IS THE UNITED STATES A POLICE STATE NOW?

13 Jun, 2015

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The loss of liberty doesn’t begin with invading armies, but with creeping government that slowly and most imperceptibly invades our privacy with cameras, drones, wiretaps and monitoring of email communications. We are told this is for our own good.

Cal Thomas

Cynical, brutal, dehumanizing. Pervasive, insidious, incremental. Any hope of getting out of this prison we’ve found ourselves in and in service of - Wake up! The paramilitary junta is breaking down your door! Your Mirinda rights? Where have you been? They don’t need no stinking badges! Get out of the way - it’s your new police state in action. We’re about to be herded - digitally of course - into some nightmarish gulag that we can’t even see because it’s crept up incrementally like a toxic fog under the insidious guise of national security and other mendacious Newspeak.

David Dalton

In the past few decades, mysterious incidents, whose official, or mainstream media explanation, does not stand close scrutiny, have become the basis of legislation and Presidential Orders, that have vastly enhanced the powers of the state in U.S.A. These measures have taken away many of the hard earned liberties of the citizens of the United States. Much of this legislation, and many of the Presidential Orders, violates the Constitution of the United States of America.

The trend mentioned above has, within a matter of few decades, changed the entire complexion of the United States of America. The legislation is justified by incidents whose apparent perpetrators, though identified officially and in the mainstream media, are not the actual perpetrators. Researchers, whose thorough and irrefutable work in this regard is completely ignored by the mainstream media, have established well beyond reasonable doubt that the official explanations of the U.S. authorities of incidents such as the Oklahoma State bombing, 9/11 and other subsequent incidents, have too many holes. There is now a vast literature in the form of articles on the internet and books published either by medium or small sized publishers, or by the authors themselves, that clearly establishes that instances of sabotage within the United States (the assassinations of JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King, 9/11, etc.) have not been carried out by those publicly charged through the mainstream media mixed with official lies.

Whistleblowers like Sibel Edmonds (FBI translator with top security clearance), Susan Lindauer (CIA asset dealing with Iraq) and others have written books emphasizing that the US dominated NATO agencies initiated programs like Gladio to terrify Europeans, and Gladio B to destabilize Central Asia. They have further exposed the fact that NATO agencies were in close contact with Al Qaeda leaders right up to 9/11. Julia Davis, a DHS whistleblower, has emphasized that the War on Terror is a charade and that the DHS is using it to target patriotic Americans [1,2,3]. Edward Snowden has already exposed how the NSA is perpetually and massively violating the US constitution through warrantless nationwide and worldwide eavesdropping, surveillance, etc. As the religious scholar Henry Francis B. Espiritu has recently written: The ISIS described by the US media as a “Sunni Muslim” Militia is “Made in America.” It has nothing to do with Sunni Islam. [4] There are already reports that the US agencies are maintaining an ISIS camp in Mexico not far from the US border. The “terrorists” in these camps are most likely meant for staging false flag operations inside the US to give added momentum to the War against Terror and using these as a pretext to subjugate the US population physically. [5]

If one sees beyond the smokescreen of the media lies, and if one tries to hear the sane voices subdued by the daily din and deliberately created confusion, one finds an enervating state of affairs. There are several aspects of these deeply disturbing developments in the United States:

  1. The passage of legislation taking away the freedoms and privacy of the citizens as well as enhancing the powers of the state, even in violation of the U.S. constitution. Warrantless surveillance and warrantless detentions are fast becoming a norm in the U.S. There are increasing incidents of disappearing citizens.
  2. Compromised courts which, with very few exceptions, seem to decide repeatedly in favor of the state and do not seem to care much for individual freedoms any more. This has resulted in increasing highhandedness on the part of law enforcement agencies.
  3. Militarization and “Israelization” of the police. Militarization involves employment of military weapons, armored vehicles, etc. as well as a more threatening gear intended to frighten the populace. Further, by training, the authorities are imparting a mindset to the police, so that it, more and more, considers the ordinary people its enemies, and has gradually but surely begun treating them the way the Israelis treat the Palestinians.
  4. Martial law type measures incrementally. Tanks are increasingly visible on main streets, and many of the major cities have served as staging grounds for military exercises. Blackhawks have been seen and heard in these exercises over cities such even at late night hours.
  5. Military exercises that seem to coincide with live events as in 9/11 and in the Chicago bombings (or as in the 7/7 bus bombings in London, etc.). Deep concerns are being expressed over the military exercise Jade Helm 15, due to begin on June 15, 2015 (instead of the originally planned July 15, 2015) through the summer till September 15, 2015. The DHS is also involved in this exercise! Serious apprehensions are being expressed that potential false flag operations could be embedded in this unprecedented exercise, as a pretext of imposition of naked martial law or of taking the US a step closer to it. [6,7]

