10 Facts About The SWATification Of America That Everyone Should Know

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SWAT Team - Oregon Department Of TransportationThe number of SWAT team raids in the United States every year is now more than 25 times higher than it was back in 1980.  As America has conducted wars overseas in recent years, our police forces have become increasingly militarized as well.  And without a doubt, many of our cities have become much more dangerous places.  Thanks to relentless illegal immigration, drug cartels are thriving and there are now at least 1.4 million gang members living in the United States.  But there are many that believe that the militarization of our police forces has gone way too far.  Almost weekly, SWAT team brutality somewhere in America makes national headlines.  You are about to read about a couple of horrific examples of this below.  Once upon a time, police in America were helpful and friendly and the public generally trusted them.  But now our police forces are being transformed into military-style units that often act like they are in the middle of Iraq or Afghanistan.  The following are 10 facts about the SWATification of America that everyone should know…


#1 In 1980, there were approximately 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States.  Now, there are more than 80,000 SWAT raids per year in this country.

#2 79 percent of the time, SWAT teams are deployed to private homes.

#3 50 percent of the victims of SWAT raids are either black or Latino.

#4 In 65 percent of SWAT deployments, “a battering ram, boot, or some sort of explosive device” is used to gain forced entry to a home.

#5 62 percent of all SWAT raids involve a search for drugs.

#6 In at least 36 percent of all SWAT raids, “no contraband of any kind” is found by the police.

#7 In cases where it is suspected that there is a weapon in the home, police only find a weapon 35 percent of the time.

#8 More than 100 American families have their homes raided by SWAT teams every single day.

#9 Only 7 percent of all SWAT deployments are for “hostage, barricade or active-shooter scenarios”.

#10 Even small towns are getting SWAT teams now.  30 years ago, only 25.6 percent of communities with populations between 25,000 and 50,000 people had a SWAT team.  Now, that number has increased to 80 percent.

And thanks to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, police forces all over the nation are being showered with billions of dollars of military equipment that is coming home from overseas.  The following is what a recent Time Magazine article had to say about this phenomenon…

As the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have wound down, police departments have been obtaining military equipment, vehicles and uniforms that have flowed directly from the Department of Defense. According to a new report by the ACLU, the federal government has funneled $4.3 billion of military property to law enforcement agencies since the late 1990s, including $450 million worth in 2013. Five hundred law enforcement agencies have received Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, built to withstand bomb blasts. More than 15,000 items of military protective equipment and “battle dress uniforms,” or fatigues worn by the U.S. Army, have been transferred. The report includes details of police agencies in towns like North Little Rock, Ark., (pop: 62,000), which has 34 automatic and semi-automatic rifles, a Mamba tactical vehicle and two MARCbots, which are armed robots designed for use in Afghanistan.

But when you start arming the police like military units and your start training them like military units, eventually they start acting like military units and the results are often quite frightening.

For example, just check out what happened when a SWAT team in Florida raided the home of one young couple earlier this month

At approximately 6:16 am on June 10th, 2014, Kari Edwards and her live-in boyfriend were seized upon by a SWAT team who smashed in the door and using flashbangs and armed to the teeth, swarmed upon the couple and even stripped Ms. Edwards naked in the process.

The couple says that the group entailed personnel from DHS, for whom Edwards once worked. After smashing in the door, the tactical team threw in flashbang grenades, traumatizing their cat and swarmed upon Edwards’s boyfriend and Edwards who had just gotten out of the shower.

“They busted in like I was a terrorist or something,” Edwards said.

“[An officer] demanded that I drop the towel I was covering my naked body with before snatching it off me physically and throwing me to the ground.”

“While I lay naked, I was cuffed so tightly I could not feel my hands. For no reason, at gunpoint,” Edwards said. “[Agents] refused to cover me, no matter how many times I asked.”

That is the kind of thing that I would expect to happen in Nazi Germany, not the United States of America.

But this next example is even more horrifying.  The following is what one mother says happened to her 2-year-old son when a SWAT team raided her home…

After the SWAT team broke down the door, they threw a flashbang grenade inside. It landed in my son’s crib.

