Friday, May 7, 2010

The REAL Homegrown Terrorists

Be forewarned.  Jack booted thugs, killing dogs and terrifying children, up ahead......~jg

Militarized SWAT Drug Raids on the Rise

Kurt Nimmo
May 7, 2010

The Cato Institute has compiled information on botched SWAT thug raids around the country and produced the map below. The map graphically reveals how often militarized police mistakenly terrorize citizens as the government pursues its totalitarian drug war.

From Cato:
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of “no-knock” or “quick-knock” raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt — it’s difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night.

But even more disturbing are the number of times such “wrong door” raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare.

A map showing raids on correctly identified addresses would be ten-deep with markers.

Alex Jones has produced a video (below) in response to a brutal drug raid in Missouri that resulted in steroid SWAT cops executing one family dog and wounding another during a drug raid that netted less than a gram of marijuana. Alex describes how the government imports drugs (primarily heroin and cocaine) and then brutalizes and imprisons citizens who are foolish enough to consume drugs.

People are outraged by the thuggish and murderous behavior of the cops in Missouri. “In Columbia, police are getting death threats over a February drug raid where SWAT team members shot a suspect’s dogs, killing one of them,” reports the Crime Scene KC blog. “The department’s police chief is defending the officers, saying the pit bull was acting aggressively. The other dog is a corgi and lived. The chief notes they’re reviewing their policies on raids because of the raid.”

Jonathan E. Whitworth entered into a plea agreement with the state to drop charges of possession of marijuana and second-degree child endangerment for a guilty plea to possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Psychotic cops like shooting dogs during drug raids. In 2008, a Maryland SWAT team raided the home of Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo and shot two of his dogs to death. “It’s worth emphasizing that these were labs. Not the most intimidating dog in the world. Of course, offing the dog is almost standard procedure in these things, now,” writes Radley Balko. “On the other hand, maybe once a few public officials feel the brunt end of the militarized drug war, we’ll get some real discussion about whether it’s all really necessary.”

Calvo was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing. Police refused to apologize for executing his pets.

Cops not only kill dogs during drug raids. They also murder people. In 2006 cops in Atlanta, Georgia, slaughtered 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston with a hail of gunfire during a botched raid. In order to cover up their crime, the police planted bags of marijuana in Johnston’s house after her death.

The murder was so outrageous and public outrage so intense the state of Georgia was obliged to put three cops on trial.

“The fundamental travesty is the use of such paramilitary-style police tactics in the first place. It has become commonplace in the US drug war for teams of black-clad anti-drug officers to knock down doors without warning, often in the middle of the night, setting off stun grenades, tackling confused residents to the ground and handcuffing them or waving guns in their faces or holding guns to their heads — sometimes even children,” writes David Borden in response to the death of Alberta Spruill during a mistaken drug raid in New York. The 57-year-old Harlem woman died of a heart attack after police threw a stun grenade into her apartment. New York ended up paying $1.6 million to Spruill’s family.

Indeed, as Borden notes, the drug war is a travesty. It has nothing to do with preventing the consumption of illegal drugs, however, as the government and the corporate media tell us. It is about making a tidy profit for the CIA (so they can run their covert ops off the books) and Wall Street. It is also an excuse to militarize the cops and expand the for-profit prison industry.

Militarized cops that have cut their teeth on harmless drug users will be soon be used on the American people as they turn out in the streets in response to the Greatest Depression now unfolding.


  1. makes one wonder at the IQ and inability to think that these goons show.
    where? do they get them? or are they created?

  2. Oz, I have no clue. Do these people have no hearts? Just watching the dog being shot and the child & family being terrified...(for what a tiny bit of weed?) is heart wrenching just to watch. I can't imagine being there at the receiving end of these monster's power trip.

    I can't explain it other than to say they've programmed the humanity right out of them and turned them into sadistic, sociopathic killing machines.

    There are dozens of videos like this online. This one is more than I could take. I won't be watching another.



    I had to stop watching these mounting and pathetic law enforcement video's. They were a detriment to my sanity.

    Alex has been diligent to stay on this subject. People are not hearing enough about this and soon it will be too late. Thank God for oathkeepers and the good ones we have left.

  4. I threw up in My mouth when I first saw that video. These travesties occur mostly in the cities,hence we bought the farm. My dogs are part of My family. I will defend My property and My dogs. God bless AJ for carrying the flag and shouting out the warning.

  5. The average sheople are so comfortably dumb, and this would probably be their response to the video

    "We have never seen or heard of this Alex Jones on any of the news channels we watch. Therefore we cannot trust this video or it's content.

    While we're on the subject of robo cops and police state

    Welcome to the new world America

  6. Where do they get them? Easy, the manufactured wars.

    Here's how it works. The elites start the wars and create economic hardship. Therefore few have little choice but to join the armed forces. While in the force they are programmed to think of civilians as the enemy and wind up protecting the drug producers.

    When they get home these soldiers have little to offer other than their ability kill, so they join the police force and wind up busted people for the drugs that they helped bring into the country in the first place.

    Nice little circle, isn't it?

    I can remember a time when I was living in LA, Cal, back when Vietnam was raging, and happened to be in a government building that had a poster advertising joining the police force. There were two helmets, one an army helmet, the other a police force helmet. The caption was, "Now that you protected us over there, protect us here."

    I remember I burst out laughing.

    It is known now that they purposely hire those with IQ's below 100. Their preferred candidate is around 85 IQ. So basically we're looking at just above idiot psychopaths, that happen to be armed, with the power and force of the government to back them up.

    Bet that makes you feel safe.

  7. See any "oath keepers" here?

  8. Nope, no oathkeepers dressed as storm troopers there. Their whole purpose is to refuse orders that trample citizen's constitutional rights.

    So you won't see 'em cause they refused to participate. Did you expect them to be marching in protest against the storm troopers ? That's not who they are.

  9. I'll believe it when one of them pulls a HC Thompson and crew.,_Jr.

    "...refusing to participate..." aint gonna be enough.

    They all look like Rusty Calley to me.

  10. Pat Tillman was an "oathkeeper" and he was killed for it. I'm sure there are others without his high profile name that have voiced their opposition to "orders" and were given the gift of a bullet to the brain for their effort.

    There is no way to know who has died for resisting orders is there? There is no way in hell the propaganda machine for war and empire is gonna tell us about it.

    Frankly, I find it amazing that they let THompson live to tell his tale. I wonder how he slipped through and why the MIC let him, don't you?

    Having said all that, I am no fan of the police or military types. Men in uniform don't turn me on (except for the ice cream man). But if they speak up and say they will refuse orders to turn their guns on the American people, I have to congratulate them for having the guts to speak it out and I support them.