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The Military Occupation Of Ferguson, Missouri Is Just A Preview Of What Is Coming To America

Ferguson Militarized Police - YouTube ScreenshotLet’s be honest – Ferguson, Missouri is under military occupation right now, and the entire world is watching in horror as militarized police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed protesters.  Yes, the rioting and looting in Ferguson needed to be stopped.  If order had not been restored, more stores and businesses would have been destroyed.  However, there is no excuse for the brutal tactics now being employed.  At one point, police snipers were even using laser scopes to target protesters that were obviously unarmed.  Sadly, this is just a preview of what is coming to America in the years ahead.  As the economy falls apart and people become even more angry and even more frustrated, there will be a lot more incidents of civil unrest like we have just witnessed in Ferguson.  And in response, the federal government and our overly militarized police will seek to crush those uprisings with overwhelming force.  How is it possible that our once very peaceful nation has fallen apart so dramatically?

What we just watched happen in Ferguson was truly bizarre.  If you didn’t know any better, you might have thought that you were looking at images from a really bad post-apocalyptic disaster movie.

The following is how the New Yorker described the scene…

Last night, as the images and stories from Ferguson, Missouri, joined the news churn, many who registered their thoughts via social media noted that what they were seeing—policemen with dogs and AR-15 assault rifles standing in a Stygian, blue-lit cloud of tear gas; crowds of protesters with their hands in the air, screaming “Hands up, don’t shoot”; members of the press being removed from the scene—did not look like America.

And I will certainly agree with that.

It did not look like America.  At least not the America that I grew up in.

In a WND article, one woman was quoted as saying that it looked “like something right off the streets of Iraq”…

Cheryl Chumley has been watching developments in Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot over the weekend, and just overnight two more people were shot, including one by police.

Armored vehicles on patrol, Kevlar-wearing, camouflage dressed officials carting high-powered rifles, tear gas wafting through the air – sounds like something right off the streets of Iraq. But it’s not. It’s actually the scene that’s playing out in Ferguson right now, with SWAT-type police taking to the residential streets for crowd control duties,” she said.

Was all of this really necessary?

The rioting and the looting had already ended.  Was there really a need to fire tear gas at unarmed people?

In the YouTube video posted below, you can see footage of some of the craziness that took place…

And in this next YouTube video, there is footage of one protester holding his head after being hit directly in the face with a rubber bullet by the police…

In this day and age, images like this spread like wildfire.  Thanks to social media, people all over the country and all over the planet will get a first-hand look at how brutal our militarized police have become.

And the more attention this gets, the more likely that it is that violence will spread to more cities.  Already, a major protest is being planned for Sunday directly in front of police headquarters in Los Angeles.  A man was shot and killed on Monday by the LAPD and people are upset about it.  They have seen what has been happening in Ferguson and now they want to take action.

But wherever civil unrest does erupt, our militarized police will certainly be there to quickly stamp it out.  As a recent Slate article detailed, the militarization of our police has reached unprecedented heights in recent years…

Since 2006, according to an analysis by the New York Times, police departments have acquired 435 armored vehicles, 533 planes, 93,763 machine guns, and 432 mine-resistant armored trucks. Overall, since Congress established its program to transfer military hardware, local and state police departments have received $4.3 billion worth of equipment. Accordingly, the value of military equipment used by these police agencies has increased from $1 million in 1990 to $324 million in 1995 (shortly after the program was established), to nearly $450 million in 2013.

And when police get all of this equipment, it is inevitable that they are going to use it.  One result of this has been the astounding increase in the number of SWAT team raids in America.  The following numbers come from my previous article entitled “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 of course African-American communities receive a greatly disproportionate amount of attention from our militarized police.  Just imagine how you would feel if every time you saw a police officer you cringed in fear because you might be about to get searched again.  The following is how author Michelle Alexander put it in her book “The New Jim Crow“…

Ultimately, these stop-and-frisk operations amount to much more than humiliating, demeaning rituals for young men of color, who must raise their arms and spread their legs, always careful not to make a sudden move or gesture that could provide an excuse for brutal — even lethal — force.

Like the days when black men were expected to step off the sidewalk and cast their eyes downward when a white woman passed, young black men know the drill when they see the police crossing the street toward them; it is a ritual of dominance and submission played out hundreds of thousands of times each year.

