It wasn't that long ago that the US Emperor, oh, I mean Barack Obama, said, "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide." Promising the "most transparent administration" in US history, this man claimed he would read every line of every bill before signing it, allow the public to review legislation for five days before signing it, and not use "signing statements" to do an end run around Congress, skirting legislation "he" doesn't like. Obama has broken these promises. Add to this list the 1063 documented incidences where Obama has lied, committed treason, and engaged in criminal activity. This man clearly cannot be trusted on "his" word.
On Monday, Obama announced that "he will ban the federal government from providing certain types of military-style equipment to local police departments, and less heavy-duty equipment will have more regulations." According to the Daily Caller, banned items include "tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, camouflage uniforms, and large-caliber firearms." Items that will have more regulations attached to their use by law enforcement agencies are "armored vehicles, tactical vehicles, riot gear and specialized firearms and ammunition." In order to receive these more intensely regulated "heavy-duty" equipment, law enforcement agencies will be required to receive approval from their local government, obtain training and gather data on the equipment's use."
Under the Pentagon's 1033 program, law enforcement agencies were able to obtain military equipment for "policing" purposes. To fight the "war on drugs" in 1990, Congress authorized federal and state law enforcement agencies to use this type of military equipment. In 1997, the use of these types of military equipment by all law enforcement agencies was authorized by Congress.
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Originally intended to be an efficient way to put unused military equipment to good use, this program has received criticism for "militarizing" the police forces and "contributing to a violent atmosphere in policing" as over 8,000 state and local law enforcement agencies in all 50 states have received equipment under this program. Another criticism drawn by the 1033 programs surrounds waste as small towns were reportedly receiving and using "large, mine resistant vehicles." The prime example was a small town around the size of 6,000 in Illinois being given a tank to withstand war zone conditions where almost no crime was experienced.
Those supporting this program contend the equipment is useful in "emergencies such as school shootings or shootouts with criminals."
Obama's ban and limitation on types of military equipment allotted to law enforcement agencies surfaces as Obama travels to Camden, NJ, where he will speak on "building trust between police and communities they patrol." Camden, considered one of the US's poorest and most violent cities, gained importance as the city initiated reforms in the police department that focus on building relationships in the community. While Obama kicks things off in Camden, his cabinet will be "touring the country" to talk about "best practices" and "highlight where policing is being done well."
Now, before we all jump up and down doing the victory dance for demilitarizing the police, let's remember one thing – Obama has not done one single thing for the citizens of the US out of altruism. All of his actions are governed by an "agenda." The "agenda" drives everything. With the rampant secrecy notorious in this administration, coupled with Obama playing the role of Pinocchio, one can be sure this follows a hidden agenda.
Militarization of State and local law enforcement agencies, as well as federal, should not be happening and never should have happened in a free nation. This country is not a war zone; there is no war waging within our borders. Not yet, anyway. There was never a need for law enforcement agencies to arm, dress, or act like military soldiers stationed on the front lines in a combat zone. As far as "joint training" with the US military is concerned, law enforcement agencies should not be doing that either.
This announcement comes at an interesting time when reports are surfacing about the "joint exercises" already taking place between the military and local law enforcement agencies. Jade Helm 15 is scheduled to kick off in June, where citizens will see the unleashing of US troops to "train" in urban areas. The Jade Helm 15 "exercise" has raised concern among some States and law enforcement officers, especially Utah and Texas that are designated as "hostile." Many sheriffs across the nation have refused to follow along with the "government agenda" and announced they will stand in support of the Constitution.
Why, at this time, would Obama cease local law enforcement from militarizing through a government program designed to place military equipment in the hands of local law enforcement agencies? Two theories emerge: 1) Obama cannot allow law enforcement to be as armed as the military if seeking to turn Jade Helm 15 live; 2) Obama is setting the stage for "nationalization" of all law enforcement agencies, which will operate in conjunction with the military and "his police forces." It smells like a repeat of "Nazi Law and Order" and the beginning of the US version of "The Nazi Police State."
Remember, Obama has lied so many times that what he says cannot be trusted. Is this another deflection to hide his true intent to gain the support of citizens? Is this the first step to "nationalizing" the police force and all that equipment is needed for Obama's SS to utilize? Is this a step to keep police agencies, in support of citizens, from "engaging" military troops?
With Obama, it's anyone's guess. One can bet though that it follows some agenda and time line in the plan to destroy the United States and her people.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.