[Picture above: Canadian magazine [April 98] shows cover with police officer holding a prohibited weapon used in home raids involving domestic disputes, customs searches, suicide threats, and even drunk driving.]
some examples below.....
With the public all but disarmed in their own homes, what purpose would a police officer have in taking a FULLY automatic machine gun into a domestic violence or drunk driving situation?
With new legislation coming out, giving the Police virtually unlimited power to enter homes, [Anti-Terrorism (Hate Crimes) Act] it is certain that more deaths of morally innocent Canadians will occur.
The magazine, which published their article well before the new Anti-Pot laws or Terrorism Act came out, highlight just a handful of the violence these special secret police are known for. It is merely the tip of an ever growing iceberg as we are slowly but surely turned into a police state.
Tactical officers have been accused of violating the "basic police rule" on use of force, by firing on suspects who weren’t endangering anyone. Judges have criticized their methods. Coroners’ inquests have chronicled their mistakes. To their critics, the mix of SWAT’S paramilitary mindset, tactics, and arsenals, together with their increasingly frequent deployment, is a recipe for disaster. Those critics point to a growing list of incidents to back up their concerns:
• On February 19, 1996, an OPP tactical team used a bartering ram to smash
down the front door of a house near Hamilton. They were looking for marijuana
growers and guns. They found fifty-seven-year-old John Goddard his wife, Jean,
forced them at gunpoint to lie on the floor, and slapped them in handcuffs as
the house was searched. Nothing was found. It turned out that an informant had
given police the wrong information.
• On February 17, 1996, an OPP tactical team launched a predawn raid on a
house near Orangeville. Officers, looking for a murder suspect, smashed in the
front and back doors and hauled a couple out of bed at gunpoint. The homeowner’s
seventy-year-old father was also dragged from his bed and handcuffed. The couple
had absolutely no connection to the real suspect, who was captured later that
day in Miami.
• A Surrey, B.C., couple were asleep in their bed when heavily armed masked
men burst into their house in January; 1996. The couple thought they were the
victims of a home invasion but the intruders were members of an RCMP tactical
team. Looking for cocaine and guns, they also kicked in the door to a bedroom
where the woman’s ninety-three-year-old mother was sleeping. The suspected drug
dealers the police thought lived there had moved out six months earlier.
• During the 1995 standoff between police and native protesters at Gustafsen
Lake, B.C., an RCMP tactical-team sniper was given permission to shoot to kill
[assassinate] an Indian demonstrator. Although the man was carrying a gun, he
was in an agreed-upon safe area. He was simply getting some water from a nearby
lake. The sniper fired three bullets. Fortunately, he missed.
• In September, 1995, a SWAT team without a warrant kicked down the door of a
Montreal apartment. Searching
for drugs, police instead found a terrified woman and her baby.
• Two members of a Quebec Provincial Police tactical unit were charged with
uttering threats, forcible confinement, torture, and assault in February; 1992,
after police armed with machine-guns burst into the house of a man and his son.
• Also in February, 1992, members of Vancouver’s tactical ream were caught on videotape beating a man they had dragged out of an apartment house. The unit had gone to the wrong address during a drug raid. The man they hauled from the dwelling was a newly arrived Chinese immigrant who couldn’t speak English.
• After laying siege to a motel during the search for a murder suspect in
December, 1991, Calgary’s SWAT ream took into custody a Newfoundland man and his
friends. The man was reportedly grabbed by the hair, thrown on the ground, and
kicked several times. A newspaper photo showed two terrified children, who
belonged to one of his friends, being grabbed by SWAT members armed with
sub-machine-guns. One of the children, thinking the men were kidnappers, grabbed
onto a handrail and had to be pried off Again, it was a case of mistaken
identity; The man was a house painter who had just arrived in Calgary to look
• On July 3,1991, a Montreal SWAT officer shot a twenty-four-year-old man,
Marcellus Francois, through the head with an M-16 assault rifle, killing him.
The police had mistaken him for a suspect in an attempted murder.
• On October 7, 1984, a member of the London OPP tactical team accidentally
killed a fellow officer during a night-time confrontation with a gunman.
Despite all this, there is no official country-wide tally of how many times
tactical squads have wounded or killed people. Nor, for that matter, is there
any acknowledgment from police leadership that a problem exists. The Canadian
Association of Chiefs of Police has no stated position on the matter, and the
Canadian Police Association says it has no concerns at all.
To police, the tactical squads simply represent "the reality of law enforcement in Canada".
