Monday, July 11, 2016

Just a reminder that the FBI warned us way back in 2006 that white supremacist groups were infiltrating law enforcement.

Courtesy of The Grio: 

Because of intensifying civil strife over the recent killings of unarmed black men and boys, many Americans are wondering, “What’s wrong with our police?” Remarkably, one of the most compelling but unexplored explanations may rest with a FBI warning of October 2006, which reported that “White supremacist infiltration of law enforcement” represented a significant national threat. 

Several key events preceded the report. A federal court found that members of a Los Angeles sheriffs department formed a Neo Nazi gang and habitually terrorized the black community. Later, the Chicago police department fired Jon Burge, a detective with reputed ties to the Ku Klux Klan, after discovering he tortured over 100 black male suspects. Thereafter, the Mayor of Cleveland discovered that many of the city police locker rooms were infested with “White Power” graffiti. Years later, a Texas sheriff department discovered that two of its deputies were recruiters for the Klan. 

In near prophetic fashion, after the FBI’s warning, white supremacy extremism in the U.S. increased, exponentially. From 2008 to 2014, the number of white supremacist groups, reportedly, grew from 149 to nearly a thousand, with no apparent abatement in their infiltration of law enforcement. 

This year, alone, at least seven San Francisco law enforcement officers were suspended after an investigation revealed they exchanged numerous “White Power” communications laden with remarks about “lynching African-Americans and burning crosses.” Three reputed Klan members that served as correction officers were arrested for conspiring to murder a black inmate. At least four Fort Lauderdale police officers were fired after an investigation found that the officers fantasized about killing black suspects. 

The United States doesn’t publicly track white supremacists, so the full range of their objectives remains murky. Although black and Jewish-Americans are believed to be the foremost targets of white supremacists, recent attacks in Nevada, Wisconsin, Arizona, Kansas and North Carolina, demonstrate that other non-whites, and religious and social minorities, are also vulnerable. Perhaps more alarmingly, in the last several years alone, white supremacists have reportedly murdered law enforcement officers in Arkansas, Nevada and Wisconsin.

That Grio article is over a year old, and the original FBI report was from 2006, but I get the uneasy feeling that right now the information shared in both is more timely than ever. 

My second uneasy feeling is that things are about to get much worse.

55 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:48 AM

    I don't trust the police forces - especially in the big cities throughout the United States. Too much is coming out about how horribly they treat the black folks - our fellow Americans!

    Thank God for videos that are being put out for all of us to see. Just think how long the mistreatment of blacks (and other minorities) has been going on in our country! At least we are all now aware of it and want it stopped!

    There are some very rotten cops who are racists that should be identified and kicked off the police forces throughout the country.

    They need to be reported (by the public and per incident) and who they are publicized.

    The next thing we are going to see is the cops trying to take videos/cameras away from folks using them....which legally they have no right to have.

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    1. Some police have been doing the same job for many years and are set in procedures and attitudes, let alone protected by fellow of the same persuasion. Time for management to take a good look and begin rotating personnel around doing different but vital tasks. Everyone experiences job fatigue.

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    2. Anonymous11:31 AM

      I have seen cops manhandling fellow Native Alaska. One screaming drunk girl asked me to witness and the cop noticing me standing by eased up on her. I personally think that as humans we just want to punch the shit out of misbehaving fellow humans. Cops are not any different. They are sworn to protect but after a hundred encounters with individuals who don't respect the law they probably just get tired of that shit and get crazy themselves.

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    3. Anonymous8:19 PM

      Anonymous6:48 AM

      I don't trust the police forces - especially in the big cities throughout the United States. Too much is coming out about how horribly they treat the black folks - our fellow Americans! *****************************
      The police have been brutalizing black people for ages.
      These days we are witnessing modern day lynching that the police are doing to black people, with impunity. THIS AS TO STOP NOW!
      Yes, white supremacists have been joining police forces across he country and they have taken over the House the Senate and other elected offices.

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    4. Anonymous8:42 PM

      @Anonymous 6:48 AM

      edit:
      Yes, white supremacists have been joining police forces across *the country and they have taken over the House, the Senate, and other elected offices.

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    5. Anonymous11:13 AM

      @Anonymous 11:31 AM

      I don't agree with you at all.
      I feel if a cop cannot be professional, and respectful of minorities he should not be a cop at all.
      Police brutality is a national disgrace, and should not be tolerated.
      They always have an advantage over the public, and there is never any excuse for police to abuse that power they have over the public.

