Do We Live In A Police State? Is The United States Under Martial Law? Is The Constitution Still A Valid Document?
We Are In A Police State
Just the thought that the United States of America is in fact a Police State would shock many of the countries' citizens. I did not think this was ever a possibility in OUR great country, but recent events and actions have changed my way of looking at things. I was always under the belief that our Constitutional Rights could ever or would ever be openly violated by the entity calling itself our Government.
The accumulation of evidence pointing to a Police State is a list that is growing almost on a daily basis. Let us start with the groping and molestation of minors being performed by TSA agents. It would make much more sense to demand that airline providers supply the necessary security procedures to keep our air travel safe. After all it is in the best interest of the airlines that their customers feel and are safe using their services. The airlines hold the financial interest in providing safe and secure travel for their customers.
If the airlines are unable to meet their security obligations and the Government has to uphold these security measures then you would think that the People would still maintain their Fourth Amendment Right against unreasonable searches. There is quite a difference between walking through a metal detector which is a reasonable search to having to stand virtually naked as a submissive sheep before Government Agents. Refusal of the nude scan instead gets you a feel up which would be criminal and would be defined as sexual battery in the Criminal Justice system. The same thing done to minors equates to child molestation in every State of our Union.
A couple of decades ago if you were told that these things would happen to thousands of people on a daily basis including minors, the elderly and the handicapped you would have thought it an impossibility. To make matters even worse is that these security arrangements are nothing more then a facade to appear that safety is being upheld. When it comes to a time that residents of the U.S.A. have to fear being sexually abused by servants of the People due to mandatory rules just to travel through the air. Well Then?
You are living in a Police State!
Are We Still Free? Police State out of control!
SWAT Teams In The Police State
There has also been a change in the operations of our Police Force. They have become militarized to the point of observing Law Abiding Citizens as some kind of resistance movement against the Government.
The number of no-knock raids has increased for reasons that does not seem to require the issuance of such a warrant. The Police will get a no knock warrant for everything from simple marijuana possession to suspected student loan fraud.
Our Supreme Court is an accomplice to these actions by destroying the Fourth Amendment, allowing another piece of the Police State puzzle to be put in place.
Often in these raids, immediately upon entering a human beings domain through force, the SWAT teams will execute any animals in the home. It does not matter how your dog behaves this "puppycide" is a routine standard operating procedure.
What happens many times is that the Officers serve their no-knock warrants on the wrong residence. This is a terrifying experience to an innocent home dweller, to have their domain invaded by a group of armed thugs. It is also a traumatic experience to these same innocent people when their dogs are killed due to human error on the Polices part.
When innocent American citizens fear the Police. and have their homes invaded due to errors. When Police cause harm to civilians and their pets!
You are in a Police State!
Police Brutality: Cop Kills Dog For No Reason, Dept. Tries To Buy Owner's Silence
Examples of the Police State and Police Officers that have made grievous mistakes.
The Blaze.com reported of an incident in Delkab County Georgia where Police Officers were responding to a call of a domestic disturbance.. Although the Police went to the wrong home, the family dog was killed. The owners of the German Shepherd are justifiably angry yet there is very little they can do to remedy the situation.
When interviewed by WAGA-TV the owners made the following statement. ”When I opened the door I started screaming, I said this dog has been shot. I saw nothing but blood… he killed that dog." the dogs owner also stated ”It frustrated me because he was so quick to kill the dog.”
The two year old GSD was chained when the Officer entered the home. The Police Officer used the excuse that he felt threatened by the family pet. The worst part of this story is that in fact the Police was conducting an investigation at the wrong address. The call was received from an address across the street from the victims.
Yet another despicable error.
NBC Philadelphia reports of another incident that occurred in a West Philadelphia residence. The Philadelphia Police were executing a search of a suspected drug house. Upon entering the residence one of the Officers shot and killed the family dog.
Claiming that the dog had bitten him on the ankle the Officer fired his gun four times leading to the death of the dog. The atrocity is that the Officers were at the wrong residence. The incident occurred on the 4200 block of Pennsgrove Street. The home they were supposed to be searching was next door to the victims home. The Officer was taken to the hospital yet his condition is unknown.
Iraq War veteran shot to death in his home due to Police Officers once again arriving at the wrong home!
The case of Jose Guerena was reported in the Huffington Post.
It was 9:30 a.m. on May Fifth that Pima County Arizona Police Officers from four different Law Enforcement agencies raided four homes during an investigation in to Marijuana trafficking. The Officers arrived at the residence in full SWAT gear riding in an armored personnel carrier.
