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U.S. Military ‘Power Grab’ Goes Into Effect

 

 

 

 

” The manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects offered the nation a window into the stunning military-style capabilities of our local law enforcement agencies. For the past 30 years, police departments throughout the United States have benefitted from the government’s largesse in the form of military weaponry and training, incentives offered in the ongoing “War on Drugs.” For the average citizen watching events such as the intense pursuit of the Tsarnaev brothers on television, it would be difficult to discern between fully outfitted police SWAT teams and the military.

The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled“Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.

The most objectionable aspect of the regulatory change is the inclusion of vague language that permits military intervention in the event of “civil disturbances.” According to the rule:

Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.

Bruce Afran, a civil liberties attorney and constitutional law professor at Rutgers University, calls the rule, “a wanton power grab by the military,” and says, “It’s quite shocking actually because it violates the long-standing presumption that the military is under civilian control.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE LIST: URBAN MILITARY TRAINING EXERCISES

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” What do you think about all this? Urban military training exercises, a comprehensive list. Compiled by my friend, Notitia Recolligo. I have used her comprehensive list with her permission, so that you might share with all of your friends.

Americans are not used to seeing the hardware for war in their own cities and neighborhoods, on trains, or on their roads.

**ASK THE NEWS MEDIA WHY NO COVERAGE? http://www.democraticclub-scc.org/National%20News%20Media%20Addresses.pdf

It will take a while, but please try to watch each video, and realize as you watch that the national media appears to be complicit in NOT REPORTING these activities, most are reported by local, and most are CBS affiliates, strangely enough.

If you know of more, please post links in the comments section.

Minneapolis
St Paul
Denver
Houston
LosAngeles
Laredo, 
Miami, 
Chicago
Boston
St. Louis
Worcester
Long Branch
Lancaster

Minneapolis:
Minneapolis Residents Catch Footage of Black Hawks Conducting Urban Training Exercise: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/08/28/minneapolis-residents-catch-footage-of-black-hawks-conducting-urban-training-exercise/
Urban Defense Blackhawks in downtown Minneapolis!:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_BF7BayCTo
Military Black Helicopters “training” in Minneapolis – Mon. Aug. 27th:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tErX-JtuE9w
Black Helicopters fly around Minneapolis Federal Reserve:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_zTeiEAzAA
(CBS) Downtown Mpls. Becomes Black Hawk Helicopter Training Zone:http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/08/27/downtown-mpls-serves-as-black-hawk-helicopter-training-zone/

St. Paul:
Black Hawk Helicopters over Saint Paul, MN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCSzCvqQYKA

Denver: 
Black Hawk Helicopters in Downtown Denver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU0tPVZhz58
(ABC) Blackhawk Flyovers Whip Up Concern, Curiosity: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/blackhawk-flyovers-whip-up-concern-curiosity

Houston:
Another Massive Military ‘Training Drill’ Involving Helicopters Spotted in Houston, Texas — Watch the Raw Footage: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/28/military-conducts-another-massive-training-drill-involving-helicopters-this-time-in-texas/
(ABC w/ additional footage) Army Training Drill Scares Residents in South Houston Shooting Blanks No Warning – School goes on lock-down:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnIQyQALrnM

Los Angeles:
LAPD And Special Forces Conduct Military Maneuvers In The Skies Above Downtown LA: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/25/lapd-and-special-forces-conduct-military-maneuvers-in-the-skies-above-downtown-la/
REAL VIDEO : Black Hawk Helicopters in the skys of LA- Jan 2012:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0JYtahAio
Buzzed by Black Hawks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zPObNISewI

Laredo:
U.S. Military to perform helicopter exercises along border (Laredo): http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=776980#.UQivHmfl4Zw

Miami: 
So Why Have Military Helicopters Been Flying Over Miami? We Explain, Plus See the Videos: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/28/so-why-have-military-helicopters-been-flying-over-miami-we-explain-plus-see-the-videos/
(CBS) Black Hawks Used In Military Training Exercise In Miami:http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/25/blackhawks-used-in-military-training-exercise-in-miami/
(ABC) Machine Gun Fire From Black Hawk Helicopters Flying Over Miami Fl:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58L5E8C7YlU

Chicago: 
Blackhawk Choppers Buzz Chicago Skyscrapers:http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/blackhawks-helicopters-chicago-oeme-147679695.html
Special Forces Black Hawk Helicopters at Street Level in Chicago, IL:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvfpcpGwJjo
Black Hawk helicopters doing a Chicago river fly by April 16, 2012:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83IdTJbJkEw
Urban Warfare Drill Chicago 2012 Blackhawk helicopters:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3aHdkWNIVE
Fox News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLeePP9_O9Q
Drone Spotted in Chicago Suburbs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzrS0BVJynM

Boston: 
Military Training Exercises to Take Place In and Around Boston: http://www.cityofboston.gov/
Low Flying Military Helicopters Over Boston Buzz Buildings During Training Exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un6K4zr7jC4
Military helicopters training downtown Boston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Di6kPwoFg

St.Louis: 
US Military to Run Urban Exercises in North St. Louis – Residents Hope It Will Cut Down on Crime: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/06/us-military-to-run-urban-exercises-in-north-st-louis-residents-hope-it-will-cut-down-on-crime/
‘Makes Very Little Sense’: Why Are Army Tanks Rolling Down Residential Roads for Training in St. Louis?: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/06/25/makes-very-little-sense-why-are-army-tanks-rolling-down-residential-roads-for-training-in-st-louis/
(NBC) Military Police Training to Drive Tanks in St Louis:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOsw-n4eoYo

Worcester MA 
Military exercises in Worcester, Massachusetts a surprise to residents, including the local police?
http://www.privacysos.org/node/776
Army Helicopters Flying over Worcester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubmCeKZQc_I
Live military exercise in downtown Worcester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCFh2w4982U

Long Branch, NJ:
Army Conducts Training Exercises in Long Branch Monday Night : http://longbranch.patch.com/articles/army-will-conduct-training-exercises-in-long-branch-monday-night
Army Training in Long Branch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5fX3T3W568
Military Training Rattles Monmouth Residents: http://nj1015.com/military-training-rattles-monmouth-residents/

Lancaster
http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/612176_Military-helicopters-on-training-missions-catch-attention-here.html

‘We Have Never Seen Anything Like This Before’: Beck & the Military Weigh in on Army’s Public Training Exercises: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/07/10/we-have-never-seen-anything-like-this-before-beck-the-military-weigh-in-on-armys-public-training-exercises/

Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?:
“World-renowned educator and human rights activist Jim Garrow says that the source, man regarded as “one of America’s foremost military heroes,” told him that President Obama is using a new litmus test for “determining who will stay and who must go” among top-ranked military leaders. That test is whether they will fire on US citizens or not. Garrow says that his source made the disclosure in order to “sound the alarm” over the administration’s plans…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzT6X3_Bg9o

Report: Washington Didn’t Even Tell Marine Gen. He Was Being Replaced:http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/25/report-washington-didnt-even-tell-marine-gen-he-was-being-replaced/

* This is a must see, you’ll be stunned. Please share: Subversion And The Demoralizing And Dismantling Of Our Military: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3835307043367&l=b884483d3b