A number of Acts as well as Presidential Orders have undone the US constitution as far as civil liberties and freedoms are concerned. Thoughtful Americans are deeply concerned about the whittling down of the America’s constitutional and judicial structure. The Patriotic Act was passed in the wake of 9/11 and continues to be operative almost a decade and a half later. The U.S. is now in a state of Perpetual War and Perpetual Emergency. In his 2015 book The American Deep State, Professor Peter Dale Scott states [8]:

Finally, still in the ninety-day “shadow government” period after 9/11, President Bush proclaimed two important emergencies that are still in force today.

  1. On September 14, 2001, Bush issued Proclamation 7463 (“Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks”) together with Executive Order 13223 (“Ordering the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces To Active Duty”). As we shall see, the terms of this proclamation were significantly expanded when it was renewed in 2007.
  2. “On September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224, the President declared a national emergency with respect to persons who commit, or support terrorism, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act without trial or warning the property of individuals providing funds to entities, such as charitable foundations, which were judged to be supporting terrorism. The executive order initially blocked property of twenty-seven designated terrorists. But the list has become enormous. When I looked at it on November 8, 2010, the list included eighty seven pages just for the letter A. By June 2014, the letter A took 158 pages.

Thus these emergency powers are being continually and silently used. Those suffering under it do not have any recourse to law - they were neither warned nor are any court orders for blocking their property required any more!

The Patriot Act, passed in the wake of 9/11 attacks, 14 years ago remains in force. In an article posted on June 6, 2015, Stephen Lendman describes the situation regarding the Patriot Act [9]:

A new Justice Department Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report titled “A Review of the FBI’s Use of Section 215 Orders: Assessment of Progress in Implementing Recommendations and Examination of Use in 2007 - through 2009.”

Section 215 of the Patriot Act tramples on Bill of Rights protections. Its language is vague and deceptive. It’s used to permit unconstitutional meta-data mining. It allows police state investigatory practices. It authorizes government access to “any tangible item” - including personal financial records and transactions, medical records, phone conversations, emails, other Internet use and whatever else Washington wants to monitor.FBI powers are sweeping. They’re greatly enhanced. They’re used extra-judicially. Anyone can be spied on for any reason or none at all.

No probable cause, reasonable grounds, or suspicions are needed. Exercising free expression makes you vulnerable. Section 215 is unconstitutional. It permits warrantless searches without probable cause. It violates First Amendment rights by mandating secrecy. It prohibits targeted subjects from telling others what’s happening to them.

The number of incidents in which there has been harassment of innocent citizens, apparently without any cause, is on the increase. Such harassment has even led to deaths and the courts seem to side with law enforcement agencies in such cases. It appears that there is a deliberate agenda to gradually spread fear among the people, to intimidate them to an extent that they may not express any criticism of the government’s policies and may not resist unlawful police invasions of their homes. There appears to be an agenda to cow down American public into submission by massive display of force, utterly incommensurate with a situation such as a protest. Even children are not being spared. Extremely old people, instead of being dealt with utmost courtesy and regard are being increasingly dealt with in an insulting and even brutal manner. This is happening on the streets of USA, as well as at the airports.

The militarization of US law enforcement arms has obliterated the distinction between civilian law enforcement and military. The mindset of the police is increasingly assuming a military color. The police-speak about the people is increasingly becoming adversarial, as if the public were the enemy. On 17 April 2015, The Guardian reported that Missouri National Guard used “highly militarized language such as ‘enemy forces’ and ‘adversaries’ to refer to citizen protestors. The report states [10]:

A briefing for commanders included details of the troops’ intelligence capabilities so that they could “deny adversaries the ability to identify Missouri national guard vulnerabilities”, which the “adversaries” might exploit, “causing embarrassment or harm” to the military force, according to documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by CNN.

And in an ominous-sounding operations security briefing, the national guard warned: “Adversaries are most likely to possess human intelligence (HUMINT), open source intelligence (OSINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), technical intelligence (TECHINT), and counterintelligence capabilities.”