Sannich Police SWAT hope 'sorry' is enough, after terrorizing family with automatic weapons.
Alleged 'criminologist' makes excuses for police state tactics... Says its normal part of "police work".
Bad police raids happen: criminologist - Tom McMillan, Times Colonist, May 24, 2008
"Police have to conduct investigations, and they can't be 100 per cent certain every time," said David MacAlister, co-director of the Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy at Simon Fraser University. "Mistakes will happen." [full story]
These mistakes happen due to a LACK of proper investigation, a rush to judgement, and a failure to obey due process, such as 'innocent till proven guilty', and 'reasonable grounds' to search a property.... Breaking into a house is NOT an investigation, it is an assault and trespass. One would think a criminologist would know the difference.. People have died from this aggressive and unlawful behaviour, and much of it based on confiscation and theft of herbs, grown by consenting adults.
Jury defends our unalienable right to use guns for self defence in cop shooting.
Swat Training [Get a feel for their "professionalism"]
Break.com Saturday April 14, 2007
How would you be able to identify these terrorists if they came to shoot you, or take you away?
What recourse do you have when the courts have consistently ruled in favour of unlimited police powers?
Police Forces Dressing In Black To "Instill Fear" In Citizens - April 28/08
Above video shows police laughing hysterically at shooting unarmed woman in
face. Now you know why more and more police departments are practicing mass
gun confiscation - they know it won't be as much fun shooting at a "prey" that
can shoot back.
Better start exercising it before it's too late! Now look at a preview of what's ahead...
Militarized Police Celebrate Killing Americans - May 20/08
[Picture at right shows close-up of human figures placed on police vehicle in celebration of "civilian kills"...]
A former US Army tank driver asserts that two figures depicted on the side of an APC SWAT tank that was recently used to protect cops from the deadly threat of women and children during the raid of a West Texas polygamist retreat actually represents the amount of people killed by police.
Gary Roberts, a veteran Army tank driver in the 80's, relates to us the fact that the two figures etched into the side of the US M113 Armored Personnel Carrier denote "kills," as in how many people the SWAT unit has killed. The other image appears to depict a vehicle, according to Roberts.
Roberts appeared on The Alex Jones Show today to confirm the fact that Midland County police are apparently so proud of the people they have murdered, they feel the need to emblazon it on the side of their souped-up tank. [full story]
Seems the police have all kinds of silly reasons to use SWAT teams these days: domestic
violence, drunk driving, subduing elderly grandmothers, farmers who grow the wrong
type of herbs, homeless people trying to spark government empathy [see more below],
guarding piles of their cocaine..... but NOT, evidently, storming someone randomly shooting
See if you can spot any SWAT team members in the photos taken of all the police
involved in the Dawson College shooting..... You can spot the SWAT guys
easily enough; They are the ones who hide behind black ski masks, carry FULLY
automatic military assault rifles, grenade launchers, and 50 or so pounds of body
Canadian Press photo of police leaving the scene of Dawson College, after gunman shot nearly two dozen students... No SWAT members were dispatched to the area, and nobody seems to be asking why?
Isn't it this sort of exceedingly rare occurrence that SWAT was specifically designed to handle?
Well, maybe they were just camera shy? Lets look at the school video camera shots to see if we can spot any SWAT team members bravely crashing the doors to rescue the [disarmed by force of government] students.
Actually, all we see is two standard city cops holding the door....
and the same with those that actually pulled the wounded from the College. Well
at least someone gave them bulky BP jackets.
One of our fans was kind enough to send us this lovely picture of a motorcycle cop, and
ambulance crew...... Still no SWAT members, however..... Perhaps they didn't want to get shot....?
double-check, in case we missed them. [<Click this Link]
Well its been several months, and still no pics proving any SWAT presence existed at
the Dawson College shooting. This really raises serious questions of the intent of SWAT,
given their lack of deployment in what is arguably their only useful function.
We did just find another example of what the police and government feel IS one of their
functions: Getting rid of UNARMED homeless squatters from abandoned buildings
owned by government.
Don't believe us...... Click HERE for video, and check out the below photos.
They also use them to scare high school students, on both sides of the border...
Armed Men Terrorize School
Check out this below link to see just how aggressive this program is.... You are the target!!
Yet another recent example of the scenarios whereby heavily armed SWAT teams
are deployed against the public. This time, the police felt a 79-year-old man protecting
his property, with a pellet gun, was too much for uniformed officers to handle.