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  2. Anonymous7:10 AM

    I have the uneasy feeling you are so right. It all just seems so...coordinated. Like the police are suddenly all listening to the same hate radio, logging in to the same hate media.

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    1. Anonymous11:26 AM

      But let's be honest here. If you or me were to put on that uniform and you saw all the unlawful riff raff, I am sure you would turn into a hateful robocop after a while too.

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  3. Anonymous7:12 AM

    Just great and now we have a presidential candidate supported by these groups.

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    1. Anonymous8:20 AM

      The other thing that worries me about our police forces across the country is the fact there is talk of them 'militarizing' themselves (the Mayor of a large southern city just publically talked about doing it!) - in weapons, attire and physical force.

      That assuredly will bring civil war to our country. They'll shoot the minorities - the minorities and others will kill the cops - neighbor will be killing neighbor and we will be nothing more than a third world country just like so many others throughout our world.

      Control our police forces across the country America!! Pay close attention for whom you vote. Trump is not a good choice - he is already creating a lot of our troubles due to his verbal spreading of hate and racism!

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    2. Anonymous 8:20 AM wrote: The other thing that worries me about our police forces across the country is the fact there is talk of them 'militarizing' themselves …

      There is talk of it??? Where have you been???

      Just google: militarizing police forces

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militarization_of_police
      Observers have noted the militarizing of the policing of protests. Since the 1970s, riot police have fired at protesters using guns with rubber bullets or plastic bullets.[14] Tear gas, which was developed for riot control in 1919, is widely used against protesters in the 2000s. The use of tear gas in warfare is prohibited by various international treaties[15] that most states have signed; however, its law enforcement or military use for domestic or non-combat situations is permitted.

      Concerns about the militarization of police have been raised by both ends of the political spectrum in the United States …

      https://www.aclu.org/issues/criminal-law-reform/reforming-police-practices/police-militarization
      The images on the news of police wearing helmets and masks, toting assault rifles, and riding in mine-resistant armored vehicles are not isolated incidents—they represent a nationwide trend of police militarization. Federal programs providing surplus military equipment, along with departments’ own purchases, have outfitted officers with firepower that is often far beyond what is necessary for their jobs as protectors of their communities. …

      http://hub.jhu.edu/magazine/2015/spring/aclu-militarization-of-police/
      Kara Dansky spent the better part of the fall of 2014 talking about assault rifles, armored vehicles, and forced-entry tools. She is the primary author of an ACLU report released last summer. It provides a succinct introduction to how the federal government has supplied American police forces with military weaponry for the past 30 years and how that equipment is being used today. …

      The past thirty years, and you write that there is talk of it?

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    3. abbafan12:24 PM

      No shit Ted; totally agree with you on this one. Here in Canada, most major cities - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver - the police forces look like para-military squads. Even where I reside, in northern Canada, RCMP officers sport full combat gear - fatigues, gumboots, all the weaponry of a fighting soldier. Slow but sure, this shift in tactics was allowed to happen, and peoples' civil liberties have been slowly clawed back. It is no longer a democracy for everyone; it is on its way to becoming a full-fledged controlled police state, where protection and justice is only for those who can buy it!

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  4. Anonymous7:19 AM

    O/T Another Nail In Mitch McConnell’s Coffin As Evan Bayh To Run For US Senate In Indiana

    .....In early June, 538 projected it would be a close race, “For now, Democrats are most likely going to win three to four seats.” Polling shows a potentially larger wave by Democrats.

    At that time 538 had Indiana in the not likely to change hands category.

    But things change.

    Add in Evan Bayh and now there is a larger probability of at least four. If Hillary Clinton wins the White House, four gives Democrats the majority and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would take McConnell’s place.

    Bayh could be the ‘bye to obstructionist architect Mitch McConnell.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/11/nail-mitch-mcconnells-coffin-evan-bayh-run-senate-indiana.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+politicususa%2FfJAl+%28Politicus+USA+%29

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    1. Anonymous8:24 AM

      I live in Indiana. I hadn't heard that. Bayh is VERY conservative; he has to be, Indiana is too damn conservative.

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    2. Anonymous8:35 AM

      Fellow Indiana resident, 8:24 AM I read it on my local radio blog and home town paper website.

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  5. Anonymous8:00 AM

    White Police Officer Fired After Threatening Black Child On Facebook (VIDEO)

    Just before midnight on Friday, July 8, LaNaydra Williams discovered a chilling comment on her Facebook page. The words were posted beneath a photo of Williams, who is Black, posing together with her five-year-old daughter.