Flashbang grenades were created for soldiers to use during battle. When they explode, the noise is so loud and the flash is so bright that anyone close by is temporarily blinded and deafened. It’s been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he’s still covered in burns.

There’s still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. At least that’s what I’ve been told; I’m afraid to look.

My husband’s nephew, the one they were looking for, wasn’t there. He doesn’t even live in that house. After breaking down the door, throwing my husband to the ground, and screaming at my children, the officers – armed with M16s – filed through the house like they were playing war. They searched for drugs and never found any.

I heard my baby wailing and asked one of the officers to let me hold him. He screamed at me to sit down and shut up and blocked my view, so I couldn’t see my son. I could see a singed crib. And I could see a pool of blood. The officers yelled at me to calm down and told me my son was fine, that he’d just lost a tooth.

Does that make you angry?

It should.

That young child is probably going to be disfigured for the rest of his life because of the brutality and the carelessness of that SWAT team.

Yes, we live in perilous times and many of our communities would rapidly descend into anarchy if there were no police.

But that does not mean that they have to act like Nazis.  They should be able to protect us while treating us with dignity and respect at the same time.

So what do you think?

Please share your opinion by posting a comment below…

  • Superdave

    “Every nation gets the government it deserves.” Joseph de Maistre. Meh .. nevermind. There’s a good game on tv!

  • CryptClaw


    Remember when law enforcement was meant to serve and protect? I don’t. I’m only 17. I have to grow up in this totalitarian tyranny.The ultimate irony? They exist to keep you safe. My peers don’t care… they just want to get drunk… I yearn to have a good conversation with someone who has woken up.

    • Frank Damiani

      remember the police are not your friend.And though their job is to protect and serve doesn’t mean you.They are to protect the rich from everyone else. And yes we do live in a post constitutional republic and now only have the illusion of freedom.Be careful of the Gestapo they will shoot you as look at you.

    • gunslinger1964

      if you like more info contact me at gunslinger1964@gmail.com I know of a talk radio show where we talk about subjects as this and many others

    • cracker

      I’ve been around for a while, back in the 60s the police depending on where you lived were often barbaric but nothing like today. The police are out of control and the equipment that is available is exactly what I and the thousands of other soldiers used while serving in the military. The police are armed and it appears are preparing for armed conflict within the borders of the U.S. We the citizens pay these officers salaries and we need to speak out regarding the mistreatment at the hands of the jackbooted tyrants…failure to speak out allows these barbarians to continue with their onslaught…The End

    • clawclaw

      I commend you for your thoughts…find young people who feel the same way….but be careful….and good fortune…

    • laura m.

      I’m retired and my generation (apathy too) interested in cruises or play golf and card games, go on tour buses, etc. and crappy TV shows. They refuse to listen to warnings..I only communicate with few. One lady tried to inform others in a senior center and the rotary club, and they didn’t want to hear it. I would encourage younger women and men not to breed kids. The country is down the crapper to never rise again; it will be tyranny-Agenda 21 24/7. Older people have lived during the best times. My parents lived thru ww2 and the ’30’s depression but they saw a future as they had the baby boomers.

  • Onster Capp

    I find those swat dudes real assholes. But they are cute looking men

    • clawclaw

      you should get out more….

    • bob cratchette


    • David Farmer

      Total retard.

  • This is horrifying. I’m from India and my life in a third world country is sh**ty but not HELL…This is below Hell people…Wake the F up…

    I’m telling you Americans…This does not happen even in third world poor countries, controlled by corrupt governments, sure there are problems here but cops never cross the red line, they may ask small tea money etc…but if they did this kinda thingy here and its on news….There would be mass protests, The police station would be burned down with some cops in it….People may be poor here thanks to currency manipulation but not Anti-Social, they have empathy, do care and in rural towns, the feeling is far higher…Its like Bundy Ranch * 100 ..The community feeling is much stronger here…

    America needs to unite Man…This is BS..atleast form small neighborhood community…to address problems like these…

    Again, I’m telling you this does not happen here…to let you know…what kind of ground each one of you are standing…They can do absolutely anything to you now..UNITE

    • kfilly

      I live in the USSA. It is a nation of sheep. The people don’t have a clue about politics, government, or their own rights. However, they could tell you about their favorite team, actors, or the latest workplace gossip.

