Policing America: should the green shirts be exchanged for Brown Shirts?

Fascism-When-We-Do-ItI submit that is a question you need to ask.

First, watch this video, an excerpt from the John Stossel show “Policing America: Security vs Liberty” recently broadcasted on Fox News, July 26th, involving USBP checkpoints up to 100 miles inland from an American border:

I find this shameful and repulsive, personally and professionally.  As anyone in law enforcement (as I am) knows, there is the spirit or the law and the letter of the law.

A pastor had both of his vehicle windows broken and was Tazed from both sides when he refused to let USBP search his vehicle.  He is Caucasoid and spoke clear English.

The issue?  The federal law indicating “a reasonable distance from the border.”  Is 60 miles reasonable?  100 miles?  Yes, 100 miles.  As Stossel points out, that’s where most Americans live, when you consider our borders north and south, and our coastlines east and west.

Some persons are installing cameras in their cars to document these abrogations, God bless them.  This is pushback and they are patriotic for doing so.  Again, see the video above.

The SCOTUS said that travelers can be briefly detained for the purpose of conducting a limited inquiry into residence status, as per United States vs Martinez-Fuerte, 428 US 543 (1976).  Neither the vehicle nor its occupants can be searched, yet the video clearly shows that Americans are being told to submit to detentions, searches, and arrests resulting from non-cooperation when more than an ID check is demanded.

How does one conduct a brief check into residency status?  Speak to the individual stopped, see if they speak English, check for a driver’s license and/or other forms of identification.  Any prudent and reasonable LEO can tell you this readily.

What we see displayed above is what is known in law enforcement as “contempt of cop.”  As in: you have pissed me off because you have dared to challenge my authority, and I am now making it personal.

John Stossel says “big government creates problems,” and that is certainly the case here, involving the Fourth Amendment.  “It’s like living in occupied territory,” some lawful residents of the United States of America are saying.

More Americans, as Stossel says, are pushing back.  As I submit they should, particularly if they possess video evidence of their incidents.  Further, as an affected citizen in an incident similar to those above, I would be suing the federal agencies involved and then the individuals themselves because, as the agents themselves made it personal, perhaps they should take a helping of “personal” in return.

Let there be no mistake: I have been in law enforcement for 41 years.  I have worked in a LE capacity for the federal government and for local agencies, where I have worked now for 35 years.  I was a Field Training Officer (FTO) in Patrol and have been in training the bulk of my LE career.  I taught my trainees to respect the foundational documents and in fact they had not only to conform to my agency training regimen, but my personal training regimen as well, which included knowledge about the Bill of Rights and its applicable amendments.

I emphasized that arrests and detentions should be built but upon solid probable cause and reasonable suspicion, and that we do not bluff.  If the law is not on our side, then we don’t make a potential bad situation worse.  We know, I would literally say (and wrote in my own adjunct training manual that I would hand out to my charges), when to back down.

Let me submit this for your consideration: if the USBP were literally “striking it rich” from vehicle blockades many miles within the United States proper, they and the Obama Administration would be crowing about it from the tallest of spires, the mightiest hilltops, far and wide, proving the efficacy of these policies.  Not only that, the American Media Maggots, sycophants that they are, would plaster these statistics over TV screens and newspapers for days and days.

Except they aren’t.  Which tells me one very salient thing: the stats are not bearing out the efficacy of this policy.  Trust me, if these interior check points were literal gold mines of success and productivity you would know.

And as far as Representative Peter King (R) is concerned, he is wrong.  Open your eyes.  All you have to do, sir, is watch this video.

Big Brother is indeed watching.  But in this case, watching the wrong Americans — whilst purposely allowing illegal invaders easy passage through our southern border.

Big-Brother-BWThis makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to me.

This is not the America I remember from even, say, 30 years ago.

I still adhere to the age-old axiom and standard I was held to when I worked Detectives, in Theft, Child Abuse, Warrants, Robbery and Homicide: see below.

Come Back With a WarrantThat is how it is done in a free United States of America where the police respect the foundational documents, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Should the USBP exchange their green shirts for Brown Shirts?



Author: Military ‘purge’ meant to weed out officers who won’t fire on Americans

White House ExplosionFrom, of all places, the SFExaminer.com:

On Wednesday, The Blaze reported that nine senior flag officers have been fired by the Obama administration this year alone, leading some to believe that a “purge” is underway. On Thursday, Dr. Jim Garrow, a renowned author and humanitarian who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, told Examiner.com in an exclusive interview he believes it’s part of the effort to weed out those who won’t swear loyalty to President Obama and obey orders to fire on American citizens who refuse to give up their guns.

Dr. Garrow said the president is looking for officers who will ultimately swear loyalty to him and blindly do as he says rather than follow lawful orders.

From there, he explained, it’s not too much of a stretch for those officers to fire on U.S. citizens who refuse to obey gun confiscation orders.

“Obama is basically saying ‘obey me’ rather than the lawful orders,” he said.

“It all has to do with breaching the Constitution,” he added.

According to Sara Carter, commanders who spoke to The Blaze say the administration “is not only purging the military of commanders they don’t agree with, but is striking fear in the hearts of those still serving.”

Setting up the bowling pins, as it were.  Lining up and identifying the generals and admirals whose only interest is sticking up their index digit to see which way the wind is blowing in order to keep their positions, their car, their driver, their government-paid home and the incredible deference shown them due to rank.

The situation with the military is so bad an unidentified Pentagon official told The Blaze that even “young officers, down through the ranks have been told not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House.”

“They are purging everyone and if you want to keep your job — just keep your mouth shut,” the official reportedly said, asking to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak on the matter, Carter added.

In other words, not only gutting our military but gutting its ability to think independently outside of DC.  Creating an atmosphere not of respect but abject fear.

In January, Dr. Garrow wrote on Facebook that President Obama wants military leaders who will fire on U.S. citizens.

Jim Garrow on Facebook“I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new ‘litmus test’ in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks,” he wrote.

And be prepared for decorated soldiers to speak up:

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely weighed in on the situation.

“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology,” he told The Blaze. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”

An interesting concluding sentence to the article:

Perhaps this explains why Obama has recently taken to calling the armed forces “my military.”

“My military.”

Sadly, the American Electorate is no smarter or in possession of a collective memory greater than that of Dug:

Ask yourself a question: if you were a tyrant with NPD, cognizant of the fact that an ill-informed electorate placed you into office — twice — wouldn’t you want to gut the American military so that it reflected your feelings and Communist teachings ranging from your mother, your mentors — think Frank Marshall Davis, Richard Cloward, Frances Fox Piven, Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers — ?

Let me get down to a few more fundamental brass tacks, if you will.

Obama and his sycophant Leftists want to gut our military and reduce military pensions and care — things the federal government utilized in order to get young men and women to sign up initially.  ROE’s are ridiculous.  Military men and women with actual honor and courage are being forced to leave.  Some civilians are deciding it isn’t worth the effort considering the current treatment of veterans.

Concurrently, the salaries and pensions of cops are being cut with, at the same time, ROE’s becoming more and more stringent.

What happens when you give a war, and no one comes?

What happens when the intruder is coming to your door and no one responds?

Actions have consequences.