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The Militarization of the American Police











By Greg Evensen

October 14, 2006

Maynard Brazeal, the retired Director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center told me privately in 1980, that the moral character of the men and women he was preparing for a career in law enforcement would determine if America remained free or would be under police state conditions. Mr. Brazeal is one of those few exceptionally talented men who knew police work well and also knows that society�s thin line between jungle rule and ordered society is but one riot away from catastrophe. Maynard was to become a very close personal friend who was admired by thousands of Kansas Peace Officers, state and federal agency heads, and politicians two numerous to count. His word was his absolute bond and when he said, �buddy, I�ll stand by you,� he meant with his life, if necessary.

Maynard was a Lieutenant for the Kansas City, Missouri, police department. He wrote the first organized riot control manual in the United States, and was involved in the great Paseo shootout that left several police officers and several more crime figures dead or wounded on Kansas City�s south-east side. Maynard was a fearless defender of society and of the men and later women he personally stood in front of and gave his extensive lifetime of experience to train. His training methods were straight forward, true to life, and absolutely left no room for ethical lapses in judgment. Maynard was a real life John Wayne in size, courage but most importantly heart. He stood by me as I fought to contain an old lawless town in Kansas, where I served as marshal after leaving the State Troopers. We stood by each other as we both endured the untimely deaths of our precious wives.

Maynard Brazeal is a legend. To Kansas Peace Officers and indeed police officers across America, he is still called on to assist in the defense of those who are on trial for split second actions that requires years of court reflection to sort out. He is a gifted public speaker, a Christian gentleman, and a very talented baritone vocalist who loves old Gospel quartet music. We have sung together many times and as Maynard would say; there are a few of us old timers �whose metal has been tested severely in the fires set by the most evil among us.� We each came through and now in the later years of our lives, Maynard has written in his own hand to me, �remember Greg, you would be a good man to walk the river with.� This saying, first uttered by a Border Patrol agent many years ago, is the final test of how brave men huddle together to share their lives. �Talk low, talk slow, and don�t talk too much,� is the unspoken rule among men who took lawful orders, used constitutional justice as their guide, and knew when to do the right thing the humane thing, the compassionate thing, when it was needed the most.

Other than Maynard, it is hard to find men of such sterling character, brave and steady courage, and unshakeable, rock-solid beliefs. There is not one square inch of political correctness in men like this and thank God, they would never consider a favor done as a license to plunder later. Jim Schwiesow is a man in the molding of Maynard Brazeal. As a former Iowa sheriff, Jim demonstrated his dedication to his county and to the people who entrusted him to serve them fairly and honestly. He never let them down. Jim, like Maynard is a hero to me, and I am honored to have shared personal correspondence with him. Read him carefully, he is a great authority on law enforcement past and present. He is a brave man of honor. Rick Shumard, Brian Berntson, John Daniels and my brother Jeff, are all such courageous, rock-solid men as well. There are many equally fine men and women in police ranks today; however, their command staffs are mostly politicians.

I set the stage in this article carefully, for what follows now will not be easy for me to say. I will suggest that you consider my view of our near term future. It is a future nearly upon us. It will test character, strength and the dispensation of street justice by police officers at all levels beyond anything Maynard, Jim or I have thus far experienced. We are re-entering the �dark ages� as my neighbor Nancy Levant has stated. She is also a hero in this struggle to wake up Americans to our coming disaster. When the time comes to begin enforcing the decrees and the full agenda of the new world order, our friends in law enforcement will have a very tough set of choices to make. But make them they will. How and why I will explain to you. The results will either finish our destruction or deliver us from it because these men and women of character, knew how, when, and WHY to truly �serve and protect� the public.


