Police Kill Family Dog During Raid (yet another isolated incident)
URL Source: http://www.abc2news.com/news/local/ ... id/M601O6y3iUySxZGyISFQew.cspx
Published: Feb 8, 2009
Author: Jeff Hager
"They hit the door right here and the door flew open," says Mike Hasenei, standing outside his Elkridge home.
His wife, Phyllis, was watching television with her 12-year old daughter when members of the Howard County Police Tactical Team came through the door.
"They had guns pointed at us. You have 25 guys coming in here all dressed in black and all that we saw were their eyes, and they're screaming 'Hands in the air!'"
Members of the team were acting upon a tip that an assault rifle, magazines and hollow-point bullets stolen from a marked police car the night before may be located inside.
Adding insult to injury, when the search led police to a back bedroom where they encountered the familys dog, they opened fire.
Officers found no evidence of the stolen goods after ransacking the house.
At this point a complaint has been logged against the department, but Howard County Police aren't about to admit they were wrong or to apologize for their actions.
"No. We didn't find a weapon in this particular case," said Sherry Llewellyn, a spokeswoman for the department, "but that doesn't mean that there wasn't good information that there were weapons there before we had a chance to get inside the house."
Now, Mike Hasenei is waiting on an Internal Affairs investigation into the raid before deciding whether he and his family will take the department to court.
"I'm not gonna sit down and let people walk all over me and say 'sorry' and walk out of my house." (1 image
Hah! "One more isolated incident" -- too true.
Something tells me that no police department with a spokesperson named Sherry is going to be anything but PC. I wonder if any of the masked marauders were named Tiffany or Jessica? Or maybe Tameika or Lateesha.
Uncle, do I perceive correctly that you're back after something of a hiatus too, or am I only psychologically projecting my own story onto others in my usual solipsistic fashion? This is more like the reunion I was hoping for -- great![img]smileys/smiley32.gif[/img]
I would have posted quite a lot so far this week in response to the wealth of great stuff you all have, by the way, but I was on vacation and this site wouldn't let me sign in. For whatever reason it's extremely finicky toward me that way. I didn't dare ask it to send password for fear of riling the machine up and getting kicked out by it again.
But arriving home Wednesday night, a digital glitch in my favor: I haven't signed inafter 4 days away but it's allowing me to post and edit freely as if I'd never left. If it's a one-shot deal and I've actually been de-listed again (through no fault of our esteemed Editor's) I guess I'll have to change my G-mail address to re-register as Nelson4.[img]smileys/smiley5.gif[/img]
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I worked in Maryland back in the late 90's. I feared for my life because of all the jack-booted thugs up there. I will not return to,nor buy anything made in Maryland.
The worst were the "Park Police" who had jurisdiction over the highways in that area where I stayed. They were forever pulling people over and shaking them down. This ws before 9-11.
Yes, I'm back for now. Been run off from most forums. I like to post once in awhile.
I do hope your login problems go away. I have no trouble. When I have had trouble (on other forums) it was probably because of an over aggressive spyware software I was using. I've had to take MalWare off my computers.
Think of that -- Maryland a police state already a decade ago! Nothing should surprise us.
My login problems don't seem to be related to spyware or security or whatever. Trouble happens (mostly with anu.org, alas) when I accidentally enter a password or member name incorrectly. With another site it would only allow me to login from one browser -- maybe the one I originally used -- but then it stopped letting me in period. Hopefully what's going on here at home is a "keep me always logged in on this computer" option is working.
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Counter "Narco-Terrorism" Pilot Program to start in South Carolina! | The project calls for an as-yet-undefined partnership between the National Guard and the State Law Enforcement Division.
URL Source: http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/g...ntent?oid=oid% 3A63489
Published: Feb 18, 2009
Author: BY WILL MOREDOCK
FEBRUARY 18, 2009 Politics and fear unite against terrorism and drugs Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
BY WILL MOREDOCK
A little history lesson for those who are capable of learning from history: During the Red Scare days of the mid-20th century, the land was full of fear-mongers, selling their poison to all who would listen, pointing to communists in high places and low, branding as "un-American" anyone who would challenge the conservative orthodoxy of the day.
The essence of the tactic was to link any feared group or individual to communist subversion. It was not necessary to prove communist subversion or to prove a link. Just having it spoken by the likes of Sens. Joe McCarthy or Strom Thurmond was enough to make the fearful and the weak-minded surrender all judgment.
