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The Psychology Of “Lockdown”

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How It Has Been Used to Make Martial Law the Norm.

The establishment has been working hard over that past few years to make martial law the norm in the United States. A few events which are most responsible for the normalization of martial law stand out in most of our minds.

First there was the frightening gun confiscation and private home intrusion seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Particularly after the flooding in New Orleans. Many people witnessed for the first time the real horrors of martial law as militarized police, the National Guard and FEMA all operating until Federal orders bullied ordinary civilians around forcing them out of their homes and into a FEMA camp set up at public arenas. At the time, no one was used to seeing this here in America. But after a while people carried on with their business, but the memory of the arguably acceptable martial law scene playing out in the case of a natural disaster stayed in everyone’s memory.

Then 8 years later on April 15, 2013 we had the staged Boston bombing pressure cooker detonations at the Boston Marathon. We all know the story, how within the following days the establishment cooked up the “chase” for the real perpetrators which they used to officially introduce the “lockdown” concept. I warned about this then. To this day I firmly believe the Boston bombing was set up to show America how an “event” can and will be used to lock down a town or a city.

As with Katrina, in the Watertown MA lockdown we saw illegal and forceful home invasions as militarized police forced their way into people’s homes and forced people out of their own homes in the name of looking for “terrorists” who supposedly were responsible for the “attacks”. No one questioned the lying crisis actors running around with fake bright red blood stains on the ground and Hollywood style torn clothings. No one questioned the actor rolling around in a wheelchair pretending his leg was just blown off while looking robust, oriented, wide awake and with a full colored face. For that matter, no one questioned all the Craft International mercenaries clearly scene on camera communicating, preparing and monitoring the scene of the “controlled explosion”. Instead all the focus soon went to the chase, the lockdown and the eventual murder of one of the accused men.

Fast forward to November 13, 2015 where we saw a series of bizarre supposed shootings that were all attributed to CIA’s ISIS. Strikingly, the event lacked the expected unedited evidence you would expect from a mass shooting in a large city, living in a technological world where almost everyone carries a video camera on their cell phone.

Without getting into the details of the Paris attacks of, the one important thing that everyone must pay attention to is that the event was used to again “lockdown” all of Paris and even other parts of Europe. After the Paris attacks there was even talk in New York City and other cities in the US about heightened alert and such.

The point I made at the time of the Paris attacks was that the “event” was used to trigger police activity in other parts of the world. The “lockdown” concept had just grown to the next level.

As “lockdown” is rolled to the general public as the new norm, is anyone asking, what is lockdown? Or, why it is necessary?

First I want to say that the entire concept of lockdown is a lie, an illusion, it’s another psychological operation on the general public and here’s why:

1– “Lockdown” is based on the delusion that we are all living in one big stadium or locker room that needs to be purged one locker at a time for there to be true justice or for the government to keep you “safe”. Of course thinking that it’s the government’s job to keep you safe is another delusion in itself.

2– The “lockdown” psyop delusion makes everyone think that if police can barge into anyone’s home at will, then they will have the tools they need to catch the bad guys.

3– The “lockdown” psyop delusion is based on the assumption that police are chasing the correct suspect. The idea that vigilante killings (Chris Dorner), patsies (Boston bombing), or that staged shooting (San Bernardino, Umpqua, Virginia TV Reporter etc) are now the norm, is not even part of the equation. Thus the lockdowns are based strictly on government and mass media controlled unchecked “evidence”, in other words propaganda.

4– The “lockdown” psyop delusion is based on the idea that a lockdown actually works when in fact there are no historical examples where a lockdown was the direct tool that allowed police to catch a criminal. Criminals have been caught since the beginning of time without the concept of lockdown. In fact, in today’s world of high technology and government surveillance it is now easier than ever to get caught by police. More than ever, it is getting very difficult for criminals to hide from the control system. Therefore more than at any point in history the concept of lockdown is NOT needed. It only serves as a tool to anger law abiding citizens, trash the Constitution, and empower a tyrannical government.

Expanding the lockdown psyop

After 9/11 the word “terrorist” was the buzzword to get everyone worried in fear and bowing to federal government tyranny. For years, all you had to say was “terrorist” or “terrorism” and most Americans would give way to the Federal government tyrannical forces.

But now that the “terrorist” buzzword has lost a lot of its power due to overuse, the control system has had a lot of time to improve their Neuro-linguistic mind control on the general public and they’ve added quite a few terms to their mass mind programming.

To expand their mass mind control the control system has now linked numerous other phrases to trigger public expected government and police behavior. The phrases “active shooter”, “gunman”, “extremist” and even “manhunt” are now all linked to “lockdown”. Look for these buzz words with the next shooting event. In fact here is the latest “active shooter” event recently reported out of San Diego Naval Medical Center. The article states:

“An active shooter and three gunshots were reported at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in San Diego on Tuesday, triggering a law enforcement response although there were no reports of deaths or injuries.

The U.S. Navy said in a statement, based on initial reports from a witness, that three shots were heard in the basement of a building housing a gym and barracks at the medical center around 8 a.m. PST (1600 GMT).

First responders and Navy working dog units were on scene clearing the building where the shots were heard, the statement said, adding that the medical center was on lockdown and a shelter-in-place order had been given.

A post on the medical center’s Facebook page advised occupants to “run, hide or fight,” the protocol advised by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in response to an active shooter.

The critical thing I would like for everyone to observe about this recent story is that gunshots were “heard”. No one knows anything else (as of the time of this story). Also note that no one died. But despite this minimal amount activity reported notice how the situation automatically demands that the entire medical center is on lockdown. Also notice how the Department of Homeland Security is already involved. Isn’t it strange how the DHS ALWAYS seems to be in the neighborhood snooping around almost always having “drills” prior to or during these “shooting” events? I think it is highly suspicious that DHS is even mentioned in this story tied to “lockdown” and “active shooter”.

This is another reminder that the new world order is trying to force itself on all of us and now the general public is expected to immediately stand down and allow the federal government and militarized police to do whatever they please as soon as these Neuro-linguistic conditioning psyop terms are put out by the mainstream media. This latest story is a textbook example of this programming.

No one should be fooled by these psychological tactics and clever word games. It’s all part of the delusion being imposed on the masses. The bottom line is that “lockdown” is just another buzz word for martial law and lockdowns don’t work except for those trying to impose tyranny. The lesson to learn here is that there are no words that any American should accept as an acceptable buzzword to allow the justification of martial law. We must be aware of how we are being manipulated otherwise we’ll never solve the problems we face now.

Let’s do everything we can to expose the process by which the control system slowly establishes their control over the masses. Understanding how they use key words is a central part of this strategy. If you understand this and agree please share this message with others.

