Monday, March 4, 2013

The Police State, no bullshit.

A short collection of links that will get you caught up on some of the latest moves:

DHS has it's own expanding drone fleet for homeland use.  Don't worry, they've promised they will only fly the drones over the border.  Of course, the Supreme Court says you have no standing to contest the NSA domestic spying programs, so that doesn't really matter.  To round out their status as the civilian paramilitary group desired by Obama, they've also purchased a few cute recreational vehicles to handle the maintenance of the police state

I believe I've talked about this before.

The ACLU is also talking about the militarization of our police and the Constitution free zone.

American neighborhoods are increasingly being policed by cops armed with the weapons and tactics of war. Federal funding in the billions of dollars has allowed state and local police departments to gain access to weapons and tactics created for overseas combat theaters – and yet very little is known about exactly how many police departments have military weapons and training, how militarized the police have become, and how extensively federal money is incentivizing this trend. It’s time to understand the true scope of the militarization of policing in America and the impact it is having in our neighborhoods. On March 6th, ACLU affiliates in 23 states filed over 255 public records requests with law enforcement agencies and National Guard offices to determine the extent to which federal funding and support has fueled the militarization of state and local police departments. Stay tuned as this project develops.


  1. Obama has promised the creation and establishment of a "Civilian National Security Force" saying that it would be as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the US Military.

    This is perhaps one of the few promises he has kept.

    1. Thanks for reminding me to put that link in. :)