At its most absurd, it was possible to find demagogues accusing everyone from the mafia to the civil rights movement of taking orders from the Kremlin. These were the kind of charges that would not hold up under a minute of critical analysis, but there they were on the pages of our newspapers and on the public airways. And critical analysis was in short supply.
With this background firmly in mind, an article in the Feb. 8 Post and Courier should make us all tremble.
It seems that some state Republican leaders, including First District Rep. Henry Brown, are convinced that international terrorists and street gangs might be in collusion to wreak some mighty evil on our nation. They say the best way to thwart these evil-doers is to create a special police/military force. They want to place the pilot program right here in South Carolina and put it under the auspices of the National Guard.
According to the P&C, Brown and Second District Rep. Joe Wilson have asked Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to back the creation of a military unit to bridge a "perceived security gap between the international drug trade and the war on terror."
The federally funded pilot program has already been created. "The pilot program would target this stealthy world of drugs and money," according to the P&C story. "The new unit is shrouded in secrecy, with scant details of its origin, funding, or status."
Known as the S.C. Counter Narco-Terrorism Pilot Program, the project calls for an as-yet-undefined partnership between the National Guard and the State Law Enforcement Division.
According to Joel Sawyer, press secretary for Gov. Mark Sanford, the governor said the program was "an intriguing idea."
If the program succeeds, proponents say it could serve as a national model for battling terrorism and the drug trade on America's streets. Nobody defined what constituted success or what would become of the pilot program if it did not succeed.
In writing the story, reporters Ron Menchaca, Glenn Smith, and Tony Barthelme maintained a healthy skepticism.
They wrote: "But questions remain. Among them: How strong is the evidence linking terrorists, gangs, and drug traffickers? How would this new program square with existing federal, state and local drug enforcement efforts? And is South Carolina the best place for this mission?"
Is it, indeed? That last question should keep every freedom-loving South Carolinian awake at night.
It's important to understand that civil liberties have historically been an alien concept in this state. In antebellum days, local authorities would open the U.S. Mail without warrant to search for abolitionist material. If any such material was found, it would be publicly burned. Every street and road in the Lowcountry was watched by slave patrols. Any slave or suspicious-looking white could be stopped, questioned, and apprehended with no due process. Anyone advocating abolition could be fined, whipped, jailed, or banished. To return to the state after banishment meant execution without benefit of clergy.
Things improved only marginally in the 20th century. The law rarely bothered to protect blacks from lynch mobs and was, in fact, often complicit in regards to public lynchings. Until the 1960s, black public employees including many teachers were routinely fired for belonging to the NAACP.
The idea of having this new police/military unit "shrouded in secrecy, with scant details of its origin, funding or status" operating on South Carolina soil, under the command of South Carolina politicians, police, and military, is scary as hell.
Even in the 21st century, most of the people in this state still live in fear and vote in fear. They have been surrendering their freedom and their judgment to demagogues for generations. And, of course, in South Carolina the past is never really past.
Civil libertarians have been warning for decades that the "war on drugs" is the slippery slope to a police state. With its tradition of government secrecy and authoritarianism, South Carolina would be a perfect incubator for that nightmare.
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National Guard officials said they are willing to step up efforts on the U.S. government's "war on drugs," even though the effort has faded from many radar screens during the chaos and fury of the "global war on terror."
"The Department of Defense's number-one priority is terrorism, so we have to adjust and gear counter-drug operations toward that priority," said Air Force Col. Earl Bell, chief of the Guard's counter- drug programs.
Bell's division plans to become more involved in anti-narcotics missions and coordinate federal and local law enforcement efforts.
Among the priorities is to fuse intelligence between the military and other agencies, and launch pilot projects at federally designated "high intensity drug trafficking areas," including the southwest U.S. border.
"The Guard has to become a catalyst for synchronized operations and cooperation," said Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau. "An unprecedented collaboration between agencies at the local, state and federal level will build a support authority capable of being proactive, not reactive, to the war on drugs."
About 2,500 soldiers and airmen are now involved in the Guard's counter-drug program, which was formed in 1990. Operations range from providing air support for police raids to visiting elementary schools.
Military efforts overseas have overshadowed these operations, officials said. Funding has been on a steep decline in recent years and more than 1,300 positions have been cut since 1999. "Previously, the Guard has waited for a call to action and dutifully fulfilled those requests," said Bell. "Now we may need to emphasize exactly what we can offer other agencies and work together more."
Department of Defense officials have repeatedly defended the military's role in counter-narcotics missions by linking drug money with international terrorist networks.