Bernie Suarez is a revolutionary writer with a background in medicine, psychology, and information technology. He has written numerous articles over the years about freedom, government corruption and conspiracies, and solutions. A former host of the 9/11 Freefall radio show, Bernie is also the creator of the Truth and Art TV projectwhere he shares articles and videos about issues that raise our consciousness and offer solutions to our current problems. His efforts are designed to encourage others to joyfully stand for truth, to expose government tactics of propaganda, fear and deception, and to address the psychology of dealing with the rising new world order. He is also a former U.S. Marine who believes it is our duty to stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. A peace activist, he believes information and awareness is the first step toward being free from enslavement from the globalist control system which now threatens humanity. He believes love conquers all fear and it is up to each and every one of us to manifest the solutions and the change that you want to see in this world, because doing this is the very thing that will ensure victory and restoration of the human race from the rising global enslavement system, and will offer hope to future generations.

You’re Being Watched!

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By: Dale E. Winther |

You’re Being Watched!

It wasn’t that long ago when I marveled that British citizens permitted the installation of closed circuit TV cameras in London. I thought to myself; “Americans would never except public spy cameras”. We value our privacy too much. So, time marched on and look at what we have now. Cameras on street corners, in stores, on cop cars, on cops and looking down on us from space!

Ah, but camera spying is but a minor intrusion into our personal lives. People love their wireless telecommunication devices. With the global spread of the internet, the universal adoption of Facebook and similar products, mankind now stands naked and helpless before those who wish to do us great harm. Never before has there been such a potential for unspeakable tyrannies!

The interconnection of diverse databases allows nearly god-like powers to be applied to individuals and organizations. Get a Gmail account and they want your picture. Sign-up for a social media account and, of course, they want your picture. Put a group photo on Facebook and, as a courtesy, the program uses facial recognition to identify everyone and annotate the picture with their names. Excuse me, but that should scare everyone! A database of all faces is under construction and people simply give them what they want. Really? Yet nobody seems to care!

That remarkable GPS receiver in your phone is very handy. It can find you but it can also track where you are. How safe do you feel now? Quite safe if you need an ambulance, but what if a government agency or a bad guy that hacked the system wants to find you?

A recent article in the Washington Post highlights the sophistication of automatic cross-database correlations of diverse, but relevant information. The Fresno, California police department has a new tool to instantly asses a suspect’s risk potential.

“The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and the man’s social- media postings.” “Fresno has given local law enforcement officers unprecedented power to peer into the lives of citizens.”—The Washington Post, “The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’”, January 10, 2016.

Few people realize that computers now have abilities that go far beyond searching for “keywords”. Artificial intelligence software can actually read text and emails to “understand” what has been said! Who said it, what did he say and who did he say it to? Are his thoughts politically incorrect? Does he know about something that he shouldn’t?

Author George Orwell (1984) could not have foreseen the advent of computers and the astonishing power that they have over mankind. TV cameras everywhere but who looks at all of the monitor screens? Computers do! They interpret images, identify people, read their mail and do the bidding for those who want to know everything about you. If the man in charge wants to know if you’re a Christian, a Republican, a gun owner, a patriotic person, you dislike the president or you told someone that you cheated on your taxes—the answers are only a keystroke away!

I wish this was science fiction but its all science fact. Techno-tyranny against the individual is expanding at a dizzying rate. People supply information and images without concern for the abuses that will surely increase. Shutting down the Internet has consequences that are as drastic as a nation-wide failure of the electric grid. Modern civilization is utterly dependent on our digital systems. We cannot live without them—can’t get money, can’t get gas, can’t manage the distribution of food and supplies or even worse; can’t know what people are thinking about!

Like it or not, we now live in a police state. This truth is not a conspiracy theory, it is The Truth! Can things get worse? Can a woman be just a little bit pregnant? As this baby grows our personal freedoms are dissolving by the day. Living in denial changes nothing—the baby just keeps getting bigger. As global insanities progress and the world economies become hopelessly wrapped around the axle, a total collapse is a certainty. The cry will go out; “who can save us?”

A New World Order to the rescue! First things first. Everyone will be microchipped. You may not buy, sell, eat or travel without it. Countries and their borders will be eliminated. Humans will become one big happy global family! To be exceptional, talented, entrepreneurial or obsessed with telling the truth will get you noticed. You’ll be put on a list! Believing in God will be a criminal act.

We are but one step away from this reality. It’s not just that God is watching us and listening to all that we say and do. So is our government! You don’t have to believe in God, but you’d better believe in what men, armed with advanced technology and great power can do to you. Wake up and see the future while you can still change it!

Dale E. Winther has fifty years of computer design experience. He designed computer hardware and software for the Hubble Space Telescope, the Galileo mission to Jupiter and a multitude of major spacecraft and satellites while working for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His new novel, The Brotherhood of the Beast is a science fiction thriller that addresses the technical and cultural changes that have set us up for disaster. The book is available on his website: and from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The author expands on the techno-tyranny theme in a radio interview at:

Government Software Calculates Your ‘Threat Score’ And Categorizes Citizens As Red, Yellow Or Green

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Do you know what your “threat score” is?  Today, more than 90 percent of all local police departments and nearly all government agencies employ some sort of technological surveillance.  One of the most common applications is called “Beware”, and it scans billions of “arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches” and social media postings to give authorities an idea of who they are dealing with.  So the next time that police pull up in front of your home, it is likely that what you have posted on Facebook will be searched.  If you have said things that could be construed as “anti-government” or “anti-police”, there is a very good chance that you will have a very high “threat score” and you will be on “the red list”.

I understand that this sounds like something that comes directly out of a science fiction movie, but I assure you that it is very real.  In fact, the Washington Post reported on this just the other day…

While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect’s potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report.

The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and the man’s social media postings. It calculated his threat level as the highest of three color-coded scores: a bright red warning.

“Beware” was created by a corporation known as “Intrado”, and police departments around the nation began using it back in 2012.  When police officers using this software roll up to your home, they will instantly know which residents are on the “green list”, which are on the “yellow list”, and which are on the “red list”.  Here is more from the Washington Post

As officers respond to calls, Beware automatically runs the address. The searches return the names of residents and scans them against a range of publicly available data to generate a color-coded threat level for each person or address: green, yellow or red.

Exactly how Beware calculates threat scores is something that its maker, Intrado, considers a trade secret, so it is unclear how much weight is given to a misdemeanor, felony or threatening comment on Facebook. However, the program flags issues and provides a report to the user.

In promotional materials, Intrado writes that Beware could reveal that the resident of a particular address was a war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, had criminal convictions for assault and had posted worrisome messages about his battle experiences on social media.

Everything that you have ever done on the Internet could potentially be used to calculate your “threat score”.  So if you made some ill-advised comments on Facebook or in an Internet forum five years ago, there is still probably a record of that somewhere, and “Beware” will probably find it.

The next time you get pulled over or a police officer comes to your home, things that you may have completely forgotten that you ever said may come back to haunt you.  With that in mind, I would like you to read the following excerpt from an article by Matt Agorist

Imagine the following scenario: You are on your way home from work, driving down the road when you notice police lights in your rearview mirror. You are being pulled over.

As you sit there, on the shoulder, adrenaline rushing, simultaneously angry and nervous, the police officer, in his patrol car behind you, is sizing you up based on an algorithm that determines your “threat rating.”

