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This is who took an oath to serve and protect, but their loyalty has changed.
We know who they serve and protect now.

It seems clear that the cabal is hastening their long-range plans for total domination, police state, martial law and gun confiscation. No sign of surrender whatsoever. They must think they can beat the galactic clock. At best it will shake a lot more people awake, which will work against them. Not too bright.

“…police militarization is just a part of life”, eh? Well see about that. 

They have not infiltrated every large city so while they may get police in some areas to go along, not all will. I don’t believe for a minute that Sheriff Joe Arpaio here in Phoenix would put up with their crap, especially after his investigation proving Obama’s birth certificate is a fake.

Gen. Shawn Dutton also claims that the Phoenix Militia is the largest in the country, I believe he said recently. You gotta love the wild west.

The sheriffs who rejected gun confiscation and uphold their oaths to support the Constitution and work with the citizens to do that won’t be going along with this blueprint, either. See the CSPOA web site for more information.

I’m really glad to see some awakened souls protesting. Let’s hope it’s catchy. A lot more might be upset if they realized it’s their tax dollars paying for all this equipment that will be used against them. I wonder if they know about the billions of rounds of hollow point bullets the feds bought…   ~ BP

Protesters gathered in Oakland this week in opposition to the “Urban Shield” Police militarization drill

Police Lenco Bearcat CBRNE Armored Rescue Vehicle. (Photo: Wikimedia CommonsPolice Lenco Bearcat CBRNE Armored Rescue Vehicle. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons

OAKLAND (INTELLIHUB) — This week there is a large scale police militarization drill being held in Oakland, with police and first responders from all over the country participating.  This program has over 50 separate training scenarios that will take place in and around the Oakland area.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson told CBS News that police militarization is just a part of life.

Nelson said the militarization of police “has happened since the beginning of time,” noting that technology developed in the Civil War and World War II was used by police officers after those conflicts.  Since apparently “the beginning of time” started about a hundred years ago, during the time of the civil war. [1]

More than 100 agencies and 5,000 people are participating in the event, Nelson said.

This event has taken place many times in the same area, so local protesters were ready this week when police and first responders began arriving.

Many of the protesters explained to the media that they were protesting this event because of the rising militarized police state, and the increasing number of armored vehicles being bought by police departments around the country.  Other protesters talked about the large sums of money that the governments spends on this event, specifically through The Department of Homeland Security.

In 2012, DHS gave half a billion dollars to police departments in 31 metro regions across the US to “address the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas,” according to the DHS website.

For this year’s event, the Alameda Sheriff’s received $7.5 million in federal funding, according to the War Resisters League.

“What Urban Shield represents to us is the epitome of state repression that has been impacting communities of color and immigrant communities for decades,” Lara Kiswani, of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, told Common Dreams. “Different strategies of surveillance against Arabs and Muslims and brown and black people are being used as tactics against our people back home. This is the militarization of the police.”[2]

With US-favored contractors present and the amount the US has offered to pay for the conference, as journalist Rania Khalek pointed out, “that means the federal government is essentially financing a major marketing opportunity for companies invested in police militarization and criminal justice privatization.”

Other participants include drone makers, crowd-control experts, DNA-gathering device makers, tear-gas exporters and armored-vehicle manufacturers.

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