Differences And Conflicts In The Gestapo Of America

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The Gestapo Of America
Kathryn Johnston was alone in her Atlanta, Georgia, home at the age of 92. It was night, and she was most likely preparing for bed. Suddenly her door was busted down without a word and armed men crowded her doorway. Naturally she attempted to defend herself and fired her pistol one time above the men’s heads. In rapid succession 39 bullets violated her house from the intruders’ high powered weapons. The old and frail woman was pronounced dead, riddled with six bullet holes throughout her body. The attackers were police, a SWAT team that had been sent to investigate reported drug dealing from the elderly woman. They had kicked down her door without announcing themselves because they had obtained a “no-knock warrant.” When the narcotics team found no traces of drugs in the home some of the officers planted marijuana to cover up their mistake. This is just one of many examples where police acting like soldiers have murdered peaceful
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The similarities between our "peacekeepers" and our operational military are growing. In order for America to be governed properly there must be an obvious separation between the military and police force. ABIGAIL R. HALL AND CHRISTOPHER J. COYNE point out the needed differences in their article Militarization of U.S. Domestic Policing
“they are to protect the rights of the citizenry, both victims and criminals alike. In the realm of domestic policing, the police are, in principle, trained to resort to violence only as matter of last resort. Military forces, in contrast, are trained to engage in combat with the goal of destroying an external enemy deemed a threat to the rights of domestic citizens (U.S. Department of the Army 1962, 1). Typically operating in hostile environments, soldiers are trained to kill an adversary(Hall, "The Militarization of U.S. Domestic

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