"Narco-terrorism is truly a threat to our security at home," said Blum. "The National Guard will be an important player in this fight against it." </DIV>
That's not an easy one to remember, is it?
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U.D.: I'm sure ya'll have heard about the bumpersticker flap in Missouri recently. where Ron Paul supporters were demonised as domestic terrorists.
Well here's something about the source of the police memo that advised the pigs about such people who knew the Constitution, and/or supported Paul, etc, as being terrorists:
Missouri MIAC Documents Scandal Leads to Advisory on SPLC & ADL
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March 26, 2009
ALIPAC is issuing a national advisory to all local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies and officers, along with all DHS Fusion Centers, a warning against any reliance upon faulty and politicized research issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti Defamation League (ADL).
A national scandal emerged in Missouri, after their MIAC Fusion Center issued an eight page document which made many false claims. The documents attempted to politicize police and cast suspicion on millions of Americans. The 'Missouri Documents', as they came to be called, listed over 32 characteristics police should watch for as signs or links to domestic terrorists, which could threaten police officers, court officials, and infrastructure targets.
Police were instructed to look for Americans who were concerned about unemployment, taxes, illegal immigration, gangs, border security, abortion, high costs of living, gun restrictions, FEMA, the IRS, The Federal Reserve, and the North American Union/SPP/North American Community. The 'Missouri Documents' also said potential domestic terrorists might like gun shows, short wave radios, combat movies, movies with white male heroes, Tom Clancey Novels, and Presidential Candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin!
The Southern Poverty Law Center was cited as a research source for the 'Missouri Documents'. Furthermore, the attempt of these documents to cast suspicion of violent and life threatening behavior on millions of Americans who are concerned about these issues is consistent with the regularly released political materials of both the SPLC and ADL.
Since the SPLC was listed as a source in the MIAC Missouri Documents, ALIPAC sent a letter of inquiry to the Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on March 20, 2009 asking for more specific sourcing information.
"When many of us read these Missouri Documents we felt that the false connections, pseudo research, and political attacks found in these documents could have been penned by the SPLC and ADL," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "We were shocked to see credible law enforcement agencies disseminating the same kind of over the top political propaganda distributed by these groups."
Colonel James F. Keathley, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol issued a letter of response to ALIPAC and other sources on March 25-26, which states that the Missouri militia documents are being withdrawn, more oversight will be applied to future releases, the Missouri Documents do not meet the high quality standards expected from the MIAC, and that "certain subsets of Missourians will not be singled out inappropriately in these reports for particular associations".
FOX Radio Network is reporting that Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R-MO) has asked that Missouri Public Safety Director John Britt be placed on administrative leave. The report also says Kinder has issued a public apology to Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin.
ALIPAC would like to advise all media sources, law enforcement officers and agencies, that the ADL and SPLC are political organizations, with stated political goals and agendas which are contrary to the candidates, political parties, and millions of Americans besmirched by the MIAC documents.
While both the ADL and SPLC actively market themselves and seek roles as advisers to law enforcement and the media, both groups regularly engage in political tactics like those observed in the now withdrawn Missouri Documents. Materials from one or both organizations contributed to this scandal.
"In the past, these groups have served a helpful role in America by providing information about racist and potentially violent groups like the KKK and Neo Nazis," said William Gheen. "Unfortunately, their mission has drifted into political efforts to paint almost any American or group who opposes their broader political agendas as being associated with racist or potentially violent groups just like what we saw in these scandalous MIAC documents in Missouri."
ALIPAC hopes that future scandals can be avoided by issuing this advisory and promoting awareness of the faulty information distributed to police and media in America by the Anti Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center to prevent future scandals of this nature.
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Anybody you know still doesn't believe what's happening?
Give them this
Incremental martial law</font>
and point them to the Newsweek cover shown at 1:55: "Police state -- America's new way of life."
Newsweek and all its ilk have for 20 years been telling the world that patriots are public enemy #1 for insisting that a police state was on the way!</span> Supposedly our hatred of ameriKa was so great we were telling the biggest, ugliest lies we could think of about her, and were therefore fit only for total disenfranchisement and vilification.
We hate ameriKa</span> -- the evil monster America </span>has become. Liberals' position is the complete opposite.
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An article entitled "England and the US Sink Deeper into Orwellfs "1984"
Itfs ironic that England was once the very fountainhead of freedom and constitutional rights. Yet almost nowhere else in the world are White people subjected to more tyrannical restrictions on their freedom. More and more, Britain is degenerating into the bureaucratic police state described by George Orwell in his book "1984 complete with omni-present cameras and thought crimes.