Marine murdered by SWAT at home Tucson, Arizona
Jose Guerena and his wife Vanessa Guerena owned one of the homes that the Police searched that morning. Also in the home at the time of the raid was the Guerenas four year old son. They also had a six year old that was at school on the day of the atrocity.
Mr. Guerena, a former Marine that had just completed two tours of duty in Iraq armed himself with an AR-15 rifle when the SWAT team forced their way in to his residence. The veteran told his wife to take their son and hide in a closet.
The confrontation occurred at the end of a long hallway which was in the dark. Mr Guerena was waiting in the hallway when the Police entered his home. The Police immediately opened fire on Mr. Guerena shooting at least seventy rounds in seven seconds. At least sixty of these rounds struck Jose Guerena. The Iraq war veteran was pronounced dead just an hour later.
When there comes a time that law abiding innocent human beings have a life threatening fear of having their door broken down during the middle of the night.
When this fear comes in the form of armed representatives of the State invading a home of people who have committed no crime. When these same Officers cause harm and even death to innocent citizens.
We are living in a Police State!
Stand Up To The Police State!
Border Patrol and State Police
The Border Patrol have been working in conjunction with the local State Police to set up road blocks twenty to thirty miles from the American borders. This in itself is not an unusual occurrence and is justified to make sure that you are not a threat to the PEOPLE of America.
There are also cases of Canadian Officers stopping Americans on American soil and treating the people as if these Officers have any authority or jurisdiction to stop and harass the PEOPLE. It is a Constitution free zone when these actions are allowed.
They would ordinarily just gaze in to the vehicle and allow you to pass through without a problem. Now these same roadblocks are manned by several Officers which are all heavily armed. Now it is a reality that you are questioned by these Officers as if you were a suspect in a crime.
Now you are asked questions such as "From where are you coming from?" or "Have you come from out of State?". They also ask if there is any luggage in your trunk? Some times they will ask you to step out of the vehicle and perform a search without any form of search warrant. It often happens that you are requested to provide Identification.
When Law abiding American citizens are required to stop their vehicle while driving through their own State and obligatorily demanded to report on their destination and where they have come from without any probable cause.
This is the actions of a Police State!
ALERT - HOMELAND SECURITY - BORDER PATROL - FOREIGN TROOPS - CONSTITUTION FREE ZONE
Listen To This Story!
This video is a gentleman telling his story of the actions of the Police State. A first hand account of how our Constitution is meaningless when it comes to areas of the Country that are close to the border. This includes both coasts as well. There is a twenty to fifty mile radius circling our Nation that is virtually a Constitution Free Zone.
We Need To See your Papers!
It has come to a point that American citizens of Hispanic descent or any other ethnicity are questioned as to their legal status. Border Patrol agents will stop buses, trains and other vehicles for no other reason then to question the status of the People travelling in the vehicle.
They do this in what can only be called an inquisition type manner. When there is a time that American Citizens cannot travel freely within the borders of the United States (Their Country) without having on their person "papers" proving their legality of residence or their citizenship.
This is a Police State!
Why Would We The People Allow Our Nation To Become A Police State?
Is it wrong to question authority? Do we still hold any Rights promised to us by the Document known as the United States Constitution?
Why are Police Officers and Border Patrol agents engaging in these unconstitutional activities in the first place? Are they trying to find immigrants entering the Country illegally? Is it drugs that they are searching Citizens vehicles for on the chance that they may be transporting contraband?
Or is all this done because they are trying to stop, detain and identify possible terrorists, or terrorist activity? Could this all be occurring due to the Statism which is rampant throughout the American society? Is it Statism that has brought us to this point.
What Is Statism? Is Statism Destroying Our Nation!
What Is Statism!
Statism Is the theory that economic and political power resides in the Government. This results in a submissive position for the individual human being and the communities that they occupy, in relation to the Government!
Whether it is a fear of foreigners in our society or a non-rational fear of drug use. Combined with the frenzied fear of "terrorists" lurking around every corner that is promulgated by our Government, or a collection of all three which is the stimulation that the Police State exploits.
The truth of the matter is that a Police State cannot exist without a high number of the population living in some kind of fear. These are the people that will happily trade their Freedoms and Liberties in the hope that they can hold a false sense of security.
The NDAA Law! The end of our Rights!
While many allegations of Police brutality have been revealed recently, especially at the Occupy Wall Street protests. The Police have been documented showing Police hostility towards the protesters. While these incidents are being reported the United States Federal Government passed the National Defense Authorization Act, a Law that openly creates a Police State!