Senior uses gun threat to stop tree cutting
Bill Cleverley, Times Colonist - November 03, 2006
Police emergency response team personnel blocked off a Brentwood Bay street yesterday after a feisty senior wanting to protect a maple tree threatened to meet a B.C. Hydro tree-cutting crew with a gun.
Ron Brackenridge, 79, was upset the crew was going to cut down the tree growing up into power lines in his yard on Lydia Place.
Brackenridge had heard on Wednesday from B.C. Hydro arborist Mike Ciccotelli that the tree had to come down. He said he asked Ciccotelli yesterday morning to wait a few days while he checked on Hydro's authority to remove the tree, but was refused.
"I said to him, 'If you're going to be cutting it down I'm going to be standing underneath that damn tree with my gun, and anybody comes onto my property to cut that tree down is going to get it," Brackenridge said in an interview with the Times Colonist before the tree-removal crew showed up. "This is an idle threat, of course. I'm not going to shoot nobody. But it will be enough to make him think a bit."
Brackenridge said the tree provided privacy from Wallace Drive and was nice to look at. He couldn't understand why it had to be removed instead of just being topped.
Ciccotelli, however, wasn't aware of Brackenridge's plans to protect the tree until he was contacted by the Times Colonist. When told Brackenridge had mentioned a gun, he alerted the police to ask for an escort onto the property.
When the crew showed up at Brackenridge's house they saw the senior at the door with what appeared to be a gun or a gun case, Ciccotelli said. They arrived about the same time as did the Central Saanich police, who were backed up by the Emergency Response Team.
"As we were parked on the road waiting for the [police] to arrive, the tree-trimming crew identified a weapon being raised above Mr. Brackenridge's head," Ciccotelli said.
After police arrived, Brackenridge came out of the house on his own and gave himself up.
Ciccotelli said the situation was unfortunate. Given Brackenridge was so upset, Ciccotelli said he had planned just to top the tree yesterday and then negotiate its removal through the courts.
"When somebody talks about using a firearm in today's day and age we have to respond," said Deputy Chief Clayton Pecknold of Central Saanich police. "If you don't mention 'gun' it's a whole different ball game."
The crew eventually removed the tree.
[Yes, lets not consider the difference between a pellet gun, which is not considered a "firearm" (because it shoots less than 500 fps) and the ones all police officers carry.
Oh, and what does "today's day and age" have to do with using SWAT against seniors exercising their right to defend their property with pellet guns?
Can you see yet that the police are protecting GOVERNMENT legislation, NOT the rights of the public?]
Oh but wait till you read what our "impartial" protectors of judicial competence
and the "rights of the people" have to say about all this. Not only does this "judge"
acknowledge that the current pack of unconstitutional government statutes, which
infringe our inherent right to keep and bear arms, are merely arming criminals. His
reaction is not to advocate for greater public freedom and liberty, but a build-up of
government forces in what he describes, somewhat curiously, as a criminal arms
Even more curious is his special focus on the deaths of two police officers to
somehow "justify" even MORE powerful weapons, and an armoured personnel
carrier, for "response teams" .
Interesting, isn't it, that the more the government restricts our inherent and
fundamental right to keep and bear arms, the more arms the government claims
it needs in "keeping the peace".
Can you see the connection yet? Have you been freed from their matrix?
How do you feel about judges protecting government storm troopers, who walk
around with grenade launchers, black ski masks, and fully automatic weapons,
while they claim YOU are the criminal if you so much as carry a gun for your own
security, or that of your family?
Is this really your idea of a free country?
Think things will get any better if you do nothing?
Now for the capper..... the courts are recommending the mindless government robocops receive
more weapons, at the same time they maliciously infringe our right to use them for lawful defence.
Judge recommends stronger response teams - By BOB WEBER
EDMONTON (CP) - An Alberta judge is recommending the RCMP increase resources for emergency response teams, including an armoured personnel carrier, as police turn to such teams more often.
Judge Peter Ayotte also said psychiatrists should have the option to continue treating a psychiatric patient who has been involuntarily admitted for up to a month after his symptoms disappear. Ayotte's conclusions come from a fatality inquiry into the shootings of Cpl. James Galloway and Martin Ostopovich, who both died in an armed standoff on March 1, 2004, in Spruce Grove, just outside Edmonton.
Ayotte concluded RCMP handled the situation appropriately, but he made 13 recommendations to prevent similar events.
"Incidents requiring ERT intervention are on the rise," wrote Ayotte, pointing to testimony suggesting the number of such calls is up by about 20 a year.