      • laura m.

        Those who cry to unite patriots-it won’t happen nationally. Small groups in communities will watch out for each other, barter, etc. which is vital. Patriots in general (from my 37 yrs experience)- esp. libertarian types are arrogant hard headed and won’t assoc. with anyone who does not agree 100% w/them ditto JBS folks also. Groups split off over one issue like JBS members do. Which is why I won’t join any org. to incl tea party groups. Some tea party folks are ignorant on common core and ag. 21 facts. Interact w/ few trusted friends in community. Stay low key and divorce yourself from the political corrupt system. form close knit friends for bartering, etc.

    • clawclaw

      the “things” (glittering toys) that so many foreigners feel make America great…MAKE AMERICA WEAK…and the PIPER IS ABOUT TO BE PAID….anty up pal….everyone will pay….

  • DJohn1

    I served in the U.S. Air Force. I have Air Force police training.
    The police are scared. That is the most probable cause of Swat teams.
    The nightmare in a policeman’s mind is that unknown element where someone supposedly innocent reaches for and gets a gun. At that point all hell breaks loose and someone loses their life. Most likely it is the same person reaching for a gun. But the police records will show you there is a good chance that it will be the person in uniform as well.
    That policeman might have a family. A wife and kids and He might never be there again for that family. That is what the Cowboy and Indian approach means. Those people that are shot to death do not get up and go home afterwards. Someone is permanently dead.
    I apologize to that woman for the bad experience she has with police that are out of control. And they are out of control.
    It used to be that Internal Affairs would have them fired for doing something like that. I think all departments of police need that control in their lives.
    I can only imagine what went through her mind when she was forceably stripped and kept on a floor while strangers stared at her.
    She could have nightmares for a long time about that.
    Drug wars are lost because of prohibition. It didn’t work back in the 30s and it certainly does not work now.
    Drugs are an itch. It is an itch that will not go away and it will drive people to insanity where they will do anything to resolve that itch including sell their mother or father. daughters and wives down the river to resolve that itch.
    Many drugs will make the person so high that they do not even know they have been shot as they attack the person stopping them.
    Ask anyone that is in Tough Love organizations what it means to be related to someone that is on drugs.
    Instead of taking a sensible approach, the justice departments have went the prohibition route. It has been just as bad a disaster now as it was in the 30s with alcohol.
    What is a sensible approach? It has to be treated as a disease. It is a disease and a slave trap for everyone involved. Someday, somehow, medical people might find an answer to freeing these people from the trap they are in.

    Locking them up is an answer. But it only works as long as they are locked up. As soon as many get out, they go right back to what put them there in the first place.
    A policeman is in a very bad place to be. He is supposed to uphold the laws of our land. The laws make him a predator instead of a protector. Our laws are at fault here.
    By the rules of the game, no one can ever help a policeman in the performance of his or her duties without risking going to jail themselves. And that is what brings us to a big brother police state.

    And only a lawyer can tell you what you should say to a policeman to keep that from happening. So my advice is shut up. Do not volunteer any information to any official of the law, without a lawyer advising you. To do so risks jail.
    We have probably the largest prison population on the planet. There is a reason behind that. It is the very laws meant to protect everyone that are abused by the people that should be protecting the innocent people out there.
    We do not need swat teams in the majority of cases.
    What we need is a policeman to follow the rules of the constitution of these United States of America and not a gestapo mentality that is forming in today’s world.
    That means no more breaking and entering. That means serving a warrant in a peaceful manner by knocking on the door and giving people time to answer that door in a peaceful manner.
    It means that judges have to do their job. That means probable cause is not a bad joke. If there is probable cause, then these people need to have the right to face their accusers in a court of law. Slander is still a crime in this country.
    Finally someone has to watch Internal Affairs. That means the police have to have someone watching them full time for abuses.
    If Internal Affairs does not do their job, it becomes real expensive civil suit wise real quick.
    Any government that shoves this off as part of doing business needs to be shut down now.