So what can we do about this?

How can we change the system?

How can we reverse this alarming militarization of our police?

Unfortunately, our system has become so corrupt that there is very little that we can do.  In fact, one newly released study discovered that average Americans have a “near-zero” statistical impact on public policy…

A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”

The startling study, titled “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Perspectives on Politics and was authored by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page. An early draft can be found here.

Noted American University Historian Allan J. Lichtman, who highlighted the piece in a Tuesday article published in The Hill, calls Gilens and Page’s research “shattering” and says their scholarship “should be a loud wake-up call to the vast majority of Americans who are bypassed by their government.”

So what do you think about all of this?

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  • K

    I have been watching the live stream. This level of reaction to peaceful protest, is totally third world. Some of us warned you, when they bought over a billion bullets. We warned you again when they started giving local police MRAPs. Well her is what we warned you about, but still most refuse to see.

    • VickiBrady

      Unfortunately K, you’re right. Most people just don’t get it. Most never will. Until it’s too late. Very tragic.

      • lucy

        It feels like it’s already too late.

        • VickiBrady

          It probably is. Compare photos from Ferguson to those of Benghazi on 9/11/12. The similarities are astounding.

    • bigchase28 .

      I agree with you 100% the people are asleep

    • Donald Wilson

      This is a prelude to the main attraction. When the dollar/economy finally collapses the sledge hammer will finally drop and when it does you don’t want to be anywhere near these cities the end result will not be pretty…

  • lily

    Sad news to hear what I’ve believed since 9/11, the average citizen has very little, now I read, virtually zero, impact on the country’s direction. The majority of states use electronic voting machines, and even though a lawsuit brought against using them was “won”, those types of evms were replaced with others, probably more sophisticated. Have learned that all electronic devices can be pre-programed/hacked/re-programed, so I vote for their demographic data collection system, not expecting to effect any change, or sustaining anything good in our government. Sadly, we may be reaping what we have sown, with 53 million and counting of our own children murdered in the womb, not to mention other atrocities our society has become apathetic about or even welcoming of. Yet, I pray for those who have aborted, and pray for our leaders and our nation. May God have mercy on us. I hope as things get worse, and these troubles are going on around the world, people will call on His name in true faith and repentance.

    If there is a mass revolt, we’ll be put under martial law quicker than flies on you know what. And there is so much highly advanced technology in the hands of the “powers that be”, that running and hiding may not be a viable option for most. God fearing Christians and Jews, pro life advocates, even vets and the politically conservative, are all suspect now, in the eyes of these powers. God is sovereign, however, and He knows how to keep His own. If I die for the name of Christ, it will be good, if He allows me to die of starvation or something worse, His will be done. I know where I’m going. (^:

  • P

    This has been done in preparation for a coming collapse. It is very late friends!

  • chris

    ‘How is it possible that our once very peaceful nation has fallen apart so dramatically?’

    Simply you allowed yourselves to be run by the biggest bunch of self serving lying corrupt traitorous psychopaths the world has ever known and they have destroyed you from the top down.

    • http://karmaeconomics.blogspot.com/ lavista4u

      Its simple….They are far evil than we are led to believe. The Evil created America and now its destroying it. They are incredibly powerful and evil force that is stopping humanity reach it true potential.

      Its about the entire world. America has the Evil which controls rest of the evils in the world. That is why its so hard for American people to get rid of it. It will take everything for an American more than anyone else to be free. You are the force that could change the destiny of human beings. If only Americans get get rid of the biggest evil.

    • carrot-top

      It’s not that ‘simple’, though. Evil encourages evil. Corruption corrupts. The SYSTEM is fatally flawed so it only takes a few people at the top to make the rules, hire people, make bad decisions, etc.

  • Paul

    This event is being exploited for a reason. The best way to divide a people is through racism. Sadly, people don’t see that they’re being laughed at by the crooks in washington. While Ferguson is burning the tyrant nobama and the clown biden are off on vacation–does this tell anyone anything? Too many are asleep to see the truth.

  • randyfreedom

    This and the martial law test in Boston are just the latest in continuous testing for the BIG clampdown that will come when the economy finally collapses. I say: GET OUT OF DODGE.

  • DJohn1

    I have warned over and over again that the result of there being no justice in a court of law will lead to anarchy. Even the appearance of justice is no longer sought in a courtroom.
    What will we do?
    What is likely to happen is there will be the appearance of secret societies. People of all walks of life will join it, The idea being to circumvent the illegal activities of your local gestapo.
    When someone messes up big time, this society will most likely clean up the mess. From that point on they own the individual that has messed up.
    We once had a foreman in Cincinnati that was going to fire people right and left. He came in and he started his stuff. A week later someone dumped a truckload of fresh cement in the driveway where he lived. A week later the magazine subscriptions overloaded his mailbox. All paid for with cash without a name attached.
    We used hot metal machines called linotypes back then. Every other time he made a circuit of the room, someone let off a cherry bomb firecracker in one of the metal boxes for discarded lines of type.
    A week later, he resigned and went somewhere else. The company involved hired a foreman that was reasonable to the men.
    One group can always lord it over another if they have weapons. But the majority of the people everywhere being against you leaves you with no options down the road. Any police person worth their wages knows this.
    The problem with swat teams is they are brutal. They often lead to major lawsuits against the city where they are.
    It is only a matter of time before that brutality is likely to backfire on them. The people supporting these actions need to be told what can happen if they continue in this vein. This is not a threat. It has actually happened in several places around the country before.
    They are likely to get a tip about a drug raid on a vacant house. Only when the team goes in, there is no one there. AT about that time, someone blows the building up. That has happened in the past and it might happen again in one of these “black” neighborhoods.
    Our good Lord Jesus once told one of his disciples, “Those that live by the sword shall die by the sword. I suggest we take away their weapons and start providing real justice instead of what is going down in the courts. That means getting away from the gestapo mentality.
    But also know that those who riot deserve just about anything that happens to them. I would not put it past the local merchants to board up their buildings and close down for the duration. I suggest they leave professional security people in the buildings in case of break-ins.
    That means you cannot even buy food in the neighborhood until law and order are enforced.

  • Chris Sky

    This is just practice for the feds. They LOVE the unrest. They are itching try out all their new toys they tested out in Afghanistan on the new “domestic terrorists” (the US cititzens who realize their government has been hijacked)

    • Rick

      Chris, you hit that on the head.

  • gman

    “How is it possible that our once very peaceful nation has fallen apart so dramatically?”

    oh cry me a river. “how is it possible?” like you didn’t know! for decades some have been pointing out that our country is falling apart and listing who was doing it and explaining all the reasons why. you didn’t listen, you didn’t want to listen, you refused to listen. well, the endgame is now in sight and unavoidable. you’re just going to have to take the bull by the tail and face the situation. you might start by praying because not much else is going to help.

  • jimmy

    In the bible, there’s a verse somewhere in the chapter of the bible(I can’t remember exactly where it is, I’ll have to find it) where God talks about end time babylon, the third and final Babylon witch is America, god says that babylon America will turn against here own people, round them up, incarcerate them and slaughter them by the millions. I’m sorry to say this but I see that this is about to come true. Get ready because the Lord is coming, God bless.

  • Hermit

    Sure am glad I live up in the woods, away from the menageries called cities. A lot of people cause their own hell by the way they live. Does that make it right to crush them with an iron boot? No. But God calls us to live quiet, peaceful lives. What I’ve seen in the cities, is nothing short of anarchy.

  • iguana one

    Our war economy has to churn out weapons and bullets and someone has to buy them.
    So , we American tax payers buy this weaponry for the police now. Not just the military. We pay for their guns and ammo! And they use it all against us. They want us dead!

  • dan

    POLITICIANS are the problem and ALWAYS have been…….Unlimited money printing and not following the Constitution are what has made the politicians arrogant and in control….until ‘we the people’ change that and REQUIRE honest money and people in office that are held accountable for their misdeeds…their is no freedom and liberty in this land…..imho

    • anillinoisgal

      You’re goofy. It was the politicians fault the guy robbed the convenience store and got shot?? What happened to personal responsibility? ?

  • Richard

    “How is it possible that our once very peaceful nation has fallen apart so dramatically?”
    Excuse me but when was the United States EVER a ‘very peaceful nation’? Americans are by their very nature – if not by definition – a warmongering, bellicose, pugnacious, self-righteous people. Always have been. Always will be. The greatest danger to mankind ever to roam the face of the earth.