There exists in our nation and in each of our states, scores if not hundreds of �laws� that are not constitutional. They do not pass the benchmark set by John Jay, our first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. �Any law that is repugnant to our constitution is no law at all.� The outrageous expansion of the federal government during Lincoln�s administration, Wilson�s debacle, FDR�s socialist regime, LBJ�s criminal tenure, Nixon�s demented presidency, and King George II�s reign, are a few examples of executive power gone berserk. The Federal Reserve, income tax, social programs, wars without declaration, and regulatory agencies at every turn meant to corner Americans into submission by making business and manufacturing so difficult as to drive them from our shores. Tax us to death, take our homes and property at will and then tell us, �sue to get your rights BACK!�

Now add to this the internationalist factor, the UN dictatorship and the blending of all of the world�s problems into a shared responsibility none of us can escape from, and you have the final recipe for a United States Police State. Government (read that police agencies) will be required to collect a UN tax, enforce mandatory confiscation of all firearms, required one world schooling and religion, uncompensated land forfeitures, Agenda 21 repression in every community and state, monitored phone, internet, credit, and medical histories. Add to that, constant threats of loss of employment for any failure to comply at any point with these and pending regulations beyond those listed here, and you have your future.

Police officers will be given the ultimate responsibility to see that each one of us is carrying out the dictates of the government. They will do so because they have sworn to uphold the �law.� Ultimately, law will be what politicians and corrupted courts say that it is. Not what our constitution clearly states it actually is or is not. The due process protections will be gone as will be our dwindling Bill of Rights. Officers who have survived extreme background checks for compatibility with authority dictates and those who have proven that they will carry out ANY order given, will use this new definition of �character� to justify the investigation, arrest, detention, prosecution and imprisonment of �enemies of the state.� The same will be true of military forces. The failed Nuremburg defense (�I was just carrying out orders�) will be long forgotten or overlooked entirely. The only thing that will matter to the vast majority of American police forces will be that: 1) they obeyed their orders-and- 2) they obeyed their orders.

The thought of not carrying out orders from the traditional command structure is unthinkable, for it amounts to (gross insubordination) or mutiny and immediate dismissal and prosecution. Their disgrace and sense of betrayal among fellow police officers for disobeying (un)lawful orders (although a current requirement in all jurisdictions and in the military so as to avoid the Nuremburg hangman) would create tension, confusion and dissension in the ranks. By exercising independent judgment, common sense, compassion, and the application of huge amounts of resistance by those officers to unlawful commands (New Orleans Police during Katrina as they confiscated firearms), these courageous people will pay with the loss of their jobs and a certain addition of their names to the list of American patriots condemned to pay the ultimate price for bravery and commitment to the founding spirit of our nation.

In addition to this �group think� concerning the police �mission� of enforcing the law�regardless of whether or not the law is righteous or constitutional---is the recent historic change in federal law. I am referring to Public Law 109-364, or the �John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007� (HR5122) (2), was signed by President Bush on October 17, 2006. It was signed in a PRIVATE Oval Office ceremony. It allows the President to declare a �public emergency� and station troops anywhere in America. It also allows him to take control of all state based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to �suppress public disorder.� Further, Section 1076 of this Act, entitled �Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies and Section 333 Major Public Emergencies--interference with State and Federal Law, says that the President may use these forces when HE determines that domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that a State is incapable of (read that �refuse or fail� in) maintaining public order, �in order to suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination thereof or conspiracy to commit these acts against the United States.�

This �repeal� of the Posse Comitatus Act (PCA) is a deadly blow on this historic prevention of US army units intervening in local disputes. The 1878 Act, protected local jurisdictions and even states from the willful intervention of corrupted or dictatorial executive branch orders being forced upon the locals by Army units in a law enforcement capacity.

As to be expected, the mainstream press has provided the American public with absolutely no information in regard to this police-state action.

