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Beware of Homeland Security Training

for Local Law Enforcement,

by An Insider

By James Wesley Rawles on March 30, 2011 8:28 PM

I’ve been in law enforcement for the past 18 years.  I have attended a variety of training over those years.  During the 1990s, most training I attended was community-oriented, sponsored by local agencies or private companies specializing in police training.  Themes common to training of the past included topics such as Constitutional rights, community partnerships, youth-oriented programs and problem-oriented policing.

During the past several years, I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the focus of law enforcement training.  Law enforcement courses have moved away from a local community focus to a federally dominated model of complete social control.  Most training I have attended over the past two years have been sponsored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), namely the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

No matter what topic the training session concerns, every DHS sponsored course I have attended over the past few years never fails to branch off into warnings about potential domestic terrorists in the community.  While this may sound like a valid officer and community safety issue, you may be disturbed to learn how our Federal government describes a typical domestic terrorist.

These federal trainers describe the dangers of “extremists” and “militia groups” roaming the community and hiding in plain sight, ready to attack.  Officers are instructed how to recognize these domestic terrorists by their behavior, views and common characteristics.  State data bases are kept to track suspected domestic terrorists and officers are instructed on reporting procedures to state and federal agencies.  The state I work in, like many others, have what is known as a “fusion center” that compiles a watch list of suspicious people.

So how does a person qualify as a potential domestic terrorist?  Based on the training I have attended, here are characteristics that qualify:

  • Expressions of libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
  • Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership, holding a CCW permit)
  • Survivalist literature (fictional books such as “Patriots” and “One Second After” are mentioned by name)
  • Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
  • Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)
  • Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)
  • Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government
  • Homeschooling
  • Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties
  • Belief in a New World Order conspiracy

A recent training session I attended encouraged law enforcement agencies to work with business owners to alert police when customers appear to be stockpiling items.  An example was given that a federal agent was monitoring customers at a well known hunting and fishing retail outlet and noting who was purchasing certain items.  This is something to remember the next time you purchase a case of ammo at one of these popular outdoor sports retail stores.

Methods of developing evidence of terrorist activity from virtually any search have also been discussed.  Various common materials which may be associated with homemade explosives are listed, such as lengths of pipe, gunpowder, matches, flammable liquids and fireworks.  Officers are told when these items are found, they can be listed as “bomb making materials”.  The training even goes so far as to instruct officers that the items are cleverly disguised as legitimate, such as gasoline stored near a lawn mower, pipes stored in a shop building or gunpowder stored with reloading materials.

One course I attended used the example of a person employed as a plumber being the target of a search warrant.  In this example, the officers were told how to use his employment as a plumber as further evidence of terrorism.  The suspect’s employment would be described as an elaborate scheme to justify possessing pipes and chemicals so as to have bomb making materials readily available.  Based on this example, all plumbers are potential pipe bomb makers.  All gun dealers are plotting to provide arms to gangs or terrorists.  All pest control companies are preparing mass poisonings.  By using this logic, simply having the ability to do something criminal automatically makes the person guilty of plotting the crime.  With all the various methods of manufacturing methamphetamine, it would also be easy to claim that a disassembled clandestine drug lab was located during the search.   In other words, it is easy to frame anyone for possessing bomb making materials (or other crimes) if the officer knows what items to list in the report and how to link these items to terrorism.

Another common tactic used in DHS sponsored training is the slander of certain ideologies by linking an erroneous characteristic to a particular group. Here are some examples:

  • These groups hold the anniversaries of certain dates as significant such a Ruby Ridge, Waco and Hitler’s birthday
  • They oppose abortion, support gun rights and are affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan
  • They are fearful of big government, espouse support for the Constitution and want to kill police officers
  • These groups collect firearms, survivalist books and explosives
  • These extremists read books such as Patriots, One Second After and The Anarchist Cookbook
  • They are religious zealots, reading the book of Revelation, speak of the second coming of Christ and plan mass murders to summon the end of the world
  • These people grow their own food, raise livestock and plot attacks on commercial food production facilities

Do you see how this tactic works?  List common characteristics of libertarian/conservative minded people, then throw in a slanderous accusation.  If A and B apply, then you should automatically presume C applies as well.  If they were disturbed by the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco, then obviously they must celebrate Hitler’s birthday.  Officers are being conditioned to assume criminal and terroristic views when politically-incorrect views are observed.  As simple-minded and ridiculous as this line of thinking is, there are some officers who unfortunately buy into this.