    • Barefoot in MN

      Richard, do not confuse the decisions of a few in “leadership” (= power), with the preferred choices of The People. Americans are by their very nature a peace-loving nation. We want to work, raise our families and enjoy life in peace. We only go to war when our “leaders” persuade us it’s necessary. Unfortunately, those leaders have either drank the Kool-Aid or distributed the Koolaid for so long, we now have an long string of wars….foisted by the same damned elites who tricked us into having the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913. (Note that they weasled this into our system of LAWS. We prefer the orderly, peaceful rule of law; they knew that, so they corrupted our laws.) Ever since they got their mitts on our currency, the world had suffered. We suffer, too. You think Americans don’t get maimed? you think we are immune to PTSD? I’m just shaking my head…. Richard, there’s a Chinese proverb that says “beware the anger of a patient man”. We are patient, generous, (NO people on EARTH can outgive the ordinary, private citizens of the US of A. Just check with the recipients of aid from various places. Not government aid!! look at private donations !!! go ahead, look, I’ll wait for you) —and we prefer to be ruled by law rather than by brute force (like so many African nations/tribes) or tradition (like the Arab tribal “nations”) or trickery. The elites know that — which is why they use such deciet on us. They know that once people start to ‘wake up’, all the elites & their thugs will be toast — BECAUSE we are a patient, hardworking, peace-loving people. Beware the anger of these peasants once they find out the emperor not only has no clothes, he has been stealing their clothes too.

  • Blue

    People throughout the ages, thought that the “end times” was supposed to occur during their time. Never before have all prophesy lined up as it is today. God warned us about this. Those in control worldwide, have a play book (white pages) and they have been very patient. It wasn’t until recently that they finally came out of their secret hiding places and are now laughing at our ignorance. They have been programming us for centuries. They were forced out of hiding by the alternative media, which is now the mainstream media. This is the rise of the Roman Empire. Many have warned about this, but lamestream media said it was nothing more than conspiracy theories. Our prez and elected officials knew what was coming and they welcome it. Our children have been educated to accept the NWO (one world government). The destruction of DOMA, division of the people in all aspects possible, unsustainable deficits (the FED), outsourcing, destruction of the family unit and labeling of ordinary citizens as terrorists was planned and implemented. They have built their FEMA camps, passed laws on how to deal with us who do not accept the NWO. Our politicians, at every level, are corrupt and self serving. All major events in the history of America were false flags and led to what we are seeing today. America will become the North America Union…a union like that of the EU. Our military has been decimated and our police militarized. Christians are being slaughtered and seen as terrorists. I see Christianity being outlawed. God warned us that His Word would be taken away. Are you not seeing this today? Those in control do have a god, but it is not the Creator. The end times are upon us and changes coming about at break neck speed. The time will come when you will have to make a decision. Will you commit and follow Christ, or relent to the NWO for fear of dying? If you commit to Christ, they will only be able to kill your earthly vessel, but your soul will belong to Christ.

  • Fred Smith

    The globalists are running this show from behind the scenes, using the compartmentalized brainwashed ignorant police officers, to attempt to start an armed violent conflict with American civilians. Once that starts, and the globalists want it to start, then federalized LEOs, US military, and foreign military forces inside the US will all descend on American civilians; with martial law, gun confiscation, a round up – or any combination of these events. This is exactly what the globalists want to have happen, and what they have been planning for for quite some time.

  • Nowpower

    This has happened before but they used the National Guard. Remember Kent State? Remember the 1968 Dem Nat Convention? Their weapons don’t frighten me, their mindset does. They have been taught to view the public as the enemy. That is what needs to change in a hurry. Obama will not do anything about this mess. He hasn’t met a political issue that’s not a nail he wants to hammer. It will take the citizens state by state changing the laws that police unions lobbied for that protect cops from any type of civil or criminal liability for their actions.

  • Margaret Collins

    “Beam me up, Scottie!’

  • jdwsn

    …and short of a very bloody civil war
    This police state is now well ensconced
    And irreversible. The tanks say it all…

  • Om

    Illuminati has alot too do with it all ….none of you seem to mention, that. Why?

  • Mitch Rapp

    Ps. I am not asleep and looting and destruction have no place in a civilized society.

  • Daisy

    Who Cares!