Even most of the �alternative� news sites, have barely mentioned the greatest threat to law and order since the time of Lincoln.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D) of Vermont, a leftist socialist I completely disagree with, was the ONLY politician to publicly provide an excellent description of what this change in the law will mean to Americans. He said, �We certainly do not need to make it easier for Presidents to declare martial law.� He went on to say that, �invoking the Insurrection Act and using the military for law enforcement activities goes against some of the central tenets of our democracy��.it subverts longstanding posse comitatus statutes that limit the military�s involvement in law enforcement, thereby making it much easier for the President to declare martial law.� He concluded by stating, �We fail our Constitution, and neglect the rights of the states when we make it easier for the President to declare martial law and trample on local and state sovereignty.�

Now if this ultra-liberal leftist Senator gets it, then where does that leave everyone else in the government? Americans who are uninformed, uncaring, complacent, and targets in the sights of militarized police units operating under the control of federal military units or federal Marshals will be in custody quicker than they can say, �What did I do?� Local police will be absorbed overnight into a massive, armed, �cocked and locked� army of enforcers with no will of their own and virtually no choice of their own to do anything except obey orders and subjugate the American public. This will come directly from the President�s office, the Pentagon or the United Nations. It will have the tacit blessing of our elected officials at all levels of governance. This action will be virtually irrevocable when challenged through complicit state and federal courts. Our fate will be locked in the moment martial law is declared. Movement, purchasing necessities, medical treatment, attendance at school and the workplace will be tightly controlled and you will be constantly challenged with the all too well known phrase, �Where are your papers?� When, not if this happens, it will doom this nation to the ranks of failed empires and fulfill the Council on Foreign Relation�s, the United Nations and the Illuminati�s centuries old dreams of conquest.

Our government will have paid the way through our confiscated tax dollars to accomplish this mind-boggling feat. They will have defiled our Constitution and used it for its legislative mandate of police-state authority. Elected officials will have succumbed to the ultimate power fix. Military men and women along with their counterparts in formerly civilian state and local police will have willingly accepted their orders to become the street Kings over their disarmed citizenry. The accomplishment of the greatest coup ever achieved in history over free people will have become reality.

Police officers at all levels have a sworn duty to resist this coming event with all the information, real constitutional authority to resist, and guidance from servants of the public mentality Chiefs and Sheriffs across this nation.

The time is now. This must happen now, if we are to believe that our men and women who wear the badge and have given their oaths will be there at that moment to truly defend us from the criminals who have given the �orders� to arrest the innocent. If our police forces, acting on what they believe is the right thing, ordered by thugs in our government to do the wrong thing, carries out those illegal and freedom killing final orders, then there WILL be bloodshed on a scale not seen in our nation before.

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As that drama begins to unfold, as the government becomes the master of all and the people literally become the slaves, then I will abandon my efforts to educate, train and encourage my fellow citizens for peaceful change.

Make no mistake, I will follow in the footsteps of my fore-fathers and join the rest of you in justified armed insurrection. A beast cannot be reasoned with under any circumstances. It must be destroyed. I pray to God that Maynard Brazeal was right when he said that the character of the men and women in uniform will ultimately determine whether we live free or in a police state. I am counting on you, my friends in law enforcement. Please do not let your country down. It will come down to your allegiance to our constitution and your fellow citizens, nothing less. Choose wisely.

Greg has called for a national summit of patriots and citizens to meet in Kansas City, April 2007. His website: provides readers with a concise reading of the platform and goals envisioned in this national effort. Greg is available to your group or local church for teaching seminars or special presentations. You may send e-mail comments or requests to speak at:�

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Greg Evensen is a former United States Secret Service Special Agent who served briefly before being budget cut along with his Presidential Candidate Protection Unit in 1974. He was then appointed a Kansas State Trooper and was awarded the Governor�s Award for heroism in 1975. Greg holds advanced degrees in Educational Administration and Criminal Justice Administration. He is currently in his 14th year as a public school instructor in Michigan where he resides with his wife Liz.

Greg 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 Evensen, author of �The Sovereignty Papers� copyright 2006. Please use with permission. Visit to download a Kansas City Summit reservation form, and then send it to us as you feel led to participate.

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Police officers will be given the ultimate responsibility to see that each one of us is carrying out the dictates of the government. They will do so because they have sworn to uphold the �law.� Ultimately, law will be what politicians and corrupted courts say that it is.