For those living in US cities like Baltimore who wonder how police abuse and militarization became worse these few years----the answer is the combination of growing Homeland Security allowed to bring global private military security corporations into the US to train and/or replace police officials-----and Obama's commitment to the War on Drugs funding ----a record $2 billion-----tied with Obama's embracement of the War on Guns policies of global corporations posing progressive as getting guns off the street to protect citizens. Obama did this not because he is the progressive social Democrat he campaigned in 2008---he did it because he lied in 2008---he is a raging global corporate pol-----as neo-conservative as Bush. Look locally at Baltimore City Hall and Baltimore's Maryland Assembly pols---and you see the same thing---the Maryland Black Caucus----as with the Baltimore Black Caucus are tied completely to these far-right Clinton neo-liberals and Bush neo-cons.
AS ARE ALL MARYLAND POLS---THEY ARE ALL CLINTON WALL STREET GLOBAL CORPORATE NEO-LIBERALS AND/OR BUSH/HOPKINS NEO-CONS.
So, as Republicans pretend these policies are coming from Democrats-----Republicans are the loudest at shouting Obama is a traitor and needs to be impeached----AS HE SHOULD HAVE AS WELL AS BUSH----because they know where all this global police militarization leads-----
AND THE DEMOCRATIC BASE OF LABOR AND JUSTICE DON'T BECAUSE ALL THE LEADERS IN LABOR AND JUSTICE ARE CAPTURED TO THESE GLOBAL POLICIES.
That's why I state that in this 2016 Baltimore City Hall election the young black candidates are all STILL shouting global market and neo-liberal policy because that is what black organizations tied to building young black leaders are teaching them. So, citizens in cities being literally killed by policy that is slated to get far worse----don't even know what is causing it---they are still protecting Obama because people like Al Sharpton are criss-crossing the US telling black citizens to support Obama's LEGACY.
THIS IS WHY OBAMA/CLINTON/BUSH SEE A GLOBAL PRIVATE MILITARY FORCE INSIDE THE US AS THE NEXT STEP--------INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ZONES OPERATE UNDER GLOBAL CORPORATE TRIBUNAL LAW-------NOT US LAW.
Take a look at this webpage to see where in your state these zones are being built and know what happens in Baltimore area will expand and effect all of Maryland.
Nothing American happening in US FEZ -------say global pols. The same foreign military and security corporations being installed in US have been installed in China, India, Malaysia et al--------in International Economic Zones.
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It would be public universities shouting and educating against this global corporate standing army being brought to replace our US military and police forces.....but they are corporatized with university leaders working for global corporations. THEY ARE SILENCED. White citizens are being played by class and race issues not knowing either what the goals are-----and VOILA----the US is no longer---it is an International Economic Zone colonial structure.
'During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama criticized [George W.] Bush and the Republicans for cutting Byrne, a federal police program beloved by his running mate Joe Biden. Despite Tulia … and a growing pile of bodies from botched drug raids, and the objections of groups as diverse as the ACLU, the Heritage Foundation, La Raza and the Cato Institute, Obama promised to restore full funding to the program, which, he said, “has been critical to creating the anti-gang and anti-drug task forces our communities need.”
He kept his promise. The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act resuscitated the Byrne grants with a whopping $2 billion infusion, by far the largest budget in the program’s 20-year history'.
Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S.
by Pamela Geller2 Oct 2015
On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe.
This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself – without any consultation of Congress at all.
The United Nations is a sharia-compliant world body, and Obama, speaking there just days ago, insisted that “violent extremism” is not exclusive to Islam (which it is). Obama is redefining jihad terror to include everyone but the jihadists. So will the UN, driven largely by the sharia-enforcing Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the pro-Islamic post-American President Obama, use a “global police force” to crush counter-jihad forces?
After all, with Obama knowingly aiding al-Qaeda forces in Syria, how likely is it that he will use his “global police force” against actual Islamic jihadists? I suspect that instead, this global police force will be used to impose the blasphemy laws under the sharia (Islamic law), and to silence all criticism of Islam for the President who proclaimed that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
What is a global police force doing in our cities? This is exactly the abdication of American sovereignty that I warned about in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America. The Obama Department of Justice made it clear that it was exactly that when it distributed a press release last week announcing the “Launch of Strong Cities Network to Strengthen Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism.” In that press release, the DoJ complained that “while many cities and local authorities are developing innovative responses to address this challenge, no systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale.”