Ayotte also wrote that police must keep pace in the criminal arms race.
"We live in an age of rapid technological advancement where those so inclined have . . . increasing access to more sophisticated and powerful weaponry."
Ayotte recommended that the RCMP and the provincial government fund the creation of full-time emergency response teams. The province's three existing teams are composed of officers who have other duties and are called in when required.
That system creates manpower shortages for regular policing and makes it harder to assemble and train a cohesive team, Ayotte wrote.
Ostopovich shot Galloway when the officer used his cruiser to ram Ostopovich's vehicle as it was leaving the driveway of his home. Ostopovich was then shot by officers.
An armoured personnel carrier could have prevented both deaths, wrote Ayotte.
"The utility of an armoured vehicle in incidents like this was most apparent at the inquiry," the report reads.
But RCMP spokesman Cpl. Al Fraser said armour might cause more problems than it solves.
RCMP would not only have to decide what type of vehicle they need, they would have to figure out where to store it and move it around. It might also not be popular with the public, Fraser said.
"Is this something Albertans are going to be comfortable with - an armoured personnel carrier on our streets?"
Ottawa's RCMP ERT team, which is responsible for Parliament Hill, is the only such team in Canada that has an armoured vehicle.
Fraser did agree that ERT squads are being used more often, especially after the 2005 deaths of four RCMP members in Mayerthorpe, Alta. Such squads are increasingly being called out for meth labs or sophisticated marijuana grow-ops, he said.
"There is increasing use of those resources."
Fraser said it would cost about $300,000 a year to make the two commanders of each Alberta ERT squad full-time.
There are already full-time RCMP ERT teams in Quebec, Ontario and B.C.'s Lower Mainland. The Atlantic provinces are considering the idea.
Ostopovich had been taken to an Edmonton psychiatric ward after making threats against RCMP officers in the week before the shootings, but he was released when his doctor decided she didn't have the power to keep him under treatment any longer.
Ayotte recommended legal changes to allow doctors to keep a patient involuntarily under care for up to 30 days after the immediate threat to public safety has gone.
Alberta Health has been studying such changes for several years already, said spokeswoman Lorelei Fiset.
"We need to ensure we balance the rights of the individual against the need for public safety," she said. "This would require legislative changes."
However, Ayotte's recommendations were welcomed by the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta.
"This is what we've been saying for years," said executive director Giri Puligandla.
The society said the inquiry report would give families and health professionals a way to help people who can't even understand how sick they are.
Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario all have some version of such legislation, the society said.
Ayotte also called for increased spending on education for mental health professionals and the expansion into Edmonton's suburbs of a program that trains police officers in mental health issues.
Andy Weiler of the province's Solicitor-General's department said the province is studying the judge's recommendations.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. - A bizarre standoff in Wilsonville took place between police and a
double-amputee and ended with the suspect in the hospital.
Around 2 p.m. Saturday, Newberg police tried to stop Christopher Wayne Larson, who
was wanted for failing to appear in court on a charge of being a felon in possession of
a gun. Larson attempted to escape and took his friend's wife along for the ride.
The chase headed east on Wilsonville Road until Larson drove his red pickup truck into
a filbert orchard on the north side of the road near River View Lane.
After his car became stuck in the mud, Larson barricaded himself in his car for several
hours and would not cooperate with police negotiators. Using the sun to their advantage,
the SWAT team moved in, broke a window and used a stun gun on him.
Larson's rap sheet is filled with crimes involving theft, guns and drugs. His mother told
negotiators his drug use causes severe paranoia. Negotiators didn't know if he was in
possession of any weapons. It turns out he didn't. He was taken to the hospital for stun
gun wounds. After his release Larson will be turned over to Newberg-Dundee police.
[US] Cops Admit To Planting Marijuana on 92 Year Old Woman Killed in Botched Drug Raid
ATLANTA — Two police officers pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the shooting death
of a 92-year-old woman during a botched drug raid last fall. A third officer still faces charges.
violation of oath, criminal solicitation, making false statements and perjury, which was based on
claims in a warrant.
manslaughter, violation of oath, criminal solicitation and making false statements. Both men are
expected to face more than 10 years in prison.
person's civil rights, resulting in death. Their state and federal sentences would run concurrently.
informant had described buying drugs from a dealer there, police said. When the officers burst in
without warning, Johnston fired at them, and they fired back, killing her.
shots, striking her five or six times, including a fatal blow to the chest.