    • clawclaw

      they may be “scared”…but if that is the case…let them join the POST OFFICE…if they end up being as evil as the element they are supposed to thwart…then who the hell needs them????????? One evil is better than two evils……simple math….

      • Handog

        “Police want to go home to their family at the end of the day.” I’ve heard that excuse many times in order to justify Police Brutality and excessive force. Protect and serve? Ha, I would never call the Police for protection. I don’t trust them. Besides, the Supreme Court says they are not obligated to protect us. They only show up after the crime has been committed, draw a chalk line around the body, do some paper work and fight over the last doughnut.

    • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

      If the police are scared, then why would they resort to no-knock raids, all for catching a small-time drug dealer? Police get killed in those operations too.

      • DJohn1

        I think if a congressman had to participate in a no-knock raid and get shot at they might consider that the law is unconstitutional.
        The British had a low-key police state before we became the United States of America. The people wrote the Bill of Rights in an attempt to fix this situation so we would never have to face police knocking down our doors in the name of “law and order” and in this case a war on drugs.
        What they did not know was we would have a bunch of slick tongued lawyers running the Congress.
        They probably had no idea how inadequate any set of laws could be with this group. Nor how twisted the electorial processs could get with a Republican/Democratic scheme to cut any other political parties out of the action.
        The police have also had problems. We are all human beings with all the corruption and faults that human beings are.
        The system of checks and balances was an attempt to change that so that the imperfect human beings are counter-balanced. The Bill of Rights is under the current administration and the new laws pretty much dead.
        Any sane policeman professional out there has good cause to be afraid.
        What they are running into is people so drugged up they feel no pain. I know of cops shot and killed by a bum deadbeat on drugs coming out of a gutter.

        Prohibition has never ever worked in this country going all the way back to the Adams family and their smuggling empire in the very beginning of this country.
        The only way to win a war on drugs is to stop it being profitable. That is going to be quite a chore making drugs unprofitable. It can be done.

        The only way to make a policeman safe in this country is going to be respecting that constitution and following the basic rules in that bill of rights. The Congress has messed that up big time.
        All in the name of it being for your own good. The same goes for the security rules that bypass due process.
        In order for us to be a country of laws the people enforcing those laws have to respect the people they are protecting.

        I have seen a lot by being in a newspaper while all this is going on.
        Due Process also means respecting that a person has a right to privacy in their own homes.

        Giving out warrants like they came out of a cereal box is a terrible way to respect the Bill of Rights and the people.
        Where we have basically made a big mistake is not curtailing judges that disobey the basic laws of the constitutional Bill of Rights.
        That is what being human beings is all about. We are not perfect. The checks and balances are what made this country great. They have to be put back where they belong.

        • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

          I agree with you 100%

          • DJohn1


  • Onster Capp

    some of those dudes in the swat team are sexy looking

    • TruthIsAll

      How can you even tell? Their faces are covered by face masks so you can’t sue them afterwards… if you’re lucky enough to be alive.

      The problem here is not just TPTB, or their jackboots. It’s also the apaths that permit this to happen to their fellow citizens. There is no good SWAT officer. You don’t go into a field where there is a high degree of stomping over someone’s personal liberty and then pretend you had no idea when it happens. But there is a significant amount of mental gymnastics that goes into protecting someone by beating them into submission or killing them.

    • clawclaw

      they look like non-human, quasi-humanoid, or robotic drones on legs….if that is your thing….hook up with ROBBY THE ROBOT…

  • cracker

    When the shoe finally drops and the country goes to to hell in a hand basket those very same barbaric animals known as police officers will be in the outside looking in just like the rest of us but this time they won’t have their other barbarians watching their backside, at that moment it will be a new game for everyone.

    Finally, not all police officers are bad just a handful, just like a barrel of apples only takes a few to spoil the rest…The End

    • Robert Zraick

      I think it is much more than a handful.