So if the local and municipal effort to counter the euphemistic and disingenuous “violent extremism” is inadequate and hasn’t developed “systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale,” the feds – and the UN – have to step in. Thus the groundwork is being laid for federal and international interference down to the local level. “The Strong Cities Network,” Lynch declared, “will serve as a vital tool to strengthen capacity-building and improve collaboration” – i.e., local dependence on federal and international authorities.
Lynch made the global (that is, United Nations) involvement clear when she added: “As we continue to counter a range of domestic and global terror threats, this innovative platform will enable cities to learn from one another, to develop best practices and to build social cohesion and community resilience here at home and around the world.”
This internationalist character was brought to the fore by the fact that the Strong Cities Network was launched on September 29 not at the White House or the Department of Homeland Security, or at the FBI headquarters or anywhere else that might be fitting for a national project, but at the United Nations.
Even more ominously, the DoJ press release says that the Strong Cities Network “will strengthen strategic planning and practices to address violent extremism in all its forms by fostering collaboration among cities, municipalities and other sub-national authorities.” Sub-national and international: the press release then quotes Governing Mayor Stian Berger Røsland of Oslo, Norway, a participant in the Strong Cities Network, saying: “To counter violent extremism we need determined action at all levels of governance. To succeed, we must coordinate our efforts and cooperate across borders. The Strong Cities Network will enable cities across the globe pool our resources, knowledge and best practices together and thus leave us standing stronger in the fight against one of the greatest threats to modern society.”
But what is that greatest threat, exactly? Remember, the DoJ presser says that the SCN will “address violent extremism in all its forms.” It also says that it will aid initiatives that are working toward “building social cohesion and resilience to violent extremism.” “Building social cohesion” is a euphemism for keeping peace between non-Muslim and Muslim communities – mostly by making sure that non-Muslims don’t complain too loudly about, much less work against, rapidly expanding Muslim populations and the Islamization of their communities.
The DoJ presser noted that at the launch of the Strong Cities Network, “welcoming remarks” would be offered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City. The involvement of New York City’s Marxist internationalist mayor is yet another warning sign.
Assert American sovereignty and individual rights. Contact your representatives now. Exhort them to oppose SCN now. Exhort them to keep America free – while it still is.
I shared the article telling the history of US Constitutional law around gun ownership because I wanted to show the intent of the words----PROTECTION AGAINST ANY STANDING FOREIGN ARMY ON US SOIL-----AND WELL-ARMED PUBLIC MILITIA are centered on just what is happening today under Clinton neo-liberals and Bush neo-cons. Obama's terms in office have with our Congressional pols been about creating laws to weaken these US Constitutional protections against foreign armies---WHICH ARE THE SAME AS GLOBAL CORPORATE MILITARY AND SECURITY CORPORATIONS-----the Homeland Security Department created by Bush and super-sized by Obama deliberately creates this network inside the US and the billions of dollars sent by Obama and Congress to fund this War on Drugs is what brings all the militarized equipment and training to US cities.
The US always brought foreign military to US military bases to aid in defense overseas----but the numbers and expansion of these foreign troops are growing around the nation. Think what Wall Street has as a goal-----with the coming economic crash that will be near Great Depression with unemployment soaring and Federals social programs defunded because all government coffers have been tied to massive amounts of US Treasury and municipal bond debt----the movement to make US cities like Baltimore into International Economic Zones will cause HUGE CITIZEN PROTEST AND RIOTS....WHETHER BLACK, WHITE----MIDDLE-CLASS OR POOR-----there will be huge unrest----and that is why Wall Street has pushed Obama and Clinton neo-liberals in Congress with Bush/Hopkins neo-cons to build this heightened global military presence in the US.
Where Is the Proof that UN Soldiers are Actively Operating on American Soil? Oh, Right Here…
August 17, 2012 | Frank Drover | The Daily Sheeple
As talk of the US government’s police state expansion heats up and the threat of martial law becomes the topic of conversation for many who are concerned about recent legislative actions and Executive branch orders, many Americans remain skeptical that foreign troops have even stepped foot on American sovereign soil.
