The Militarization of Police and the Growing Police State
I've been following the Bundy Ranch issue for a long time now. Being a resident of Nevada, not much escapes me on the matter.
Many of you know that I am also an active duty soldier in the United States Army, currently deployed to Afghanistan...Been out here for quite some
time. It is from the perspective of my experience out here that I want to shape that situation because I think it is relevant and terribly
Let me start by saying this. Mr. Bundy lost the court case. In America when you lose the court case you do what the court tells you. The Bundy cattle
drive in the area is trespassing. HOWEVER, that is NOT what this issue is about. It is about the heavy handed response by the Federal Government on
Mr. Bundy's ranch that has me concerned. Wherever you fall on this issue, I hope it has you concerned as well.
When this started hitting the national spotlight, and what sparked the protests, was when BLM officials showed up to the ranch with snipers poised in
overwatch positions. As time progressed protesters started showing up in solidarity with the Bundy's. The police and feds used some pretty heavy
handed tactics on the protesters and setting up a "free speech zone" that cause even Gov. Brian Sandoval to say that what the BLM and other agencies
involved are doing down there is nothing short of intimidation. That's when the militias started showing up.
I then wake up to the news that they have cut off cell towers and put up a no-fly zone around the Bundy ranch and that they are now setting up a
compound for command and control as well as calling in tactical teams into the area.
Here's where I start to get really worried about the militarization of law enforcement.
When we do deliberate operations there are some basic things that are done:
Control of the battle space:
1. Set up a ROZ
2. Cut off or jam communications
3. Control air and ground traffic and issue frequencies for civilians and others to use to plot their routes clear of the ROZ
4. Set up command and control assets near the target area if one does not exist
5. Call air assets to station to monitor situation from the air
6. Execute operation.
We have a set up ROZ. We have jamming of communications. We have the set up of command and control. Air assets are already on station.
There's only one thing left to do. Execute Operation. What that operation will be if not for the continued rounding up of cattle I don't know. They
already had the assets necessary to perform that operation...Why set up a controlled battlespace zone?
If you are concerned about the increasing level of militarization of law enforcement and the growing threat of a police state, look no further than
what is happening at the Bundy ranch. The Feds are preparing for war and they will, at some point, execute.
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