Wall Street, our criminal Banksters and our own government is attempting to undermine the Occupy Wall Street Protestors – and to maintain their stranglehold on our political process and their unmitigated control of our Politicians, they must succeed! For them, these demonstrations and escalation/education of the awakening of America pose a very real threat to their extravagant way of life. Make no mistake – the 1% will fight with everything they have to maintain the Status Quo, even if it means starting another war or forcing our nation into Martial Law:
‘Militarization’ of Police Is War on Democracy
Police once knew how to handle non-violent protests, says Bob OstertagBy Mark Russell, Newser Staff, Posted Nov 21, 2011 5:02 AM CST
(Newser) – US Police used to recognize non-violent protest for what it was, and arrested and carried off protesters, when necessary, with a minimum of fuss. But the mass pepper spraying of UC Davis students last week represents a “radical departure” from that tradition, a dangerous “militarization” of police that is the result of the decades-long wars on drugs and terror, writes Bob Ostertag at the Huffington Post.
Ostertag takes issue with the university chancellor’s claims the protest was “unsafe,” and that there were no other options. “How is it that non-violent student protest has suddenly become ‘unsafe’ in the United States?” Ostertag asks. “The list of ‘other options’ is endless.” But even bigger than campus security, the militarization of urban police goes “to the core of what democracy means,” he writes. “No banker has been arrested, and certainly none have been pepper sprayed. Arrests and chemical assault is for those trying to defend their homes, their jobs, and their schools.” LINK
Are police becoming militarized?By Ruben Navarrette Jr., Special to CNN
(CNN) — Just how bad is the civil unrest associated with the Occupy protests in some U.S. cities?
This bad: There is an online petition calling on California Gov. Jerry Brown to send the National Guard to protect Occupy Oakland protesters from the city’s police department.
In recent weeks, hundreds of protesters in Oakland have clashed with police officers in riot gear. In one tragic incident, a 24-year-old Iraq war veteran named Scott Olsen was critically injured when he was hit in the head by a teargas canister at close range.
Even compared to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and other protests around the country, what’s happening in Oakland shocks the senses. Judging from video and firsthand accounts, the police in that city have been especially brutal in dealing with the protesters. MUCH MORE
It’s an unfortunate fact, not supposition or political hype that approximately 25% of Law Enforcement is using steroids to “enhance” their performance, which is not only illegal but adds to the violence when these officers experience “Roid Rage” which is subsequently aimed at an unknowing public:
“Use of steroids is a growing trend, and problem, among police departments across the nation. And while other major law enforcement agencies, such as Phoenix, Dallas, Albuquerque, Boston and New York, include steroids in their random drug tests, Seattle politicians don’t seem to even know this is a problem.
In 2009, 11 officers in Boston were disciplined after a three-year investigation into steroid use by the FBI and the U.S Attorney.
In 2010, a Newark Star Ledger investigation found that 248 police officers and firefighters had obtained steroids through a single doctor, and that taxpayers often footed the bill, costing law-enforcement agencies millions of dollars and involving possible insurance fraud (steroids aren’t covered by police insurance unless they are for an actual medical issue).
And this isn’t a new problem.
According to an article that appeared in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin in 1991: “Anabolic steroid abuse by police officers is a serious problem that merits greater awareness by departments across the country.” Steroid use has been anecdotally associated with several brutality cases and racially motivated violence by police officers, including the 1997 sodomizing of an Haitian immigrant in New York. MUCH MORE
Even though steroid use among Law Enforcement is a growing problem, we are far from alleging that these incidents of increasing violence against protestors are based solely on steroid use. (It does add to the problem and will eventually result in death and disaster.) In fact, the real reason violence is escalating is likely the fault and complicity of our own government – and that includes President Obama, who must be aware that his cronies within the DHS and the FBI have been actively plotting to shut-down the OWS Protests, and that in itself is resulting in extremely ominous implications in other nations – ours included – whom are fighting for their freedom:
Update: ‘Occupy’ crackdowns coordinated with federal law enforcement officials
Rick Ellis, Minneapolis Top News Examiner
Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict “Occupy” protesters from city parks and other public spaces. As was the case in last night’s move in New York City, each of the police actions shares a number of characteristics. And according to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.
The official, who spoke on background to me late Monday evening, said that while local police agencies had received tactical and planning advice from national agencies, the ultimate decision on how each jurisdiction handles the Occupy protests ultimately rests with local law enforcement.
According to this official, in several recent conference calls and briefings, local police agencies were advised to seek a legal reason to evict residents of tent cities, focusing on zoning laws and existing curfew rules. Agencies were also advised to demonstrate a massive show of police force, including large numbers in riot gear. In particular, the FBI reportedly advised on press relations, with one presentation suggesting that any moves to evict protesters be coordinated for a time when the press was the least likely to be present.
