The Militarization of U.S. Police Departments  

Do you remember the ‘Posse Comitatus Act’ in 1878. “The purpose of the act… (was) to limit the powers of the Federal government in using its military personnel to enforce the state laws“

The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law enacted by Rutherford B Hayes in which the purpose of the act is to limit the powers of the federal government is using its military personnel to enforce state laws. They set as a priority legislation to prohibit any future President or Congress from directing, by military order or federal legislation, the imposition of federal troops in any U.S. state.

Since the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, therefore, the U.S. government has been constrained overall in the use of military force domestically in any of the U.S. states.

This constraint, though, has never been the case in U.S. international policies and, therefore, the U.S. has engaged in militarizing the domestic arenas of other countries that fall under U.S. areas of interest (such as the Philippines, South American countries, the Middle East, etc.).

Low-Intensity Conflict (LIC) is a “Policing/Militarization of the U.S. Empire”

What is “Low-Intensity Conflict”? There are seemingly many definitions of the term. Regarding the impact of the U.S., however, I refer to it as “low-intensity” only for the U.S. military. In other words, the U.S. military does not get its hands dirty nor is it violently impacted but instead trains others for this insidious work. This is in contrast to those who are the recipients of it.

“Low Intensity Conflict” is simultaneously “high intensity” for those outside the U.S. who are victims of these U.S. international LIC policies. These victims are often under intimidating surveillance, sometimes suffer or are killed by summary execution, torture, displacement etc. by military or police in their own country who are trained philosophically and militarily by the U.S. In other words, it is a method employed to “police/militarize” the U.S. political and economic interests. This could also be referred to as war capitalism.

When militarizing the domestic arena of its areas of influence in the world, it pays no attention to its own domestic laws that do not easily allow for this militarization in its own domestic sphere.

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So instead of the United States military goes into about 70 countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Columbia, Argentina, etc. to train troops from these countries which is to serve the interests of the United States and the friendly elite of these countries. Again, it is a “policing” or “militarization” of countries in what the United States considers its empire of interests. The reality is, these countries are not friendly nor allies of the U.S. Once trained and given military grade weapons, they are later used against our own troops.

As with the international structural adjustment policies that are now being implemented in the United States, as mentioned above, I have always assumed that the U.S. would also want to implement the LIC (Low Intensity Conflict) strategies or increased domestic militarization in the U.S. as well. The Posse-Comitatus Act has invariably prevented this from happening to any significant degree. One way around this, as in by not being able to send in the federal troops to cities and states, is to militarize the local police forces and this is happening to a significant degree in the United States.

As the ACLU has reported:

All across the country, heavily armed SWAT teams are raiding people’s homes in the middle of the night, often just to search for drugs. It should enrage us that people have needlessly died during these raids, that pets have been shot, and that homes have been ravaged.

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Our neighborhoods are not warzones, and police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies. Any yet, every year, billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment flows from the federal government to state and local police departments. Departments use these wartime weapons in everyday policing, especially to fight the wasteful and failed drug war, which has unfairly targeted people of color.

As our new report makes clear, it’s time for American police to remember that they are supposed to protect and serve our communities, not wage war on the people who live in them.

cop-soldiersThe “war on terror” has come home–and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives. The culprit is the militarization of the police….

A recent New York Times article by Matt Apuzzo reported that in the Obama era, “police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.”  The result is that police agencies around the nation possess military-grade equipment, turning officers who are supposed to fight crime and protect communities into what look like invading forces from an army. And military-style police raids have increased in recent years, with one count putting the number at 80,000 such raids last year.

According to Alex Kane’s “11 shocking facts about the militarization of the U.S. police” are:

  1. It harms, and sometimes kills, innocent people.
  2. Children are impacted.
  3. The use of SWAT teams is unnecessary.
  4. The “war on terror” is fueling militarization.
  5. It’s a boom to contractor profits.
  6. Border militarization and police militarization go hand in hand.
  7. Police are cracking down on dissent.
  8. Asset forfeitures are funding police militarization.
  9. Dubious informants are used for raids.
  10. There’s been little debate and oversight.
  11. Communities of color bear the brunt.

There is a rampant and systematic abuses by police to beat and kill innocent unarmed American citizens. Police officers excessive use of force is observed on a daily basis in the United States in direct view of the public.These are barbaric and savage crimes. It is also corruption by the very judicial system that is also established to protect us by failing to prosecute these officers for obvious crimes.

This is collusion in that it promotes dishonesty and fraud, which, in turn,undermines the integrity of the entire judicial system.We know that law enforcement and prosecutors are married at the hip. Therefore when law enforcement commit the assaults and murder are generally never charged. In turn, from their respective departments suspended from duty nor disposed from duty. Most of their actions are legitimized by their departments and swept under the carpet of the code of silence.