    The comment read:

    “We’ll see how much her life matters soon … better be careful leaving your info in the open where she can be found. Hold her close tonight, it’ll be the last time.”

    Williams, who lives in Texas, had never seen or spoken to the poster, identified on Facebook as Rodney Lee.

    She went to his Facebook page, and immediately saw pictures of a man wearing a police uniform. She contacted authorities immediately.

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/07/10/white-police-fired-after-threatening-black-child-on-facebook-video/

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    1. Anonymous11:51 AM

      That was one of our city cops. Our neighbor was a police officer trainer at the county police academy. He retired recently and he loves of listen to Limbaugh's spew at higher than legal decibels. I remember his driving down the street during the Ferguson, Missouri riot time frame with ol' Rush raging on the radio about black thugs. I do wonder what he had been teaching about baton and police stops and police survival? He's a real pig with the ladies also, too.

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  6. Anonymous8:01 AM

    Video Footage Shows Houston Man Shot By Cops Had His Hands In The Air (VIDEO)

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/07/11/video-footage-shows-houston-man-shot-by-cops-had-his-hands-in-the-air-video/

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    1. Anonymous8:16 AM

      FUCK THE PIGS.

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    2. Anonymous11:23 AM

      No fucking pigs please.

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  7. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Baton Rouge cops barge into woman’s yard to arrest Black Lives Matter protesters she invited

    A Baton Rouge homeowner invited Black Lives Matter protesters to have a rally on her property — but that didn’t stop cops from arresting dozens of them.

    In a video clip posted by CBS News correspondent David Begnaud, the woman who hosted the protest said she was “stunned” after officers moved onto her property and told protesters to disperse. Once some of the protesters left her property and moved onto sidewalks, officers arrested them because they were allegedly going to block the nearby interstate highway.

    “I’m very upset,” she told CBS News. “I’m stunned at the behavior of police officers that utilized, from what I understand, the ability to take someone that I guess they targeted that was actually on the street, to bombard my yard and bombard my house.”

    The protesters had been peacefully protesting on her property for around 90 minutes, The Daily Beast reports, when officers in riot gear started moving in. At this point, protesters started yelling at the officers that they were trespassing on private property.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/baton-rouge-cops-barge-into-womans-yard-to-arrest-black-lives-matter-protesters-she-invited/

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    1. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Peaceful protesting is legal. The problem is the cops - in Baton Rouge! They need to be brought up short as they are obviously trying to incite the minorities in their area! It's so apparent!

      They are going to create harm to the minorities there and it needs to be stopped and confronted by the federal government!

      The minorities have every right to be pissed and to protest the cops. The Cops are obviously creating the problem!

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  8. Anonymous8:05 AM

    Queen Fuckwad is stirring the pot again...

    ‘These are thugs’: Sarah Palin demands media quit calling Black Lives Matter protesters ‘people’

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/these-are-thugs-sarah-palin-demands-media-quit-calling-black-lives-matter-protesters-people/

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    1. Anonymous8:37 AM

      “And yeah, I’m calling out the media, saying quit claiming that these rioters are people,”
      " “as they try to warp malleable minds"

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    2. Anonymous8:54 AM

      I don’t know, there must be something wrong with my television. I didn’t see any protesters stomping on the flag or shouting kill the police in Dallas.

      However I do remember seeing video of people yelling ‘kill him’ at a McCain/Palin rally and “hang the bitch” at a Trump rally.

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    3. Anonymous9:49 AM

      Yep, the bitch and racist, Sarah Palin, calling for the death of President Obama during the campaign they thankfully lost!!

      Thank you President Obama and VP Biden! You two have done an outstanding job for 'two' terms! Remember, McConnell's actions too as soon as President Obama took his first oath of office! He's another fucking Republican asshole.

      Republicans suck and have been a 'do nothing' group for years! They don't even know what the word 'work' means!

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    4. Anonymous11:22 AM

      Heartily agree with you.

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  9. Anonymous8:08 AM

    Man who first posted Alton Sterling video online arrested on ‘bogus’ charges of assault and battery

    A Georgia man who was the first to post the dramatic video of the shooting death of Alton Sterling on Facebook claims he was picked up by police 24 hours later for “fitting the description” of an assault suspect and batterer — a crime he said he never committed.

    ...In an interview with Photography Is Not A Crime, LeDay claims the police waited for him to get to work to publicly arrest him in retaliation for posting the video that eventually set the stage for demonstrations that have roiled the country for the past week.