They argue that there’s no way that we’d allow foreigners access to our military, technology, strategies or tactics.
Where’s the proof that there are thousands of United Nations soldiers and units in America?
It turns out the proof is right here.
Not only are foreign troops under the banner of the United Nations stationed within the continental United States, they are and have been actively training, and not just for traditional military engagements.
As depicted in the following video, troops and personnel under the command of the United Nations have been training all over the United States in joint exercises that include policing operations and terrorist suppression:
The 502nd was in Arkansas practicing house-to-house searches and seizures in a joint U.N. training mission called Agile Provider in the Spring of 1994.
Agile Provider involved 44,000 U.N troops including troops for France and the Netherlands training n the states of Georgia, North and South Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee.
Yes, UN troops have been trained in this country in the past, but not in brigade strengths and not in domestic support house-to-house searches and seizures.
Many of our Congressman deny that UN troops are being trained in this country at all.
Numerous videos, like the one that follows below, have been made available on the internet and show satellite photos of United Nations vehicles stationed on military bases within the United States – so yes, not only are UN troops being trained in the United States, they would also have UN desginated vehicles already available for operational use should they be called upon to deploy in US cities:
In a report made available at Before It’s News and originally published by Steve Quayle, a reader with inside ties to the US military and DHS warns that thousands of Spetnatz operatives, Russia’s Special Purpose Forces, have been infiltrating the United States:
All of us have heard over the years rumors of foreign troops in the USA. I’ve always been reluctant to mention on-air because I have no way of verifying the reports. I received a call today from a long-time trusted Christian friend whom I have known for many years. The couple is wealthy and well-connected to movers and shakers in the USA and Europe. Trust me, if they want to “name drop” it’s not an exaggeration for them. I was was informed by the wife that they have a friend in DHS who promised to pass on anything significant that would be a sign for immediate preparation. That agent called yesterday. He is hearing talk inside DHS that thousands of Sp….N…Z boys from that place connected to Alaska have been infiltrating from Canada into USA throughout this summer. He estimated the number so far exceeds 20,000 commandos. He advised my friends to take action immediately for food, water, ammo. I told her forget it! You need a plane ticket. The greatest shock to the American people will not be the invasion, but the merger of DHS with the invaders. Then they will understand the purpose of the 750 million rounds of hollow point ammo. Marxist Communist Valery Jarrett is the real power in DHS – not Napolitano. The nation has been compromised and sold out. Colonel Lunev told me in 1999 that the Sp…N…Z…boys will start arriving in large numbers months before the war.
These are not the only reports of foreign troops within the borders of the United States. Alex Jones documented the training of foreign troops in his documentary Police State 2000. During the development of the movie Jones took the following snapshot, which depicts Dutch troops training during operation Urban Warrior:
Foreign troops trained alongside US Marines, practicing taking over American cities, rounding up American civilians and imprisoning them in barbed wire “containment” camps. Conditioning of the troops included having the actors posing as US citizens beg them for food and loudly proclaim that their Constitutional Rights were being violated. The troops were trained to ignore these pleas and accept them as part of “urban warfare.” (source: Infowars)
Video excerpt of Police State 2000 (full movie here) showing foreign troops in the US:
(Interviews of soldiers and training exercises begin at 3:00)
Thus, despite arguments to the contrary from Congressman and average Americans alike, foreign troops have and are training on US soil, they are operating under the banner of the United Nations, and they are involved not in conventional war operations, but operations that include the searching of homes, the detainment of non-combatants and the controlling of mass populations in large metropolitan areas.
As recently as April 2012 the Defense Department confirmed that foreigners would be operating within the United States as reported by Alex Thomas:
The drills, which will take place throughout May, mark the first time that Russian and US troops will train along side each other on American soil and correlate with a long line of Foreign military’s training to take on the American people.
Interestingly, Russia is actually conducting a joint naval training exercise with Communist China at this very moment.
(Source: The Intel Hub)
This particular anti-terrorism exercise was designed to simulate a take-over of Denver International airport.
So, to answer the question, where is the proof that UN troops and foreign soldiers are training and stationed in the United States?