Another training session I attended two years ago discussed the dangerous of people who have strong views of the U.S. Constitution.  One trainer made the statement that “these people actually believe the Second Amendment gives them the personal right to own a gun.”  Of course, the trainer failed to mention that our Founding Fathers, as well as recent Supreme Court rulings, verify this view as being completely accurate.  The obvious attempt here was to suggest to officers that the Second Amendment does not apply to individual gun ownership and to be suspicious of anyone who holds such a view.  It was also stressed to be cautious of anyone who quotes the Constitution and even worse, actually possesses a copy of this radical document.  Incredibly, in the United States of America today belief in our founding legal principles is now grounds for being labeled a domestic terrorism.  Imagine how they would respond to some of the known statements of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry or George Mason concerning the issue of individual liberty and limited government.  It is true that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

There are several things that we, the patriotic, self-sufficient defenders of liberty can do to counter this effort.  First, get involved in local elections.  Elect county sheriffs who will not fall for such propaganda nor go along with oppressive federal agendas.  Elect city council members who will not tolerate such behavior by their city police department.  Elect state representatives who will hold state agencies accountable for participating in such tactics.  Bring these issues up during elections, demand a public statement on their position on such propaganda and a promise to stand against these efforts while in office.

Second, get to know your local law enforcement officers.  It is much more difficult for DHS to brainwash officers against people they personally know.  When you are viewed as a neighbor, friend or fellow Christian, these officers are far less likely to submit your name to a terrorist watch list or view you as a potential terrorist.  We want local officers to be personally offended when they hear members of their community slandered in such ways.

Third, always be friendly and courteous when speaking to your local officers.  Even if that officer has fallen for this propaganda, be sure not to resemble the negative stereotypes labeled to us.  After the fifth, sixth or maybe tenth time he deals with one of us, he or she may come to realize we are of no threat to law enforcement or anyone for that matter.  Eventually, the officer may attend one of these training sessions, hear the propaganda and say to himself, “This isn’t true, I’ve dealt with many people like this, they are God-fearing, liberty loving Americans, they are not the enemy!”

I hope you find this information useful.  Please remember that there are many people in law enforcement that have not, and will never, fall for DHS propaganda.  Some of the most patriotic defenders of liberty and believers in self-sufficiency can be found in law enforcement.  Officers like me will continue to do our part to fight tyranny from within while the general public can do its part by electing liberty-minded candidates to office and educating their friends and neighbors about issues important to all of us.

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirty First Day of March in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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Two bills passed the NC House of Representatives today. HB 33 & HB 111.

NC House Chambers (click to enlarge)

All of Durham County’s Representation voted AGAINST BOTH of these bills. All 4 of these folks are true TRAITORS to this Country. Please see to it that these folks are held accountable for their actions.

Durham County’s Representatives

Paul Luebke, Larry Hall, Mickey Michaux & Winkie Wilkins

H.B. 33 – CONSULAR DOCUMENTS NOT ACCEPTABLE AS IDENTIFICATION.

Full list of Traitors on HB 33: Representative(s): Adams; Alexander, K.; Alexander, M.; Bell; Bordsen; Brandon; Brisson; Bryant; Carney; Cotham; Crawford; Earle; Faison; Farmer-Butterfield; Fisher; Floyd; Gill; Glazier; Goodman; Graham; Hackney; Haire; Hall; Hamilton; Harrison; Hill; Insko; Jackson; Jeffus; Keever; Luebke; Martin; McGuirt; McLawhorn; Michaux; Mobley; Moore, R.; Owens; Parfitt; Parmon; Pierce; Rapp; Ross; Tolson; Wainwright; Warren, E.; Weiss; Wilkins; Womble; Wray

H.B. 111 – HANDGUN PERMIT VALID IN PARKS AND RESTAURANTS

Full list of Traitors on HB  111: Representative(s): Adams; Alexander, M.; Bell; Bordsen; Brandon; Bryant; Carney; Cotham; Earle; Faison; Farmer-Butterfield; Fisher; Floyd; Gill; Glazier; Goodman; Graham; Hackney; Haire; Hall; Hamilton; Harrison; Insko; Jackson; Jeffus; Keever; Luebke; Martin; Michaux; Mobley; Moore, R.; Parfitt; Parmon; Pierce; Rapp; Ross; Tolson; Wainwright; Warren, E.; Weiss; Wilkins; Womble

If Traitor Deborah Ross represents YOU, Please do all you can to remove her from office…ASAP!

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirtieth Day of March in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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Thank you Readers! It appears that this ole Patriot is becoming somewhat popular in recent weeks. I just checked the handy dandy “STATS” that WordPress supplies, and this blog has had over 1000 Views Each Week for the last 11 Consecutive Weeks!