The officer enters your license plate into a mobile application on his laptop. In a matter of seconds, this application crawls over billions of records in commercial and public databases, including all available social media engagement, recent purchases and “any comments that could be construed as offensive.” The application then determines if your “threat rating” is green, yellow, or red.

Imagine that you are one of our informed and frequent readers and understand the importance of police accountability and are unafraid to voice your entirely peaceful, yet strong opinion about police misconduct. Imagine that you left a comment on Facebook this morning about a particular officer’s misconduct; imagine that it is this particular officer who just pulled you over.

We live in a society that has become absolutely obsessed with surveillance.

A “Big Brother police state control grid” is being systematically constructed all around us, and we are being watched, tracked, monitored and controlled in hundreds of different ways.

So what can we do about this?

Is there any hope for change?

Well, John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute believes that the key is grassroots activism and non-violent resistance…

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, there is only one feasible solution left to us short of fleeing the country for parts unknown: grassroots activism that strives to reform the government locally and trickles up.

Unfortunately, such a solution requires activism, engagement, vigilance, sacrifice, individualism, community-building, nullification and a communal willingness to reject the federal government’s handouts and, when needed, respond with what Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as “militant nonviolent resistance.”

That means forgoing Monday night football in order to actively voice your concerns at city council meetings, turning off the television and spending an hour reading your local newspaper (if you still have one that reports local news) from front to back, showing your displeasure by picketing in front of government offices, risking your reputation by speaking up and disagreeing with the majority when necessary, refusing to meekly accept whatever the government dictates, reminding government officials—including law enforcement—that they work for you, and working together with your neighbors to present a united front against an overreaching government.

So what do you think?

Will we ever be able to get our privacy back, or has government surveillance become too entrenched?

Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on

Hollande: A Police State Is Not Democratic, But We Will Keep It


Exactly one year after the massacre of Charlie Hebdo, at the same time that the Kouachi brothers took the lives of 11 people, including three policemen, French President Francois Hollande, defended this morning the reinforcement of the “power of effective security” to confront the terrorist threat.

Speaking from the offices of the Paris police Department, Hollande presented his new year greetings to representatives of the security forces. “To meet this challenge posed by terrorism you need to have the means,” he noted.

The establishment of the state of emergency, a.k.a. Police State, declared after the attacks of November 13 and scheduled to run until the end of February, has allowed the opening of 25 criminal investigations directly related to terrorism, according to Hollande.

They have seized 400 weapons, of which around 40 are so-called weapons of war. But the state of emergency “has no vocation to last in a democracy”, said the president. Therefore, and to cope with the persistent threat of terrorism, he announced his willingness to launch a series of new measures, which will be equally unconstitutional, to give greater power to police so they can act officially without respecting the rule of law. In simple terms, France will codify the fact it is already leaving in a Police State.

First, Hollande advanced the need to put under house arrest any returnees from Syria and Iraq “for a limited time.” This is exactly what George W. Bush said at first, before changing his mind to keeping so-called prisoners of war for indefinite periods of time. “Most are under judicial control, but not all,” he stated about the detentions.

According to the bill that the government has sent to Congress for an opinion before being approved by the Cabinet in early February, it is expected that the new measures can be issued by the Interior Ministry against persons against whom there is no insufficient evidence to open a judicial investigation.

In other words, the government will persecute people who they think are suspects of anything they want to imagine, without any proof. In his speech Hollande, however, lied and insisted that “all these measures will be subject to judicial review.”

Another possible outcome of the current proposal is that agents are able to conduct searches of vehicles and identity checks of people in security perimeters in areas considered sensitive “only in case of a terrorist threat.” This means the government can make up terrorist threats as they go, which they have already been doing, and justify the closing of public places as well as the illegal search of people and they property.

The new law will also expand and detail the conditions under which the police can use their weapons to stop the escape of possible terrorists. Hollande has also listed the need to increase the fight against arms trafficking, a simplification of criminal procedures to increase the monitoring of financial flows. This is an ironic measure, since France sells weapons of war to countries and indirectly to terrorist organizations who then commit crimes against innocent people.

Apart from the legislative changes, Hollande has stated that by 2017 the government will increase the number of police and gendarmes by 5,000. Right now there are about 2,000 agents to serve intelligence services.

Last year, some 200 people were issued prohibitions to leave the country and some 50 people were banned from entering French territory without due process. The French have also illegally blocked access to nearly a hundred web pages on the Internet which the government deemed as places where terrorism was encouraged.

Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

The European Orwellian State

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(The Real Agenda) Europe first went through a political and economic conquest. Then, came the establishment of an interconnected surveillance state; and now, it is time to establish a continental police force.

Many cities in the world make George Orwell’s 1984 look like a walk in the park. A veil of almost total surveillance and police state measures have been imposed on societies by the bureaucrats and its corporate cohorts.

The invasion of privacy and the elimination of constitutional rights -in the name of security- have been gladly accepted by most people, who despite recent events, continue to see their governments as the only option to manage their own lives.

The United States, Australia, Singapore and even some Latin American countries have caved in, in the face of the fear of ‘Islamic terror’, and adopted invasive policies, which leaders say, are necessary to protect us all from the threat of terrorism.

Although the United States has been at the forefront of the rising police state by way of militarizing its police force, establishing illegal blacklists and secret databases that archive people’s phone calls, emails and internet usage, Europe has begun to compete with the U.S. in becoming the greatest Orwellian society in the western world.

While Germany has been dutifully collaborating with the American-led surveillance apparatus, France has introduced constitution-violating measures excused by its politicians as preventive measures to combat terrorism. In the same line of thought, Britain has increased its own surveillance activity through GHCQ, which has been cooperating with the Americans and the Germans in sharing illegally gathered intelligence on its own citizens.

Under the pretense of having to deal with a terrorist threat, European member- States have voluntarily surrendered their power to a dominant EU political body, which has eroded countries’ national sovereignty to the point it now wants to have a continent-wide police force to ‘ defend everyone’ from incoming terrorists.

EU leaders agreed to form what they called a European Border Guard Force before June 2016. The proposal envisages giving this body the ability to deploy to a country if “serious and persistent deficiencies in border controls” are found.

This decision is indeed ironic because the same European Union has allowed the entry of tens of thousands of immigrants, whose origins and intentions cannot be verified, and who, in many cases, have already committed acts of violence against the population of Europe.

The Heads of State and Government of the European Union pledged Thursday to agree on the creation of a European corps of border guard before the end of next June, although there is a political agreement whose details must be negotiated in the coming months.

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, announced through his profile on a social network, the adoption of a text of conclusions on immigration at the European summit held in Brussels, but has not given details on its contents.

European sources have told the press that the text reflects the “agreement” of the twenty-eight nations to form this body “before the end of the rotating EU presidency from the Netherlands”, which will be taken over by Luxembourg on 1 January.

The idea of forming a body of European borders and coastguard was formally presented by the European Commission on Tuesday. The proposal seeks to give this body the ability to deploy to a country as a last resort if a “serious and persistent deficiency” is found in control its borders.