  • Erik Bergum

    In the years to come, the SWAT team sure can raid rural home communities. If they do that to abuse and treat people brutally, the only thing that would make me laugh is when the officers raid the home and no one is there. Then the SWAT officers would scratch their heads saying “Huh, that is strange. We raid a home and no one is there. That is totally weird.”-they say. Howevever, if people in there were seriously hurt and brutalized, then that would be a different and very sad story of course.

  • dan

    when you cover your face and enter private property …YOU are a terrorist or criminal or both….imho

  • gringott

    We, the citizens, need to put a stop to this. Start warning the local politicos that you will vote them out if they don’t demilitarize the local police. We don’t need an occupation force in our own cities and towns.

  • Piglet

    “Thanks to relentless illegal immigration, drug cartels are thriving…”

    Drug cartels prosper, not because of immigration, but because we Americans have an insatiable appetite for drugs. We simply can’t get enough. Even if there were no illegal immigration, Americans would still want and consume large quantities of drugs, legal and otherwise. One way or another, they will get them. As an experienced DEA agent wrote in a book years ago, even if all of the drug dealers, from the lowest street dealer to the highest kingpin, were arrested and imprisoned, within 24 hours the drug networks would regenerate and be back in business simply because there’s so much money to be made. It is by far the most profitable of all criminal enterprises.

    This isn’t going away, and in fact deep down our police and government don’t want it to go away because it serves to justify massive spending as well as laws that we would otherwise not put up with and could not be justified, so it will continue, and it will continue to get worse.

    • Drug cartels prosper, not because of immigration, but because we Americans have an insatiable appetite for drugs.

      Spot. Freaking. On.

      End the drug war. Allow those who want to smoke, snort, or inject the right to make decisions concerning their own bodies. So long as it doesn’t endanger others it is just another variation of “my body, my choice”.

      Freedom also means being responsible for yourself and your actions. If you exercise the right to inject heroin or drop acid and then you commit a crime or endanger someone, that is a matter of aggravation.

      Between the free market solution of voluntary drug testing to keep a good job, and the removal of criminalizing substance use: there is a way out of most of the evils this article discusses.

    • George Hilliard

      I think we need to de-criminalize most drugs, and make them available through the state liquor stores. Taxed just like liquor.
      This would instantly and permanently crash the black-market economy, while the states would make rather than spend money.
      Our never winnable war on drugs is too expensive and a complete failure. It has contributed greatly to the militarization of our local law enforcement.
      In turn, all of the latest new “policing” gadgets are handed to our law enforcement and they are instantly used in the war-on-drugs.

    • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

      America’s insatiable appetite for drugs is to blame. You sound like Mexico’s ex-presidente Felipe Calderon.

  • jd1958

    When did Adam-12 become S.W.A.Thugs?

  • <>

    Sorry. No sale. Typical scare tactic to keep people from thinking objectively. Communities of people freely and voluntarily cooperate on many different levels that don’t involve “police” or other threats of punishment when working to achieve mutually applied benefits – including security (See Neighborhood Watch programs). Any community will have occasional nutcase or bad guy. But that community will have more reasonable, clear-thinking, common-sense people to deal with him/her. Freedom cannot exist without individual responsibility. In its absence, Government takes over the decision-making process. Eventually, it devolves to this. Anarchy (meaning “no ruler”) is not a bad thing. Chaos – created by Government – is.

    • Robert Zraick

      Just to be precise, Anarchy, I believe, is no government. A small government which does one thing is very necessary. The one thing it need to do is to protect the individual freedom of every single person equally.

      All law can be reduced to the principle that crime is when any entity interferes with the freedom or rights of an individual.

      Our Constitution was an attempt to create such a government and it worked quite well for about 150
      years or so.

      But what we have today is not a government of, by, and for the people.

      We no longer have a government which serves
      the people, but one which seek to rule over the people as any monarch of dictator wants to do.

      I hope to see America return to what it was at its foundation. I do not buy the argument that the ideas which forged this country are not applicable today. But I doubt I will live to see it.

      Keep in mind that Lenin said socialism is the last comfortable step before the slavery of Communism.

  • rrrr

    The Nazis were never that bad.

