Tag Archives: raids

Weapons designed for the battle field coming to a street near you

This illustrates how the military on our streets is becoming the ‘norm’. It is happening here in NZ also… with the military drills we’ve seen going on for years now, with international troops.

From Brave New Films YT channel
120K subscribers
Ever wonder why police look like soldiers? With the 1033 Programs, “Protect and Serve” Became “Search and Destroy”

The police should not look like a military force!

WATCH MORE: http://youtu.be/utjxA3GQF5A?list=PLQ9…
You can fight back. Join us: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…
SIGN THE PETITION: http://stoppolicemilitary.org

Quick facts on Police Militarization:

• Pentagon’s Excess Property Program (1033 Program) has supplied police departments across the country with more than $4.3 billion in gear since 1997. This includes $449 million in 2013.

• St. Louis County, where Ferguson is located, received two military vehicles, a trailer, a generator, 12 5.56-millimeter rifles and six .45 caliber pistols from the Pentagon.

• Military style police raids have increased in recent years, with one count putting the number at 80,000 such raids last year.

• In SWAT style raids, people of color are most affected – 37% were Black, 12% Latino, and 19% White. Race was not known for the remainder.

Police militarization grew out of our failed drug war. Does a town of 2,200 need a massive military tank? Why does the police department in Dundee Michigan need a MRAP (Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle)? They don’t. Military grade gear does not improve the safety and security in small towns. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel must end the flow of military grade gear from the Pentagon to our local communities. It’s time for the militarizing of police to end.

Last month, protests in Ferguson, MO turned violent after police showed up in full SWAT gear after fellow officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown. But Ferguson isn’t the only community receiving military grade weaponry from the Pentagon.

We need to roll back programs 1033, 1122, and the National Defense Authorization Act. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri will chair a subcommittee hearing tomorrow on Capitol Hill looking into police militarization.

You can fight back. Join us: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…

SIGN THE PETITION: http://stoppolicemilitary.org

Click here to watch more: http://youtu.be/KTF_a1DuIyE?list=PLQ9…

WATCH VIDEO & READ MORE AT THE LINK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kStDAPwCBa0

SEE ALSO:

https://www.facebook.com/SmallPeopleAgainstBigGovernment/videos/344001376939099/

Photo: screenshot

Polish Pastor Now Facing Arrest Warrant, The Covid-19(84)

Making an example of dissenters? See our previous posts on this pastor. As he rightly points out, why descend on his church during a service? Why do they not contact him and make an appointment outside of those hours?

WATCH THE VIDEO AT THE LINK BELOW

https://odysee.com/@PressForTruth:4/Arrest-Warrant-For-Pastor:c?r=GnACdaNrPDYXDxnPbiz6GH8Xv4e9YVyP

The police raids we are seeing … are they OTT have they made us any safer?

“Sadly, this is just the start…” an article on a January 2020 NZ police raid reads… “approximately 12 armed and uniformed goons from the Police metaphorically kicked in the doors of a young Christian family to search for a .22lr lever action rabbit rifle.”

A rabbit shooting weapon?

The start to weaponized state control of citizens was actually long before January 2020. More recently in 2007 we had NZ’s Tuhoe people raided in similar fashion but with a far worse ‘gung-ho’ modus operandi … boarding school buses dressed like Darth Vader, armed with guns and terrifying little children. Not a new scenario to Tuhoe …  this was a hundred odd years on from a very similar display of force with the raid on Rua Kenana’s community, peaceful people minding their own business. That one involved bloodshed and deaths and I recently learned they were required to pay (in money) for the cost of that raid. In the 2007 event armed offenders (Police) detained one family that included small children in their garage for hours on end with no food, water or toilet. Yes, this sinister fascism has been lurking for a very long time however it’s now emerging right in plain sight. The claim with the new weaponry, the protective gear, the armoured vehicles costing millions of dollars … and the new legislation … is that they are protecting the public. Really? How does that include terrifying little children? Something is very rotten in the state of Enzed and folk are noticing.