This NDAA Law has transformed the United States of America in to a perpetual battlefield. This Law destroys the concept of posse comitatus as well as habeus corpus and will allow the American military to indefinetly detain any American citizen that is suspected of being a threat.
Definition of posse comitatus - Is a Federal Law of the United States of America which prohibits the American military from conducting actions that maintain Law and Order on property not belonging to the Federal Government.
Definition of habeus corpus - It is a judicial mandate which requires that a prisoner be brought before a Court to make a determination of whether the Government holds a Right to detain a suspect.
Both Democrats and Republicans proposed multiple Amendments which would have obliterated any provisions that would permit the indefinite detention of the American citizens. The majority of these proposed Amendments were quickly voted down. There was one compromise Amendment that was passed to attempt to alleviate the fears of the American populace. Its language was intended to suppress the fears of Americans who are concerned with the chance of an indefinite detention of the People. Even with this Amendment skeptics are still uneasy with the final result.
When American citizens are detained with no charges and no trial!
You are living in a Police State!
Anonymous - Stop being lied to. The Truth about NDAA 2012 Sec. 1031 & Sec.1032
The exact wording of sections 1031 and 1032 of the National Defense Authorization Act:
SEC. 1031. AFFIRMATION OF AUTHORITY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO DETAIN COVERED PERSONS PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40) includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection (b)) pending disposition under the law of war.
(b) COVERED PERSONS.—A covered person under this section is any person as follows:
(1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored those responsible for those attacks.
(2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.
(c) DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR.—The disposition of a person under the law of war as described in subsection (a) may include the following:
(1) Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
(2) Trial under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code (as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (title XVIII of Public Law 111–84)).
(3) Transfer for trial by an alternative court or competent tribunal having lawful jurisdiction.
(4) Transfer to the custody or control of the person’s country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.
(d) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this section is intended to limit or expand the authority of the President or the scope of the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
(e) REQUIREMENT FOR BRIEFINGS OF CONGRESS.—
The Secretary of Defense shall regularly brief Congress regarding the application of the authority described in this section, including the organizations, entities, and individuals considered to be ‘‘covered persons’’ for purposes of subsection (b)(2).
Fema Camp Documents Leaked
SEC. 1032. REQUIREMENT FOR MILITARY CUSTODY.
(a) CUSTODY PENDING DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in paragraph (4), the Armed Forces of the United States shall hold a person described in paragraph (2) who is captured in the course of hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40) in military custody pending disposition under the law of war.
(2) COVERED PERSONS.—The requirement in paragraph (1) shall apply to any person whose detention is authorized under section 1031 who is determined—
(A) to be a member of, or part of, al-Qaeda or an associated force that acts in coordination with or pursuant to the direction of al-Qaeda; and
(B) to have participated in the course of planning or carrying out an attack or attempted attack against the United States or its coalition partners.
(3) DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR.—For purposes of this subsection, the disposition of a person under the law of war has the meaning given in section 1031(c), except that no transfer otherwise described in paragraph (4) of that section shall be made unless consistent with the requirements of section 1033.
(4) WAIVER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY.—The Secretary of Defense may, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, waive the requirement of paragraph (1) if the Secretary submits to Congress a certification in writing that such a waiver is in the national security interests of the United States.
(b) APPLICABILITY TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.—
(1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.
(2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.
(c) IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall issue, and submit to Congress, procedures for implementing this section.
(2) ELEMENTS.—The procedures for implementing this section shall include, but not be limited to, procedures as follows:
(A) Procedures designating the persons authorized to make determinations under subsection(a)(2) and the process by which such determinations are to be made.
(B) Procedures providing that the requirement for military custody under subsection (a)(1)does not require the interruption of ongoing surveillance or intelligence gathering with regard to persons not already in the custody or control of the United States.
(C) Procedures providing that a determination under subsection (a)(2) is not required to be implemented until after the conclusion of an interrogation session which is ongoing at the time the determination is made and does not require the interruption of any such ongoing session.
(D) Procedures providing that the requirement for military custody under subsection (a)(1)does not apply when intelligence, law enforcement, or other government officials of the United States are granted access to an individual who remains in the custody of a third country.
(E) Procedures providing that a certification of national security interests under subsection (a)(4) may be granted for the purpose of transferring a covered person from a third country if such a transfer is in the interest of the United States and could not otherwise be accomplished.
