Militarized USDA & EPA Using SWAT Teams To Terrorize Innocent People Including Lemon Growers & Small Farmers

Excerpt: “The USDA has used its new military power to threaten people who grow lemon trees; force large fines on people for selling bunnies; confiscate raisins for no real reason; and ruin the livelihoods of small farmers.

“One USDA SWAT team even seized bees privately owned that were proven resistant to Monsanto’s GMO Roundup and killed all remaining Queens. This shows the incestuous relationship between crooked corporations like George Soro’s Monsanto and government agencies.

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Source: NaturalNews.com
Daniel Barker
June 13, 2016

The federal government is becoming increasingly militarized, with numerous agencies now employing their own SWAT teams to conduct raids on raw milk producers, beekeepers, lemon growers – or anyone else who runs afoul of agency policies.

The trend has increased during Obama’s presidency and is not only costing taxpayers enormous amounts of money, but also terrorizing citizens who could hardly be considered dangerous criminals by any sane estimation.

The USDA is just one example. From BlacklistedNews.com:

“The USDA has used its new military power to threaten people who grow lemon trees; force large fines on people for selling bunnies; confiscate raisins for no real reason; and ruin the livelihoods of small farmers.

“One USDA SWAT team even seized bees privately owned that were proven resistant to Monsanto’s GMO Roundup and killed all remaining Queens. This shows the incestuous relationship between crooked corporations like George Soro’s Monsanto and government agencies.

“The USDA is not alone in its abuse of power. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have recently used their swat teams to bully Americans for lobbyist interests or to punish political enemies.”

“Guns in the hands of the bureaucrats”

The militarization of agencies that have nothing to do with national security is disturbing, particularly when it involves non-violent innocent citizens being bullied and intimidated by lethal force in the name of protecting corporate interests.

As Ron Paul said in 1997:

“All government power is ultimately gun power and serves the interests of those who despise or do not comprehend the principles of liberty. The gun in the hands of law-abiding citizens serves to hold in check arrogant and aggressive government. Guns in the hands of the bureaucrats do the opposite. The founders of this country fully understood this fact.”

No doubt the founders of this country are rolling in their graves as we slip deeper into an authoritarian system that serves the interests of a corporate fascist state.

“Why does US Department of Agriculture (USDA) need submachine guns? The agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is requesting .40 Caliber semiautomatic submachine guns along with 320,000 rounds of hollow point ammo.

“Why is the US Postal Service soliciting proposals for assorted small arms ammunition?

“Why has the Social Security Administration requested 174,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets?

“Why does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which oversees the National Weather Service, need 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammo?

“For what purpose does the EPA need a SWAT team?”

It’s difficult to imagine any possible justification for supplying the SSA or the NOAA with hundreds of thousands of hollow-point bullets, or have I missed something?

Our own tax dollars being spent to enslave us

Over the past ten years, 44 “traditionally administrative” federal agencies have spent more $71 million on military equipment, including cannon launchers, firearms and ammunition.

As the federal government increasingly encroaches on Second Amendment freedoms, it is also arming itself to the teeth. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that law enforcement agencies are also becoming more militarized by the day.

As Adam Andrzejewski, founder of OpenTheBooks.com, told the Washington Times:

“Spending $71.1 million on body armor outside of traditional law enforcement agencies raises troubling questions. It’s no surprise Gallup found that nearly 50 percent of Americans believe the federal government is a threat to their liberty.”

It’s time we recognize the threat we face from our own government. The increasing militarization of federal agencies and the simultaneously increasing restrictions on citizens’ rights to own guns should send a clear signal that the principles our nation was founded upon are being systematically undermined.

If we fail to heed the warning signs, we can say goodbye to the freedoms our founding fathers worked so hard to establish and that so many have died for since to protect.

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America’s 51st State: The Police State – Police Pushing For Weaponised Drones: “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”

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Zy Marquiez
March 4, 2016

Allow me to preface this with a small preamble in stating that, am not of the mind that all officers do harm to people. Such is not the case.

However, there are many who proceed rather askance when interacting with police officers, and one cannot blame them.   This is naturally because one can literally find countless videos [on all forms of media] of police personnel carrying out brutal attacks when there was no reason too. There are myriad times in which peaceful protesters are treated like absolute criminals only for exercising their rights of free speech. Ironic, because they say we live in the land of the free, and yet exercising that right often gets one in more trouble than speeding, or many other infractions.

