Killing US Civilians Wholesale
They want you to fear their fake lone crazed shooters but you are 1200 times more likely to be killed by your police force than the lone gunman.
The police departments have all been militarized, re-equiped and retrained to treat civilians as terrorist enemies. Last year, they conducted over 80,000 SWAT raids, more than half of which went to the ‘wrong address’, whereupon they busted in the door of the victims house in the middle of the night, killed their dogs, and in many cases the homeowner trying to defend the family. In the recent past, 40 SWAT raids per year was considered a high number. Other police have abused victims in routine traffic stops or just in the public purview. They have killed 4,355 civilians in the process. Some had their hands handcuffed behind their backs, yet the deaths were ruled suicides, another common phenomenon these days.
On another level, the FBI has made a full-time business out of finding retarded, junked-out and socially incapacitated “patsies” to set up as crazed lone perpetrators to execute mass shooting plots of various types to appear that random gun violence is rampant. These mass shootings are conducted at schools, churches, shopping malls, movie theaters, concert venues, sports venues and other public places of gathering. They have killed 339 people over the past 4 years, with hundreds more in staged fake killings using crisis-actors and catsup with full government complicity at all levels.
“It is often the case that police shootings, incidents where law enforcement officers pull the trigger on civilians, are left out of the conversation on gun violence”. But a police officer shooting a civilian counts as gun violence. Every time an officer uses a gun against an innocent or an unarmed person contributes to the culture of gun violence in this country.”—Journalist Celisa Calacal
Yes, gun violence is an apparent problem in America.
Yes, mass shootings are an apparent problem in America, deadlier and more frequent.
Yes, mentally ill individuals embarking on mass shooting sprees are an apparent problem in America.
The apparent solution, to the nonthinking, would seem to be gun confiscation.
However, tighter gun control laws and so-called “intelligent” background checks fail to protect the public from the most egregious perpetrator of gun violence in America: the U.S. government. There is mob-related gun violence, but the mob and the government are one and the same, partners-in-crime.
Consider that five years after police shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old man in Ferguson, Missouri, there has been no relief from the government’s gun violence.
Here’s what we’ve learned about the government’s gun violence since Ferguson, according to The Washington Post: If you’re a black American, you’ve got a greater chance of being shot by police. If you’re an unarmed black man, you’re four times more likely to be killed by police than an unarmed white man. Most people killed by police are young men. Since 2015, police have shot and killed an average of 3 people per day. More than 2,500 police departments have shot and killed at least one person since 2015. And while the vast majority of people shot and killed by police are claimed to be armed, their weapons ranged from guns and knives to toys and other odd objects, like cell phones or sunglasses.
Clearly, the U.S. government is not making America any safer. And just as clearly, that is also not their objective.
Indeed, the government’s gun violence—inflicted on unarmed individuals by battlefield-trained SWAT teams, militarized police, and bureaucratic government agents trained to shoot first and ask questions later—poses a greater threat to the safety and security of the nation than any so-called crazed mass shooter(s). These government perps can kill with nothing to fear, as they have the tacit approval to do so, thus know they will not even get a slap on the wrist.
According to journalist Matt Agorist, “mass shootings … have claimed the lives of 339 people since 2015… [D]uring this same time frame, police in America have claimed the lives of 4,355 citizens.” That’s 1200% more people killed by police than mass shooters since 2015.
For example, in Texas, a police officer sent to do a welfare check on a 30-year-old woman seen lying on the grass near a shopping center, took aim at the woman’s dog as it ran towards him barking, fired multiple times, and killed the woman instead.
In Chicago, a SWAT team—wearing “army fatigues with black cloth covering their faces and wearing goggles,” armed with automatic rifles, and throwing flash-bang grenades—crashed through the doors of a suburban home and proceeded to storm into bedrooms, holding the children of the household at gunpoint. One child, 13-year-old Amir, was “accidentally” shot in the knee by police while sitting on his bed.