Such a decision will be made by European kleptocrats, not the national representatives, and the criteria for such a deployment will also be at the discretion of European, un-elected con men who continue to push forward for the dissolution of nation-States.

The project has been welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. Both have expressed their support for the project, which, however, arouses the suspicion of several Member States who see a threat to their sovereignty.

In the discussion of European leaders, a “broad majority” has welcomed the proposal and expressed the willingness to take a decision “as soon as possible”, although it has become clear that there is “concern” over the sovereignty of the Member States and that this issue should be addressed in depth.

Should Europe approve the creation of a continent-wide police force that can invade nation-States at the behest of kleptocratic interests, the EU would have their dreamed trifecta, since they have already conquered the political and geographic arenas.

The only component missing from the European Orwellian State may soon come to fruition. As it was in George Orwell’s 1984, European people will be under the careful watch of a thug force that will not be present at the borders to prevent the entry of potential terrorists, but to help keep citizens in line.

Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

What They Plan To Do To Americans And Why It’s Crucial You Know About It (VIDEO)

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“…the battlefield may no longer be limited to regions afar, but may include the U.S. homeland.”

That is the unnerving quote found in a government study titled, Unconventional Operational Concept and the Homeland.

While America may not yet feel like we are living in the middle of a battlefield, we could very well become caught in the coming battle many are projecting for the the near future…at least that is what the Department of Defense wants citizens to believe.

Considering the United States government has been significantly increasing their training preparations with massive military drills like Jade Helm and the stockpiling of ammo, guns, body armor and the like. The possibility of some type of crisis or police state could become a reality a lot sooner than I would like to believe.

In the video below I cover the real truth staring us all in the face, that is the fact that they are preparing for something huge domestically, from drills, to executive orders, to reports, to the massive spy system.

Here is the breaking report…

“…first understand the population within the context of the operational environment and then take meaningful action to effectively influence human behavior toward achieving the desired outcome.” Cognitive Joint Force Entry White Paper pg 4

“More broadly, law enforcement agencies nationwide are concerned about the growth of the “sovereign citizen” movement.  According to one 2014 study, state, local and tribal law enforcement officials considered sovereign citizens to be the top concern of law enforcement, ranking above ISIL and Al Qaeda-inspired extremists.” DOJ, Attorney General John P. Carlin

For More Information See:

(DOD Directive pdf)

(Cognitive Joint Force Entry pdf)

Lisa Haven is an independent Christian news analysis and one of the top contributors on She is also author of and runs her own youtube channel (Lisa Haven) with tens-of-thousands of views per day. Digging deep and finding truth is what she lives for. Her passion is to spread truth no matter where it lies. She covers everything from martial law, to FEMA camps, to end time bible prophecy, to government documents and much more! Before launching her journalism career, she wrote many bible studies and lead women ministries for a number of years. She will also complete her ministry degree at International School of Ministry this year.

Cops Didn’t Know This Camera Caught Them Deleting Video Of The Murder Of Laquan McDonald (VIDEOS)

Cops Didn’t Know This Camera Caught Them Deleting Video Of The Murder Of Laquan McDonald
By: Andrew Emett, The Free Thought Project |

Chicago, IL — Accused of deleting the surveillance video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s death, several officers appeared in recently released screenshots tampering with Burger King’s computers before the footage mysteriously disappeared. Although 86 minutes of the surveillance video have gone missing, including the moment that McDonald was gunned down, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez claims no one tampered with the footage.

Surrounded by officers and suspected of breaking into cars on October 20, 2014, Laquan McDonald, 17, was attempting to walk away from a group of Chicago cops when Officer Jason Van Dyke exited his patrol car. According to initial reports, McDonald was armed with a knife and lunged at Officer Van Dyke. Fearing for his life and the lives of his fellow officers, Van Dyke shot the teen in the chest out of self-defense.

But according to witness statements and police dashcam video, McDonald was walking away when Van Dyke opened fire. After McDonald had collapsed to the ground in a near-fetal position, Van Dyke continued firing his weapon until emptying his clip. As Van Dyke began reloading his gun, a fellow officer had to order him to cease firing at the dying teen.

McDonald’s autopsy revealed that Van Dyke shot him 16 times, including two bullets in the back, seven in his arms, two in his right leg, once on each side of his chest, and single bullets wounds to his right hand, scalp, and neck. Nine of the 16 entrance wounds had a downward trajectory. None of the five other officers at the scene fired their weapons.

Before McDonald’s family could even file a lawsuit, the city gave them a $5 million settlement on the condition that the family agreed not to publicly release the dashcam footage of the teen’s death. After suppressing the video for 13 months, the city received a court order to release the footage. The city released the dashcam video last week, which clearly shows McDonald did not lunge at the officers before the fatal shooting.

In May, Burger King district manager Jay Darshane accused officers of deleting the security footage after spending over three hours in the fast food restaurant on the night of the shooting. According to Darshane, the video equipment was working properly, but 86 minutes of footage, from 9:13 p.m. to 10:39 p.m., disappeared after the officers left.

Charged with first-degree murder, Van Dyke fired his first shot at 9:57 p.m. When asked if he was certain that the officers deleted the footage of the killing, Darshane answered, “Yes.”

“We had no idea they were going to sit there and delete files,” Darshane said. “I mean we were just trying to help the police officers.”

Unable to clearly explain why the 86 minutes disappeared, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy blamed the missing files on technical difficulties. At a press conference last week, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez asserted that no one had tampered with the Burger King surveillance video. When asked who conducted the forensic testing, Alvarez did not appear to know the answer.

Alvarez responded, “That’s all I’m going to say on this.”

On Monday, NBC5 obtained screenshots taken from a surveillance video inside Burger King on the night of McDonald’s death. The photos appear to show officers using the computer console that recorded the fatal shooting. Although the police department and state’s attorney claim the officers did not delete those 86 missing minutes, remember that this information is coming from the same cops who initially lied about the shooting and the same officials who suppressed the police dashcam video for 13 months.

The Opposition To Police Brutality Is A Constitutional Militia (VIDEO)


By: Jim White | The Liberty Brothers Radio Show

2nd Amendment: A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

There are a handful of terms that, when used, immediately elicit images and dialogue inside the average person’s head of fringe, or extreme behavior. I submit that one word which falls into that category is the word Militia. For many, the term Militia brings up memories of groups of men who paint their face and dress in camo while running through the woods shooting at each other espousing anti-government slogans. That may, in some cases, be what the Militia has devolved into in modern times, however that persona is very far afield from the original Militia who used to inhabit this land in Colonial times. No, the idea of a Militia is not fringe, and yes, a Militia is Constitutional, as illustrated above. Would a well-regulated Militia solve our problem with lawlessness in America? How about the “Death by Cop” phenomenon sweeping across the nation? One man, Edwin Vieira, Jr., thinks it would. Since Edwin Vieira is a holder of 4 Degrees from Harvard University, and considered one of the top Constitutional experts in the country, when he talks we should all pay attention and get ready to learn. Talk is what he did in the following interview from The Liberty Brothers Radio Show this week. I have included a bio for Edwin Vieira, followed by our excellent and most informative interview.