    The arrest of LeDay days after posting the video is remarkably similar to the arrest of Ramsey Orta who was taken into custody after filming New York Police officers tackling and killing Eric Garner with a chokehold in 2014.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/man-who-first-posted-alton-sterling-video-online-arrested-on-bogus-charges-of-assault-and-battery/

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    1. Anonymous8:37 AM

      This retaliation shit is getting too fucking blatant for someone higher up not to notice. Used to be they'd find you in a dark alley and beat the crap out of you, now they do it in broad daylight making up charges as they go along.

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    2. Anonymous9:04 AM

      I can't put in print what I'd do to a cop that was after me illegally were I a minority! To think they still remain peaceful is truly amazing. Eventually though I suspect things will change and then we'll have a war that the cops brought upon the country themselves.

      We'll all be involved - neighbors against neighbor - hate, fear and racism displayed prominently - which is the main rhetoric of Donald Trump!

      And, now Rudi (former Mayor or Governor of New York - can't remember which) is also on the racist bandwagon! JHC! He's just as horrible as Trump!

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    3. Anonymous11:22 AM

      They all probably have slave owner blood in their dna that's why they can't let this go, and or, they are deathly afraid of a black uprising. Happened before in history.

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    4. Anonymous11:59 AM

      God you people are stupid.

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  10. Anonymous8:12 AM

    "the NRA will continue to simultaneously market firearms to the “tyrannical” government it repeatedly demonizes, including police forces. In doing so, it will frequently engage in rhetoric that is virulently racist, describing blacks as “thugs,” “gangbangers,” and “violent criminals.”"
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dalldallas-shooting-was-nras-prescription-for-black_us_57839d66e4b05b4c02fd1631?section=

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    1. Anonymous11:19 AM

      I think watching Warlords with Nickolas Cage explains how their world works.

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    2. Anonymous12:32 PM

      'Lord of War'

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  11. Anonymous8:17 AM

    Police have been safer under Obama administration than every president in 35 years: analysis

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/police-have-been-safer-under-obama-administration-than-every-president-in-35-years-analysis/

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  12. Anonymous8:22 AM

    In other shocking news it was disclosed that the percentage of current and former police officers who have ever voted for someone other than a republican candidate is statistically insignificant.

    @NewsAtEleven@

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  13. Anonymous8:34 AM

    O/T Trump Admits All Of His VP Choices Are Losers Who Won’t Make A Difference

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/11/trump-admits-vp-choices-losers-difference.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+politicususa%2FfJAl+%28Politicus+USA+%29

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  14. Anonymous8:45 AM

    In the beginning>
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/the-second-amendment-was-ratified-to-preserve-slavery/

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    1. Anonymous9:42 AM

      A very poor attempt to rewrite history to serve current agenda. Truly a laughable piece of crapola.

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    2. Anonymous11:23 AM

      Baton Rouge cops barge into woman’s yard to arrest Black Lives Matter protesters she invited
      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/baton-rouge-cops-barge-into-womans-yard-to-arrest-black-lives-matter-protesters-she-invited/

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  15. Anonymous8:55 AM

    O/T Even his “spiritual mentor” is a crook:

    Donald Trump’s ‘spiritual advisor’ sells eternal life for $1,144 by stealing from Harry Potter

    Every president and presidential candidate boasts of having spiritual leaders in their lives, but Donald Trump’s is making money selling desperate Christians eternal life for the bargain price of $1,144.

    Despite all of Trump’s statements mocking the religion of others, televangelist Paula White is apparently responsible for leading Donald Trump to Christ. However, she might have the same believability problem with evangelical voters that Trump has. Politico reports that a series of IRS investigations, business troubles, divorces and rumors of affairs in tabloids all plague Ms. White and have caused other evangelicals to question her authenticity.

    Worshippers who streamed into the doors of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida on Easter Sunday got the surprise of their lives when their senior pastor offered them an opportunity to cheat death, the Christian Post reports. For a little over a thousand dollars, folks could purchase a “resurrection seed” she told them was set by God. Like the “resurrection stone” out of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this seed would presumably resurrect anyone who has died.......

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/donald-trumps-spiritual-advisor-sells-eternal-life-for-1144-by-stealing-from-harry-potter

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    1. Anonymous11:18 AM

      Typical of these people. Joel Osteen has convinced people if they give to GOD (him) that they get back more, and you just rarely meet a preacher of preacheress these days who doesn't want a buck from your pockets.

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  16. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Trump can't get anyone of substance to run with him and it's all his own fucking fault! The guy is going down and he knows it!