The proof is everywhere – you just have to be willing to accept it.
Special thanks to N.O. for sharing his research for this report
I wrote a few years ago of having attended Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health symposium on C-SPAN on gun control in which Hopkins outlined what was the War on Gun policies with over 20 gun control rules that would make owning a gun almost impossible because to be disqualified from owning a gun was easy. This was played to be a progressive gun control policy to protect citizens against gun violence and mass killings----but it is a global corporate policy meant to get all guns out of the hands of citizens at the same time a foreign army is building to occupy the US.
If we weren't in the throws of a global, autocratic, repressive and criminal government----gun control would be fine----get rid of them. When your US military is mostly private global military contractors and foreign troops----we need to slow down on what THE WAR ON GUNS LOOKS LIKE.
If you are a citizen in Baltimore you know what it looks like-----Baltimore unofficially uses Hopkins' War on Guns even though the Maryland Assembly could not pass it under O'Malley----and Obama uses this Hopkins' gun policy as his national gun policy. Citizens in Baltimore are having to face all kinds of fear of being found with a gun---even if it is legally registered and owned----they are being jail under false pretense for having guns and then forced to plea deal in order to get out of jail----in other words---citizens in Baltimore are being charged with gun crimes as much as they were with drug crimes----and we know what ZERO TOLERANCE looks like for drugs----and it is coming for guns.
So, as a social Democrat I am being forced to look at what most social Democrats want---gun control policy -----while shouting that the goals of global corporate pols will be so autocratic and repressive as to leave citizens with no government force working for them----THIS IS CORPORATE STATE FASCISM. A government acts illegally----moving all power to corporations and their profit-----and leaves citizens feeling repressed, without power, and fearful of normal government functions---LIKE POLICING.
Has The Department of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?
If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies.
By John Whitehead | June 17, 2014
“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison
“Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant
If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.
The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”
In the 12 years since it was established to “prevent terrorist attacks within the United States,” the DHS has grown from a post-9/11 knee-jerk reaction to a leviathan with tentacles in every aspect of American life. With good reason, a bipartisan bill to provide greater oversight and accountability into the DHS’ purchasing process has been making its way through Congress.
A better plan would be to abolish the DHS altogether. In making the case for shutting down the de facto national police agency, analyst Charles Kenny offers the following six reasons: one, the agency lacks leadership; two, terrorism is far less of a threat than it is made out to be; three, the FBI has actually stopped more alleged terrorist attacks than DHS; four, the agency wastes exorbitant amounts of money with little to show for it; five, “An overweight DHS gets a free pass to infringe civil liberties without a shred of economic justification”; and six, the agency is just plain bloated.
To Kenny’s list, I will add the following: The menace of a national police force, a.k.a. a standing army, vested with so much power cannot be overstated, nor can its danger be ignored. Indeed, as the following list shows, just about every nefarious deed, tactic or thuggish policy advanced by the government today can be traced back to the DHS, its police state mindset, and the billions of dollars it distributes to police agencies in the form of grants.
Militarizing police and SWAT teams. The DHS routinely hands out six-figure grants to enable local municipalities to purchase military-style vehicles, as well as a veritable war chest of weaponry, ranging from tactical vests, bomb-disarming robots, assault weapons and combat uniforms. This rise in military equipment purchases funded by the DHS has, according to analysts Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz, “paralleled an apparent increase in local SWAT teams.” The end result? An explosive growth in the use of SWAT teams for otherwise routine police matters, an increased tendency on the part of police to shoot first and ask questions later, and an overall mindset within police forces that they are at war—and the citizenry are the enemy combatants.
Spying on activists, dissidents and veterans. In 2009, DHS released three infamous reports on Rightwing and Leftwing “Extremism,” and another entitled Operation Vigilant Eagle, outlining a surveillance program targeting veterans. The reports collectively and broadly define extremists as individuals and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.” In 2013, it was revealed that DHS, the FBI, state and local law enforcement agencies, and the private sector were working together to conduct nationwide surveillance on protesters’ First Amendment activities.
