Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Who Will Protect You from the Police? The Rise of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions



Who Will Protect You from the Police? The Rise of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions

By John W. Whitehead
October 21, 2013
“Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.”—Winston Churchill
It’s 3 a.m. You’ve been asleep for hours when suddenly you hear a loud “Crash! Bang! Boom!” Based on the yelling, shouting and mayhem, it sounds as if someone—or several someones—are breaking through your front door. With your heart racing and your stomach churning, all you can think about is keeping your family safe from the intruders who have invaded your home. You have mere seconds before the intruders make their way to your bedroom. Desperate to protect your loved ones, you scramble to lay hold of something—anything—that you might use in self-defense. It might be a flashlight, your son’s baseball bat, or that still unloaded gun you thought you’d never need. In a matter of seconds, the intruders are at your bedroom door. You brace for the confrontation, a shaky grip on your weapon. In the moments before you go down for the count, shot multiple times by the strangers who have invaded your home, you get a good look at your accosters. It’s the police.
 

Before I go any further, let me start by saying this: the problem is not that all police are bad. The problem, as I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, is that increasing numbers of police officers are badly trained, illiterate when it comes to the Constitution, especially the Fourth Amendment, and, in some cases, willfully ignorant about the fact that they are supposed to be peacekeepers working for us, the taxpayer.
 

Unfortunately, with every passing week, we are hearing more and more horror stories in which homeowners are injured or killed simply because they mistook a SWAT team raid by police for a home invasion by criminals. Never mind that the unsuspecting homeowner, woken from sleep by the sounds of a violent entry, has no way of distinguishing between a home invasion by a criminal as opposed to a government agent. Too often, the destruction of life and property wrought by the police is no less horrifying than that carried out by criminal invaders.

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As long as they get away with doing anything to ensure that 'they' go home at night, well, then they'll continue.

I wonder how long before someone takes the fight to them?

Fortifications. Don't make it easy for them.

Resist.

8 comments:

  1. Not all police are bad Eh. Do you ever see good ones stopping their partners from doing something wrong? Do you ever see a "good cop" pulling a fellow thug aside and telling them to get a hold of themselves? Do these "good cops ever speak up to stop abuse of authority? There aren't any good ones left in that profession. They either have left the job or they keep quiet which makes them complicit. Stop letting the cowards, who say and do nothing to stop fellow officers from abusing the public they are supposed to be serving off as if they are just misunderstood humble servants. They choose to keep wearing the uniform of the enemy, they choose to keep collecting the paycheck and they choose to put their retirement above what is right and just. Good men don't hide in the corner while evil seeks out whom it can destroy.

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  2. Badge of honor can be relative, but disassociate.

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  3. "...increasing numbers of police officers are badly trained, illiterate when it comes to the Constitution, especially the Fourth Amendment, and, in some cases, willfully ignorant about the fact that they are supposed to be peacekeepers working for us, the taxpayer."

    Talk about sugar coating the issue. So they need training to understand that someone innocent is going to get killed? Seriously?
    No.
    They recognise that innocent people HAVE been/WILL be killed and they proceed with business as usual, regardless?
    Yes!

    They are home invading murderers. The badge is incidental. Every cop in their department that refuses to arrest them IS COMPLICIT. Every public prosecutor who admits guilt by settling for damages with the survivors and then refuses to prosecute the killers IS COMPLICIT. Every judge that gives these bogus warrants at the drop of a hat IS COMPLICIT. Every scumbag detective who escalates a knock and search warrant to a no-knock murderfest IS COMPLICIT.

    They planned a home invasion with the intent to kill any resident that presented resistance. These bastards are guilty of nothing less than premeditated murder. That they wear a badge makes this LESS acceptable, not MORE acceptable.

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    1. Wombat, Spot On! I do not know what the final straw will be before TSHTF however it is coming. When is question.

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  4. Sooner or later they are going to kill the wrong guy and vengeance will rain down upon those that did it. Then it will happen again, then more and more as the coming conflict ramps up.

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    1. Tucson police lit up a guy like a Christmas tree in his own home that we was defending. All caught on tape showing them all itching to get a shot or an entire mag off.

      Still waiting to see that rain you speak of.

      I'd also say the us weapon and gear manufacturers are complicit in this behavior. They arm these jbt's.

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  5. And "good men" like you are so much better than the cops right? Sitting here behind your computer screens talking a big game on the internet.... for years... I don't see any of you starting your little war. Does that make you complicit too then? Your all allowing it to go on by your inaction too. So now you throw stones (only internet tough guy stones) at the very men and women who keep the real wolves from your family's door everyday. I think it sucks that cops shoot dogs and do stupid no knock raids over BS. The criminal justice system is pathetic, but its what we got...vote, change it, make it better. If all the cops walked off the job for just one day you'd see how much we do for you that is good and pure and for what amounts to peanuts for the crap we put up with. But I know, your all Rambo and you don't need the cops...but its not about that one moment , its about the concept of law and order that keeps the mobs of immoral sociopaths in check. A LOT of people who would otherwise do A lot worse crimes don't , because they know we are watching and will hunt them down. But then you got that whole mob covered right? Your sure? Its about the bad guys who are picked up everyday and do a few days in jail who aren't out causing mayhem, just keeping the scum from overflowing our collective bucket in a never ending depressing yet very necessary cycle. Its about locking up pedophiles and so much more that goes on behind the scenes that you dont see by dedicated men and women who want to keep people safe. But none of you can see the forest for the trees. Your alienating a bunch of us who feel the same way as you do with the type of rhetoric that lumps us all in together. In any human endeavor its easy to demonize a group, that's what your doing here. We are all individuals just like you guys. I understand your frustration, I see a lot of this from your perspective, because I try to understand you. Maybe you should do the same. Broad generalizations don't work for individuals.

    Bottom Line . Talk is cheap, action costs. Ultimately, you'll do what you have to do, and so will I...

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    1. Utter trash.

      I've never had a Cop do me any favours, but more than a few have seen fit to lighten my wallet for irrelevant "offences".

      "...the very men and women who keep the real wolves from your family's door everyday."

      What a joke. As if we're all pathetic sheep in need of a big, tough protector. You mean the guys that turn up after you've been robbed or mugged and take the report? Or better yet, the guys that turn up after you've shot an intruder and arrest you for firearms offences? Shoot your dog? Defect your car for a crack in the windscreen? Manhandle your wife? Traumatise your children?

      Then they can go and spray mace in the face of peaceful protesters. Enforce unconstitutional guns laws. Set up road blocks and engage in unlawful search and seizure.

      And all the "good cops" sit by and say "watcha gonna do?"

      Of course, you're free to have that bitch session about tarring them all with the same brush. After all. As long as one in a hundred are doing the right thing it'd be unfair to call the whole establishment corrupt, right? To bad, mate. They give up the right to be judged individually when they put on the uniform. I'm sure there were a few decent guys in the Gestapo just going along to get along, but "I was just following orders" didn't cut it in Nuremberg and it damn well doesn't apply anywhere else.

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