What is happening in America? Look at following boast of Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York [12]:

I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entrée into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have.

It has been reported that “Sneak and Peek” warrants allow the police to enter homes without notice and without knowledge of the residents. A June 27, 2014 post on Police State USA states [13]:

Sneak and Peek warrants in actuality a more extreme version of the over-used “no-knock” raids that we cover so often. After seeking out a judge’s authorization, police are allowed to secretly break into private property without first announcing themselves or presenting the subject of the search with a signed warrant. Using this variety of warrant, officers intentionally wait until the subject is not present. The operations are performed covertly, and with the intention of masking the fact that any police activity took place.
The entire premise encourages government agents to adopt the tactics of criminals in order to gain access to property: breaking and entering, sneaking around, stealing, and risking a surprise confrontation with an unsuspecting civilian. Often, the investigators leave the property undisturbed to avoid detection. After taking what they want and/or leaving wiretaps, cameras, or other planted devices, they exit quietly so as not to raise suspicions. Sometimes, however, the agents literally stage the scenes to resemble robberies - sneak and steal operations. In one 2010 case, federal investigators broke into a Cleveland apartment, collected evidence, and then “trashed the place to make it look like a burglary.”

How civilized is such behavior? The US authorities, increasingly, no longer seem to care about civilized behavior with even their own people. A Minnesota individual Joseph Burrell was arrested by police and sent to jail because the police officer mistook his powdered vitamins for drugs. He was released after three months when reports of chemical analysis indicated that indeed the powder was vitamins [14].

The web site www.policestateusa.com reported that [15]:

. . . Federal and local police forces raided a political meeting, taking unusual measures to document every attendee by taking fingerprints and photographs, and seizing every cell phone and all recording equipment in the meeting hall.

The raid took place on February 14, 2015, at VFW Post 4892 in Bryan, Texas. At 10:10 a.m., an “army of policing agencies with flashing emergency lights” showed up, shut down the meeting of “congenial and unimposing” Texans and forced them to hand over their private effects and biometric data.

So much for constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. As for privacy, it has been eviscerated by the U.S. law enforcement arm. It has been reported that police monitors the inside of people’s homes without any warrants using high tech gear. According to one report [16]:

Documents have revealed that authorities are now using high-tech radar devices to “see” occupants’ movement inside their homes. Despite drawing constitutionality questions about warrantless searches, a federal court has upheld evidence that was obtained after using the device.

At the center of the controversy is a portable Doppler radar device called RANGE-R. Its manufacturer states that the radio-frequency scan of a house can be done silently in seconds from outside the home. The RF waves “will penetrate most common building wall, ceiling or floor types including poured concrete, concrete block, brick, wood, stucco glass, adobe, dirt, etc.,” the website states. “However, it will not penetrate metal.”

The device has remained largely unknown - even to judges - because law enforcement agencies are not seeking judicial approval to use them. A recent appellate case in Kansas may have been the first to draw significant attention to the controversial device.

According to U.S. Marshall Josh Moff, “It picks up breathing, human breathing, and movement within a house.” How can there even be a semblance of privacy when the police is employing such gadgets without warrants? Every American aware of these activities of the “law enforcement” agencies, must feel extremely exposed and naked in his or her home. How could anyone know that the police is peeking into their breathing and physical movements without his or her, or their knowledge? In view of the above the Fourth Amendment to U.S. Constitution seems to have become a relic of the past.

In an article posted on May 28, 2015, Washington Blog pointed out that even if the Patriot Act expired the NSA would continue mass surveillance. The article states [17]:

Mass surveillance under the Patriot Act is so awful that even its author says that the NSA has gone far beyond what the Act intended (and that the intelligence chiefs who said Americans aren’t being spied on should be prosecuted for perjury). Specifically, the government is using a “secret interpretation” of the Patriot Act which allows the government to commit mass surveillance on every American.

These statements made above are not just theoretical statements. The US law enforcement agencies are continuously using these to harass the people of the United States and to destroy their privacy within their own homes.