Stockpiling ammunition. DHS, along with other government agencies, has been stockpiling an alarming amount of ammunition in recent years, which only adds to the discomfort of those already leery of the government. As of 2013, DHS had 260 million rounds of ammo in stock, which averages out to between 1,300 to 1,600 rounds per officer. The US Army, in contrast, has roughly 350 rounds per soldier. DHS has since requisitioned more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, “enough,” concludes Forbes magazine, “to sustain a hot war for 20+ years.”
Distributing license plate readers. DHS has already distributed more than $50 million in grants to enable local police agencies to acquire license plate readers, which rely on mobile cameras to photograph and identify cars, match them against a national database, and track their movements. Relying on private contractors to maintain a license plate database allows the DHS and its affiliates to access millions of records without much in the way of oversight.
Contracting to build detention camps.
In 2006, DHS awarded a $385 million contract to a Halliburton subsidiary to build detention centers on American soil. Although the government and Halliburton were not forthcoming about where or when these domestic detention centers would be built, they rationalized the need for them in case of “an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs” in the event of other emergencies such as “natural disasters.” Viewed in conjunction with the NDAA provision allowing the military to arrest and indefinitely detain anyone, including American citizens, it would seem the building blocks are already in place for such an eventuality.
Tracking cell-phones with Stingray devices.
Distributed to local police agencies as a result of grants from the DHS, these Stingray devices enable police to track individuals’ cell phones—and their owners—without a court warrant or court order. The amount of information conveyed by these devices about one’s activities, whereabouts and interactions is considerable. As one attorney explained: “Because we carry our cellphones with us virtually everywhere we go, stingrays can paint a precise picture of where we are and who we spend time with, including our location in a lover’s house, in a psychologist’s office or at a political protest.”
Carrying out military drills and lockdowns in American cities.
Each year, DHS funds military-style training drills in cities across the country. These Urban Shield exercises, elaborately staged with their own set of professionally trained Crisis Actors playing the parts of shooters, bystanders and victims, fool law enforcement officials, students, teachers, bystanders and the media into thinking it’s a real crisis.
Using the TSA as an advance guard. The TSA now searches a variety of government and private databases, including things like car registrations and employment information, in order to track travelers’ before they ever get near an airport. Other information collected includes “tax identification number, past travel itineraries, property records, physical characteristics, and law enforcement or intelligence information.”
Conducting virtual strip searches with full-body scanners.
Under the direction of the TSA, American travelers have been subjected to all manner of searches ranging from whole-body scanners and enhanced patdowns at airports to bag searches in train stations. In response to public outrage over what amounted to a virtual strip search, the TSA has begun replacing the scanners with equally costly yet less detailed models. The old scanners will be used by prisons for now.
Carrying out soft target checkpoints.
VIPR task forces, comprised of federal air marshals, surface transportation security inspectors, transportation security officers, behavior detection officers and explosive detection canine teams have laid the groundwork for the government’s effort to secure so-called “soft” targets such as malls, stadiums, bridges, etc. Some security experts predict that checkpoints and screening stations will eventually be established at all soft targets, such as department stores, restaurants, and schools. DHS’ Operation Shield, a program which seeks to check up on security protocols around the country with unannounced visits, conducted a surprise security exercise at the Social Security Administration building in Leesburg, Fla., when they subjected people who went to pick up their checks to random ID checks by federal agents armed with semi-automatic weapons.
Directing government workers to spy on Americans.
Terrorism Liaison Officers are firefighters, police officers, and even corporate employees who have received training to spy on and report back to government entities on the day-to-day activities of their fellow citizens. These individuals are authorized to report “suspicious activity” which can include such innocuous activities as taking pictures with no apparent aesthetic value, making measurements and drawings, taking notes, conversing in code, espousing radical beliefs, and buying items in bulk.
Conducting widespread spying networks using fusion centers. Data collecting agencies spread throughout the country, aided by the National Security Agency, fusions centers—of which there are at least 78 scattered around the U.S.— constantly monitor our communications, collecting and cataloguing everything from our internet activity and web searches to text messages, phone calls and emails. This data is then fed to government agencies, which are now interconnected: the CIA to the FBI, the FBI to local police. Despite a budget estimated to be somewhere between $289 million and $1.4 billion, these fusion centers have proven to be exercises in incompetence, often producing irrelevant, useless or inappropriate intelligence, while spending millions of dollars on “flat-screen televisions, sport utility vehicles, hidden cameras and other gadgets.”
