Broward County Sheriff’s Department Trains to Combat ‘Native-Born Terrorists’

060913swatWe’re gonna protect and serve the living sh*t out of you, citizen.

Via Information Liberation:

A SWAT training exercise mounted by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, and the FBI portrayed “native born” Americans carrying out a terrorist attack on Port Everglades, part of the accelerating demonization of American citizens as domestic extremists.

The drill was based around “sovereign citizens” attempting to steal a shipment of ammunition traveling through the facility by seizing hostages and planting bombs as part of their wider agenda to overthrow the government.

“These weren’t foreign-born America-hating terrorists. These were native-born America-hating terrorists. And they were making things difficult for the good guys,” barks a dramatic Florida Sun Sentinel report.

The whole spectacle was basically an opportunity for the Fort Lauderdale Police SWAT team to show off its arsenal of militarized gear, including “Two Bears — massive armored vehicles with turrets for automatic weapons fire — a beefed up front-end loader that lifted an overturned car like a toy and Hummers packed with serious firepower.”

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  • jasonpaulhayes

    “part of the accelerating demonization of American citizens as domestic extremists. The drill was based around “sovereign citizens” attempting to steal a
    shipment of ammunition traveling through the facility by seizing
    hostages and planting bombs as part of their wider agenda to overthrow
    the government.” … yeah? Is that what McVeigh, Koresh or the fundamentalist militia groups they have ties to are, “sovereign citizens” or do they want to play Jesus because they’ve had perverted rebel culture pumped up their asses so far its rotted their brains?

    • Hadrian999

      the “sovereign citizen” is much less a threat to american citizens than the paramilitary culture creeping into the nations police agencies.

      • jasonpaulhayes

        Sure about that? I’m not but everyone keeps telling me that.

        The police are doing exactly what they have been doing for 60+ years or more, I don’t see how anything has changed there besides a few more riot shields, some sound cannons and the occasional assault rifles. As a matter of fact the police have become less aggressive in many ways and the public has become more armed.

        Remember the.. well just watch the video (or not) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1452yvw5RA

        • Hadrian999

          how many citizens did they kill? when was the last time a scary militia attacked anyone, meanwhile we have police infiltrating peaceful protest groups, assaulting and kettleing protests. we have police departments conducting espionage against citizens, conducting intimidation campaigns in the form of stop and frisk laws, using “asset forfeiture laws that don’t require a conviction to rob citizens, but yeah those militias are fucking scary man

          • jasonpaulhayes

            Really? They shot 7 civilians, 9 officers and were shooting indiscriminately. The police cleared the areas to the best of their ability and engaged them before they found a getaway car saving potentially dozens of lives.

          • Rhoid Rager

            You’re not flipping your assumptions. They weren’t shooting indiscriminately, they were shooting at the police that surrounded them–mixed in with civilians. The police were interfering in their get away, which is why they retaliated. Why should the police have even intervened?

          • Hadrian999

            lots of places have put severe restrictions on how police may intervene for this reason, high speed chases and armed confrontation cause more carnage than the crimes they are responding to. getting eyes on and rounding them up later is more effective

          • jasonpaulhayes

            Perhaps but none the less, they still need to be well armed to take down 2 men in full battle armor with military grade weapons.

            Also, that doesn’t really apply to situations like the Boston Marathon bombers does it? They didn’t apprehend them right away and they shot an officer in cold blood, lured police in, then tossed bombs out of cars when they tried to go after them… well after the fact.

            If an entire militia storms the White House armed with a shipping container full of Guns and Ammo thousands of people could die (consider the plot Adam Kokesh was caught up in), local law enforcement would have to aid the national guard in apprehending suspects and members that could take a large scale action in many communities.

            It’s a necessary drill to make sure any flaws in their tactics are worked out. I don’t blindly support every single law enforcer or law on the books but I don’t just throw them into a category of antonymous robots mind-controlled by the state to take away my freedom either… that’s far from the truth.