Edwin Vieira, Jr., holds four degrees from Harvard: A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and J.D. (Harvard Law School). For over thirty-six years he has been a practicing attorney, specializing in cases that raise issues of constitutional law. In the Supreme Court of the United States he successfully argued or briefed the cases leading to the landmark decisions Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, and Communications Workers of America v. Beck, which established constitutional and statutory limitations on the uses to which labor unions, in both the private and the public sectors, may apply fees extracted from workers as a condition of their employment. He has written numerous monographs and articles in scholarly journals, and lectured throughout the county. His latest scholarly works are Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution (2d rev. ed. 2002), a comprehensive study of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective, and How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary (2004), a study of the problems of irresponsible “judicial supremacy”, and how to deal with them. With Victor Sperandeo, he is also the co-author (under a nom de plume) of the political novel CRA$HMAKER: A Federal Affaire (2000), a not-so-fictional story of an engineered “crash” of the Federal Reserve System, and the political revolution it causes. Edwin Vieira is an NRA certified firearms instructor in several disciplines, and is now working on projects concerned with the constitutional “Militia of the several States” and “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms”. His first book in this area is Constitutional “Homeland Security”, Volume One, The Nation in Arms (2007).

France: A Nation Of Sheep Embraces The Police State


“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves”, said once Edward R. Murrow. Today, France resembles that nation.

(The Real Agenda) While the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, labors strenuously to instigate fear among the French people, his president, François Hollande, goes out of his way to beg for more power for the State.

The fearmongering achieved its goal. The French National Assembly reached an agreement, almost unanimously, to extend the state of emergency until February 26 and expand police powers.

Six votes against and 551 in favor reflected the absence of debate in a society that has lost freedoms and whose people reject radical Islam, but accept radical government.

The feeling of insecurity drives extraordinary measures and that is why both Hollande and Valls have been playing the fear card all along since last Friday’s bomb attacks.

“It was an emergency procedure,” say those who are in favor of government radicalism.

The main opposition party, the Republicans of Nicolas Sarkozy, did not make too much of an opposition to the growing Police State. They actually wanted to go even further with more restrictive measures but accepted the socialist proposal.

“We will vote in favor. We need to move fast,” said the conservative MP Eric Ciotti.

Some of the support for the law came with a little suspicion from the Environmentalist party, whose members said “We will be vigilant”.

“These must be exceptional, transitional measures. We will vote in favor although there will be three votes against our group,” said the environmentalist François de Rugy.

One of those three environmental opposition members was Noël Mamère, one of the very few critical voices in the session on Thursday, where he said the speed with which they have taken security measures are part of a “drift” in French politics with too many laws promoted through “emotion” that are quickly approved before being properly vetted.

The other three votes against the new measures came from the left Socialist group of deputies who were also critical of the economic policy of Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

The massive vote in favor, which today is likely to be sanctioned by the Senate, allows the government to extend the state of emergency for three months; until 26 February 2016.

The most important measure of the new legislation is called assignment of residence. It seeks to legalize the confinement of a terror suspect in a house in a neighborhood.

Confined suspects may be held incommunicado.

During the debate, however, the government itself introduced important coercive measures: if the suspect has a previous conviction for terrorism he may be fitted with an electronic bracelet.

An alarm will alert the police if the subject leaves the geographical perimeter that has been imposed by the Interior Minister.

At the request of the government, MPs approved the possibility of copying computer data in the course of an investigation without a judicial warrant and to dissolve groups advocating terrorism, which applies particularly to managing radical mosques.

The Assembly has added a small legislative change which will immediately block websites that promote terrorism. However, it is unknown what the criteria will be to designate a website as a promoter of terrorism or what content will be deemed as an instigator of terrorism.

A country of Sheep

France is today another France; more fearful and more willing to surrender its freedoms.

“We face an enemy willing to use any failure of the state,” warned the centrist deputy Jean-Christophe Lagarde.

Before the full winding, Valls was able to report the death of Abdelhamid Abaaoud and congratulate the police.

The climate was right to approve new legislation overwhelmingly.

In parallel to the parliamentary debate, the Directorate General of the National Police decided to authorize police officers to carry weapons even while off duty.

President Francois Hollande wants even the municipal police to be armed when on duty.

Until now the national police could only carry weapons within the constituency in which they work.

“We want to be able to carry during their daily trips from home to work,” explained Christophe Dumont, the Syndicated Picture of Homeland Security.

With the new guidelines, officers are allowed to carry their weapons anywhere in the country even if they are off work or on holiday.

The director of the DGSI will meet with unions to set new measures, perhaps permanent ones regarding this new condition.

Moreover, the prefecture expanded until Sunday the ban on organizing demonstrations.

The Government has also decided to indefinitely deprive the Climate Summit that begins in Paris on 30 November of its lighter side and to void all associated activities.

The great march planned by the city center on Sunday 29th has also been canceled.

The Unlimited Power of the Fear Card

Citing no conclusive evidence, the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, warned yesterday about the possibility that the country becomes a victim of a chemical or bacteriological attack.

“We can not exclude anything. I say this with precaution, but we are at risk of chemical and biological attacks,” Valls said at the start of a parliamentary debate which approved the new anti-terrorism measures.

Valls disturbing words are not a novelty.

The Government shuffled this possibility ahead of the Climate Summit and on Saturday, a day after attacks, the Health Department published a decree to authorize the purchase of a massive amount of pharmaceutical drugs that work as an antidote to some poisoning, especially against sarin gas.

In just one week, after the Paris attacks, France has imposed strong limitations to freedom of speech, freedom of movement and has exponentially strengthened the power of the State.

Government officials have also demonstrated their disdain for the rule of law and by their actions have stated that they do not trust the French people to take care of their own security. Meanwhile, the French people have accepted the new limitations imposed by their leaders.

The new French nation governed by neocolonialist wolves has risen.

Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

War In Paris

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The City of Light (La Ville Luniere) went dark repressively. A separate article discussed draconian measures imposed, explaining police state actions. The fading remnants of “liberte, egalite, (and) fraternite” disappeared in plain sight.

One of the world’s great tourist destinations no longer is safe to visit – not because of possible terrorist attacks, because police state authority replaced constitutional protections.

Expect more incidents like pre-dawn Wednesday morning. Heavily armed soldiers and police stormed Saint-Denis, a northern Paris suburb, hunting for alleged Friday attackers police chief Michael Cadot said were all killed.

Heavy gunfire and explosions followed. Five summary arrests were made. Claims about an alleged female suicide bomber blowing herself up are unverified.

A resident told Le Monde “I was awakened by explosions that lasted about 15-20 minutes. From our window, we could see lights (looking) like gunfire…Then helicopters landed on the roofs.”

Police spokesman Jean-Alphonse Richard claimed authorities raided an apartment allegedly used as a base by Friday’s attackers, looking for accomplices, including Abdelhamid Abaaoud, called the mastermind of what happened – true or false.

