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Arizona National Guard Hunted Homeless People With Paintball Guns

Another day, another story of Arizona military or law enforcement personnel terrorizing vulnerable segments of the civilian population. The Arizona Republic reports:

According to interviews with military officers and records obtained by The Republic, Arizona Army National Guard members over the past decade engaged in misbehavior that included sexual abuse, enlistment improprieties, forgery, firearms violations, embezzlement, and assaults […and] hunting the homeless with paintball guns.

Thirty to 35 times in 2007-08, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Amerson, a former “Recruiter of the Year,” drove new cadets and prospective enlistees through Phoenix’s Sunnyslope community in search of homeless people.

Military investigators were told that Amerson wore his National Guard uniform and drove a government vehicle marked with recruiting insignia as he and other soldiers — some still minors — shot transients with paintballs or got them to perform humiliating song-and-dance routines in return for money. During some of these so-called “bum hunts,” female recruits said, they were ordered to flash their breasts at transients.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Readies National Guard Against Unions

Scott Walker. Photo: WisPolitics.com (CC)

Scott Walker. Photo: WisPolitics.com (CC)

Bah!  Who needs democratic rights like freedom of association or collective bargaining?  Americans weren’t really usin’ ‘em anyways.  From the Huffington Post:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Friday that he was willing to mobilize the state’s National Guard force in order to address the potential repercussions of his stated proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for state employees.

The Associated Press reports:

Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond wherever is necessary in the wake of his announcement that he wants to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights from state employees.Walker said Friday that he hasn’t called the Guard into action, but he has briefed them and other state agencies in preparation of any problems that could result in a disruption of state services, like staffing at prisons.

On Thursday, Walker told the Associated Press that he will propose removing nearly all public employee collective bargaining rights to help plug a $3.6 billion budget hole.

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Israeli “Nationals” Detained Approaching National Guard Blackhawk – & No Coverage from ABCNNBBCBS?

Israeli "Nationals" Detained Approaching National Guard Blackhawk

Israeli "Nationals" Detained Approaching National Guard Blackhawk

On October 19, three Israelis start acting suspicious near a Blackhawk Helicopter in Groton, Connecticut, which is also home to a U.S. Navy Submarine facility. And nobody at ABCNNBBCBS reports the story?

Imagine if three Arab men were arrested in a restricted zone near a National Guard Blackhawk Helicopter! The corporate media would blast their pictures across the world and claim that they were terrorists linked to Al Qaeda.

[Media’s name “Nationals” = Mossad/IDF/Shin Bet…]

From WTNH.com:

“Groton, Conn. – Three Israeli nationals who got a little too close to a military helicopter at Groton-New London Airport are being questioned by police.

The incident happened Tuesday morning around 8:20.

The men told police that they wanted to get a closer look at the Black Hawk helicopter, which was in an area of their Cessna and not cordoned off. Officers from the National Guard stopped the men when they approached the Black Hawk and detained them for further questioning.

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