THE MILITARIZATION OF THE AMERICAN POLICE
By Greg Evensen
August 13, 2006
As a former state police trooper, I can state emphatically, that I oppose the move away from local policing to a heavily armed “national” quasi-military police force policy. You need look no further than New Orleans after Katrina. You could watch California Highway Patrol officers and many out of state police agencies going door to door, disarming innocent civilians. Police officers were on a mission to confiscate firearms from people trying to protect themselves. Observing this, was to incite a first class riot in my home.
It was bad enough to watch these poor, helpless, but courageous civilians, trying to defend themselves against criminals who spoke “Ebonics” and Spanish. It was horrendous to watch the suffering of old men and women abandoned by families or simply unable to leave before the storm hit. But it was absolutely heartbreaking to see beefy, skin-headed officers prying shotguns out of the hands of men and women whose only “crime” was that they tried to keep themselves alive while the “officers” could not be found.
We have become accustomed to standing quietly on the sidelines while our local police Chiefs and Sheriffs have accepted huge amounts of federal dollars and military equipment for their special response units. They are all under a variety of mission specific names and classified standing orders. Once they take the cash however, they are handcuffed to the Feds for whatever future “mission” they may be assigned. It could come from some whacked out Special Agent from the ABC Bureau who dreamed up a little publicity (like Waco) and/or a “show of force” to keep the natives in line. This is to soften up the American public in case they held thoughts of fending for themselves or decisively telling these servants that they weren’t needed, thank you. But then, a well armed citizenry doesn’t fit the UN model of a disarmed nation bowing before the machine-gun toting black clad soldiers of the Omaha, Atlanta or Dayton police departments. Let’s see, black uniforms, coal bucket style helmets, machine-guns at every corner. Hmm, looks like Berlin in 1942?
The excuse being used for starting, equipping and using these “teams” is that we are under siege and cannot let common criminals (99.65% of the unlawful element in society) take down our cities. Criminals and gangs have already done that. The only effective deterrent is citizens carrying concealed weapons with permits. Statistically 2-5% of crimes in progress never see a police officer. The beat cop arrives to take a report, afterwards.
The other 35% of the safety and security issue in the USA is found in terrorist sleeper cells and devotees of world class Jihad’s. These are thugs truly worth special response teams from an agency that will find and destroy these efforts before they trigger the BIG blast.
I simply do not understand the thinking of upper level criminal justice system directors who have not recently, if ever, read their US or state constitution. This is especially true in regard to the public’s right to privacy and self-protection. Issues regarding the 2nd amendment, due process, limited government, and how far we have strayed from the Founder’s beliefs abound. They are well known and I will not opine about them here.
Suffice it to say that as a nation, we have stood by while the police forces of the USA have become a force that projects intimidation, fear from the community, and a reputation for excessive force. Regardless of the needed response, it makes even routine contact with the public a major ordeal.
Now understand, I have not had my head in my uttermost parts during the past several years. I know that the world is a changed and dangerous place. The world has ALWAYS been a dangerous place. However, I simply do not believe that even if local terrorism erupted tomorrow, we would somehow be better off in our wounded cities by the presence of the Anchorage PD in Detroit. Instead of hyper-reliance on anything state or fed, we should be equipping ourselves and our local neighborhoods for dealing with major security and safety issues on the model of Switzerland and Israel. Any major event is going to see an immediate breakdown of law and order. Officers normally committed to protecting the public, could be out of action from injury, death or an overwhelming desire to protect their own families. There could well be an absence of police leadership at all levels. If we are anticipating the New Orleans example, we will see rogue officers make the common criminal seem like an old lost friend.
My point is this. As a nation, we have lost our way on many fronts from the wisdom of our Republic builder’s dreams for a free, independent and courageous American nation. Most citizens are able to handle most crises situations fairly well. What ever happened to local “Peace Officers?” You remember. The cop everyone knew, liked and respected because of his courage, devotion to duty and the citizens of his/her community. We are moving daily toward reviving the demons of the Waffen SS. This MUST stop. We have become nursery school children herded by our “parent” government to rely on WHATEVER is said by WHOEVER says it, and you WILL obey, or else!
In all fairness, and to my many friends in law enforcement who know what I am saying is accurate, I appreciate each of you for a job well done. You are not the problem. You are the solution. Stay true to your oath.
If many Americans like a militarized police state future they may well get it. For me, that is not acceptable. I choose to work toward my destiny and that of a free America within the constitution, for sure. I prefer an American future without the unconstitutional agencies, laws, judge’s rulings, and decrees from many treasonous bureaucrats. We don’t need threats and intimidation from goons masquerading as local and state lawmakers or brain-washed, gun-toting morons like the New Orleans Chief of Police. He is the one who ordered honest civilians to surrender their lawful weapons in the face of gangs, to a living hell on earth. There are many more like him, waiting to impose police dictatorships, just because they can.
The time is coming fast, when millions of Americans who understand what this colossal struggle is all about in the United States and around the world, have severe choices that will be required to be made. The UN will not simply allow the US to continue as a sovereign nation when the rest of the world is under its domination. That is not paranoia. That is simply the deduction one gets from understanding the UN’s published plans. Your future actions will determine whether you will go to the re-education camp, or the internment camp for “troublemakers” (read that constitution supporters). Did you really believe that those “conservative” republicans and “little guy” protecting democrats were going to keep you from harm? Remember this, they are the ones who allowed this situation to occur and wrote the laws that permit it to continue unabated with avengence.
It will soon be too late to ever be free again. It will not be possible for a liberty-minded people to set the building blocks for a redirected prosperous nation, under God, and united to stand against the real evil in the world. The very people we armed and organized into this “national police force” and relied on to protect us, have become the new enforcers for an international banking, business, and centrally controlled world. The UN just might allow us to live on a few feet granted by Agenda 21. These agents would be safe to force us into captivity because of world gun control. You see, gun control is people control. Just ask Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Sadaam, or the California Highway Patrol and the other “good guys” in New Orleans.
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Greg earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Northern Michigan University, and a doctoral degree from the London International University, in Criminal Justice Administration.
He was appointed a United States Secret Service Special Agent with duties assigned to Presidential Candidate Protection, but was budget cut along with his contingent in 1974. Greg also served as a Kansas State Trooper and as a Kansas Marshal.
has called for a national summit of some 1000 American organizations working
for constitutional restoration in America. This critical coalition, reflecting
the people’s desire to rebuild a nation that has been virtually destroyed
by the political sell-outs in our nation’s capitol, will energize citizens
to get involved. Greg is the author of “The Sovereignty Papers.”
We have become accustomed to standing quietly on the sidelines while our local police Chiefs and Sheriffs have accepted huge amounts of federal dollars and military equipment for their special response units.