posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 03:41 AM
This thread www.abovetopsecret.com...
got me thinking of what has happened when I have questioned the militarization of
police, directly to the faces of some of the people involved.
I wish I could come up with a better synonym, but the term "militarization of police" is the best way to put it. So bear with me if it gets
Yes, I have attempted to have a rational discussion about this topic on several occasions to different people who are directly involved in promoting
their departments' militarization. And the excuse is always the same..."the North Hollywood Bank Robbery Shootout showed departments just how
vulnerable they are."
After which furthur questions usually result in stammering and lots of "uhhs" and "ahhs."
For those of you not famililar, this site is excellent:
I am putting forth for discussion my ideas as follow:
It is my opinion (I tried to make that italicized but it didn't work) that the US government staged the 9/11 attacks as an excuse/catalyst for the
"war on terror" and the taking of citizens' rights.
I am now beginning to wonder if some governmental element is responsible for staging the North Hollywood Bank Robbery as an excuse/catalyst toward the
militarization of police. Especially seeing how it's the same reasoning I have been told by several different SWAT officers.
[edit on 22-8-2006 by therainmaker]