Some of these abuses and murder of citizens are carried out when the oppressed is in custody and restrained with handcuffs. There is anywhere from 4-16 officers on hand to control one individual who is at times begging for their lives. Some never get the chance as they are killed within a minute.

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There should be no escalation of lethal force with anyone that is not carrying any weapon and can be controlled with ANY non-lethal weapon.  If not, the police academy do not have proper standards and training. The golden rule is to use one more ounce of force that is used against you. If you cannot accomplish this and control any given situation, you should not be an officer of the law that is sworn “to protect and serve”. The problem initiates with the foundation of training. However, any citizen that endeavors to become an officer of the law needs to have rigorous psychological assessments before moving ahead with training and re-evaluated on a steady basis.

Scott Bernstein  – International Tactical Law Enforcement & Military Trainer. ‘Global Security International|Bounty Hunter Training Academy’

What is the Psychology behind ISIS? Can we Infiltrate and Defeat them?

Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria butcher thousands of “infidels” and carry off their women and children into slavery. This type of savagery can also be seen in other countries in history and currently in Africa with such faces like Boko Haram, other fascist groups and similar ISIS groups like Al-Qaeda but who even denounces the savagery of ISIS. The most notorious was Hitler who exterminated 6,000,000 Jews.

Savagery Begets Savagery

What, then are the origins of savagery, if they cannot be ascribed to a single religion or ideology? The first part of an answer may be horribly simple: savagery begets savagery. Callousness, aggression, and lack of empathy are common responses by people who have been harshly treated themselves. In the Nazi concentration camps, for instance, many of the cruelest guards were themselves prisoners—the notorious “kapos”.

Sexually abused children—particularly males—are more likely to go on to become sexual abusers themselves as adults, although the majority do not. Victims, in other words, often respond to trauma by themselves becoming victimizers.

The “shock and awe” bombing of Baghdad and subsequent invasion in 2003 triggered an explosion of violence and a total break down of law and order in the country. Few Iraqis escaped the effects of savagery. Marketplace car bombs and sectarian assassination squads were prevalent.. Between 2003 and 2011, over 114,000 of them were killed and many hundreds of thousands more maimed. So a minority of these, overwhelmingly male, victims of violence are now themselves propagating savagery through Mosul and its environs.

But victim becoming victimizer is not the only explanation for savagery. When the State breaks down, and with it law and order and civic society, there is only one recourse for survival—the group. Whether defined by religion, racial, political, tribal or clan—or for that matter by the brute dominance of a gang-leader—survival depends on the mutual security offered by the group. This no different than here in the United States when one becomes a gang banger searching for solace when they themselves are victims of society and then become the victimizer. I have been dealing with them for 25 years.

War bonds people together in their groups and this bonding assuages some of the terrific fear and distress the individual feels when the state breaks down. It also offers self-esteem to people who feel humiliated by their loss of place and status in a relatively ordered society. To the extent that this happens, then individual and group identities partially merge and the person’s actions become as much a manifestation of the group as of the individual will. When this happens, people can do terrible things they would never have imagined doing otherwise: individual conscience has little place in an embattled, warring group, because the individual and group selves are one so long as the external threat continues. It is groups which are capable of savagery, much more than any individual alone.

You can see it in the faces of the young male Islamic State militants as they race by on their trucks, black flags waving, evil smiles on their faces, clenched fists aloft, fresh from the slaughter of infidels who would not convert to Islam. What you can see is a biochemical high from a combination of the oxytocin and testosterone. Much more than cocaine or alcohol, these natural drugs lift mood, induce optimism and energize aggressive action on the part of the group. And because the individual identity has been submerged largely into the group identity, the individual will be much more willing to sacrifice himself in battle—or suicide bombing, for that matter. Why? Because if I am submerged in the group, I live on in the group even if the individual “me” dies.

This psychology I beleive and always has relates to all subject matter to drug cartels, mafia and all crime mobs, terrorist groups, religious fanatics and such.

Private sector Experts rescue Missing At-Risk Children

Every 7 minutes a child goes missing. When this happens to you or someone you know, what will you do? File a missing police report, call all your child’s friends, drive around the neighborhood, visit all their hangouts, call all the area hospitals, talk to all their teachers, post more flyers all around town, bus stations, airports, train stations? Where does it end and in the end how much time have you expended? Do you really think that after filing a police report, that the police go and investigate your child’s whereabouts? Do you think they have the skills to properly investigate a missing child? Do you read the news? Ask the parents of the missing who after years or decades are still out there looking for their children and have taken these measures and ask them if they are still looking for their child. Are they dead or alive?

If you turn your back, your child can be snatched. From there, every second counts. A minute can mean a mile that separates you from your child. If you want your child back, who would you call to get your child back?

If you turn your back, your child can be snatched. From there, every second counts. A minute can mean a mile that separates you from your child. If you want your child back, who would you call to get your child back?

