Saturday, June 21, 2014

Police State...spreading like an out of control virus

Obama's police state strikes again
by Antrhony Martin @The Examiner
Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, citizens across the country have reported and documented with photos and videos the growing militarization of police, leading many to declare that the United States is now a police state. Numerous photos and videos have shown police officers dressed in military uniforms and carrying military grade weapons, transported by military style vehicles.
But the behavior of some police officers is even more troublesome than the equipment they are using.
The latest incident occurred in DeKalb County, Ga. in the early morning hours of July 26 when police came knocking on the door of Natania Griffin at 1:30 a.m. Griffin's 23 year old son, Donovan Hall, stated that he heard knocks on the door that only got louder and louder, until those who sought entrance were outright banging aggressively on the door.
Hall said that he was confused as to why police would be at the home at such an hour.
Finally, Hall timidly opened the door and asked what the officers wanted. They never answered his question, said Hall, but immediately stormed into the house and pinned Hall and his brother on the floor.
At that point Hall reports that the officers began to kick and beat the two brothers and at one point held a taser to the head of the younger sibling. Both were placed in handcuffs and never told why, nor were they informed of any charges against them.
It turns out that the mother of the home, Natania Griffin, owed the county $1,000.00 in a civil fine. She was 15 days late with the payment. But the officers never stated why they were there nor did they read Griffin her rights. Neither of Griffin's sons were being placed under arrest, although they were beaten and cuffed.
Yet in a video taken by Hall of the incident, one of the officers is heard to exclaim, "I wish I could cane both y'all's asses."
The 19-minute video, embedded in the top left column, captures most of what took place on that horrific night. The family posted the video on YouTube, where it immediately went viral.
Griffin reports that she hopes to hire a lawyer to investigate what action can be taken against the DeKalb County Sheriffs Department, but the family lacks the funds to do so.
"Although it happened to my family," said Griffin, "It's a microcosm of the world. What about the other countless families who feel powerless against this kind of tyranny? Who is championing their cause? This is a problem."
A problem, indeed. And Griffin is 100 percent correct in referring to it as tyranny. The growing police state along with the routine trampling of guaranteed Constitutional rights is the proof.

(Hat tip to Opposing Views via Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit).
And why does a small southern town need such heavy equipment?
Doraville named one of the “50 safest cities in Georgia”
Efforts by local law enforcement have led to Doraville being listed in the top 50 safest towns and cities in Georgia. Safewise, a community-focused security organization that is the source for everything safety and security-related, recently released their findings based on recent FBI crime data from 2012, population, and other ranking factors like unique safety initiatives and security programs implemented within the past few years.
A 'Don't Mess With Us' reason Doraville is one of the
“50 safest cities in Georgia” 
According to the report, Doraville continues to thrive and supports a growing and diverse population in the Atlanta metropolitan area while maintaining a small town charm. “This close-knit community offers a wide range of activities that builds teamwork and camaraderie among its participants, particularly the youth” the report noted. The study cited low 2012 crime statistics, including only 19 reported robberies and 12 reported aggravated assults in the entire year in Doraville, and credited a wide range of safety and crime prevention programs such as auto theft prevention, con and fraud prevention, a crime prevention checklist for businesses and home safety as factors in the favorable ranking for the city.
“Earning a spot on this list is a great honor for Doraville and a testament to the hard work of our police department,” said Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman. “We are very excited to be named one of the 50 safest cities in Georgia,” added Doraville City Manager Dr. Shawn Gillen. “And we will continue to work to improve public safety in our city. I am very proud of our police department and the hard work they have done not only in the past, but every day.”

Know the relationship between these two videos and you'll know what Obama is up to...

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