In St. Louis, Missouri, a SWAT team on a mission to deliver an administrative warrant carried out a no-knock raid that ended with police kicking in the homeowner’s front door, and shooting and killing her dog—all over an unpaid gas bill. Taxpayers will have to pay $750,000 to settle the lawsuit
In South Carolina, a 62-year-old homeowner was shot four times through his front door by police who were investigating a medical-assist alarm call that originated from a cell phone inside the home. Dick Tench, believing his house was being invaded, was standing in the foyer of his home armed with a handgun when police, peering through the front door, fired several shots through the door, hitting Tench in the pelvis and the aortic artery. Tench survived, but the bullet lodged in his pelvis will stay there for life.
In Kansas, a SWAT team, attempting to carry out a routine search warrant (the suspect had already been arrested), showed up at a residence around dinnertime, dressed in tactical gear with weapons drawn, and hurled a flash-bang grenade into the house past the 68-year-old woman who was in the process of opening the door to them and in the general direction of a 2-year-old child.
These are just a few representative examples among hundreds this year alone.
Curiously enough, in the midst of the finger-pointing over the latest round of mass shootings, Americans have been so focused on debating who or what is responsible for gun violence—the guns, the gun owners, the Second Amendment, the politicians, or our violent culture—that they have overlooked the fact that the systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and their liberties than any acts of terror or mass shooting.
Violence has become our government’s calling card, starting at the top and trickling down, from the more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by heavily armed, black-garbed commandos and the increasingly rapid militarization of local police forces across the country to the drone killings used to target presumed insurgents or anyone else in the vicinity.
The government even exports violence worldwide, with one of this country’s few remaining production export goods, being weapons and arms. Indeed, the United States, the world’s largest exporter of arms, has been selling violence to the world for too long now as the real goods trade has evaporated. Controlling more than 50 percent of the global weaponry market, the U.S. has sold or donated weapons to at least 96 countries in the past five years, including the Middle East. The U.S. also provides countries such as Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Iraq with grants and loans through the Foreign Military Financing program to purchase military weapons.
At the same time that the U.S. is equipping nearly half the world with deadly weapons, profiting to the tune of $36.2 billion annually, its leaders have also been lecturing American citizens on the dangers of gun violence and working to enact measures that would make it more difficult for Americans to acquire certain weapons and passing red laws to confiscate existing legally acquired weapons.. Talk about an absurd double standard.
If we’re truly going to get serious about gun violence, why not start by a mass scaling back of the American police state’s weapons of war?
I’ll tell you why: because the government has no intention of scaling back on its weapons. It just does not want you to have any means to protect yourself and your family from them. The second amendment is not for game hunters, it is for the citizens to protect themselves from tyrannical government.
In fact, all the while gun critics continue to clamor for bans on military-style assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and armor-piercing bullets, the U.S. military is passing them out to domestic police forces and CIA sponsored terrorist groups in unlimited quantity.
.Under the auspices of a military “recycling” program, which allows local police agencies to acquire military-grade weaponry and equipment, more than $4.2 billion worth of equipment has been transferred from the Defense Department to domestic police agencies since 1990. Included among these “gifts” are tank-like, 20-ton Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, tactical gear, and assault rifles.
There are now reportedly more bureaucratic (non-military) government agents armed with high-tech, deadly weapons than U.S. Marines. Under Obama, every government alphabet agency, including the Dept. of Education, has acquired a few hundred thousand assault rifles and a couple billion rounds of military grade ammunition. What is the purpose?
While Americans have to jump through an increasing number of hoops in order to own a gun, the government is arming its own civilian employees to the hilt with guns, ammunition and military-style equipment, authorizing them to make arrests, and training them in military tactics.
Among the agencies being supplied with night-vision equipment, body armor, hollow-point bullets, shotguns, drones, assault rifles and LP gas cannons are the Smithsonian, U.S. Mint, Health and Human Services, IRS, FDA, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Education Department, Energy Department, Bureau of Engraving and Printing and an assortment of public universities.
Meanwhile, I read today that Chuck Schumer is working frantically to ban a popular children’s item, a bullet-proof child’s backpack, that concerned parents are hoping will protect their child from being shot in the back by police officers.
Seriously, why do IRS agents need AR-15 rifles? Are they planning to engage in mob-style methods to collect money owed by taxpayers?