 


 

 

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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Eighth Day of March in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

 

 

 

 

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All of the following info is from an Email I received from the CCRKBA.


For two years, we’ve been hearing from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and others in the Obama administration about a so-called ‘iron pipeline’ of American guns across the border.

In order to make sure that “pipeline” really existed, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), allowed about 1,765 firearms over 15 months to go from gun dealers in the U.S. to straw buyers that were the accomplices of a gun running ring set up by the ATF.

Gun shops wanted to stop the questionable sales, but ATF encouraged them to continue.

Making matters even more tragic, assault rifles found at the scene of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry’s death in December, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata’s death in February, were traced to these ATF “gun runner” sales.

Two brave United States servants, killed by guns supplied to their murderers by the ATF, probably under the watchful eye of both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder – although Obama denies it.

This is criminal!

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has launched an investigation into Project Gunrunner, and now Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has launched his own inquiry.

Issa has asked for all documents and information related to Project Gunrunner by March 30th.

Acting ATF Director Kenneth E. Melson has not cooperated with the investigation. Senator Grassley told CBS News he is being “stonewalled” in his efforts to find out information.

The White House has “no comment.”

But Obama DID comment – just not to the American people. Look at this exchange between Obama and Jorge Ramos of Mexico’s Univision network, about the ATF Gunrunner scandal:

Barack Obama: “First of all, I did not authorize it. Eric Holder, the attorney general, did not authorize it.”

Ramos: “Well, who authorized it?”

Barack Obama: “We don’t have all the facts. This is a pretty big government, the United States government. I’ve got a lot of moving parts.”

There may be a situation here in which a serious mistake was made and if that’s the case then we’ll find out and we’ll hold somebody accountable.” – President Barack Obama

Senator Grassley and Representative Issa want answers, and they are getting none.

“Recent media reports have raised grave questions about your department’s handling of operations involving gun trafficking in Mexico. In the aftermath of the tragic killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata, it is imperative that you act decisively to assuage the public’s deep suspicions that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has a policy permitting – and even encouraging – the movement of guns into Mexico by straw purchasers.” – Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

On Sunday, March 13th, President Obama wrote an op-ed piece in the Arizona Daily Star calling for a “new discussion” on gun rights and strengthening background checks. This discussion is nothing new; Obama and his anti-gun supporters have been working to end our Second Amendment rights ever since he took office; now, he simply has a new “reason” to do so, by pointing to the Arizona tragedy.

And he is completely ignoring the fact that under his watch, a United States government agency supplied guns to Mexican drug cartels, which were ultimately used to kill at least two United States government employees.

We have told the President we would be “delighted to sit down and talk about how his administration has supplied guns to criminals.” I am willing to bet he will not take us up on that offer.

Obama claims neither he NOR Attorney General Eric Holder approved the operation.

I find that highly unlikely. I am glad Senator Grassley and Representative Issa are working to get to the bottom of this dishonorable action.

The anti-gun lobby wants to stop the “flood of guns” into Mexico, when, in fact, that flood was caused by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms!

Clearly, the ATF has a very political agenda in mind, and that is to take away your gun rights – even if it means allowing gun sales to criminals so they can present “evidence” to the administration that the Second Amendment should be restricted or abolished!

While the Obama administration was blaming our gun rights for the drug war violence in Mexico, its very own gun sting operation looks to have been a major source of illicit firearms.

This administration will do whatever it takes to destroy our Second Amendment rights! Please send your Faxes and Emails today and don’t let them get away with it!

 

 

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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Sixth Day of March in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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What a shame. One of the OLDEST institutions of Higher Learning in the Country and my buddy Bart could not find a single American Flag displayed outside ANY of the University Buildings.

One lone Fraternity proudly displayed Old Glory.

Even the Carolina Inn, that is located on campus, refused to display an American Flag even though they have Flag holders mounted on each Column out front.

Front Entrance of the Carolina Inn. Notice the Empty Columns? Click to enlarge.

Close up of the Column w/ flag mount. Click to enlarge.

Notice the flag mounts on each column. Click to enlarge.

And here are 2 short clips that Bart took while he was there.

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Fifth Day of March in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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Revealed The Left’s Economic Terrorism Playbook: The Chase Campaign for a Coalition of Unions, Community Groups, Lawmakers and Students to Take Down US Capitalism and Redistribute Wealth & Power


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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Second Day of  March in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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Must watch.


Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty First Day of  March in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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