The FBI has so far failed to respond to requests for an official response, and of the 14 local police agencies contacted in the past 24 hours, all have declined to respond to questions on this issue.
But in a recent interview with the BBC,” Oakland Mayor Jean Quan mentioned she was on a conference call just before the recent wave of crackdowns began.
“I was recently on a conference call of 18 cities who had the same situation, where what had started as a political movement and a political encampment ended up being an encampment that was no longer in control of the people who started them.” MUCH MORE
American Police Are So Brutal that the Egyptian Military Is Justifying Its Murder of Tahrir Square Protesters By Pointing to the Crackdown on Occupy Wall Street
Monday, November 21, 2011
Egyptian Military Points to American Police Brutality in Justifying Murder of Tahrir Square Protesters
And America’s response towards the peaceful Occupy protesters has been so brutal that now the Egyptian military is justifying its murder of protesters in Tahrir Square by saying they are just following the American example. As Gawker notes:
Two people were killed in Cairo and Alexandria this weekend as Egyptian activists took the streets to protest the military’s attempts to maintain its grip on power. And guess how the state is justifying its deadly crackdown. “We saw the firm stance the US took against OWS people & the German govt against green protesters to secure the state,” an Egyptian state television anchor said yesterday (as translated by the indispensable Sultan Sooud al Qassemi; bold ours).
Obviously, Elites and Corporations throughout the world are becoming threatened by these global protests; it is our belief that no one envisioned the Arab Spring would spread to Western societies, and now that it has, the United States appears to have taken the lead in covert actions aimed to halt the spread of discontent that is being displayed throughout the industrialized world. For those who are critical thinkers and rally for democracy and freedom, these actions do not bode well for the continuing OWS protests that are multiplying and gaining in strength throughout the nation, especially when:
No ‘humanitarian intervention’ necessary
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, November 21, 2011
Fresh off the back of bombing Libya under the guise of “humanitarian intervention” while calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down over mistreatment of protesters, the Obama administration has taken a noticeably different approach to Egypt’s brutal military junta that is now busy torturing and killing demonstrators on the streets of Cairo.
“Clashes have again erupted in the Egyptian capital as security forces continue their efforts to clear Cairo’s Tahrir Square of protesters. At least 33 people are reported to have died since the violence began on Saturday with hundreds more injured,” reports BBC News.
The demonstrators are incensed at the ruling military council’s failure to relinquish power ten months after Hosni Mubarak was ousted. Members of the council have openly admitted their plan to maintain overall control even after Parliamentary elections take place later this month.
“The legislature will remain in a subordinate role similar to Mr. Mubarak’s former Parliament, they said, with the military council appointing the prime minister and cabinet,” the New York Times reported last month.
The realization that one form of dictatorship has merely been replaced by another has prompted the unrest to spread to other cities, including Alexandria, Suez and Aswan.
However, while crackdowns on Libyan rebel fighters, who were still being described as “protesters” by the Obama administration and the western media even as they commandeered fighter jets and fired rocket-propelled grenade missiles, were robustly condemned, just as Syrian security forces have been similarly scorned for their treatment of militants in an unfolding civil war, the silence with regard to Egypt has been deafening.
Indeed, if anything the Obama administration has sided with the ruling military junta that refuses to hand over power to a democratically elected government and has responded to demonstrations by murdering protesters and carrying out brutal beatings.
The U.S. government has ‘shrugged off the abuses’, reports Salon, with U.S. Ambassador for Middle East Transition William Taylor attributing the murders to the “inexperience” of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).
The Obama administration has worked through the SCAF to ensure that Egypt remains compliant with US and NATO geopolitical interests in the region. MUCH MORE
As we finish Part One of this essay, we leave you all with the below You Tube Video that is extremely ominous and points to Obama’s belief in a “Unitary Executive” and a blatant continuation of Bush-era policies:
If you don’t believe that Martial Law is even a remote possibility in the United States, take the time to read the below commentary and then understand that nothing, even as extreme as war or martial law within our own nation will be too extreme for those whom are bought and paid for by the 1% that seek to maintain and elevate their own status at the cost of democracy and freedom:
More and more lately, it seems I find myself asking the question just how and when the ‘Occupy’ protesters in the U.S. will be considered a threat to America’s Homeland Security? And then of course, treated as such. Surely I am not off in the wilderness in thinking such an eventuality all but inevitable? It’s hard for one in fact, not to imagine that our Federal Government’s overzealous “If You See Something, Say Something!” campaign has been perfectly tailored to include those who are presently demonstrating in the streets of America against economic injustice and inequality. After all, aren’t explosive devices or chemical agents small and powerful enough to fit neatly into some ‘hippy’ backpack these days? More