For that matter, why do police need armored personnel carriers with gun ports, compact submachine guns with 30-round magazines, precision battlefield sniper rifles, and military-grade assault-style rifles and carbines.
They do not need these weapons and associated training for any reason associated with their stated job functions. They are making these acquisitions for something that is in the plans for the near future.
In the hands of government agents, whether they are members of the military, law enforcement or some other government agencies, these weapons have become routine parts of America’s day-to-day life, a byproduct of the rapid militarization of government and law enforcement over the past several decades. This has all been seen before when empires have rotted to the core and fear for their ongoing existence.
Over the course of 30 years, police officers in jack boots holding assault rifles have become fairly common in small town communities across the country. As investigative journalists Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz reveal, “Many police, including beat cops, now routinely carry assault rifles. Combined with body armor and other apparel, many officers look more and more like combat troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan or Nazi Germany.”
Does this sound like a country under martial law? Any resemblance to the Nazi jack booters and brown shirters?
You want to talk about gun violence? While it still technically remains legal for the average citizen to own a firearm in America, possessing one can now get you pulled over, searched, arrested, subjected to all manner of surveillance, treated as a suspect without ever having committed a crime, shot at and killed by police.
You don’t even have to have a gun or a look-alike object in your possession to be singled out and killed by police. There are countless incidents that happen every day in which Americans are shot, stripped, raped, body cavity searched, choked, beaten and tasered by police for little more than daring to frown, smile, question, or attempt discussion about an order.
Growing numbers of unarmed people are being shot and killed for just standing a certain way, or moving a certain way, or holding something—anything—that police could misinterpret to be a weapon, or igniting some trigger-centric fear in a police officer’s mind that has nothing to do with an actual threat to their safety.
With alarming regularity, unarmed men, women, children and especially pets are being gunned down by twitchy, hyper-sensitive, easily-spooked police officers who shoot first and ask questions later, and all the government does is shrug, and promise to look into it, while the cops are granted qualified immunity. A severe punishment is a month’s paid leave.
Killed for standing in a “shooting stance.” In California, police opened fire on and killed a mentally challenged—unarmed—black man within minutes of arriving on the scene, allegedly because he removed a vapor smoking device from his pocket and took what they called a “shooting stance.”
Killed for holding a cell phone. Police in Arizona shot a man who was running away from U.S. Marshals after he refused to drop an object that turned out to be a cellphone. Similarly, police in Sacramento fired 20 shots at an unarmed, 22-year-old black man who was standing in his grandparents’ backyard after “mistaking” his cellphone for a gun.
Killed for carrying a baseball bat. Responding to a domestic disturbance call, Chicago police shot and killed 19-year-old college student Quintonio LeGrier who had reportedly been experiencing mental health problems and was carrying a baseball bat around the apartment where he and his father lived.
Killed for opening the front door. Bettie Jones, who lived on the floor below LeGrier, was also fatally shot—this time, accidentally—when she attempted to open the front door for police.
Killed for running towards police with a metal spoon. In Alabama, police shot and killed a 50-year-old man who reportedly charged a police officer while holding “a large metal spoon in a threatening manner.”
Killed for running while holding a tree branch. Georgia police shot and killed a 47-year-old man wearing only shorts and tennis shoes who, when first encountered, was sitting in the woods against a tree, only to start running towards police holding a stick in an “aggressive manner.”
Killed for being naked. Atlanta police shot and killed an unarmed man who was reported to have been “acting deranged, knocking on doors, crawling around on the ground naked.” Police fired two shots at the man after he reportedly started running towards them.
Killed for wearing dark pants and a basketball jersey. Donnell Thompson, a mentally disabled 27-year-old described as gentle and shy, was shot and killed after police—searching for a carjacking suspect reportedly wearing similar clothing—encountered him lying motionless in a neighborhood yard. Police “only” opened fire with an M4 rifle after Thompson first failed to respond to their flash bang grenades and then started running after being hit by foam bullets.
Killed for driving while deaf. In North Carolina, a state trooper shot and killed 29-year-old Daniel K. Harris—who was deaf—after Harris initially failed to pull over during a traffic stop.
Killed for being homeless. Los Angeles police shot an unarmed homeless man after he failed to stop riding his bicycle and then proceeded to run from police.
