NYPD Launches Plan to Deal with Protests – Arm Police with Long Rifles, Machines Guns and Extra Protective Gear

Murders reached a historic low in NYC for 2014; overall crime was down across the board by nearly 5%; hell, even the holiday slowdown didn’t really lead to any additional crime. So clearly, now is the time when NYC really needs to implement a new anti-terrorism program which would empower a team of NYPD officers to roam around the city carrying machine guns. What could go wrong?
This new squad will be used to investigate and combat terrorist plots, lone wolf terrorists, and… protests. ‘It is designed for dealing with events like our recent protests, or incidents like Mumbai or what just happened in Paris,’ Bratton said, according to CBS.
– From the Gothamist article: New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters
The morphing of ‘terrorism’ and ‘domestic dissent’ into an all encompassing and convenient category known as ‘domestic terrorists’ or ‘domestic extremists’ has been a long time coming. It has always been my contention, and continues to be, that the oligarchs who have funneled all of the wealth to themselves since the 2008 banker bailouts know exactly what they are doing. They also know that it will eventually result in severe domestic unrest during the next cyclical downturn. As such, the agenda has been to utilize the entirety of the intelligence-industrial-military complex created by the ‘war on terror’ against the domestic population once it recognizes how badly it has been looted.
All the way back in 2010, in the post, The Dangers of a Failed Presidency, I wrote:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jan 30, 2015.

 

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