          • Hadrian999

            http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/08/swat-team-attacks-organic-okra-and-strawberries-food-fascism-growing-2743194.html if swat units were only used in response to aggressive armed criminals i might agree but that is far from the case

          • sonicbphuct

            i’m not sure if you’re joking or serious. The Boston Marathon bombers? Really? I came away from that whole experience completely unconvinced of everything the media said, implied and impugned. Were there pot holes after they tossed the bombs from the cars? Did the Tsarnev Bros. demand that all citizens of Watertown stay in their houses? Did they pull people from their houses at gun point, search them and the house? Were they in armored vehicles destroying the pavement? Because I think the police did most of that.

            And while I’m not a Kokesh follower, I’m pretty sure there was no “plot” that anyone was caught up in, except perhaps the plot the police / LEOs were apparently steeped in.

            You may not see them that way, but that’s pretty much their only function (there to take your freedom away). It’s not like they rescue kittens regularly, bring your dog back to you or actually find your bike when it’s stolen. No – their whole function is to catch you and put you in a cage. If they feel belittled or otherwise slighted, they beat you, then put you in a cage (or the hospital).

            Hell, they’re not even legally required to “protect & serve”. As far as I can tell, they’re not required to do anything but hurt people and ruin lives. Except for that one time that they stopped a murder in progress. Oh – wait, that last one I made up. Sorry.

          • Hadrian999

        • Rhoid Rager

          Flip this scenario. Two against dozens. The two were taking back money the bank stole from them, like it steals from all of us. They had the guts to do it outright in the open, unlike the bank which does it through legal and financial policy obfuscation. They had the guts to right that wrong by themselves, which the police don’t because they always call for ‘backup’. These guys were a cut above the rest of us complacent complainers.

          • jasonpaulhayes

            Keep talking like that and never entering a voting booth, see where it gets you.

            Go bank at a credit union or barter, there are direct actions that can be taken without violence.. hell even burning down the bank would be better than robbing it. Those gunman are heroes to you and that’s the problem.

          • Rhoid Rager

            Direct action is the only way. i don’t criticize other people who engage in different kinds of direct action, because i don’t know what kind of situation they are in, nor do i claim to know their intentions. if someone wants to forcefully oppose the centralization of power, that’s their thing and i can’t stop them. So i’m not going to start moralizing about what they should and should not do.
            Oh, and fuck the police.

          • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

            By the same token, the police seem to be the “good guys” to you and that is likewise a problem.

          • jasonpaulhayes

            I grew up with a lot of Cops as family friends and you’re right, they are not all “good guys” but I do back the badge when worn by good men.

          • Craig Bickford

            That’s the problem, bad ones being the minority and good one’s getting no press. Also the policies that police forces write up as SOP’s could do with some sort of review process that is outside of the PD administration I think. I had this conversation with someone a while ago about police procedures, and this person insisted ‘well that’s the law’, to which I replied, ‘no that’s how the procedures were written, there are no laws that pass through elected representatives hands on their way to be rubber stamped that deal with the day in and day out procedures of PD’s, that’s done at the administrative and training level inside the PD.’. At least that is how I was lead to believe it worked, by people who are police officers. So when all these videos get posted on You Tube and people are bitching (sometimes possibly bitching for good reason), allot of times it comes down to procedures that the public does not understand or does not even know about, that is not subject to any kind of external review or vetting process besides a gaggle of lawyers who are just there to make sure the city doesn’t get sued too often.

  • Hadrian999

    a couple of efp’s set up and a bait emergency and all those fancy swat vehicles would be gone

  • BuzzCoastin

    most of the SWAT teams consist of men with very small penises
    and this is the only way for them to compensate
    to dress like a dominatrix and carry big guns

    • Rhoid Rager

      Swaying on the sexual side today, eh, Buzz?

      • BuzzCoastin

        Big Homelander is a sexy guy
        butt nonetheless
        studies have shown
        that SWAT teams have an average penis size of 2 inches
        & everyone they SWAT has a penis size of about 8 inches
        however, the dominatrix costumes they wear
        & their instruments of torture
        are designed to inspire submission & domination in their victums

    • sonicbphuct

      we call it the poor man’s ferrari.

  • James Nimmons

    Today its a drill. tomorrow the house of someone trying to start a new political party because hes tired of how the greedy sick old men are ruining this land/planet

  • Ted Heistman

    Eventually all the cool people are going to leave this place to the fascists.

    • Mike

      Checked out in 2008.