Well folks, have you heard about the "Virginia Tech Massacre" ? Then you know what
the big issue of contention in that case is don't you? WHERE WERE THE SWAT POLICE???
Is it not strange that SWAT teams are routinely called out to random "person with a gun"
calls on collage and high school property, yet a double homicide like this case (or the one
at Dawson) means they don't show up for several hours, and then don't take action till the
shooter has taken his life? Are these the guys you really want to trust your life to? They
didn't even try to save any students in this case, and in Columbine, they actually shot
(accidentally) six students [see columbine chronology below page].
Are you starting to get the impression that the real purpose of SWAT teams is not so much
protection of the public, but intimidation of the public and enforcement of police state
legislation, often which includes the confiscation (read theft) of private property?
Also noteworthy is the fact that it is now apparent that 'gun control' laws, which almost
always only affect law abiding responsible gun owners, were in fact the reason that these
students died in such large numbers. None of them had any way of adequately defending
themselves from a lone gunman, thanks to the Virginia Tech officials decision two years
prior, to disarm these responsible students who had lawful conceal carry permits.
Virginia Tech's ban on guns may draw legal fire April 13, 2005
Some people question whether the university has the authority to ban the carrying of firearms.
Campus Gun Ban Disarmed Virginia Victims
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones - Prison Planet Monday, April 16, 2007
A gun ban recently enforced by Virginia Tech campus prevented over thirty victims
of today's mass shooting from defending themselves against the killer, and yet gun
control advocates are already politicizing this morning's tragic events to pull the l
ever for mass gun control.
Virginia is a concealed carry state and yet Virginia Tech campus recently enforced
a policy [see above story] prohibiting "unauthorized possession, storage or control"
of firearms on campus.
According to gun rights activists such as Aaron Zelman of Jews For The
Preservation of Firearms, VA Tech has "blood on its hands" for disarming the
victims and other students who could potentially have stopped the killer in his
tracks in the three hour time period he was allowed to carry out his rampage by
cowardly police who hid behind trees as the carnage ensued.
Reuters is already disseminating the talking points for an imminent propaganda
coup against the Second Amendment, and yet it was the stripping of that right to
bear arms that ensured today's death toll represents the deadliest mass shooting
in U.S. history.
"Advocates of wider gun controls said the availability of guns in the United States
had made it easier for people to commit murder everywhere, including in schools
and colleges," reports Reuters, with no mention of the fact that had the victims
been allowed to exercise their concealed carry rights, the casualty figures may
have been far lower.
Students at VA Tech are already slamming the pathetic response on behalf of the
police, who locked down the school and sat back as the killer was able to carefully
pick off his targets.
"What happened today - this was ridiculous. And I don't know what happened or
what was going through this guy's mind," student Jason Piatt told CNN. "But I'm
pretty outraged and I'll say on the record I'm pretty outraged that someone died
in a shooting in a dorm at 7 o'clock in the morning and the first e-mail about
it — no mention of locking down campus, no mention of canceling classes
— they just mention that they're investigating a shooting two hours later
He added: "That's pretty ridiculous and meanwhile, while they're sending out that
e-mail, 22 more people got killed."
VA Massacre Proves Government Can't Protect You
Cowardly cops with sub-machine guns hid behind trees as punk madman went on killing spree
"When will we learn that being defenseless is a bad defense," asked Larry
Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America?
"All the school shootings that have ended abruptly in the last ten years were
stopped because a law-abiding citizen -- a potential victim -- had a gun,"
American's have seen many innocent lives (including babies) murdered by these masked government butchers. Some former agents have been so sickened by their governments use of special forces on its civilians that they have posted articles against their former "friends". That, folks, shows the extremes to which events are heading as our governments pile "law on law" in a mad grab for money and power. [The below article " How to Beat Special Forces, S.W.A.T. and Special Operations Groups " is just one example of the kind of articles posted on US based websites helping people fight the growing tyranny.]
"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms." -Tench Coxe, Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution, under the pseudonym "A Pennsylvanian" in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1989 at col. 1.
Government "Strike Teams" Invade Homes, Harass Flood Victims - June 18/08
law conditioning, authorities prevent people from re-entering their
"strike teams" breaking into houses of flood victims and threatening anyone
Police break secure lock on home during flooding in Iowa.
See our "Ready for Police State" page for more related info.....
VPD cops murder innocent homeless man, then delete video evidence....
Please see NEXT PAGE: Police Terrorists
The proper order for room clearing is corners, open areas, behind objects, and finally in closets.
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