Moving forward, the militarization of police departments has been taking place for quite some time. For far more than a decade, this disturbing trend has been increasing with no end in sight. Now, some police departments wish to weaponise drones.

Ironically, the militarization of the police state began ostensibly because the “war on terror”. So, are we to believe that this next installment will follow the same parameters?

More often than it should, innocent people are hurt within these raids. An example of this follow was penned by Alex Kane a while back, in a piece named ’11 Shocking Facts About America’s Militarized Police Forces’:

” The likelihood of people being killed is raised by the practice of SWAT teams busting down doors with no warning, which leads some people to think it may be a burglary, who could in turn try to defend themselves. The ACLU documented seven cases of civilians dying, and 46 people being injured.  That’s only in the cases the civil liberties group looked at, so the number is actually higher.  

Take the case of Tarika Wilson, which the ACLU summarizes.  The 26-year-old biracial mother lived in Lima, Ohio.  Her boyfriend, Anthony Terry, was wanted by the police on suspicion of drug dealing.  So on January 4, 2008, a SWAT team busted down Wilson’s door and opened fire.  A SWAT officer killed Wilson and injured her one-year-old baby, Sincere Wilson.”[1]

Other examples of children being injured include:

” In May, after their Wisconsin home had burned down, the Phonesavanh family was staying with relatives in Georgia. One night, a SWAT team with assault rifles invaded the home and threw a flashbang grenade–despite the presence of kids’ toys in the front yard.  The police were looking for the father’s nephew on drug charges.  He wasn’t there.  But a 19-month-old named Bou Bou was–and the grenade landed in his crib.

Bou Bou was wounded in the chest and had third-degree burns. He was put in a medically induced coma.  

Another high-profile instance of a child being killed by paramilitary police tactics occurred in 2010, when seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed in Detroit.  The city’s Special Response Team (Detroit’s SWAT) was looking for Chauncey Owens, a suspect in the killing of a teenager who lived on the second floor of the apartment Jones lived in.

Officers raided the home, threw a flash-bang grenade, and fired one shot that struck Jones in the head.”[2]

That’s just a handful of the examples available that detail what overwhelming force can accomplish. One thing is using overwhelming force for a group of criminals, but as one can note, in these cases entire teams were used to attempt to apprehend individuals, with the iron fist slamming down on innocents in the process, in these examples being children.

Am not saying all police officers are like this. However, we must outline what is and has taken place in order to see where things will go in the future if the weaponisation of drones is allowed to take place.

Also keep in mind, the countless examples of children, playing around with things that look like guns, and end up being shot by officers. Or how about the people that only have phones in their hands? Some might say, “Well the officer didn’t know they had such and such.” Excellent point. To that, one must rebut, how about when people have a mere broomstick [yes you read that right, a broomstick] and still end up shot in the process. Worse, there’s videos that can be see of people holding no weapons at all and getting shot. How about them apples bullets?

We can extrapolate from there, that if police officers are already having a hard time figuring out which people[allegedly] has weapons, and who doesn’t, and often proceed with an iron fist, where do you think the militarization of police departments will go if they are allowed to remove the human element from the battlefield American streets? Will the people manning the cameras via drones be able to see with clarity what children potential suspects are doing, and not confusing phones, broomsticks, or worse, air, with deadly weapons? Is the lack of accountability going to continue when innocents get hurt [because its highly likely that that will take place if drones are weaponize], or get worse since people won’t be able to identify who piloted the drone?  Ruminate about that for a bit.

It might sound silly asking, but the fact that its happened countless times already, should be alarming. And even if it hadn’t, that would be no precedent for blindly allowing for further militarization of police officers that are barely held accountable.

This is one subject that needs to rise to the forefront, because it will be a topic that will be increasingly pertinent in the coming years/decades. In fact, it’s already here knocking on the door. Heck, laws have been passed already in certain states with people barely batting an eyelash.

The video below, by James Corbett and his guest give this topic a cursory look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6kVm1d3i6I

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Sources & References

[1] http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/11-shocking-facts-about-americas-militarized-police-forces
[2] Ibid
[3]  Video Source: Corbett Report