Killed for brandishing a shoehorn. John Wrana, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, lived in an assisted living center, used a walker to get around, and was shot and killed by police who mistook the shoehorn in his hand for a 2-foot-long machete and fired multiple beanbag rounds from a shotgun at close range.
Killed for having your car break down on the road. Terence Crutcher, unarmed and black, was shot and killed by Oklahoma police after his car broke down on the side of the road. Crutcher was shot in the back while walking towards his car with his hands up.
Killed for holding a garden hose. California police were ordered to pay $6.5 million after they opened fire on a man holding a garden hose, believing it to be a gun. Douglas Zerby was shot 12 times and pronounced dead on the scene.
Killed for calling 911. Justine Damond, a 40-year-old yoga instructor, was shot and killed by Minneapolis police, allegedly because they were startled by a loud noise in the vicinity just as she approached their patrol car. Damond, clad in pajamas, had called 911 to report a possible assault in her neighborhood.
Killed for looking for a parking spot. Richard Ferretti, a 52-year-old chef, was shot and killed by Philadelphia police who had been alerted to investigate a purple Dodge Caravan that was driving “suspiciously” through the neighborhood.
Shot seven times for peeing outdoors. Eighteen-year-old Keivon Young was shot seven times by police from behind while urinating outdoors. Young was just zipping up his pants when he heard a commotion behind him and then found himself struck by a hail of bullets from two undercover cops. Allegedly officers mistook Young—5’4,” 135 lbs., and guilty of nothing more than taking a leak outdoors—for a 6’ tall, 200 lb. murder suspect whom they later apprehended. Young was charged with felony resisting arrest and two counts of assaulting a peace officer.
This is what passes for policing in America today, folks, and it’s only getting worse.
In every one of these scenarios, police could have resorted to nonlethal tactics.
They could have acted with reason and calculation instead of reacting with a killer instinct.
They could have attempted to de-escalate and defuse whatever perceived “threat” caused them to ‘fear for their lives’ enough to react with lethal force.
That police instead chose to fatally resolve these encounters by using their guns on fellow citizens speaks volumes about what is wrong with policing in America today, where police officers are being dressed in the trappings of war, drilled in the deadly art of combat, and trained to look upon “every individual they interact with as an armed threat and every situation as a deadly force encounter in the making.”
Remember, to a hammer, all the world looks like a nail. We the people” are not just getting hammered. We’re getting killed, execution-style.
Violence begets violence and there is a reason why it is being instigated. It is in conjunction with increasing political divergence. The left – right, red – blue, liberal – conservative, democrat – republican, supremacist – victim agenda is being pushed in the most aggressive and hysterical manner. This is also the doings of your government. The illegal immigrants flooding across the borders are being paid by Antifa and George Soros to further fuel the crisis. The agreement signed by Obama with the UN is a part of this. The UN has been invited to post troops and deploy large-scale weapons across the entire landscape of the US. The agreement provides for the take-over of any city or area where any violence erupts do to any of these government-instigated provocations.
None of this is anything but a contrived problem which is reaching for a crisis point of any violence, upon which the UN is already pre-authorized to take charge of that city or area by declaring martial law followed by total door-to-door gun confiscation. The first incident of this will likely set off other incidents.
The goal is massive and total gun confiscation followed by large-scale arrests of pre-identified individuals who will be taken to FEMA camps for ‘processing’.
This is the beginning of large-scale depopulation of the Western nations. It has already been disclosed that the US population is to be reduced by 80% by the year 2025. With a surviving population of only 64 million, the military budget and GDP will be reduced proportionately as will the purchasing power of the currency.
If you doubt this, then you are unwilling to accept what is happening in plain sight right before your very eyes. Many will say, “oh, this couldn’t be true. Look the TV, internet and cell phones are all still working. Everything is normal”. The fact is, nothing is normal about what is going on. Most are too frightened to even take an objective look. There are many other factors involved which can be easily identified once one grasps even a single element of the program. But, once the guns are confiscated, there is no going back. It is all going to a rapid total reset of ‘normal’. This has happened many times in the past and has been papered over with revisionist history. You can read more about this in the post Resets and Ghost Cities.