(d) EFFECTIVE DATE.—This section shall take effect on the date that is 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall apply with respect to persons described in subsection (a)(2) who are taken into the custody or brought under the control of the United States on or after that effective date.
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What does the Law do?
Constitutional scholars have stated that sections 1031 and 1032 of the National Defense Authorization Act will do the following:
(1) The Law will specifically give the Federal Government the authority to imprison American citizens without charges or the Right of a trial. The Law also allows the Government to detain others both within the borders of the United States as well as outside the jurisdiction of the United States.
(2) The Law would also authorize the military detention of citizens that would not normally fall under the jurisdiction of the military, this would also include civilians that are detained within the borders of the United States.
(3) The NDAA Law will transfer authority to the Department of Defense to engage in the prosecution, investigation, law enforcement, penal as well as custodial authority and duty which was previously held by the Department of Justice.
Origins of the NDAA Law!
S. 1867, also known as the National Defense Authorization Act was written by Senators John McCain and Carl Levin, this provision makes the declaration that American soil is a battlefield. This Law gives the President and future Chief Executives the authority to arrest and hold in detention American citizens, whether they are innocent or not, without being charged with a crime or given the chance of a fair trial.
Basically when the President signed this bill in to Law, it allowed the Government to arrest and detain indefinitely, American Citizens. These arrests can be done by the military, ignoring the Right to Due Process as well as eliminating the Right to a speedy trial.
There were two Senators that proposed Amendments to the NDAA Bill prior to the passage of the bill that would have resulted in the alteration of the bills more menacing provisions. Mark Udall (D), Senator from Colorado proposed an Amendment which would have cut out certain provisions concerning the way terrorist suspects are handled. Rand Paul (R) Senator from Kentucky proposed an Amendment which would have removed Section 1031 from the legislation. Neither one of these Amendments was incorporated in to the legislation. Senator Udalls Amendment was rejected by a majority of the votes.
When a Government takes actions which would hinder the Freedom and Liberty of its citizens!
You are in a Police State!
Obama Signs NDAA Martial Law
Anonymous & National Defense Authorization Act
Senator Dianne Feinstein makes two proposals!
Also proposing Amendments to the NDAA bill was Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, she tried to limit the mandatory military custody for terrorist suspects apprehended outside the borders of the United States. Her Amendment was also rejected by a majority vote.
The other Amendment which was proposed by Dianne Feinstein was also denied by the majority in the Senate. This proposal would have forbid any indefinite detention of American Citizens without being charged with a crime or refused a fair and speedy trial.
Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham managed to get an Amendment passed. This Amendment states:
“Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.”
This compromise Amendment passed easily with only one vote against it. The only vote against the Amendment was cast by Senator Jon Kyl (R) from Arizona!
Obama Signs Martial Law Bill: NDAA Now Law
Barack Hussein Obama had stated that he would veto the Bill due to the section on detentions. He claimed at the time that this portion of the Bill would be an obstacle to Counter Terrorism agents in both Law Enforcement and the Military. Betraying his word, President Obama signed the Bill in to Law on the Thirty First of December. While most Americans were celebrating the New Year, the President placed his signature on the Bill.
Whether or not the NDAA bill is Constitutional is yet to be decided. The detention of American Citizens without any charges or a trial goes against the Bill of Rights. Those that opposed the Bill stated that the Constitutionality of the legislation would be decided by Judges, not Politicians!
Sen. Dick Durbin (D) from Illinois, was steadfastly opposed to allowing the military to have jurisdiction over American citizens within the borders of the United States.
Senator Durbin made the following statement:
"To this day the Supreme Court has never ruled on whether it is constitutional to indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen captured in the United States. Some of my colleagues see this differently, [but] the language we've agreed on makes it clear," he also added "The Supreme Court will decide who can be detained; the United States Senate will not,"
There was one Amendment that was passed without any dissent. This Amendment. proposed by Senator John McCain allowed for an expansion of cyber-security between the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. To put it another way, not only is the United States a battlefield, the Internet is as well!
While debating on the floor of the Senate, Senator Rand Paul challenged Senator McCain by asking, “Would it be possible that an American citizen can then be declared an enemy combatant and sent to Guantanamo Bay and detained indefinitely?”
Senator McCain answered Senator Pauls challenge by stating that:
“As long as that individual, no matter who they are, poses a threat to the security of the United States of America, should not be allowed to continue that threat.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano, a pundit on FOX news said that Senator McCains statement was “nonsensical and unconstitutional.”
James Madison, the primary author of the United States Constitution warned the People of America:
"The means of defense against foreign danger historically become instruments of tyranny at home"….