Carrying out Constitution-free border control searches.
On orders from the DHS, the government’s efforts along the border have become little more than an exercise in police state power, ranging from aggressive checkpoints to the widespread use of drone technology, often used against American citizens traveling within the country. Border patrol operations occur within 100 miles of an international crossing, putting some 200 million Americans within the bounds of aggressive border patrol searches and seizures, as well as increasingly expansive drone surveillance. With 71 checkpoints found along the southwest border of the United States alone, suspicionless search and seizures on the border are rampant. Border patrol agents also search the personal electronic devices of people crossing the border without a warrant.
Funding city-wide surveillance cameras. As Charlie Savage reports for the Boston Globe, the DHS has funneled “millions of dollars to local governments nationwide for purchasing high-tech video camera networks, accelerating the rise of a ‘surveillance society’ in which the sense of freedom that stems from being anonymous in public will be lost.” These camera systems, installed on city streets, in parks and transit systems, operating in conjunction with sophisticated computer systems that boast intelligent video analytics, digital biometric identification, military-pedigree software for analyzing and predicting crime and facial recognition software, create a vast surveillance network that can target millions of innocent individuals.
Utilizing drones and other spybots
. The DHS has been at the forefront of funding and deploying surveillance robots and drones for land, sea and air, including robots that resemble fish and tunnel-bots that can travel underground. Despite repeated concerns over the danger surveillance drones used domestically pose to Americans’ privacy rights, the DHS has continued to expand its fleet of Predator drones, which come equipped with video cameras, infrared cameras, heat sensors, and radar. DHS also loans its drones out to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for a variety of tasks, although the agency refuses to divulge any details as to how, why and in what capacity these drones are being used by police. Incredibly, the DHS has also been handing out millions of dollars in grants to local police agencies to “accelerate the adoption” of drones in their localities.
It’s not difficult to see why the DHS has been described as a “wasteful, growing, fear-mongering beast.” If it is a beast, however, it is a beast that is accelerating our nation’s transformation into a police state through its establishment of a standing army, a.k.a. national police force.
This, too, is nothing new. Historically, as I show in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, the establishment of a national police force has served as a fundamental and final building block for every totalitarian regime that has ever wreaked havoc on humanity, from Hitler’s all-too-real Nazi Germany to George Orwell’s fictional Oceania. Whether fictional or historical, however, the calling cards of these national police agencies remain the same: brutality, inhumanity, corruption, intolerance, rigidity, and bureaucracy—in other words, evil.
You can just look at the players in this Hopkins gun conference and know---there is no one there that cares about crime and violence. When I moved to Baltimore several years ago I was openly told---Baltimore is one big black market economy. From top of the income scale to bottom and this is what drives the gun violence and crime in Baltimore. These conditions exist because of Johns Hopkins and Wall Street Baltimore Development----WALL STREET'S MAYOR BLOOMBERG -----home of looting US cities and Federal coffers of tens of trillions of dollars in fraud.
I went to the summit below and ask this question on C-SPAN----the problem with guns is the massive corporate frauds against the American people and government coffers and citizens watching as a US Justice Department and President allows the fraud to stand-------with ever deepening poverty and unemployment.
THAT IS WHY REPUBLICANS ON THE RIGHT ARE LOADING UP WITH GUN PURCHASES AND CITIZENS ON THE LEFT ARE BEING FORCED INTO BLACK MARKETS THAT END WITH GUN RUNNING AND EMPOWERMENT BY VIOLENCE.
No one knows this better than a university public health department-----the response by that Hopkins symposium leader-----WE DON'T SEE IT THAT WAY---THERE IS NO EXCUSE.
If you are the force behind all the social ills that makes BAltimore known for being completely black market----then you don't care about crime and violence----YOU ARE USING THEM FOR OTHER GOALS.
My Citizens Oversight Maryland has me talking to homeless saying police are planting guns on them to scare them from city streets------black citizens are having guns planted on them on the streets and in homes raided by SWAT teams allowed to force themselves into homes as if they were in Iraq-----each time people are being charged with gun crimes when many are not even involved with guns----SEE HOW THAT ALREADY LOOKS LIKE THE WAR ON DRUGS?
