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SHERIFF: 'We want people to call us if guy down street hates government'

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:01 PM
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We've all heard it, and it's becoming a common trend now a days. "If you see something, say something" has become a popular term used by government officials to expand their power presence, and put it in the hands of everyday citizens. So this sheriff just got $1 milllion worth of funding to create a "violence prevention unit" that would supposedly prevent such tragedies we've seen in recent times.


Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf.

Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed.


So, the funding will pay for specially trained deputies, mental health pros, and caseworkers. They plan to set up a 24hr hotline so your friendly neighbors could report you at a moments notice!


“Every single incident, whether it’s Newtown, that movie theater, or the guy who spouts off at work and then goes home and kills his wife and two kids — in every single case, there were people who said they knew ahead of time that there was a problem,” Bradshaw said. “If the neighbor of the mom in Newtown had called somebody, this might have saved 25 kids’ lives.”


They plan to enlist the public to spy on their peers, report anything suspicious to the police. We all know people spout off and say some crazy things, and maybe some of it could be cause for alarm, but most people just talk to vent. What happens if somebody says something that could be completely harmless, but his co-worker, the guy scared of terrorists under his bed, felt threatened... so he decides to call police.


“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’


Doesn't half the American population, or more actually not like the government in one way or another? What happens when somebody speaks out, does this mean we can't have free speech anymore, just because some government loving individual feels we shouldn't? This is a huge privacy concern to me, and it's a potential way to erode the 1st amendment.


Bradshaw acknowledged the risk that anyone in a messy divorce or in a dispute with a neighbor could abuse the hotline. But, he said, he’s confident that his trained professionals will know how to sort out fact from fiction.

“We know how to sift through frivolous complaints,” he said.


Bradshaw believes he can create this "super team" of interventionists that can somehow determine if people are abusing the hotline, or making real complaints. The funding of $1 million is a 1 time deal, but if they feel this program has the ability to work, they could expand this throughout the entire US.

It's only a matter of time before the Orwellian nightmare is complete. I don't believe running a system that encourages citizens to spy on their peers in the name of big brother is worthy in the future. Eventually, people will say enough is enough, but until that day comes, cheers to the police state!

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:08 PM
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Nazi Germany in the early 1930's, anyone?

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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Here we go America.

We now have local sheriffs, enforcing the authoritarianism of our purchasable federal government.

I "HATE" THE U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS.

America is controlled by criminals. Its politicians, including a majority of those within our executive, legislative, and judicial branches, have been bought and paid for by the "owners of this country."

Eradicate tyranny, it's a terminal disease in our free world.

F.T.G.

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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Well, I don't hate our government. I don't trust the judgement of some of the people running the country, States, and cities though. If anything we have to many busybodies steering our government. I'm not even going to start on that



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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George Carlin is genius, I love him, it's a shame he's no longer around to spout off about random government control, he was the only grouchy old man I could stand behind



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by rickymouse
Well, I don't hate our government. I don't trust the judgement of some of the people running the country, States, and cities though. If anything we have to many busybodies steering our government. I'm not even going to start on that


I don't hate government per-say, but I don't approve of government waste and control.. but to some people they want these things, and if people like you and I speak out about it, we'll swiftly be labeled, so this system definitely has room for abuse of power, and if they make this the model, it might become a federally funded program for the next 20 years.

Scary times. I expect people to join this thread and say "well, what's wrong with that, if you aren't doing anything wrong, you shouldn't worry"


yeah, ok.


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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:19 PM
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the authorities are out of control on a power-trip of monstrous implications. and the people are meek little obligers. we let this happen.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:19 PM
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I love the Government.....
Just so everyone knows.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:21 PM
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So it begins, if you dont like your neighbor, call the authorities and say he hates the govt, they will 'investigate'

Sound familiar to anyone? Anyone??



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by grey580
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I love the Government.....
Just so everyone knows.


Good plan, I love government too! perhaps they won't find all of my other messages about them, and find this one.. send me a teddy bear and an e-card!

remove suspicions now, so when they track your internet history you can say on one occasion you loved them



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by HomerinNC
So it begins, if you dont like your neighbor, call the authorities and say he hates the govt, they will 'investigate'

Sound familiar to anyone? Anyone??


What I find kind of odd is, he said they would be able to determine abuse of the system, but I'm reminded about the times anonymous called in random SWAT raids on people, and nobody used better judgment there.. So all it would take is one person to have a sensationalist story, and here come the police guns blazing.

We are in some serious trouble folks, definitely the fall of the republic, and rise of the police state



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:26 PM
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we have to many busybodies steering our government.

Was Hitler ALSO a "busybody"?

Don't forget about Ron Jones' experiment, The Third Wave, an experiment done in the late 60's about Nazism in Germany.


The Wave is based on the real experience of a high school class in Palo Alto, CA (USA), in April 1967. History teacher Ron Jones attempted to teach his pupils the realities of fascism by encouraging them to form a kind of classroom Hitler Youth. This movement became so popular that the life of the whole school was affected. Jones later wrote down his experiences with his history class, and published this as a report entitled " The Third Wave".

It was published in many magazines and won Jones instant fame. He was interviewed by radio stations and newspapers, and even appeared on "Good Morning America". Later the story was made into a successful film which was shown on American TV in the autumn of 1981. After this broadcast the novelization rights of the TV film were sold to a large American publishing company which commissioned a well-known writer of young adult fiction, Todd Strasser, to write the novelization of the film version. This he did under the pseudonym Morton Rhue. Ever since its appearance in book form the novel has been extremely popular among young people.

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:26 PM
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Figures it would be in Florida, jack-booted state that it is, in some parts.

Like everyone that has ever went on a rampage talked about it with their neighbors
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You always here the people say, "Oh he was such a nice boy", and "never saw that coming", et al, when they are interviewed after the fact. Or, "He was such a loner, always kept to himself".

This is just conditioning people to be suspicious and rat each other out.

The way they divide and conquer and get everyone's panties and shorts in a wad over stupid stuff, I imagine they are going to have to eventually offshore their call centers to India. I mean they only got a million bucks.
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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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this is soon going to become a largely reoccurring event. the powers that be want to divide and conquer us, turn us on one another. its been this way since we used to burn witches.

The name changes, communist, terrorist, just different words for the same thing. A person or party who works against the system in place.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:31 PM
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SHERIFF: 'We want people to call us if guy down street hates government'

Well wouldnt that be errr almost everyone?

I find that most Democrats "hate" Republicans and that most Republicans "hate" Democrats...



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:34 PM
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I definitely agree with the posters that said this is being used as a divide and conquer strategy. So many people are caught up in the us vs them, red vs blue, my team vs your team mentality, that it isn't hard for them to subliminally program the mindless flock.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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Wow! I remember reading this AND seeing the movie in High School



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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So the Sheriff is out "looking for haters". Just so we're clear...

The people that do that for a living are the haters.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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I hate my Government



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 01:42 PM
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There's no faster way to divide people than to encourage citizens to turn each other in. Lots of do-gooders are happy to jump on that bandwagon and turn their neighbors in for whatever they feel is "wrong" (porn, pot smoking, loud music, religious extremism)....Once the cops are in your house, they'll find something (bleach and vinegar=bomb makers, fireworks=bombs, guns?)

What still amazes me is how democrats are ready to throw all their civil liberties away to support Obama. As a former democrat this astounds me.

I can't say I hate my country, but I despise the current administration's anti-American posture towards taking away individual liberties....extending wars....extending patriot act....handing the keys to country to monsanto,JP Morgan...ATS members know the deal...and it sucks for everybody except big business and our nasty leaders.





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