Historically during times of war, there has always been a danger to the preservation of our Constitutional Liberties. Any Rights which are taken from the People cannot be counted on to be returned. If we give up our Right to Due Process, there is little chance that this Right will ever be reinstated!
When the Government infringes upon the Peoples Rights unabated.
You are living in a Police State!
Congress opens US airspace for drones!
FAA Reauthorization Act, The Eyes In The Sky!
President Obama signed the FAA Reauthorization Act in to Law on February Fourteenth 2012. this Law orders the Federal Aviation Administration to establish regulations concerning the testing and licencing of commercial drones by the year 2015.
Advocates of privacy Rights say that these measures will end up with the widespread use of unmanned drones to be used for electronic surveillance by Police Agencies nationwide Eventually private companies will be using the technology as well.
Steven Aftergood. who is the head of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists said that, “There are serious policy questions on the horizon about privacy and surveillance, by both government agencies and commercial entities,”
The Electronic Frontier Foundations attorney Jennifer Lynch said she is also “concerned about the implications for surveillance by government agencies, ” she also stated that the legislation is the result of a “a huge push by lawmakers and the defense sector to expand the use of drones in American airspace,"
By several estimates, the use of commercial drones could create a market that is worth several hundreds of million dollars, as soon as the Federal Aviation Administration gives the authority for their use. The experts also estimate that upwards of 30,000 drones could be regularly used in the Nations skies by the year 2020.
Up to this point in history, the unmanned drones are a high profile tactic used by the Central Intelligence Agency in their unarmed Predator drone program. These unarmed Predator drones have been used in the "war on terror" to target Al Qaeda leaders. The majority of unarmed drone missions have been used for surveillance purposes. Some of these drones are no bigger then small radio controlled model air-crafts. There are other drones which have a wingspan that is as big as a full size jet airplane.
Within Afghanistan, the utilization of these drone airplanes have increased at such a rapid pace that there has been created piles of video materials that are yet to be analyzed.
This legislation will order the Federal Aviation Administration to accelerate the operations authorized by Federal, State, and local Police as well as other agencies by the end of the year. The Federal Aviation Administration has the power to issue certificates which will cover flights by multiple aircraft in a specific area. This will be done on a case by case basis.
The Department of Homeland Security is the only Federal Agency which openly discusses their use of unarmed drones within the boundaries of United States airspace. Operating over nine drones is the United States Customs and Border Protection, these drones are modified versions of the Central Intelligence Agencies horrifying Predators. These aircraft are flown by remote using over eighty qualified pilots. The drones are used for active participation in border and counter-narcotic surveillance under four long term Federal Aviation Administration certificates.
Government officials state that unarmed drones can be used for multiple reasons such as public-safety and emergency-management missions. A separate certificate would be needed to be issued to engage in further missions.
Mr. Aftergood was the plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr Aftergood made the following statement concerning the use of drones in the United States Airspace, “It’s not all about surveillance,”
When our privacy is eradicated by the use of cameras in the sky under the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, watching our every move using unarmed drones.
We have become a Police State!
Open Your Eyes: Obama Signs NDAA Martial Law! (Civil Liberties Are Being Taken)
Have The Terrorists Destroyed Our Nation?
Since the atrocities that occurred on September 11, 2001 the greatest threat to residents of the United States is not radical terrorist organizations. Nor is it crazed domestic terrorists that is the greatest threat to the People.
The worse threat to the American citizen comes in the form of heavily armed men/women in their blue uniforms. They wear badges and body armor and make claims as to their authority over the individual. The weapons they use are not weapons of mass destruction.
It is the State approved firearms. It is the latex gloves, combined with a fundamental dismissal of our Human Rights that makes up the most grievous of threats to the People!
This Police State will continue to grow if left unabated. The Government will disregard any of our fundamental Human Rights if left to their own devices. The time has come!
Nothing will stop these senseless acts until "WE THE PEOPLE" unite and insist that our government exists to serve and protect the people. Not the other way around. These actions will continue until the time that the people tell their government that they have had enough of these Police State actions
The actual terrorists can claim victory through the destruction of any resemblance of the Rights guaranteed to us through theConstitution! The America that we once had is gone, it has been replaced by a Police State that will grow larger and larger if left unimpeded.
All is not lost, YET, but the People of America need to have our grievances redressed. We must reign in our Government now before it is too late and all we are left with is the POLICE STATE!
Stand your ground! Speak up! Tell your friends and family. Tell anyone that will listen!
We do not consent to live in a Police State!
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