long list of materials that could be used as explosive precursors.” Read the rest of this entry »
(BernieSuarez) - Only time will tell, but is it too soon to guess whether the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown will mark a turning point in our march toward tyranny in America? There are signs that this could be the case. Yes this could be an overly optimistic assumption about the current direction of the police state in America, but there is a slight chance that the consciousness that came with the Ferguson shooting may have been a badly needed cure to the metastasizing police state problem. Read the rest of this entry »
(ReasonTV) - After protesters in Ferguson, Missouri were met with a militarized police force, new attention was brought to the Pentagon’s 1033 program, a program that supplies military-grade equipment to local police departments, often for free. Check out a commercial Reason TV has unearthed advertising the program to law enforcement. Read the rest of this entry »
(SHTFPlan) - These days you never know what could be used as a deadly weapon of mass destruction requiring a militarizedSWAT response.
In San Marcos, California, where students and staff members are always looking out for potential domestic terrorists, a call to 9-1-1 prompted a full university lockdown and brought elite members of the police department out in force.
(PaulCraigRoberts) - Update: Here is a report on the autopsy. http://rt.com/usa/181116-brown-presser-baden-preliminary-autopsy/ The facts directly contradict the false information police apologists are sending around the Internet. Note that the Missouri governor blamed the violence on the black community, not on the police who enraged the black community by gratuitously murdering a black teenager. One reader suggested that the macho goon thug cops with their military gear should be sent to Iraq where ISIS would cut them to ribbons. Read the rest of this entry »
(ClearPathRobotics) - One could debate the overall merits or failings of robotic systems, but one area that clearly has become a point for concern on all sides is the idea of “killer robots.” According to robotics pioneer, David Hanson, we are on a collision course with exponential growth in computing and technology that might only give us a “few years” to counter this scenario. Read the rest of this entry »
John Oliver’s Brilliant Rant on Why Police Must Have Their Military ‘Toys’ Taken Away
(AlterNet) - HBO’s John Oliver dove right into events in Ferguson last night, entertaining as he informed his audience about the absurd over-militarization of America’s police forces and, of course, the ugly underlying racism of this push. “Police are dressed like they are ready for an assault on Falluja,” Oliver said of the now famous photo featured on CNN of multiple camo-clad police officers pointing high-powered rifles at a black man with his hands raised. “Police are not soldiers,” Oliver stressed. “Why are they wearing camouflage? If they want to blend in with the surroundings, they should be dressed as Dollar Stores.” Read the rest of this entry »
As we have seen, the violent crackdown on independent journalism in Ferguson is a sign of a worsening situation in much of America. More than ever, each citizen needs to become a member of the media and record everything that they see during encounters with the police. Read the rest of this entry »
(VoicesofLiberty) – Know Your Rights host Britt Hysen speaks with Nina Hodjat of Hodjat Law and DUI Partners about 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. Read the rest of this entry »
The Obama administration is perpetrating the conditions required for a government-declared crisis
(KitDaniels) - Gun confiscations and martial law are both plausible government responses to an Ebola outbreak in America considering recent policies by the Obama administration and the fact that the military has been preparing for domestic deployment for the past several years. Read the rest of this entry »
(TheOrganicPrepper) - Disasters and personal SHTFs come in all shapes and sizes.
Clearly, I am concerned about things like an Ebola pandemic, war, martial law, and economic collapse. I’m a news junkie and am gifted (or cursed) with a vivid imagination. But personal things can cause a lot of upheaval when you are on a tight budget. And if Murphy’s Law holds true (and it often does) whatever can go wrong, will go wrong, generally at the worst possible time. Read the rest of this entry »
(TedBauman) - As World War I drew to a close in November 1918, over 2.5 million soldiers of the Imperial German Army remained in the field. They brought training, experience and battle-hardened attitudes with them as they streamed back across Germany’s borders.