The decision to have a private expert is always the best option when it some to investigating the missing. Choosing State, County or Municipal police will always have some unforeseen drawbacks. I can state unequivocally the following:

Private firms have more authority on private property than police. In addition, private agencies have a vested interest and work on special assignment. The police, even off duty, have to follow the guidelines set forth in the 4th and 14th Amendments of the US Constitution.

If your child is taken, most times the predator has done his/her research ad knows your movements. It might be minutes and most likely hours until you know that your child is gone. if you wait for the police to arrive and run through their check list, days can go on and then weeks and months leading to a very cold case and anguish for you and your child. You may never see your child again. The steps taken are wrong! You need an expert who knows what steps need to be taken to get your child back.

The police cannot stop anyone to ask if they live on property, what they are doing, etc. This is a violation of a person’s Constitutional Rights which could open the police or property owner up for a civil suit. The police are not allowed to speak to anyone unless they have a reasonable suspicion that a crime may be afoot. Further, they must be able to articulate this suspicion in clear language. Private can interact with anyone at anytime. Because they do not represent the Government, the Constitution does not apply to private.

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Police are overwhelmed with keeping the peace and generally not trained for missing persons cases and certainly not very attentive to give the attention 2,000 cases a day the missing child requires around the nation. The clock is ticking and every minute, it means that the missing child can distance about a mile in any direction and can often be located instantly if the party given the assignment has the skills whose only occupation every day is to locate the missing and take each case very seriously.

Law enforcement officers are less likely to get involved because of legal issues. Missing child cases cost the taxpayer millions if not billions and usually take back seat to other crimes that are more solvable and are given more attention. This means the more manpower is securing answering calls on domestic issues, keeping up the quota on speeding tickets, parking tickets and less investigative skills like trespassing, DUI’s and such. Police work in the “criminal realm” and in keeping the peace. They are not allowed to become involved in civil matters. Property owner rights, lease agreements and other such issues are civil matters. The police have limited knowledge or responsibility in missing persons unless there is specialized units and they are scarce and bordered.

Private sector are also more effective as we blend into the canvass of the environment.  We are never perceived as as a threat and are normally greeted with effective leads with proper interpersonal skills.

Private sector are also more effective as we blend into the canvass of the environment.
We are never perceived as as a threat and are normally greeted with effective leads with proper interpersonal skills.

Police have a very difficult job. They are not specifically trained not adequately qualified or equipped with the right resources. Specialists is always a better, more effective option. Also, the most important factor is that police is limited to their jurisdiction. Most often, a child will leave or separated from your home town or even your states where the FBI has to be called in. Ask yourself this, how many times out of millions of cases do you think the FBI will get involved in a missing persons case and remain active?

We are highly trained profilers and criminal behaviorists that know the criminal mind set. We can assess whether or not if your child is missing or becomes a victim of human/(sex)trafficking. We know and understand the steps required to thoroughly investigate a missing child case and bring closure in an expedient fashion. We simply are cold case experts who can analyze a case and respond immediately. We also take a different approach that yields success. Our methods are thorough and precise which leads to closure. Most times, at the initial phase of any given missing person (child case) with sworn law enforcement, the chain of proper methodologies and procedures is broken from the onset which is turn leads to missing and overlooked evidence which turns to these cold cases and lost children for prolonged times and broken hearts.

When your child goes missing and is reported to an agent at CRI, we respond immediately, unlike police. If your matter is criminal which has to be determined, analysis and obtaining an accurate profile is the first step for any successful investigation and recovery operation. As soon as your child goes missing, the clock starts to tick and you must be on top of it. If you have a case that is cold, our case Operatives has the experience, knowledge, skills and dedication to close them regardless of time span. We closed one recently of a case that a world of law enforcement could not solve over 30 years old.

Your children are out there, crying our for help and assistance. They can be located if the right resources are provided. Also, if a predator is responsible for the disappearance of a child we can also apprehend the perpetrator (with assistance of law enforcement) responsible for the abduction of your child so this does not happen to another child.

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This information is intended to help you in making an informed, cost effective decision. It’s your child, how much longer do you want to wait and see what develops with flyers and candle light vigils or a hope and a prayer?

2,000 children go missing each day! No offense but law enforcement does not have the resources to conduct a proper missing persons case and locate our loved ones. Most of these remain unsolved while families grieve each day and the anxiety and frustration mounts.

Are you aware that their are professionals out there that solve about 85% of the cold cases out there and bring closure to families and locate missing and endangered?

If this frightens you, imagine what your child feels at this time. You feel the same emotions; fear, terror, trepidation, horror. There is only one thing to do, you must end this.

If this frightens you, imagine what your child feels at this time. You feel the same emotions; fear, terror, trepidation, horror. There is only one thing to do, you must end this. No flyer or candlelight vigil will do. No social media group or non-for-profit will find you the closure you desperately need even with the good intentions they possess. It maybe comforting but is does not justify the end. Your child is still crying out for you and your nightmare continues.

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