  • Whippoorwill

    The only constitutional “law enforcement” entity, one that has county jurisdiction and supersedes all federal agencies and their agents, is the County Sheriff and his deputies. Local, state, and federal “police” or “law enforcement” organizations are unconstitutional and therefore illegal. Victims of these lawless agencies need to take their lawsuits further than seeking monetary damages. They have standing to challenge those brutal attacker’s and murderer’s constitutional validity. And when they lose in courts, that will be the death knell of those bastards and their murderous, and seemingly unaccountable, actions.

  • Arizona

    IF,you think its bad now,WAIT till theres a food shortage or something,ANYTHING WILL DO,america HAS BEEN SOLD TO CHINA,and the police gangs are SO LAME,they will be helping their RUSSIAN and CHINESE friends take over america,the only silver lining to it will be after america is taken over,THE CHINESE will kill everyone of the dumb bastards,…..GODS little pay back for LIEING when they took their OATH……………….

  • Fred Smith

    Police officers and SWAT teams will not stop murdering with impunity until such a time – if ever – as they would be held PERSONALLY financially and criminally responsible for their actions. And if you believe that that will EVER happen, then I have some swamp land on the moon to sell you.

  • Danny Straw

    Aim for face and legs.

    • Eric Quintero

      Aye. The Pelvic girdle! Blast their gonads off so they cant lay any more eggs.

  • Magdiel

    If people don’t unite and fight back this country will be unlivable in the near future. I,an immigrant from Cuba, am telling you this from personal experience having lived eighteen years under the tyranny of the Castros! I’ll never grow tired telling modern men that we need to regain the manly virtues that used to abound so much in our ancestors, yes, the ancient MEN!!! Read history and learn from it!!!

  • Eric Quintero

    These criminals are painted targets. And when the time comes the III% will vote from the rooftops.

    Molon Labe mother effers.

  • Eric Quintero

    I had a conversation with an old friend of mine here in Chicago. Apparently some of the gangs are awake. If this is true, then they’ll take over the city as soon as SHTF. The cops are totally screwed here. They better start treating the people more politely. No armored trucks here. I think the power elite know a power vacuum will manifest out of the chaos.

    I have a feeling Chicago will implode with gang violence. If the cops attempt to enforce the law they will be killed in broad daylight just like in Detroit. The gangs outnumber police by a staggering margin. The Latin Kings alone have 40,000 members here. The only thing holding everything down is BUSINESS. Once that dries up there will be chaos.

  • SantosGarcia
  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    This very funny video reminded me of some of the debates that have happened following some of my articles…



  • RarefiedSnotress

    It DOES make me angry.. what to do, what to do..

  • J

    50% is black or latino…so the other 50% is white? Does that make me racist for pointing that out?


    This notion of concerning the militarization of law enforcement isn’t a recent phenomenon, as oftentimes the seeds of one’s own demise are sewn long before anyone has the sense or the wherewithal to effectively comprehend the direness of their circumstances. The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, yet another stain on the political legacy of what many in the mainstream media, as well as their so called ‘conservative’ pundits in the telecommunications industry, deemed to be the greatest presidency in the history of the United States. Yet, what many fail to realize, either through their overt preoccupation with cognitive dissonance, or through their consicous decison to willfully accept tyranny as some misbegotten rite of passage; is that during Reagan’s tenure as an elected (this mention of the term ‘elected’ one that is open to debate, as politicians are selected long before they waltz into the public arena as candidates) representative this nation bore witness to the passage of legislation allowing for the construction of internment facilities throughout the United States’ continental periphery (Readiness Exercise 1984, also known as REX 84). The link ascribed to this particular piece of legislation, the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, is as follows:


