Is this America?

As I gaze with horror and disgust at the images of our militarized police forces I begin to fahrenheit451awonder if history is indeed destined to repeat itself.  Remember the movie Fahrenheit 451 and the black uniforms of the Nazi SS troops?  Now check out the modern day images of our police forces all dressed up like the murderous enforcers of a dictatorship.

Do they really think they do a better job when they’re all decked out in their somber looking regalia?

Please, please, bring back the America I knew and love.  Stop this ridiculous militarism of our police force.

The thugs of Ferguson

The thugs of Ferguson have shown how absolutely uneducated they are.  As I have stated before, it is my opinion that Black people are inherently violent.  They have certainly shown it tonight.  How proud they must be of their recklessness tonight.  Don’t these people understand how stupid they look?  Their actions have done NOTHING to advance the race.

No Indictment for Officer Wilson; police in riot gear

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Photo of previous looting in Ferguson

A Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Monday night.

As usual, the Ferguson police looked ridiculous as they swarmed the streets in full riot gear, itself crowd provoking.  When are they going to learn that the way to work with the people of Ferguson is not to appear in provocative, militaristic garb?

Republicans Are Racist

It’s a bold statement, republicans are racist.  Their unyielding lack of cooperation with the president, their position on immigration and their continuous sexist statements about women are clear examples of their racism.  They spew lies and misinformation about these subjects.  Unfortunately, the American citizenry eats it up because they have no other avenue for opposing ideas.

 

The conservatives control most of the radio stations by way of clear channel and other mega media corporations.  When was the last time you heard a progressive talk show on radio?  Rush is found all over the radio spectrum.  Something that has made him a multimillionaire many time over.

It’s sad that the Grand Old Party has become the racist old party.

Police Expert: War On Terror Has Turned Our Cops Into Occupying Armies — And We’re The Enemy

Oath Keepers has been warning about the militarization of police departments for quite a while. It’s nice that others are seeing the problem, too. – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

This article comes from rawstory.com  Check Out The Video Here
Date: November 16th, 2014
By Travis Gettys

The war on terror has essentially turned police into occupying armies in some American communities, said a police and criminology expert.
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Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.

“I remember it being drilled into me as a police officer, as a sergeant and then as a lieutenant: partnership, problem-solving, and prevention – the three Ps,” Nolan said Wednesday during a panel sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

He said police were heavily trained to form alliances to help them to better serve and protect communities, and he said those relationships clearly don’t exist in Ferguson, Missouri.

While the war on drugs is frequently cited as a major factor in the breakdown of civil liberties and police-community relations, Nolan said a more recent shift was largely to blame.

“In the early 2000s, particularly after 9/11, we saw a paradigm shift from community policing and problem-oriented principles to the war on terror, and we became Homeland Security police,” said Nolan, who has worked in the federal agency’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.     [FULL  STORY]