A rather amusing meme I've noted a lot lately is the so called 'War on Police' the MSM has been proclaiming for the past few months. Dig:
"A spate of shooting attacks on law enforcement officers has authorities concerned about a war on cops...
"The 2010 toll ended a two-year drop in fatalities and spiked 43 percent over the 117 killed in 2009, Groeninger said.
"Law enforcement advocates worry that cuts in police budgets could exacerbate the danger...
"He cited the example of Jared Loughner, accused of killing six and wounding 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, on Jan. 8 in Tucson, Ariz. 'People with this mentality feel the need to eliminate those in position of authority,' he said.
"Roberts said the recent shootings are reminders that officers must constantly stay on alert."
One of my regulars posted a fascinating take on the Loughner 'shooting' and its real agenda in the comment section of this post for those interested.
Anyway, over the past few days I've encountered several articles that should dispel that notion that law enforcement is threatened by the general population. Exhibit one: An especially brutal shooting on an unarmed man by Miami police:
"A West Palm Beach couple who filmed Monday morning’s deadly officer-involved shooting on South Beach has accused officers of intimidation, destroying evidence and twisting the facts in the chaos surrounding the Memorial Day shootings – a charge that police officials say they know nothing about...
"On Thursday, The Miami Herald spoke to the couple that saw the end of the 4 a.m. police chase on Collins Avenue, then watched and filmed from just a few feet away as a dozen officers fired their guns repeatedly into Raymond Herisse’s blue Hyundai. They say the only reason they were able to show the video to a reporter is because they hid a memory card after police allegedly pointed guns at their heads, threw them to the ground and smashed the cell phone that took the video."
I implore my readers to click on the above link watch the three minute video so they can witness first hand the direction we're heading in.
Now, if you're not getting that dystopian vibe yet, consider this gem out of Tennessee:
"A mobile home in Tennessee was left a smoking ruin last month after it was attacked by a heavily armed police robot firing advanced triple-warhead gas grenades.
"Despite the uncompromising tactics employed by the no-nonsense tin cop, and the fact that satellite and heat-sensing technology had apparently confirmed that the residence housed a dangerous fugitive tooled up with a deadly arsenal of weaponry, feds and local lawmen who combined to launch the assault were left egg-faced following the inferno. The ashy wreckage left behind following the robocop's orgy of mechanical destruction contained no trace of their quarry, who had plainly escaped during the mayhem."
If only the police of Miami had their own 'attack robot' then perhaps the horrible incident referenced above could have been avoided... Though in Florida 'attack robots' would probably be issued live rounds instead 'advanced triple-warhead gas grenades.' Dear reader, can you say ED-209? I know you can...
If anymore evidence is needed that the 'future' is now, consider the latest advances by the boys at DHS:
"Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) programme designed to spot people who are intending to commit a terrorist act, has in the past few months completed its first round of field tests at an undisclosed location in the northeast, Nature has learned.
"Like a lie detector, FAST measures a variety of physiological indicators, ranging from heart rate to the steadiness of a person's gaze, to judge a subject's state of mind. But there are major differences from the polygraph. FAST relies on non-contact sensors, so it can measure indicators as someone walks through a corridor at an airport, and it does not depend on active questioning of the subject.
"The tactic has drawn comparisons with the science-fiction concept of 'pre-crime', popularized by the film Minority Report, in which security services can detect someone's intention to commit a crime. Unlike the system in the film, FAST does not rely on a trio of human mutants who can see the future. But the programme has attracted copious criticism from researchers who question the science behind it (see Airport security: Intent to deceive?)."
The suppression of evidence of a brutal police shooting, 'attack robots', and now a 'pre-crime' division for the DHS... Whatever it takes to turn the tide on the 'War on Police', I suppose. The important thing is that we as Americans will be kept safe... so long as we don't have to actually deal with our law enforcement officials, or their robotic enforcers.