Toughening gun convictions will lead to the same long-term incarceration and Johns Hopkins----home of the original tough on drug laws and watching Baltimore abuse this enforcement----is now ready to make people afraid to even legally own a gun. This is why progressive social Democrats do not see this movement towards gun control by global corporate pols just as criminal and corrupt as any global cartel----as having good intent.
Complete coverage: Johns Hopkins gun policy summit
Top gun policy experts from around the world convene at Johns Hopkins to recommend federal actions to curb gun violence in the U.S.Hub staff report / January 14, 2013 Posted in University News, Politics+Society Tagged gun policy, school shootings
Video: Opening remarks from the summit
Photos / Gun policy summit at Johns Hopkins
One month to the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, global experts on gun policy gathered at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to present the latest data on gun violence in the U.S. and develop consensus recommendations to help inform policy.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the two-day Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America by outlining gun policy measures that he said need urgent attention by President Barack Obama and Congress. Bloomberg's complete remarks are available at mikebloomberg.com.
Bloomberg was introduced by Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, whose remarks are available at governor.maryland.gov.
Following Bloomberg's opening remarks, more than a dozen global experts in gun violence presented methodologically rigorous studies revealing provocative data and discoveries from research involving everything from suicide and domestic partner violence to the effectiveness of current gun possession prohibitions with regard to age.
There is a reason Maryland's O'Malley and Obama ran with this Mayor Bloomberg Johns Hopkins long list of gun control rules----it is tied to global corporate intent to take the US under International Economic Zone laws---global pols from Bush to Obama have used these War on Drugs et al policies in ways that repress and abuse with almost no results with the original goal---they simply loosen US Constitutional protections in the guise of public health.
If Bloomberg-----Johns Hopkins ------O'Malley were really concerned about the sky-rocketing crime and gun violence and death in BAltimore caused by the soaring impoverishment, unemployment, and loss of public community institutions coming from government cuts needed because of massive frauds of tens of trillions of dollars by WALL STREET AND MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND JOHNS HOPKINS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS AROUND THE NATION------then they would reform the criminal actions at the top of the income ladder so people in underserved communities could live with dignity and have a way to earn a living that is NOT BLACK MARKET.
Social Democrats know all these actions that move more and more NSA spying, Homeland Security militarization, open fleecing of citizens with public justice being dismantled----IS THE PROBLEM AS REGARDS GUN POLICY.
America Has a Black-Market Problem, Not a Drug Problem
The head of the military's Southern Command wants more money to fight a losing battle.
Here's how the Associated Press summed up his statement:
The U.S. doesn’t have the ships and surveillance capabilities to go after the illegal drugs flowing into the U.S. from Latin America, the top military commander for the region told senators Thursday, adding that the lack of resources means he has to “sit and watch it go by.”
Gen. John Kelly told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he is able to get about 20 percent of the drugs leaving Colombia for the U.S., but the rest gets through.
Think about that.
Though the U.S. spends billions of dollars each year fighting the War on Drugs, and despite having done so for many years, 80 percent of the drugs from one of the countries we've focused on the most still gets through all of our interdiction efforts.
Is the answer to throw more money at the prohibitionist strategy?
Kelly requests more resources:
Kelly ... said he would be able to interdict more drugs if he had 16 ships that could be used as the base for helicopters. Generally, law enforcement officials use the helicopters to quickly go after traffickers operating small boats, forcing them to stop and surrender. Currently, Kelly said he has one U.S. Navy ship and two Coast Guard vessels that can be used for the drug operations. The overall goal has been to reduce the amount of drugs coming into the U.S. from Latin America by 40 percent, which officials believe would cut into the profits of the cartels and perhaps turn them against each other.
To reach that goal, he said, would require the 16 ships.
So best-case scenario, we could spend more ... and maybe, if we're "lucky," spark a bloody cartel war abroad. Somehow, that inclines me to spend those extra billions elsewhere! If we turn to Kelly's full statement, we find a frustrating refusal to frankly state the tradeoffs that we've chosen in our present approach to drug policy.
In his telling, transnational criminal organizations are a security problem for several reasons. If you think about it, almost all of those reasons are exacerbated by the black market.
