(Editorial comment) – As the mainstream media continues to downplay the fact that foreign troops have been invited on American soil (armed) to continue war games, the People of this great Republic are questioning just exactly what the real reasons for this constant armed training are for…
(AZCentral) - Residents near Luke Air Force Base in Glendale might hear more noise than usual this weekend because of a military training exercises with the Republic of Singapore armed forces.
The exercise, Forging Sabre, will be Saturday and Sunday as well as Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 at Luke and the Barry M. Goldwater Range, the training range in the Sonoran Desert.
Luke’s 425th Fighter Squadron and the 428th Fighter Squadron from Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho will help train the Singapore forces.
Different types of aircraft, including an F-16 Fighting Falcons, F-15E Strike Eagles, CH-47 Chinooks and AH-64 Apache helicopters will participate in the exercises. There will also be an increased military presence near Highway 85 south of Gila Bend.
The last aircraft is expected to land at approximately 9 p.m. Dec. 15.
Police Issued Hand-Held Facial Recognition Scanners in San Diego, California
““One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well, is that we just have to be repetitive about this. It’s not enough to simply have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it every Monday. We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” – Eric Holder 1995 via Godfather Politics
Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- An anti-freedom policy has been spreading across United States police departments, the legalized theft of citizens guns.
Recently, it occurred in Georgia. I am not talking about forfeiture laws. They are related but have been covered elsewhere.
This is a problem in many urban areas, and it is spreading. The policy is to impound guns, in extreme cases, all guns that officers come across, whether involved in any crime or not, then to refuse to return the guns until a judge issues an order to return them. As the attorney fees needed to obtain a court order can easily be 10 times what the gun is worth, most people do not bother.
It is a form of legalized theft.
I first learned of this policy from students who were or who had lived in California. I had numerous students who had dealings with the LAPD. I started hearing stories about how guns were seized, even if there were no crime involved. If an officer came across a gun, it was seized, and it would not be returned until the LAPD received a court order demanding that it be returned. As hiring a lawyer to obtain a court order could easily cost thousands of dollars, very few people even tried. I also heard that some judges, who had a personal animus toward firearms ownership, simply refused to grant an order.
Here is a case related by a student: The student was stopped for a routine traffic stop. While stopped, the officer asked him if he had any guns in the vehicle. The student replied that he had rifles locked in the tool box that was attached to the bed of the pick up truck. The officer demanded that the student open the tool box, which he did. The officer then confiscated the rifles. The student was never charged with a crime, but the police refused to return the rifles unless they received a court order ordering them to do so.
This reverses the presumption of innocence and the presumption of ownership that goes with possession of an item.
In 2005, a California law was passed requiring people who had firearms impounded by police to fill out forms sent to the State government, and be certified as being eligible to legally own a firearm by letter, before the firearm can be returned.
Even with this state imposed certification, many departments are still requiring a court order before they will return lawfully owned property. SAF and Calguns settled a lawsuit against Oakland and San Francisco for refusing to return firearms.
I have been told that police are reluctant to return guns because they fear liability if the firearm is subsequently used in a crime. While this is an extremely rare occurrence, it is easy to see how police might use this excuse to fail to take appropriate action.
One remedy is to educate the police as to their liability if they *fail* to return property to its legal owner. The lawsuits mentioned above are useful for that purpose. Often, a letter from an attorney, threatening legal action, can spark a desired response. Once, I was able to obtain the return of a firearm simply by showing up at the crime lab and asking about its disposition. I was asked if I was a lawyer. I noncommittally said that I had studied the law. I was immediately told that the firearm would be returned (and it was). Another solution is public awareness. Policies can be changed more easily than legislation. Public pressure and lawsuit settlements can result in a change of polices.
If your firearm is seized or impounded, insist on a receipt, then follow up with documented requests for the return of the firearm. Inform activists groups of the situation. This may lead to pro-bono legal action or necessary funding for the same.
I have encountered officers who think that impounding firearms and making their return difficult somehow “gets guns off the streets” and makes crime less likely. The passage of laws that mandate the return of firearms to legal owners and the sale, rather than destruction, of “found” firearms helps to short circuit that assumption. It reinforces the fact that firearms possession is a constitutionally protected right.
This is primarily a problem of police policy and attitudes. Most court actions result in the firearm being returned. The difficulty is that the owner should never have been forced to go through the legal process to have his property returned in the first place, or the firearm should never have been impounded to begin with. The conversion of police thinking about firearms from “contraband” to “constitutionally protected property” is what is needed to stop this form of legalized theft.
Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2013/11/legalized-theft-of-guns/#ixzz2m53GDS4a
The Official Government Rag ‘Mayday’ alert
This is an article from July but needs to be a Mayday!
(TheLibertyBeacon) - There is a MUST SEE video at the bottom of this article, if you do nothing else, PLEASE watch this video!
So when did We the People grant the Executive branch of this government and all its many departments and influences, or it’s Executive, Dictatorial powers? In modern usage, the term “Dictator” is generally used to describe a leader who holds and/or abuses an extraordinary amount of personal power, especially the power to make laws without effective restraint by a legislative assembly. Dictatorships are often characterized by some of the following traits: suspension of civil liberties; proclamation of a state of emergency; rule by decree; Not abiding by rule of law procedures etc …
More so every day those of us who rant about this governments practices mirroring the actions of a tyrannical police state are being proven right. The unconstitutional, para-military, gestapo style raids occurring in America by the Justice Department, the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service, the TSA and Homeland Security are soaring in frequency, intensity and belligerence.
These raids involve individuals, business owners, private and non-profit organizations and more. This IS NOT about the guilt or innocence .. It is about abuse of power and the unconstitutional para-military tactics being used by these federal agencies. Many times the raids are warrant-less, or if a warrant is presented it is so vague as to afford the raiding party limitless power and authority over the operation/invasion.