Previous articles called Friday’s incident carefully planned and orchestrated state-sponsored terrorism, Washington, France and perhaps Israel likely complicit in what happened – a classic false flag like 9/11 for intended horrors to follow, already evident in police state measures instituted and/or being considered.

France declared war on Syria, joining with US air strikes on infrastructure and government targets, not ISIS as claimed.

Dozens of other community raids were launched nationwide, numerous arrests made. Another Saint-Denis resident reported security forces “shooting from the rooftops. (We were) told to lie on the floor and not go to the windows.”

The toll from Wednesday’s incident is unclear. French TV channel iTele cited an unnamed police source saying three terrorists were killed. Maybe they were innocent victims in harm’s way.

Are Parisians and tourists now at risk of being gunned down by soldiers or police if they’re in the wrong place at the wrong time?

On Wednesday, Saint-Denis became a war zone. Area schools and universities closed. Public transport shut down.

On Monday, Belgian authorities stormed Molenbeek, a Brussels suburb, a mainly Muslim community irresponsibly called a jihadist hotspot. Streets were cordoned off, at least one arrest made, following seven others last weekend. Five were released.

Belgium’s justice minister Koen Geens claims his country has “a foreign fighters problem,” saying enhanced measures are needed to combat it.

Will other communities across Europe and America experience similar police state actions?

9/11 changed everything. Expect greater than ever draconian horrors to follow Friday’s Paris incident – across Europe and America, including enhanced state-sponsored repression and escalated imperial wars.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

Obama Supports Police Brutality


Killer cops throughout America operate unaccountably – agents of wealth, power and privilege exclusively, rampaging against ordinary people ruthlessly.

Fatalities at their hands are on track to exceed 1,000 this year – more than double phony FBI reported numbers.

Official “justifiable homicides” are cold-blood murder in the vast majority of cases. Victims tell no tales, only witnesses when available.

Evidence is overwhelming. US streets are battlegrounds. State-sponsored criminality rages at home and abroad. Corpses piling up attest to America’s ruthlessness.

Not according to Obama. On Tuesday, he addressed the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Chicago – representing 16,000 members in 94 countries, saying:

“…I want to start by saying on behalf of the American people – thank you. This country is safer because of your efforts.”

“…I want to be as clear as I can be. I reject any narrative that seeks to divide police and communities that they serve. I reject a storyline that says when it comes to public safety there’s an ‘us’ and a ‘them…’ “

“Because your work and your service really has helped make America safer than it’s been in decades, and that’s something for which every American should be proud.”

Hard facts disprove his litany of Big Lies. US police are oppressors, not public servants. They protect the rights of powerful monied interests at the expense of society’s most vulnerable.

They’re militarized from Pentagon-supplied weapons and equipment – more brutal than ever, waging daily war on persecuted communities.

Gitmo in Chicago is Exhibit A. A few miles west of where I live is ground zero for some of the most disturbing police practices – occurring in an off-the-books, unidentified, nondescript warehouse.

Lawlessly arrested and detained, mostly Black victims are isolated, denied access to lawyers for a day or more, and tortured during secret interrogations. Innocence in no defense.

The facility is a few miles from where Obama spoke, mindless of the horrors inside, committed by Chicago’s “finest.” Killer cops nationwide “make America safer,” he said.

“Each fallen police officer is one too many,” he blustered, ignoring their thousands of victims – non-people denied justice, casualties of US barbarism, killer cops operating solely as agents of power and privilege.

Obama promised them more federal aid and support, saying “in my federal budget proposal, I’ve asked Congress to increase funding for the COPS program (a Justice Department community policing initiative) so we can hire even more police officers and make sure you have the training and equipment you need.”

He failed to explain it’s to terrorize vulnerable communities more than ever, mostly Black and Latino ones. Instead he concluded, saying “good police work (reflects) America at its best…May God protect our cops.”

Who serves their victims? Why is nothing done about justice denied them? Who’ll hold police state ruthlessness accountable?

Governments oppressing their citizens are tyrannical. America mocks the principles it claims to support.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

Armed Black Man Doesn’t Fit “Black Lives Matter” Media Frame


Another Casualty in America’s Growing Police State.

South Florida media have been abuzz over the past week concerning the shooting death of 31-year old Corey Jones by a plainclothes police officer who reportedly did not show his badge during their encounter.

Corey Jones. Family photo via WPTV

Corey Jones. Family photo via WPTV

Yet there’s an especially disturbing wrinkle for major news media, who have expressed reluctance to cover the story because Jones was a licensed gun owner who had a handgun on his person at the time of the shooting.

“The tenor of the coverage has been wait and see,” the Palm Beach Post observed on October 22.

One national producer … who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the network had not authorized her to discuss the story, said her network lost some of its appetite after Jones was found to have been carrying a weapon.

As of last week Al Sharpton was headed to town, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office has summoned the FBI for a more “objective” evaluation of the crime scene. “Reverend Al’s” plane has yet to touch down in Palm Beach, even though vigils and peaceful protests have been held, and Jones’ family attracted the legal services of Benjamin Crump, the attorney who gained significant notoriety for his representation of the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown families.

A professional drummer, Jones’ SUV broke down on a highway exit ramp in the early morning hours of Sunday October 18 while he was returning from a performance. He was reluctant to leave the vehicle given the expensive musical instruments in his possession. At 3:15AM, as Jones waited for a tow truck, Palm Beach Gardens police officer Norman Raja, who was reportedly working a robbery surveillance beat, drove up in an unmarked white van, and exited his vehicle dressed in jeans, t-shirt and a baseball cap.

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According to Crump, who was briefed by a state attorney, Raja never showed his badge to Jones. “It’s unclear what Raja said to Jones,” the Post reports,

but he said he saw a gun and fired six times. Jones, 31, who had a legal concealed carry permit, never got off a shot. He ran from the scene before collapsing 80 to 100 feet away. His gun was found somewhere between his body and the SUV.

Crump asserts that Jones likely died without every knowing that Raja was a police officer and experts agree that this is a possibility.

Crump carried a gun because he often played late night gigs and had to transport expensive equipment to and from performance spots. Yet he also encouraged family members to legally obtain a firearm for protection if they felt it necessary.

There’s indeed the strong probability that Jones’ race was a factor in the slaying. (Incidentally, Officer Raja is of Pakistani descent.) Yet there’s an argument to be made that Jones’ choice of self protection has likewise disqualified him as an ideal victim for the nation’s corporate news media and the “Black Lives Matter” movement to rally around. In fact, Jones brother, a professional football player, more than subtly chastised Black Lives Matter in the wake of the tragedy by declaring that “all lives matter.”

Along these lines, what is almost entirely beyond the realm of mainstream discussion is the fact that police throughout the country are being trained with military-style weaponry and tactics. There is thus a predisposition to assume the mindset that accompanies such training, making law enforcement increasingly poised to recognize the citizenry at large as an enemy–particularly if such a citizenry chooses to exercise its Second Amendment right.

Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at

Police State Public Education In America

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America’s founders believed education was insurance against loss of liberty.

Jefferson said “(e)very government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories. And to render them safe, their minds must be improved…”

Public education is vital because it serves the public interest – giving meaning to “we the people.” Father of American education Horace Mann called “(t)he common school…the greatest discovery ever made by man.” He meant public, not privatized, prioritizing profits over teaching. He believed all students should be educated equally and responsibly.

In America today, they’re intimidated, persecuted and controlled, not taught the way young people were when I grew up in inner city Boston from kindergarten in 1939 to my 1952 high school graduation.

Then college and graduate school when both were extremely affordable, extraordinarily cheap by today’s standards. America’s student loan racket didn’t exist – debt-entrapping millions of students repressively, some facing a lifetime of debt bondage.

Standards in those days stressed teaching. Children learned basics to advance to higher education – important preparatory steps for life. Kids today across America have none of the advantages I had. Things today are deplorable by any standard.

Bush’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Obama’s Race to the Top (RTTT) are Exhibits A and B. The former leaves behind most kids. The latter is a race to the bottom. Both reflect schemes to destroy a nearly four century tradition.

Public schools in America don’t teach. They’re institutions of intimidation and totalitarian control. They produce uneducated youths unprepared for the adult world they’re about to enter – most facing a working lifetime of rotten jobs with poverty wages along with few or no benefits.

No wonder many end up in prison, mostly people of color, ruthlessly abused throughout America’s sordid history.

John Taylor Gatto is an author and former New York City and State Teacher of the Year. “We live in a time of great school crisis,” he stresses.

US children “rank at the bottom of nineteen industrial nations in reading, writing and arithmetic.” Schools “don’t teach anything except how to obey orders.” Institutionalized education in America “is psychopathic – (with) no conscience.”

US society is “disintegrating.” It’s decadent. Kids during school hours “are under constant surveillance, (with) no private time or space…disciplined if they try to assert individuality.”

Wealthy parents send their children to private schools where they’re educated the way all kids in America were decades earlier. No longer.

Hofstra University’s Alan Singer says many inner city US schools function like prisons. He’s a former guest instructor at Rikers Island, calling it “the last stop on the New York City school-to-prison pipeline.”

Schools “reflect and reinforce society,” he explains. They don’t “transform it.” Industrial America no longer exists. Schools evolved accordingly, notably in inner city minority neighbors.

They’re “organized on the prison model where (children and youths) are treated (like) criminals,” Singer explained.

“Students enter buildings through metal detectors. If the device goes off they are bodily searched. Armed police stand guard.” They conduct random locker searches, a Fourth Amendment violation. Use of drug-sniffing dogs is commonplace.

“Uniformed security crews that report to the police sweep the halls. Students are forced to sit in overcrowded uncomfortable classrooms doing rote assignments geared to high-stakes Common Core assessments,” said Singer.

“Stressed out teachers, fearful that they will be judged by poor student performance on these tests, use boredom and humiliation to maintain control of the classroom.”

“When young people react to these conditions they are disciplined. The ultimate goal of school policy is to sort them out with a few destined for success, some to menial jobs, and others for imprisonment.”

Public education in America reflects its racist, punitive, disturbingly ugly dark side – institutions of police state control, not learning, schools run like prisons.

Brown v. Board of Education is dead. Segregation afflicts America’s people of color, harmed by the school-to-prison pipeline – US policy at the federal, state and local levels, kids treated like criminals.

They’re pushed out school doors into prisons – ultimate institutions of intimidation, tyrannical control and abuse, Blacks and Latinos mostly affected, a shocking indictment of a ruthless, dystopian society, unfit and unsafe to live in.

Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization. Its founder and president John W. Whitehead calls US public school students “the new inmates in the American police state.”

“(Y)ou’re either a prisoner…or a prison bureaucrat (police officer, judge, jailer, spy, profiteer, etc.),” he explains.

Anyone today can run afoul of the system unwittingly and end up in prison, he says. For kids, it’s much worse, he stresses.

“Microcosms of the police state, America’s public schools contain almost every aspect of the militarized, intolerant, senseless, overcriminalized, legalistic, surveillance-riddled, totalitarian landscape that plagues those of us on the ‘outside.’ “

America is a rigorously controlled police state, ruthlessly threatening and harming most of its people, reflecting tyranny, not democracy.

From the time US kids enter public schools through graduation or sooner if they drop out, they’re “exposed to a steady diet of draconian zero tolerance policies that criminalize childish behavior, overreaching anti-bullying statutes that criminalize speech, school resource officers (police) tasked with disciplining and/or arresting so-called ‘disorderly’ students, standardized testing that emphasizes rote answers over critical thinking (and real learning), politically correct mindsets that teach young people to censor themselves and those around them, and extensive biometric and surveillance systems that, coupled with the rest, acclimate young people to a world in which they have no freedom of thought, speech or movement,” Whitehead explained.

Nearly one in three youths are arrested after leaving school. Millions of kids are suspended or expelled for so-called “disruptive behavior” or “insubordination” – minor things too insignificant to matter.

“Black students are three times more likely than white students to” be targeted, says Whitehead. “Acts of kindness, concern or basic manners can (bring) suspensions.”

A child was punished for sharing his lunch with a hungry friend, another suspended for saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.

Shocking things happen unheard of when I was growing up. “(H)and-drawn pictures of guns, pencils twirled in a ‘threatening’ manner, imaginary bows and arrows, even fingers positioned like guns) can also land a student in detention,” said Whitehead.

“(V)isits to the principal’s office are transformed into punishments such as misdemeanor tickets, juvenile court, handcuffs, tasers and even prison terms.”

“(A)rmed police officers…patrol school hallways…de facto wardens…doling out their brand of justice…(using) tasers, pepper spray, batons and brute force. The horror stories are legion.”

Irving, Texas 14-year-old Muslim student Ahmed Mohamed was suspended, handcuffed, arrested and detained by police for bringing a homemade alarm clock to class. Racist school officials accused him of making a fake bomb.

US public schools today are dangerous places for children and youths. They’re more prison-like than educational institutions. They reflect ruthless state-sponsored policies – serving the privileged few at the expense of everyone else.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

Are There Any Brave Cops Left? (VIDEO)


It would be nice if the mythology about “the brave men and women of law enforcement,” and the image of police that you see on TV and in movies, in some way resembled reality. But it doesn’t.

Larken Rose

Further Reading:

Cops showing their “courage” at Columbine:…

Cops routinely shoot the wrong person:

Florida Cop Fired After Repeatedly Tasering Unarmed Man (VIDEO)

© Cop Block Fresno, CA / YouTube

© Cop Block Fresno, CA / YouTube

A police officer from a Tampa suburb has been fired after footage from a bodycam emerged showing him using a Taser on a shoplifting suspect who had his hands up.

The officer, 36-year-old Tim Claussen, went to the house of Lester Brown, on September 9 to investigate a theft that had occurred at a local retailer earlier that day. The officer asked Brown, to leave his house, but Brown didn’t comply.