- "The spread of criminal networks is having a corrosive effect on the integrity of democratic institutions and the stability of several of our partner nations." Without black-market profits, criminal drug networks would almost certainly shrink.
- "Transnational criminal organizations threaten citizen security, undermine basic human rights, cripple rule of law through corruption, erode good governance, and hinder economic development." Again, the ability of drug cartels to bribe officials, violate human rights, and cripple the rule of law would be undermined if they suddenly lost their ability to profit from drugs on the black market.
- "Illicit trafficking poses a direct threat to our nation’s public health, safety, and border security. Criminal elements make use of the multitude of illicit pathways in our hemisphere to smuggle drugs, contraband, and even humans directly into the United States." Without a black market in narcotics, smuggling operations would be less sophisticated and the money flowing to smugglers would decrease.
- "Illegal drugs are an epidemic in our country, wasting lives and fueling violence between rival gangs in most of our nation’s cities." It's possible that more addict lives would be wasted if drugs were legalized, because of increased use and abuse. Drug-fueled gang violence and the lives lost to it would almost certainly decrease.
- "The third concern is a potential one, and highlights the vulnerability to our homeland rather than an imminent threat: that terrorist organizations could seek to leverage those same smuggling routes to move operatives with intent to cause grave harm to our citizens or even quite easily bring weapons of mass destruction into the United States." Again, if drugs were legal, fewer resources would be poured into routes and personnel that could be exploited by foreign terrorists.
Kelly isn't to blame. He doesn't make policy. He tries to carry it out. But the policy that he's been given is as doomed to fail as it always has been. Prohibition may make some (though not all) people inclined to addiction safer in some ways. But it makes all of us less safe in other ways, and wreaks havoc in foreign countries. It would be nice if hearings on U.S. drug policy acknowledged such tradeoffs.
Meanwhile, innocent citizens living in US underserved city neighborhoods are living as if they are in a war zone----with mental health issues that go with third world living conditions all caused by bad public policy from Baltimore City Hall installing laws written by Wall Street Baltimore Development and very, very, very neo-conservative Johns Hopkins.
We do need to get guns out of our communities. We need citizens feeling safe in their neighborhoods. You ask most citizens in these neighborhoods what or who is the problem---they KNOW what causes this and often it is a member of their family who gets caught in this black market deliberately created by global Clinton neo-liberals and Bush neo-cons.
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Communities Under Siege! Violence and Occupation part 1
Published on Nov 20, 2013
On October 5, 2013, the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) held a conference titled "Violence and Occupation of the African community; How do we Heal?"
Bernie Sanders as a social Democrat has for decades shouted out against this growing Homeland Security/NSA/militarized policing-----in this video he is one of a few politicians that call for the police acting unconstitutionally and illegally to be held accountable----THEY ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW BECAUSE BERNIE SEE THE US CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS AS STILL INTACT----while Clinton/Bush/Obama as global Wall Street pols do not see the US Constitution---they see International Economic Zones under a Trans Pacific Trade Pact getting rid of our US Constitution and Bill of Rights/Rule of Law----THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN DEMOCRATIC BASE OF LABOR AND JUSTICE BEING SOCIAL DEMOCRATS.
So, Bernie would fight all of this Wall Street fraud and corruption that is draining revenue from our government coffers and people's pockets-----he sees rebuilding small and regional businesses as key to any Federal work stimulus=====not outsourcing all work to corporations and global corporations-----he sees the need to rebuild public community structures that support family and mental health-----AND THIS IS WHAT ENDS GUN VIOLENCE IN US CITY COMMUNITIES. Bernie doesn't declare a WAR ON GUNS----he knows where that leads-----he supports simple gun control policy while protecting US Constitutional rights to own a gun.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THERE ARE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS IN ALL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES FOR BALTIMORE CITY COUNCIL AND MARYLAND CONGRESSIONAL RACES-----SO FAR WE SEE LOTS OF THE SAME CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS! VOTE FOR CINDY WALSH FOR MAYOR OF BALTIMORE!
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Bernie Sanders on Militarization of Police and Accountability
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Presidential runner Bernie Sanders on Militarization of Police and Accountability.