informationliberation
The news you're not supposed to know...




An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand Everything
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
(more)
Article posted Mar 28 2013, 10:48 PM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: Independent Institute Print

Why Are Cops Acting Like Soldiers?

By Carl Close

From the early days of the United States to the post-Reconstruction era and beyond, Americans viewed the separation of the military from law enforcement as essential for the health of the republic. In recent years, however, the line between the police and the military has become increasingly blurred, with police departments across the United States employing "no knock" raids and other military-style tactics once considered off limits. What has caused this alarming trend?

Writing in the Spring 2013 issue of The Independent Review, economists Abigail R. Hall and Christopher J. Coyne argue that the police have begun to resemble the military primarily because of two developments: the "war on drugs" and the "war on terror” (see “The Militarization of Domestic Policing”). In 1981, for example, President Reagan signed the Military Cooperation with Law Enforcement Act, a law that granted the Pentagon permission to assist domestic police departments engaged in enforcing the nation's drug laws.

Similar legislation accompanied efforts to combat terrorism even before 9/11. A 1997 federal law known as Program 1033 made it easier for state and local law enforcement agencies to obtain surplus military hardware--including body armor, armored vehicles, and surveillance equipment--for use in counterdrug and counterterrorism activities. In 2011, the program transferred $500 million worth of equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies. Their lobbying efforts are one reason why the domestic "wars" on drugs and terror are very likely to continue.

"These crises have created a set of conditions in which the blurring of police and military activities is self-enforcing and self-extending," Hall and Coyne write. "Even if one assumes that citizens generally agree that the separation of police and military functions must be reestablished (a huge assumption in itself), working against the present policies implies tearing apart the massive drug--terror complex, an institution that benefits from a permanent state of war domestically and internationally."





Latest Tyranny/Police State
- No Charges For Cop Filmed Breaking Man's Face For Failure To ID, "Shoulder Thrust" Made Cop Fear For His Safety
- This is What a High School Football Game Looks Like In a Police State
- Very Large Cop Waylays High School Girl, Chaos Ensues After Students Become Angry at the Deputy
- Man Imprisoned For Decades On False Child Molestation Charge Freed After Claim Recanted
- Washington Cop Attempts to Incite Photographer by Invading Personal Space
- Casino Can Steal NJ Man's Home Through Eminent Domain For No Specific Reason, Judge Rules
- Texas Cop Indicted For Stealing Cash Out Of People's Wallets After Asking For ID
- Deputy Tries Using Civil Asset Forfeiture On DVD From Convenience Store, Loses Job









Comments 1 - 4 of 4 Add Comment Page 1 of 1
dougo

Posted: Mar 29 2013, 8:41 AM

Link
687 ego's?
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 29 2013, 1:31 PM

Link
2413 Why Are Cops Acting Like Soldiers?
Because the citizen is the ENEMY!
Consider this:
Most police forces in the US are being trained by ISRAELI companies. Most major US airports have their security provided by ISRAELI companies.

Are we seeing a pattern here? Can you say GAZA???
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 29 2013, 9:40 PM

Link
76175 Yeah but now homos can marry...we must be gaining freedom right???
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 31 2013, 5:58 PM

Link
99169 They can pose all they want but wannabes will never be the real deal.


Add Comment
Name
Comment

* No HTML


Verification *
Please Enter the Verification Code Seen Below
 


PLEASE NOTE
Please see our About Page, our Disclaimer, and our Comments Policy.


FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which in some cases has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available for the purposes of news reporting, education, research, comment, and criticism, which constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users.

About Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy



Advanced Search
Username:

Password:

Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Register

This is What a High School Football Game Looks Like In a Police State - 11/21No Charges For Cop Filmed Breaking Man's Face For Failure To ID, "Shoulder Thrust" Made Cop Fear For His Safety - 11/21Very Large Cop Waylays High School Girl, Chaos Ensues After Students Become Angry at the Deputy - 11/21Casino Can Steal NJ Man's Home Through Eminent Domain For No Specific Reason, Judge Rules - 11/20Texas Cop Indicted For Stealing Cash Out Of People's Wallets After Asking For ID - 11/20Washington Cop Attempts to Incite Photographer by Invading Personal Space - 11/21Deputy Tries Using Civil Asset Forfeiture On DVD From Convenience Store, Loses Job - 11/20Man Imprisoned For Decades On False Child Molestation Charge Freed After Claim Recanted - 11/21

Rialto, CA Police Made to Wear Cameras, Use of Force Drops by Over Two-ThirdsCop Who Karate Chopped NY Judge In Throat Gets Off Scot-FreeFlorida Cop Smashes Compliant Woman's Face Into Car -- "Maybe Now You Can Understand Simple Instructions"VIDEO: Lapel Cam Reveals A Day In The Life Of A U.S. Police Officer (Tasing, Beating, Breaking & Entering, Stomping On Heads... and Laughing About It)Caught On Tape: Officer Sucker Punches Inmate In Face, Files Report Claiming 'Self Defense'Insult Person On Twitter, Go To JailSWAT Team Brings TV Crew To Film Raid Against Threatening Internet Critic -- Raids Innocent Grandma InsteadCop Karate Chops NY Judge In The Throat
(more)

 
Top