“Come outside now,”Claussen said, “or you’re about to get tased. This is the last time.”

The video then shows Brown being suddenly Tasered. He falls to the ground and the officer tells him that he had just “made it a lot worse”for himself.

“Why,”Brown asked, lying on his stomach, “‘cause I’m in my house?”

Police authorities in Zephyrhills, Florida announced the firing of 10-year veteran Claussen on Friday. An internal investigation determined that “the deployment of the Taser was unjustified,”city attorney Joseph Poblick said at a news conference.

Brown, 42, was later arrested on shoplifting charges, but they were later dropped by prosecutors at the request of the police department.

This firing comes at a time of increased scrutiny of police conduct, particularly against unarmed black men and women. But Captain Derek Brewer of the Zephyrhills Police Department told the Tampa Bay Times that there was no evidence the incident had been “racially motivated.”

“We recognized that there was an issue and that’s why we acted quickly,”Brewer said. “Given the circumstances of this incident, I feel like it was the right decision.”

Source: RT

Invoking Your Rights At Police Checkpoints (VIDEO)


A majority of our society essentially walks around without knowing or actively exercising their rights. In fact, some do not even know what their rights are or why they are so important. Moreover, they would rather wave their freedoms afforded in this country at the first signs of a problem. One example of this is during a manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, police and federal agents spent the day storming people’s homes and performing illegal searches.

In the Constitution, the word “inalienable” means unable to be taken away from or given away by a possessor. That means these are natural rights are not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and therefore ours for life. Many of us know this, but still our rights as citizens of the United States are violated by the police. For instance, we all want to cooperate and accommodate police officers when they ask us questions. However, some of those questions are not meant to be friendly, but to gain knowledge on you. While you are cooperating with the police officer and putting forth all of this information about yourself, you are providing evidence against yourself that they can use if need be. Remember? Everything you say and do, can be used against you. In this case, it’s best to remain silent.

In Voices of Liberty, reporter Britt Hysen talks to Nina Hodjat, an attorney for DUI Partners. The two discuss how to speak to officers and exercise your rights respectfully at police checkpoints. Nina states that it is best to stay calm and be respectful when exercising your rights. She states that “human element factors come into play in situations such as this. If you are respectful to the police officers, the situation should not escalate. If you are being aggressive, chances are, they will respond to that and become aggressive back. Just stay calm.”

Know Your Rights

Know that you can invoke your rights. This downloadable card lists your rights and can be used when talking with police officers. When you are going through checkpoints, always be respectful use these tips when exercising your rights:

  1. Stay calm. Don’t run. Don’t argue, resist or obstruct the police, even if you are innocent or police are violating your rights.
  2. Ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, calmly and silently walk away. If you are under arrest, you have a right to know why.
  3. You have the right to remain silent and cannot be punished for refusing to answer questions. If you wish to remain silent, tell the officer out loud. In some states, you must give your name if asked to identify yourself.
  4. You do not have to consent to a search of yourself or your belongings, but police may “pat down” your clothing if they suspect a weapon. You should not physically resist, but you have the right to refuse consent for any further search. If you do consent, it can affect you later in court.
  5. Be smart and know your rights.


Know Your Rights: Police Checkpoints

In an effort to further inform the public, feel free to post this on your social media pages to get the word out on how vital it is for all of us to know our rights. The more we exercise our rights, the more aware we will be when they are being abused.

What advice can you give about protecting your freedoms?

Tess Pennington is the editor for After joining the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross in 1999, Tess worked as an Armed Forces Emergency Services Center specialist and is well versed in emergency and disaster management and response. Tess is the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But by following Tess’s tips for stocking, organizing, and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months, or even years.

Police Shoot Bystander, Mistaking His Cell Phone For Gun During Standoff

© Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department / Facebook

© Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department / Facebook

A bystander was shot in the leg then arrested during a SWAT standoff with a man firing an automatic weapon. Police feared the witness was holding a gun, but it turned out to be a cell phone. He was shot while police were arresting the suspect.

Daniel Sanchez was standing with his phone outside his garage when police shot at him several times.

“He was yelling, ‘Dad I’m shot, I’m shot,’ so I grabbed him inside and closed the garage door. I put a tourniquet around his leg and a clean towel,” his father, John Sanchez, told KCRA.

The elder Sanchez pointed out four bullet holes in his garage and several more in his car: “You can see how many shots they did: one, two three, four ‒ shooting at my son with a cell phone. C’mon that’s ridiculous,” he said.

“He went right there over to that corner and stood there with his phone, trying to get some pictures,”the father told KOVR.

Police swarmed into the Sanchez’s neighborhood after they received a phone call around 2:15 p.m. local time that a man was terrorizing a California neighborhood with what may have been an AK-47 rifle. The man fired round after round at a neighbor’s home, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said.

“The initial call states that a guy was outside just shooting a machine gun off,” Sergeant Jason Ramos told KOVR. “Not at any particular person, but just shooting a machine gun off outside of a house.”


“He was shooting at the house across the street, and he let off about 100 rounds before the cops got there,” witness Kevin Norris told the local CBS affiliate.

When police arrived, the man ‒ later identified as 62-year-old Ben Ledford ‒ was still shooting, leading to a standoff. Ledford then capitulated to the SWAT team and was taken into custody.

“He came out threw an automatic weapon on the ground and surrendered to us,” Ramos told KTXL.

It was then that two officers noticed Danny Sanchez go out to the edge of the garage of a neighboring home. Sanchez extended his arm with an object in it that they believed was a handgun, Ramos said. When they asked Sanchez to drop his weapon, he refused. Officers fired several shots at him.

“He was right here,” John Sanchez told KOVR, gesturing to his garage, “and I think he stepped out to look, and that’s when he got shot. They got [the bullet holes] marked off; they went right through the paneling and hit my car and they kept going and went out the other side of the wall.”

His son was hit in the leg.

Ramos said that officers arrived to a chaotic scene.

“It took us some time to figure out exactly who had what role in this incident,” Ramos told KOVR. “[Sanchez] found himself in the midst of things and some of his actions were perceived to be threatening to law-enforcement officers.”

Police arrested Danny Sanchez and another neighbor. They also searched the Sanchez home.


No charges were filed against the injured man, who had surgery on Friday to remove bullet fragments from his leg, John Sanchez told KCRA.

The officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

“They told [Danny] they were sorry that he got shot and everything, that they made a mistake,”Sanchez told KOVR.

Along with the automatic weapon he used, police recovered 45 other guns from Ledford’s home, the sheriff’s department told RT.

Officers also found a deceased dog inside a residence across the street, which Ramos said appears to have been the suspect’s primary target, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Neighbor Maria Selgado told KTXL that Ledford has had issues with a number of residents: “Moved in a couple years ago since then it’s not been the most comfortable situation.”

Multiple area schools were placed on lockdown during the standoff, KTXL reported.

Ledford is being held with bail set at $1 million. He was charged with assault with a machine gun, discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner, stalking and cruelty to animals, police said.

Source: RT