These soldaten soon found ways to deploy their skills at home. Supported by Minister of Defense Gustav Noske, right-wingers — including one Corporal Adolf Hitler — organized ex-soldiers into Freikorps, and armed them with surplus military weaponry. These militia brutally crushed Germany’s nascent post-war democratic movement. For the next 20 years, they provided the core of the feared Brownshirts, street thugs who helped Hitler and the Nazis into power. Read the rest of this entry »
(BreakingTheSet) – Abby Martin reports on the 45,000 SWAT raids that occur in the US every year, as well as the growing militarization of local police forces, and calls for support of the ACLU’s push to have our elected officials oppose the emerging police state. Read the rest of this entry »
(DailySheeple) – Parts One and Two of this series described how the United Nations is poised to take over the United States. The border crisis with tens, if not hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens is threatening paralyze several federal agencies. When this number grows to millions, this country and its resources will be paralyzed in terms of responding the holocaust which is underway. Part Two, in particular, demonstrated how the United Nations is prepositioning resources in anticipation of being able to assume a policing duty with regard to the border crisis, which has totally been manufactured in order that the UN has a pretext to function as a force. Read the rest of this entry »
“We’ve dealt with your incessant badgering of our department over these issues”
(MikaelThalen) – Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones became visibly irate this week after being questioned over his department’s secret use of the cell-phone tracking technology known as Stingray. Read the rest of this entry »
(ZeroHedge) - At first blush, the title of this post could be perceived as somewhat hyperbolic by those who still have an impression of America’s police departments as bastions of safety, designed “to protect and to serve” the population of the “land of the free.” However, said impression would be promptly washed away upon reading an article in today’s NYT which citing Pentagon data, reveals that under the Obama administration, “police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft. Read the rest of this entry »
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks
(JackMullen) - Americans face a new crisis: police violence against citizens is escalating, blurring the line between criminal and public servant.
Escalating violence against American citizens by police has reached a bifurcation point; Americans are feeling the heat and are beginning to realize something must be done to deescalate police or soon America will join the ranks of hell holes of police crime and violence like Mexico, Haiti, Russia, Uzbekistan and elsewhere where police are independent gangs, violent and undisciplined and devolving into something closer to pirates – stealing property directly from their victims. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) - One of the most extraordinary stories in the history of American journalism took place this last week, and the mainstream (liberal) media was AWOL the entire time. An historical showdown between heavily armed federal agents (BLM) and armed American citizens unfolded near Bunkerville, Nevada, where the Bundy family announced they were taking a stand against a federal land grab and cattle theft operation masterminded by federal agents working at the BLM. Read the rest of this entry »
(SHTFPlan) - As investigators attempt to put together the pieces surrounding the most recent mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, it didn’t take long for the mainstream media to begin fabricating its own narratives as to why Ivan Lopez may have targeted twenty soldiers last week.
Following reports that Lopez was an outspoken critic of previous mass shootings via his Facebook page and that he was suffering from symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder, CNN’s Pamela Brown says she spoke with an anonymous source who indicates the disturbed shooter was stockpiling large amounts of ammunition, having returned to the local Killeen, TX gun shop where he bought his gun on multiple occasions to purchase additional rounds. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – House Bill 2698 in the Kansas State legislature has run cold, but if enacted, it would deal a serious blow to anyone who has a complaint against cops. The bill would remove the option to complain anonymously, allow the cop in question to see the evidence against him or her before investigation, prevent the FBI or other agencies from looking into complaints the cops deemed fraudulent, and perhaps worst of all, criminalize the filing of a complaint that is dismissed by cops. The Resident discusses this whole ball of crazy. Read the rest of this entry »
Leaked documents reveal plan to counter online dissent during martial law
(PaulWatson) - Leaked Homeland Security documents obtained by Infowars reveal details of a joint DHS/FEMA national exercise set to take place this week, one of the components of which revolves around an effort to counter online dissent by a group called “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny,” which is disgruntled at the imposition of martial law after an earthquake in Alaska. Read the rest of this entry »
(EFF) – Russia’s government has escalated its use of its Internet censorship law to target news sites, bloggers, and politicians under the slimmest excuse of preventing unauthorized protests and enforcing house arrest regulations. Today, the country’s ISPs have received orders to block a list of major news sites and system administrators have been instructed to take the servers providing the content offline. Read the rest of this entry »
Bus riders interrogated during similar drill in 2012
(PaulWatson) - Illustrating again how the federal agency has long since expanded its operations outside of airports, bus passengers in Pittsburgh will be eyeballed by TSA agents during a “security exercise” involving multiple agencies that begins today. Read the rest of this entry »
Who will watch the watchers? Apparently the watchers..
(AdanSalazar) - Police in Denver are testing a solution they hope will give a much-needed boost to their public persona.
Denver PD is acquiring new guns and armor, and for the next six months will engage in a body camera pilot program in attempts to ingratiate themselves to a police corruption-weary public. Read the rest of this entry »
New law would link gun registry with criminal database
(PaulWatson) - Authorities in Maryland are set to target 110,000 citizens with gun confiscation under a new law that would link the state’s gun registry with its criminal database, with new troopers set to be hired to enforce door to door visits of illegal gun owners. Read the rest of this entry »
American sheeple stick heads in the sand, pretend to be ostriches.
(IPE) - American taxpayers have built an entire city in Virginia so that the Pentagon, can practice occupying American cities and putting down protests by US citizens. This fake city is the training ground for the doctrine outlined in a leaked US Army document that describes how soldiers are to be trained to put down domestic disturbances and process prisoners through detainment camps where prisoners will be re-educated to appreciate US policies. Read the rest of this entry »