Since researchers have now established beyond reasonable doubt that assassination and sabotage within the U.S. and abroad have been carried out, directly or indirectly, by U.S. agencies, there is little doubt that further sabotage and murder will take place within the U.S. The “Deep State” has tasted blood and has not, thus far, faced serious reaction from the mass of the U.S. populace. There have been “Crimes Too Big to Punish” and “Banks Too Big to Fail” i.e. “Banks Too Big to Jail.” Each carnage enhances the powers of the “Deep State” and pushes the public further into a corner, plundering the US, taking away the cherished freedoms of the people, rendering them homeless and jobless in increasing numbers, step by step, sabotage by sabotage, deception by deception. The people of the U.S. are angry but that anger may or may not translate into a successful mass movement. The “Deep State” has, at its disposal many techniques of mass brain washing. And, if the “Deep State” feels that the U.S. public is not falling in line, it may start a major war, or carry out large scale internments and even massacres in the U.S., or both. The “Deep State” is prepared to completely subjugate the great people of the United States at all costs and to wage endless war till the New World Order, i.e. a global slave state controlled by the international bankers is set up.

REFERENCES
[1] Sibel Edmonds: Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story - A Memoir, published by Sibel Edmonds, 2012

[2] Susan Lindauer: Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010

Julia Davis: DHS Whistleblower Says War On Terror Is A Charade - Real Targets Are American Patriots

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/05/dhs-whistleblower-says-war-on-terror-is-a-charade-real-targets-are-american-patriots/, May 3, 2013

[3] Peter Dale Scott: The US-Al Qaeda Alliance: Bosnia, Kosovo and Now Libya. Washington’s On-Going Collusion with Terrorists, The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol 9, Issue 31 No 1, August 1, 2011; can also be read on www.globalresearch.ca

Peter Dale Scott: Systemic Destabilization in Recent American History: 
9/11, the JFK Assassination, and the Oklahoma City Bombing as a Strategy of Tension,
  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32552.htm
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Peter_Dale-Scott/3835/article.html

[4] Henry Francis B. Espiritu: The ISIS described by the US media as a “Sunni Muslim” Militia is “Made in America.” It has nothing to do with Sunni Islam., Global Research, March 19, 2015;
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-isis-described-by-the-us-media-as-a-sunni-muslim-militia-is-made-in-america-it-has-nothing-to-do-with-sunni-islam/5437339

[5] Judicial Watch Source: http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2015/04/17/the-connection-between-jade-helm-and-isis/

[6] Dave Hodges: Jade Helm Personnel Are Terrorizing Small Texas Communities May 17, 2015, http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2015/05/17/jade-helm-personnel-are-terrorizing-small-texas-communities/; Dave Hodges has several articles on the Jade Helm issue that may be read at www.commonsenseshow.com

[7] Joachim Hagopian: Towards a Militarized Police State in America? Explosive New Revelations over “Jade Helm 15 Exercise” and Potential False Flags, 27 May 2015, http://www.globalresearch.ca/towards-a-militarized-police-state-in-america-explosive-new-revelations-over-jade-helm-15-exercise-and-potential-false-flags/5451965

[8] Peter Dale Scott: The American Deep State, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015, p 38.

[9] Stephen Lendman: FBI Misuse of Patriot Act Authority. “Anyone can be Spied on”, Global Research, June 06, 2015
http://www.globalresearch.ca/fbi-misuse-of-patriot-act-authority/5453253

[10] Joanna Walters, The Guardian, April 17, 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/17/missouri-national-guard-ferguson-protesters-email

[11] Bloomberg: `I have my own army’November 30, 2011, http://rt.com/usa/bloomberg-nypd-army-york-599/

[12] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2068428/Bloomberg-I-army-NYPD-State-Department-New-York-City.html, December 1, 2011

[13] ‘Sneak & peek’ warrants allow police to secretly enter homes without notice
http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/sneak-and-peek-warrants/

[14] Supplemental evidence: Minnesota man jailed 3 months on drug charges freed after tests show pills are vitamins,

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/minn-man-jailed-3-months-vitamin-mistaken-drugs-article-1.2119653

[15] Feds raid Texas political meeting; fingerprint and photograph all attendees, seize phones; http://www.policestateusa.com/2015/republic-of-texas-raid/
February 25, 2015

[16] Police use high-tech radar to warrantlessly monitor people inside their homes
http://shot97.com/police-use-high-tech-radar-to-warrantlessly-monitor-people-inside-their-homes/

[17] Washington’s Blog: Even if the Patriot Act Expires, Government Will Keep Spying On All Americans, Global Research, May 28, 2015
http://www.globalresearch.ca/even-if-the-patriot-act-expires-government-will-keep-spying-on-all-americans/5452267

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