  • Herman Christian

    Militarization of the police was announced by Obama a few years ago . To shut the corral door on American citizens this is essential . The new financial laws activated on 1 July this year and beyond are designed to rob you locally and nationally . The enforcement goons participating are looking the other way so they can play Army and are as guilty as the law breaking lawmakers, judges ,and unelected officials . They are seeking safety among the oppressors under the guise of serving the public which with these methods the controlling elite are the ones being served . Most people seeing this historical horror unfolding given the choice would gladly deal with the criminal than be subject to these oath breakers .
    Wide spread rioting and dissention is being sown so that the elements of thinking people who can’t be ruled this way can be identified and eliminated . This is an orchestrated takedown of a democratic republic that stands in the way of the international Corp/Gov . ” Who can make war against the beast ? ” If we are all a village , how can you make war against yourself ? The tireless activities of the controllers who know better than you how to run your life to their benefit has trumped once again the free man and turned them into commodity beasts to support them . Your memories are all you have now Boobus Americanus so enjoy your toys while you have them ? You’ll soon be reduced to working for food and a 500 square foot over crowded flat in a stack unit Agenda 21 style .

  • Herman Christian

    Your not the only one brother . I could have written your post myself ? Heed the warnings though , sheep can be herded but the farmers kills the cats .
    Be ready for what the Father has for you to do and let the dead bury the dead ?

    • heed the warnings


      we’ve got war on the poor . limit on the debt
      keep strangling your sister to find out what you get
      people coming to the street . take your white hoods down
      gonna bring a new message to the folks uptown
      bring some lunch, lot’s of water . come ready to stay
      put some love in your anger . singing day after day
      we shall all overcome this maniacal greed
      we are coming together . plant and nurture the seed
      of hope surely growing out from under blacktop
      when concrete is shattered and the autos all stop
      when silence is roaring, casting judgement on us
      there won’t be any wonder . we emerge from the dust
      of desire, self loathing . crawl away from debris
      scrape hate from our eyes so we finely can see
      deep lies and deception . elected in force
      we proclaim us the winners of an ugly divorce
      from this abusive landowner, self-proclaimed boss
      of my future i celebrate . then mourn the loss
      of my comrades . we peer through the wreckage of shame
      we peer through decades for someone to blame
      as we look in the mirror, the culprit stares back
      now we know we have faltered . it’s time to retrack
      put ourselves on a new path . time to shift gears
      make music and lyrics so everyone hears
      we all gather near water . remember our pain
      pick ourselves up from grieving . there’s nothing to gain
      from our terrible history but warnings of doom
      we can look for tomorrow or wallow in gloom
      heed the warnings . we turn ourselves back to the sun
      now we know our beginning has almost begun
      heed the warnings . we turn ourselves back to the sun
      now we know our beginning has only begun

      heed the warnings . we turn ourselves back to the sun
      now we know our beginning has finally begun

  • BambiB

    Sorry, but most communities would not “descend into anarchy” without the cops. The ones that would are already shit holes of liberalism – like Detroit and Chicago. Where citizens are not prevented from going armed and defending themselves, you might actually see LESS crime without the cops.

  • MHD

    We allowed our police to cross the line when they literally get away with murder and there is not a hue and cry to prosecute them and sue the politicians and police every time they cross the line. Since most officers have committed a crime, they should be prosecuted the same as the citizens they state they serve and protect. The city should be sued the city for 3 years worth of it’s operating budget, the officers fired from their jobs and blackballed/banned from any law enforcement job forever, the chief and all leadership involved should be fried and tried for allowing criminal conduct, and the politicians and officers involved sued for 10 years 25% gross of their future earnings.
    Laws giving the police complete immunity and impunity to behave as criminals should be challenged and struck down.

    Most people state that this is like the Nazi Gestapo, actually what we have here is really NKVD or KGB tactics to a tee. Study your history and you’ll see a strong parallel to Stalin who based the NKVD on Hitler’s gestapo then used it to terrorize everyone in his country.

  • krinks

    I’ve had a run in or two with police and one fact stands out. Answer every question with “no sir” or “yes sir” and everything will be fine. They don’t want to have to be douche bags but will if you act that way towards them first.

  • A.S.

    Did you miss FACTA, which is starting July 1? Very dangerous law, which will steal billions from Americans living abroad

  • Bisley

    Most of these problems, the increasing arrogance, violence and lawlessness of local police, are the result of federal intervention and “aid”. DHS, DEA and other federal agencies are showering local police agencies with money, equipment, “anti-terrorist” training, etc., in an effort to turn them into a para-military force that can be federalized and used to suppress dissent among the general public. And then we have the local officials, police supervisors, judges, mayors, prosecutors and assorted others in city, county and state government. They could stop this, if they were inclined to, but they won’t unless the public puts the fear of losing their jobs into them.