The Constitution (which our president claims he adheres to steadfastly) guarantees us a writ of Habeas Corpus, or the right not to be detained. We are guaranteed the right to have counsel present when being questioned or as it would better be described interrogated. We are guaranteed our Miranda rights and so much more that is being knowingly and willingly ignored and abused by these agents.
These are the same people who if questioned or challenged over the legality of their actions, will stare you coldly in the face and blatantly state “I’m from the federal government so I can do anything”! The crux of the issue is … in America THEY CAN’T, or never used to be able to.
When we who rant about these issues state that this government has completely discounted the constitution and bill of rights as the legally binding organic law of this land, we used to receive major push back and disbelief, well even a blind man can see this today. The two pillars of rights in America are our right to property and privacy, but both are under extreme, continuous and soon to be fatal attack!
The states need to wake up and push back. They need to reclaim their sovereignty stated in our founding documents including the power of self determination over the federal government … basically they need to grow a pair of balls and quit kowtowing to the feds or risk loosing any control or authority they may still enjoy, and this starts with us … We The People … LIVE FREE or passively accept your subjugation !!!
If there is any doubt in your mind as to the severity of this issue, please watch this video, and if that is not sufficient, do some research. The proof is abundant and the time is short …
Read Original Article Here: http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2013/07/31/a-government-over-the-top-para-military-raids-r-us-10849/
See original video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bFALonjLay0
Editorial Comment: The United States has become a giant training ground for the endless fabricated and simulated wars across the world. Meanwhile, a giant police state grid strategically has been engineered and built around every American in the nation. A two-fold grid. One side visible to the naked eye (cameras, exercises, police, government contractors, DHS, TSA, etc..) and the other side is invisible to the naked eye (NSA spying, silent drills, etc..).
A strategic plan that entails a mental on-going message of ‘safety and security’ to be indoctrinated into the new nation of worker bees…
The business plan and advertising campaigns for National Preparedness in every government agency has become the proof that the Military Industrial Complex is becoming the world’s police state. More and more drills are being performed upon the nation, as well as full-scale militarized psychological operations. We know what the excuses are ‘they’ give to us as to why they are performing more urban drills across cities, but more Americans are becoming concerned following recent revelations exposed including: the U.N. Small Army Treaty, the desecration of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the desecration of America economically, the build up of a giant cash-cow police state, invasion of privacy, theft of property by banking fraud, endless illegal wars, and more… a hostile takeover comes to mind that may be weighing heavy on many American’s hearts.
Part of these drills are also thought to be ways to condition the American Citizen into allowing our country to take part in endless corporate wars for profit, while introducing the delusion that it is all for love and humanitarian reasons… Keep funding the black ops… it’s a vicious cycle.
All for the safety and security following 9/11… or, is it? Are we just part of the Elite’s chess game that once a country is demoted to third-world, it can become a dilapidated real-life video game training ground and giant prison? A nation of prisoners within our own communities…
Amerika? You decide…
Source for video: Military training exercises underway in skies over Valley The video uploaded in http://www.khou.com
Editorial Comment – BY GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS & PEOPLE DRESSED UP IN COSTUMES? - OMG GET A BACKBONE…
(RT) - Dozens of Texas drivers have been stopped at a police road block, where they were then directed into a parking lot and forced into surrendering blood, saliva and breath samples in a study that has upset civil liberties advocates.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admitted it was attempting to conduct a government study meant to determine the number of drunk or drug-impaired drivers on the road at any given time.
“It just doesn’t seem right that you can be forced off the road when you’re not doing anything wrong,” Kim Cope, who said she was forced to the side of the road while making her way to lunch, told NBCDFW.com. “I gestured to the guy in front that I just wanted to go straight, but he wouldn’t let me and forced me into the parking spot.”
The tests were made even more mysterious when reporters, alerted to the situation by concerned drivers, were unable to find any officers in the Fort Worth Police Department who had been involved. The NHTSA only admitted its involvement after local media sought answers.
The department, which says its mission is to “save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes,” maintains that participation in the research was completely voluntary. But Ms. Cope said she felt trapped during what seemed to be an investigation.
“I finally did the breathalyzer test just because I thought it would be the easiest way to leave,” she said. “It just doesn’t seem right that they should be able to do any of it. If it’s voluntary, it’s voluntary, and none of it felt voluntary.”
When pressed, the FWPD said it was “reviewing the actions of all police personnel involved to ensure that FWPD policies and procedures were followed.” The NBC affiliate was able to determine that the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, a government contractor, was hired to conduct the check.
An NHTSA spokesperson admitted similar programs were being conducted in 30 other cities throughout the US.
But civil liberties attorney Frank Colosi does not accept the rationale.
“You can’t just be pulled over randomly or for no reason,” he said. “They’re essentially lying to you when they say it’s completely voluntary, because they’re testing you at that moment.”
He added that drivers who refused may have been targeted by police for inadvertently giving the impression they were operating a vehicle under the influence. He also told NBC that fine print on the form told drivers their breath was being tested by “passive alcohol sensor readings before the consent process has been completed.”
This oddity comes just months after Texas state troopers were caught on video conducting vaginal and cavity searches on female drivers at the side of the road. The videos quickly went viral, and attorneys for the women filed federal lawsuits against the troopers.
“It’s ridiculous,” Peter Schulte, a former Texas police officer and prosecutor, told the New York Daily News earlier this year. “I was a law enforcement officer for 16 years and I never saw anything like it.
Read Original: http://rt.com/usa/texas-drivers-saliva-blood-breath-990/