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  17. Unflippinbelievable9:14 AM

    How Southern racism found a home in the Tea Party

    http://www.vox.com/2016/7/7/12118872/southern-racism-tea-party-trump

    Within days of President Obama’s inauguration seven and a half years ago, the Tea Party took national politics by storm. Sympathetic pundits and affiliated politicians claimed that the movement amounted to the formation of a new third party that represented widespread economic concerns, its motivation based on outrage over deficit spending, the stimulus package, and the national debt.

    Yet coverage of Tea Party rallies also included images of protest signs covered with racist slogans such as ‘‘A Village in Kenya Is Missing Its Idiot: Deport Obama!’’ ‘‘Congress = Slave Owner; Taxpayer = N**gar,’’ and ‘‘Imam Obama Wants to Ban Pork: Don’t Let Him Steal Your Meat,’’ among other inflammatory proclamations.

    Tea Party members argued that their opposition to Obama was based on differences over economic policies and not on racial animus – that those placards were extreme outliers. Yet scholarly debates continue over where Tea Partiers’ intolerance for government spending on, say, unemployment benefits for those deemed undeserving ends and racism begins.

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  18. Anonymous9:17 AM

    The Oathkeepers are pretty scary:

    https://www.oathkeepers.org/

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  19. Anonymous10:02 AM

    2006?

    It is still July 8 for Sarah Palin
    #‎BlackLivesMatter‬ is a Farce and Hyphenating America Destroys Us
    https://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/photos/a.10150723283643588.424640.24718773587/10154347515733588/?type=3&theater

    Local Police to use Aerial Assassin Drones. I have seen this one several times @Dakota Meyer. He likes it and it is safe.
    https://www.facebook.com/SgtDakotaMeyer/photos/a.258060727567109.65283.253985551307960/1204251272948045/?type=3&theater

    "Share your pictures of your kids enjoying the 2nd amendment!" Dakota Meyer

    That little cutie pie is the face of crowd control. Yes, Granny says BLM is a farce. I dare her to say Sailor's crowd control is a farce.

    Now that's some effective Crowd Control!!
    https://www.facebook.com/charlene.schouwenaars/posts/10206581686156714

    Crowd controled.
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/11/29/article-2515675-19B93E7300000578-114_634x784.jpg

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    1. Anonymous11:11 AM

      Nothing makes motherhood more peaceful than to know your child can hit a target. It is almost as assuring as having Chris Kyle your boys hero and self appointed treatment counselor out on the range.
      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/12/18/article-2250173-1692457C000005DC-114_634x469.jpg

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  20. Anonymous10:23 AM

    Truth telling:
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/07/11/baton_rouge_da_hillar_moore_recuses_himself_from_the_investigation_into.html

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  21. Anonymous10:35 AM

    " The way to protect both security and liberty is to require court oversight for intrusive government surveillance while giving the government the ability to act quickly in emergencies. Allowing government agents to see Americans’ web browsing history without court oversight is"
    DANGEROUS TO DEMOCRACY.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/07/the_fbi_should_need_a_warrant_to_access_your_browser_history.html

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  22. Anonymous11:16 AM

    All this is probably has a grain of truth in it. I once met a police officer that was not dealing with a full deck of cards. My thought was who in the hell gave this nut a gun and badge?

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  23. colint11:32 AM

    Virginia Gentleman agrees with me that Col Allen West would be perfect the race relations czar in a Trump administration.

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  24. Anonymous12:48 PM

    A big part of the militarization of our civilian police forces resides with the personnel. Preferentially hiring veterans has not served our interests. The only areas where military service and policing overlap are gun use and killing people, which prepares them for the apparent off-to-fight-an-imaginary-war mindset that now permeates our ex-military boys club police departments almost universally. Sweeping changes need to made to change the future of American police departments, and the entrenched police establishment is going to fight every one of them.

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  25. Anonymous8:04 PM

    A few years back, President Obama slowed down the police depts acquiring military surplus stuff. First they flooded the country of guns,tanks,bunkers to stock pile, then hired brotherhood in many city county state federal positions to make "things happen" as the rump says. And now play war in the good ol usa. Yesterday I was talking with young kids? They are shattered, confused. Many are so fearful to even go outside to play now adays. Guns, predators, hate, violence and sadness is their reality and even in unreality (tv). Look at the damaged to our child and Adults. A few generations of war torn adults and their children. It is time to put a stop to this organized crime against America.

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  26. Anonymous10:34 PM

    Remember the National Guard scandal ?

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