    Local police, except, maybe, in large metropolitan areas, where there might be some justification for using them several times a year (not several times a week, or a day), should not have SWAT teams at all (and hardly any police force could justify the expense, if the feds weren’t providing much of the funding). On the rare occasions where that level of force is actually required, a team could be procured from a jurisdiction large enough to warrant one.

    Fifty years ago, there weren’t any SWAT teams, and things went along fine without anyone to break down doors and terrorize, brutalize and kill people, in the process of serving a warrant. So what, if the local drug dealer flushes his stash, instead of being caught with it; it’s better than shooting several people that weren’t even involved.

  • Owen Parker Jr.

    1829, Sir Robert Peel created the Metropolitan Police when he served as
    Home Secretary of England. According to Peel, the real key for policing
    is “the police are the people and the people are the police”. Peel
    believed that prevention of crime could be accomplished without
    intruding into the lives of citizens. With the development of the
    Metropolitan Police, Peel established nine principles to his theory of
    policing. These nine principles are as relevant today as they were in
    the 1800’s. Community policing is based on Peel’s concept of
    prevention. Community policing has been embraced by many law enforcement
    organizations across our country. Community policing is based on its
    goal to prevent crime and promote better police-community partnerships.
    Community policing requires an investment in training with special
    attention to problem analysis and problem solving, facilitation,
    community organization; communication, mediation and conflict
    resolution, resource identification and use, networking and linkages,
    and cross-cultural competency.

    Today police ride around in their patrol vehicles with the windows up and AC blasting, or they are sitting behind a desk collecting a paycheck. Sleep well America you are being protected.

  • Jamie Kay

    Welcome to obamas America.

  • Abi’s Labrynth

    This society is heading down the drain as we know it.
    My Dad tells me every single year to go to the 4th of July parade,
    when I only want to stay home because:

    1: Sirens bother me
    2: Patriotism is strong in those parades.
    3: After reading this article about the SWATification, I don’t even trust the police anymore.

  • Vic Moore

    I don’t know if anyone else has noticed BUT, does it seem that things are getting kind a strange here in “our” world? Deceitfulness is at an all-time high. Lawlessness is following right behind it…

    Does it seem like every day a child or young person takes their life and/or the lives of others?
    How about the fact that now, right is wrong and wrong is right? No one is interested in the truth and those that are outspoken about the Truth are condemned and sited as Racists or Bigots.

    It seems to me that God is judging America. He is doing so by giving us leaders that WE deserve. Due to our apathy and the fact that we have walked away from the truth, God is Judging America and also the World. We have allowed evil people to gain access to positions of power within this country and the world and they are wreaking
    havoc on the human race. This is all foretold in the Bible. If you do not know how this story ends, you need to find out. Time is Short!

    Unfortunately folks it is going to get worse before it gets better…. And the ending is not pretty for those who do not find the truth.

    There is only one way you can be spared from the devastationthat is in the near future of the world.

    You may ask yourself, What must I do??????

    Trust in Jesus Christ, the son of God and the Savior of mankind.


    1.) Understand that you are a sinner (everyone, EVERYONE) You may try to argue this point. That is OK, but if you have ever, lied,
    gossiped, bragged, been prideful, been arrogant, self-righteous, etc. etc. you have put the nail in your own coffin. None of that (arguments) matters, might as well just admit it. Don’t argue with GOD!

    2.) Believe that Jesus was God’s son and was the Christ the savior of the world.

    3.) Believe that he died for our sins (the sins of the whole world)

    4.) Believe that he rose on the 3 day to show us that we could have eternal life.

    5.) Ask him to save you personally and tell him now you want to live for him.

    Why don’t you take out “Life Insurance” for Eternal Life! It is FREE I hope to see you all in Heaven.

  • I think police if well reformed can still be friends.

  • American dream can never die, without war there is no peace