Letter of Inquiry to the Police in Regards to Militarization

From Divided Core:

       Below is the template of a letter that I sent to my local police department and city government inquiring about any weapons or equipment the police may have received from the U.S military.  Considering what’s going down in Ferguson, I think it would behoove you to ask your local police station if they’ve accepted any dangerous gifts from the U.S Pentagon. (I received a polite response from the Sebastopol Chief of Police, and am happy to report that Sebastopol, CA is does not currently participate in any program in which military gear is provided to them by the Department of the Defense.)  Here’s the template of the simple letter:

Dear Chief of Police ________ and the City of _____,I am a resident of ______ and am curious if our police department receives any funding and/or equipment and weapons from the Department of Defense.  I love our town and respect our police department, yet (in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, MO) I am curious if our police force has accepted any arms, ammunition, robots, or otherwise from the U.S military.
Also, do you know of any _____ county towns or cities that have recently received any weapons or equipment from the federal military?
Thank you very much.



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25 Comments on "Letter of Inquiry to the Police in Regards to Militarization"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Aug 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm |

    there are about 1 million state/local kops
    there are about 500k federal alphabet pigs
    about 500k military foot soldiers
    there are 330 milion of us

    it could change pretty damned quick
    if white people start getting treated like Blacks by duh kops

    • This is a good point, and highlights why they have become thugs. Example, in Vancouver, Canada, during the 2011 “Vancouver Stanley Cup riot”, the police basically stood by as predominantly white middle class kids went on a looting rampage. The same happened in Ontario in 2012 when again, predominantly white kids in London, Ontario went on a rampage torching people’s cars in a residential hood.

      Contrast that with the police actions at the G20 in Toronto in 2010. The brutality and civil rights violations inflicted by police was unprecedented–largely at completely innocent people who were unlucky enough to get caught up in the police “kettling”. (gain, this is Canada even ffs!)

      My point is that the police inflict brutality on those they know they can get away with doing it to. They wouldn’t unleash on some protestors etc, who look like mainstream America’s kids, because the optics would start to turn the mainstream against them.

      Exactly why they are bullies, picking on demographics they know they can get away with. And this also shows the inherent sociopathic nature of what the police has become, as an institution.

      The only way to fix this might be to cut funding for all militarization. No nation can sustain this anyways.

      • A MAJOR point in the G20 situation that you left out: the police were caught participating in Black Bloc riots to instigate violence, and recorded the incedents. Clearly a state sponsored terror plot to validate the increased need for militant police. Ferguson is a completely different issue though…violent protesting and looting is not a right in the US.

      • BuzzCoastin | Aug 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm |

        all gruberments
        need to remind the peeps whose da boss
        this is the roll of the keystone kops
        remind & intimidate
        it works

        there are pictures of victims
        on their way to Nazi concentration camps
        hundreds of them about to die
        guarded by handful of armed pigs

    • The 500,000 foot soldiers you refer to are a part of the “us”, silly.

      • BuzzCoastin | Aug 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm |

        no they’re not
        they surrendered their civil rights
        and promised to obey every order unquestionably
        when they joined
        have have not
        at least not willingly

        • Echar Lailoken | Aug 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm |

          Exactly, this is why the foot soldiers refer to us as civilians.

        • I usually like almost all of your posts, but you are 100% wrong. We swear an oath to protect the people and the constitution, and obey only lawful orders.

          • BuzzCoastin | Aug 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm |

            ever been in the military?
            know anything about the Brad/Chelsea Manning case

            in the military all oders are lawful
            till the CO says otherwise
            no one is allowed to question orders
            you are trained to not think
            yes sir! right away sir! no excuse sir!
            if you disobey an order
            death is one of the punishments

            you also surrender all your civil rights & due process in civil courts
            you have no bill of rights while serving the oligarchs

            when the national guard soldiers
            killed those kids at Kent State
            they were following orders
            they were not prosecuted for following orders

          • I was at Fort Drum when it happened, i am still currently a SSG, 13 foxtrot in the Army.

          • BuzzCoastin | Aug 27, 2014 at 8:27 pm |

            so how could you possibly agree?
            you were at ft drum when what happened?
            kent state and still a grunt? I don’t thunk so

            my old man spent 30 years in the navy
            retired an E9
            died at 62 of war related illnessess
            Raygun cut his benies before he died

            I spent 18 years
            becoming familiar with military life
            not much freedom or liberty there

          • Yes, an E9 is like being an upper executive at a corporation without the pay. How many ceo’s sons wish they had more daddy time? All of them. If he was a.warrior, and died of war related injuries, is that too farfetched?

          • I was at Drum when Manning spilled the beanes. It was an intel nightmare…..brief after brief, more restrictions, made our job harder, and for nothing.

          • And, you are still wrong. Look up the uniform code of military justice. No rights are taken away, with the exception of protesting or representing an organization while in uniform. Many of the laws are contradicted by regulations anyway, and service members absolutely have the right to due process. It’s public knowledge, you are just flat out wrong. Those NG soldiers at Kent could have disobeyed that order, they just didn’t.

          • BuzzCoastin | Aug 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm |

            let’s see what happens
            when you’re deployed on us soil

  2. Virtually Yours | Aug 22, 2014 at 9:41 am |

    You can also check out this spreadsheet, which lists “county-level data showing military equipment given to state and local law enforcement agencies through the Defense Department’s 1033 program. The data was received from the Defense Department in May 2014 as an Excel file, and includes transfers since 2006.”


  3. erte4wt4etrg | Aug 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm |

    sad its come to this

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