So now itfs official: the United Kingdom is a country where people are legally punished by the state for merely holding opinions which differ from those of the government. Of course, itfs been like that in the UK for years, starting with Britainfs notorious Race Relations Act, the oldest and most draconian "hate law" in the Western world.
We in America need to be very careful about attempts to introduce these kinds of "legal" principles. The Obama regime is already harassing people who dare to criticize "The One" on the Internet, sending Secret Service agents to knock on doors if certain dissidents wonft shut up. The Department of Homeland Security keeps issuing bogus "bulletins" to local law enforcement around the country defining as "extremist" and even "terrorist" anti-abortion protesters, NRA members, Tea Party tax protesters or any other Americans who run afoul of the liberals.
Do you really think our Constitution protects us anymore? Well, think again. The courts would not even investigate Obamafs citizenship or that little Indonesian passport Obama had for several years. Obama will almost certainly add two or three more communists to the Supreme Court, who will rule against gun rights and rubber stamp any hate crime legislation that Obama dreams up. The greatest Constitution in the world is no good if the government and ruling elite are simply going to ignore it.
An article entitled "Buried Alive in Obamaland"
The article talks about Obama possibly setting up a national security court inside the US. Curiously, the communist dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin set up similar "national security courts" in the 1930s. They were called Troikas, because they consisted of nothing but three military or secret police officers, and they managed to imprison something like 40 million human beings and authorize the murder of millions of people.
So America has indefinite imprisonment without charge or trial or access to counsel, torture goes unpunished and soon we will have special national security courts. The Founding Fathers would not recognize Americas legal system if they came back today.
Everything in the end comes down to them and us. In a true nation, them and us is organically defined. In an empire the "elite" defines them and us.
I thought there were links already posted in our Forum showing the police state action at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh this week? Where, please -- sometimes my majestic search powers fail me.
Isn't this pitiful? Look what a third-world ambience this part of Pgh has -- and what a banana-republic life we've come down to in terms of this drama. Do the police outnumber the tyranny responders?
All day today radio news girlies are chirping that police arrested 60 people at "an illegal gathering".</span> What are the chances any of them have ever even heard </span>of the bill of rights?
<h1 style="color: rgb(102, 0, 0);">CANNONS and Tear Gas Pittsburgh</h1>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcbs9...;feature=email
Those noise cannons are an ugly development. Just as free countries don't supposed to have CZARS, no kind of CANNON is ever turned on a free people.
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An article entitled "U.S. police officer uses 50,000 volt Taser gun to subdue 10-year-old girl"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...cle-1229248/U- S-police-officer-uses-50-000-volt-Taser-gun-subdue-10-year-o ld-girl.html
An article entitled "Micro-Chipping Of US Citizens To Be Mandatory?"
Sorry to have to expose you to a portion of that very poorly written, 1990 page health care bill (Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521 National Medical Device Registry), but maybe you can tell me what it means.
"... the Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this Subsection referred to as the Registry) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that - (A) is that has been used in or on a patient; and (B) is a Class III device; or (ii) A Class II device that is Implantable..."
Michael, the extract cited above reminds me of the 1989 book by William Lutz entitled "Double-Speak - From 'Revenue Enhancement' to 'Terminal Living' - How Government, Business, Advertisers, and Others Use Language to Deceive You."
One example (among many) which is given is Governor Nelson Rockefeller's reply to the question regarding his stand on the Vietnam War when he was campaigning for the presidency:
"My position on Vietnam is very simple. And I feel this way. I haven't spoken of it because I haven't felt there was any major contribution that I had to make at the time. I think that our concepts as a nation and that our actions have not kept pace with the changing conditions. And therefore our actions are not completely relevant today to the realities of the magnitude and the complexity of the problems that we face in this conflict."
"What does that mean, Governor?" asked a reporter
"Just what I said," replied Governor Rockefeller.
As for that nearly 2,000 page health care Godzilla, bycontrast I have a little booklet measuring exactly 5" by 3-1/2" in 58 little pages which contains the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States including the 27 amendments--plus a seven page preface.
Yes, in the old days people said what they meant and meant what they said. As for today, we have a living definition of the word "obfuscation."
Pittsburgh was an interesting study,and testing ground,many people interviewed said they did not mind the aggressive tactics if it kept them "safe"!,I wonder where is the safety in aggression?Firemen seem to have ramped up aggressive attitudes also,in some cities I have seen fire/police on the back of rain coats of firefighters.
"Flying is not a right -- it is a privilege", he says! Somebody educate him, please.
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