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The 'federalization' of local law enforcement

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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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The 'federalization' of local law enforcement


www.policeone.com

Should this become law, it’s unlikely that a newly-established national union would allow localities to lay off police officers. The result would be that localities would either have to raise taxes after funding ran out or ask for additional federal funding, creating a dependency that will foster federal control over local policing practices.

Though a rapid transition to a federalized police force is unlikely here in America, an incremental shift to greater federal control is already occuring.
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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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This may be a subject to keep an eye on folks, particularly with all of the draconian police state nonsense big brother's extensional arms such as the TSA and DHS has been up to lately.

A federalized police police force?

I will leave it up to the reader to draw their own conclusions on this, but personally, ESPECIALLY based on what I have watched occuring on the federal level over the past decade, this has potential ominous undertones to it.

If the police are no longer regional based but nationalized, would it not go to mention that they would be enforcing the interests of our federal gov as well? The same gov who does not give a crap about the little people?

Hopefully this doesn't get out of hand. I hope cities and counties will stand up against this. But if their budgets are so in the red as we are continually seeing with regular frequency, will they have a choice?

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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:58 AM
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has any one else had there LEF law enforcement force join up with other LEF , county with local we have what is known as unified police city by city aka upd? just wondering if we are the only ones as of yet.BTW this happened last year.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 01:29 AM
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Sometimes smaller communities will forego their own police force, and pay the Sheriff's Department to provide enforcement. It's actually cost-effective, since many of the "fixed costs" such as much of the administrative costs are not being duplicated, and are already being absorbed by the larger Sheriff's Department.

The one thing that will get in the way of "Federalization" is the County Sheriff's Departments.

Those are elected positions with political tender owed to county constituency.

These Sheriffs jealously guard their position, county, and control.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 03:50 AM
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One way around that is the emergence of federal property inside the counties.

For example, say this year or next year some cities in California can no longer pay for law enforcement. They go to the state government, who says they don't have any money either.

The next step is to bring in the Federal Government. Federal money and control could go into specific metropolitan areas. Outside city limits would still be under the county's jurisdiction.

This is just one method.

Regardless of the method, we will see federalization and privatization of law enforcement and emergency services across the country over the next four to seven years.



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