From Dick Atlee:

Context: The police chief in Concord NH submitted a $quarter-million grant request to DHS for a BEARCAT (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack) vehicle, for use against domestic terrorists, such as Occupiers and libertarians. It ignited a firestorm and resulted in a city council hearing.

In this short (3 min) video, testimony is given to the hearing by a man who says he was a Marine Corps colonel in Iraq in charge of equipping units. He says the Department of Homeland Security is stockpiling the same equipment here in the U.S. that he was handling in Iraq -- except it's blue instead of desert camo -- so that police forces at all levels will have "standardized equipment." He says that during the Boston Marathon bombing quasi-martial law situation in Watertown, he saw a photo of two men with that identical gear (but blue uniforms) with different patches, one saying "Mass. State Police," the other "Boston Police."

He makes clear his point -- that the federal government is creating a domestic army to get around the Posse Comitatus prohibition against the use of the national army for domestic law-enforcement purposes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act).

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"We're building a domestic army" - Marine Corps Colonel
Aug 13, 2013

        VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y4zsgymRxE

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Read more about the City of Concord's bid for an attack vehicle to use against peaceful groups at http://www.FreeStateProject.org

Marine Corp Colonel speaks out at a local council meeting about the militarization of our police forces on 08/12/13 at 41 Green St, Concord, NH 03301.

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
- President Obama, Colorado, July 2, 2008


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