Pearl Harbor – Sunday, December 7, 1941
“The battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea.
The ship sank with more than 80 percent of its 1,500-man crew,
including Rear Adm. Isaac C. Kidd.”
Have the lives that have been given to protect America from tyranny been for naught, as there is a war at home from our neighborhood cops killing their neighbors?
– “Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War”
“Cops have killed well over 5,000 Americans since 9/11. Many of these killings have occurred during no-knock raids, which have risen by 4000% since the 1980s.
Iraqi insurgents, by comparison, have killed around 3,500 Americans in Iraq since 9/11 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
It is not just Iraq. The number of Americans killed by police also now exceeds the number of Americans killed by Afghan insurgents.
Afghan insurgents have killed around 2,000 Americans in Afghanistan since 9/11 in Operation Enduring Freedom.
The police are getting paid with our money to go on shooting sprees and they are killing more of us than the terrorists from whom they protect us.
Do not be too surprised. This data is to be expected; it naturally fits with the fact that the State uses counter-terrorism as a means to oppress and initiate violence against the population. In fact, you are eight times more likely to be killed by a cop than by an actual ‘terrorist,'” quoting Filming Cops.
– “Who’s to Blame for Battlefield America? Is It Militarized Police or the Militarized Culture?”
“Its hard to pinpoint what exactly is responsible for the growing spate of police shootings, brutality and overreach that have come to dominate the news lately, whether its due to militarized police, the growing presence of military veterans in law enforcement, the fact that we are a society predisposed to warfare, indoctrinated through video games, reality TV shows, violent action movies and a series of endless wars that have, for younger generations, become life as they know itor all of the above.
Whatever the reason, not a week goes by without more reports of hair-raising incidents by militarized police imbued with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a battlefield approach to the communities in which they serve.”
“Getting back to the question of whos to blame for Battlefield America, as we are coming to know it, whether its militarized police or a militarized culture, its a little like the chicken and the egg debate. Whichever way you look at it, whichever one came first, the end product remains the same. Clearly, the American homeland is now ruled by a military empire. Everything our founding fathers warned againsta standing army that would see American citizens as combatantsis now the new norm. In other words, it looks like the police state is here to stay” quoting John W. Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute.