What happened to friendly neighborhood cops? The drug and terror wars happened. Via Oregon DOT/Flickr
In 2007, journalist Radley Balko told a House subcommittee that one criminologist detected a 1,500% increase in the use of SWAT teams over the last two decades. That’s reflective of a larger trend, fueled by the wars on drugs and terror, of police forces becoming heavily militarized.
Balko, an investigative reporter for the Huffington Post and author of the definitive report on paramilitary policing in the United States, has a forthcoming book on the topic, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces. He was kind enough to answer some questions about how our police turned into soldiers as well as the challenges of large-scale reform. …
Also see http://cryptome.org/garden-plot.htm
Note that both the “drug war” and the “war on terror” are manufactured crises, invented, fueled and managed by the very bankster elite which proposes to lead the world into peace and harmony. Their financial and material support for eugenics, hitler and nazi germany was just a fluke.
The hubris of these fraudmeisters knows no bounds. They have parlayed a simple financial scam (debt based money) into a global dystopian vision fit for an inbred medieval aristocracy.