RELATED:  In NZ’s frenzied quest for gun seizures a 12 YO girl is still shaken after 30 armed Police raided her family’s property & pointed a gun at her

Here is another raid from 2018 (so prior to the March 2019 event in Christchurch which sparked the new gun laws). In this one the father of two hands over his guns very willingly in order to prevent them kicking in the door whilst his children are in the bathroom with their mother terrified and crying.
Family holed up in Pukekohe home during armed police standoff

Then in August 2019 a Huntly mother and children were left traumatized after police wearing masks, some carrying guns woke them at 5am, a mother who had recently been in a hui with the police about pastoral care and the community. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t it seems.

Fruitless police raid leaves Huntly family shaken

Interesting times we are living in.

And so in the article we had the raid on January 9th that the raided believe was politically motivated. You can read the detail on that for yourself. At the end of the day, these raids are becoming noticeable world wide, and have been for a while now. The common factor is the use of the armoured vehicles and over the top numbers and weaponry. Shooting butterflies with automatic weapons as it were. See below here an image from  thefreeonline.wordpress.com featuring the hardware used to evict some women squatters from a house in the US! An armoured vehicle almost twice the height of a man, to evict some squatters. Slight over kill isn’t it?

RELATED:  Three academics from Victoria University’s Institute of Criminology explain why armed police officers in patrol cars will in fact make us less safe

I would have to say that since the event of nearly a year ago now that kicked off the gun confiscations, in spite of arming the police & their vehicles, that we seem to have seen more shootings NZ wide. Something experts from Victoria University warned of.

free online wp dot com

After Hundreds Mobilize to Defend Occupied Home, Riot Police Evict Mothers With Tanks & Robot

Kind of over the top you’d agree? What are they trying to ‘tell’ us with all of this? It’s rather like the colonial days and their ‘gunboat diplomacy’ isn’t it?

We’ve been seeing this growing trend for a while, by small increments so as you won’t notice. It’s not the constabulary  ‘protection’ we knew of decades past.

another raid: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12257380

e208635d50f9a84dbf37ce21dd86a676
Gone are these days in NZ

READ THE ARTICLE CONCERNING THE RABBIT GUN RAID:

https://thebfd.co.nz/2020/01/trust-in-police-destroyed-by-politically-motivated-raid-against-young-family/?ct=t%28RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN%29&mc_cid=2b1c417e4a&mc_eid=60f36909d3&fbclid=IwAR1OwEpNuI2giILacffuB_D9PbvjpM5N3u5ro7e6_zc18-gI2PvCfyU5r9I

 

 

 

Complaints re NZ’s Police Raids – they’re setting citizen against citizen … when does “vigilant” become “vindictive”?

 

From Carol Sawyer

Featuring an article from Stuff:

Gun owners upset by ‘heavy-handed’ police raids complain to IPCA:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-shooting/112872575/complaints-about-heavyhanded-raids-on-gun-owners-land-at-ipca?fbclid=IwAR24tHJo3mi91ZXCEBsZ2Vxa3_hWtibaU6yB5CaR3oNOMdXgdyyL9-aYf8k


 

“These visits are carried out as a result of police receiving information about concerning behaviour. Many of these are from members of the public who are being vigilant as we have asked them to be and have rightly passed their concerns on to police.”

Also in another news item:

“Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday two more groups of semi-automatic guns would be classified as military-style semi-automatic firearms following Christchurch’s terror attacks.

  • Semi-automatic firearm that can be used in combination with detachable magazine (other than one designed to hold 0.22-inch or smaller rimfire cartridges), and capable of holding more than five cartridges
  • Semi-automatic shotgun capable of being used in combination with a detachable magazine that can hold more than five cartridges”

 

March 24, 2019, Stuff

 

Photo Credit: newstalkzb.co.nz