This article is part 2 of our series "Terrorist Groups"
To protect and serve, sounds familiar right? This is the most common lie thrown into the face of American citizens by U.S. law enforcement. While the duties and morale of police officers remain a controversial topic among Conservatives and Democrats, to us—it is very simple. U.S. law enforcement—which includes local, state and federal police—are terrorists. This may seem like a bold, unsubstantiated claim to the average Patriot but is it really? According to vocabulary.com, terrorism is “the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear”. Law enforcement follows the orders of those who sign their checks and stroke their egos, nothing more and nothing less.
Before diving into the details, let’s first cover the differences between local, state, and federal police:
Local Police are funded and given their authority by their respective local government. Municipal, county, tribal, and regional police are all considered local police. Their primary functions are to uphold the laws of jurisdiction, provide patrol, and investigate local crimes.
State Police are funded by their respective state and federal grant money. State police duties often include highway patrol and statewide investigations. State police also assist local police when the local police do not have enough resources to initiate an investigation or respond to an emergency on their own.
Special Jurisdiction Police are in charge or are assigned to specific entities or areas within another jurisdiction—these include parks, schools, transportation assets (e.g., airports, subways), hospitals, housing authorities, and government buildings. Special jurisdiction police offer the same services as local police.
When it comes to Federal law enforcement, there is a wide array of agencies and job positions offered. However, the agencies that employ the most federal officers are U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Bureau of Prisons, the FBI, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, each with over 15,000 full-time law enforcement (discoverpolicing.org). Federal officers’ duties include police response and patrol, criminal investigation and enforcement, inspections, security and protection, court operations, and corrections.
There are two common denominators shared by all four branches:
1. They are not chosen by the people which means they are not obligated to protect or assist a citizen in need; their only obligation is to those who fund them. Whether it is local, state, or federal law enforcement, they are mainly being funded by their respective government—this is also where they receive orders from. To put it simply, politicians are calling the shots.
2. They do NOT operate under common law (also known as the law of the land). Technically, under common law, there are only THREE ways in which somebody can break the law or breech the peace: the first is to damage or injure person or property, the second is to violate another’s lawful rights and the third is the use of fraud in contracts. U.S. law enforcement follows admiralty law, which is also known as the law of water or maritime law. According to FindLaw.com, admiralty law is “a combination of U.S. and international law that covers all contracts, torts, injuries or offenses that take place on navigable waters."
This means law enforcement is following laws created for the water… not the land… where human beings live. Are your warning bells ringing yet?
Now, before going full blown doom and gloom, here are a couple of positives.
1. There is U.S. law enforcement that exists who is directly elected by the people—the County Sheriff. As a Sheriff, our basic human rights are held as their number one priority. According to Sui Juris - The Law Of Full Age by Robert David Johnson:
“The powers and the duties of the Sheriff are embodied in the constitution of each state. As the Sheriff is the highest constitutional law enforcement officer, and he is sworn by oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution, the peace and rights of the people are his highest charge. The Sheriff as CEO of the courts within the county is equal to the President of the United States of America in authority, and does not answer to the Federal government, the Sheriff answers to the people.”
2. As President of the United States, Donald Trump can protect the people in a profound way. In changing the course of law enforcement—which is a process—we believe we will see far less corruption within police departments and agencies alike. The mentality of our country’s leader matters significantly, especially when considering the race war Obama created during office between police officers and American citizens.
While we believe President Trump can and will make the necessary changes to ensure Americans’ safety, it is imperative that U.S. law enforcement be recognized as the terrorists that they truly are. #BlueLivesMatter advocates, buckle in and stay with us—the facts don’t lie.
10 U.S. Police Brutality Statistics
1. On average, a police officer takes the life of a citizen every 7 hours—that’s about 3 to 4 citizens a day. (Fatal Encounters)
2. 52% of police officers report that it is not unusual for law enforcement officials to turn a blind eye to the improper conduct of other officers. (U.S. Department of Justice)
3. 61% of police officers state that they do not always report serious abuse that has been directly observed by fellow officers. (U.S. Department of Justice)
4. 43% of police officers agree with this sentiment: “Always following the rules is not compatible with the need to get their job done.” (US Department of Justice)
5. 84% of police officers have stated in a recent survey that they have directly witnessed a fellow officer using more force than was necessary. (US Department of Justice)
6. The estimated cost of police brutality incidents in the United States is $1.8 billion. (Cop Crisis)
7. 1 in 4 people who are killed by law enforcement officials in the United States are unarmed. (Mic)
8. The second most common form of police misconduct is sexual assault. (Cato Institute)
9. 97% of the cases of police brutality that were tracked in 2015 did not result in any officer involved being charged with a crime. (Mapping Police Violence)
10. Contrary to popular belief, data shows that high levels of violent crime in cities does not appear to make it any more or less likely for police officers to kill people. So the excuse that “excessive force” is needed due to high levels of crime is inaccurate. (Mapping Police Violence)
Now when it comes to tracking homicides committed by law enforcement… oh wait, there is NONE. Newsweek featured an article in 2016 stating that “[t]here is no central authority systematically keeping track of killings by law enforcement, and police in most states are not required to report the use of lethal force to anyone.” Did you all catch that? The majority of U.S. law enforcement is not required to report when they murder someone—how reassuring for us all! But it gets better because lucky for us, the FBI releases an annual crime report tracking “justified killings by police” reported in by law enforcement. So what does this mean? Every year, skewed and bias crime reports are published based on information sent in by police officers themselves. There is no second or third opinion of which killings are justified or not, we’re simply expected to trust that law enforcement is being honest with us. Not to mention, the number of “justified killings by police” reported yearly isn’t accurate because law enforcement isn’t required to report it at all. They’re simply doing us a favor when they do report their “justified” homicides!
In response to lack of statistics and increased police killings, several private groups started their own databases tracking police killings based on news reports in 2015. Two of these groups are The Washington Post and the Guardian but the WP only tracks people “shot dead”—apparently they aren’t concerned if a police officer slits your throat, beats you to death or tasers you to no return. The Guardian tracks all killings committed by police regardless of how but then again, who really trusts the Guardian?
The last group of the three is FatalEncounters.org, a website created by former editor of the Reno News & Review, Brian Burghart. Fatal Encounters attempts to count all police killings across the U.S. dating back to 2000. According to Newsweek, “Fatal Encounters’ database uses numbers from other public databases, public records requests, paid researchers, and crowdsourced submissions from verified media reports” (Bier, Daniel, HOW MANY AMERICANS DO THE COPS KILL EACH YEAR?).
Below is a bar graph comparing killings by police for the year 2015. Notice how low the FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported killings are compared to the other three private sectors’ reporting. This is only one example of our government’s inaccurate reporting and poor data analysis skills.
Here is a tableau visualization from FatalEncounters.org. The numbers displayed below are tracked homicides committed by police from January 1st, 2000 up to July 8th, 2017.
FatalEncounters.org has “20,037 records and…is about 92 percent complete.” California (3,914), Texas (2,021), Florida (1,336), Illinois (911) and Georgia (828) reportedly have the most killings by police. It comes as no surprise to see California and Illinois among the highest; both of which are plagued the race war Obama created during his presidency. In attempt to continue to fuel Black Lives Matter, Obama strategically pitted BLM and U.S. law enforcement against each other—apparently having one terrorist group wasn’t enough. Make it two and we have a party!
As stated previously, local and state police officers are funded by their respective governments. When looking at the states with the highest rate of homicides by police, it can be concluded that California, Texas, Florida, Illinois and Georgia condone police brutality. Not only do they condone it but they encourage it! It is within these 5 states, but not limited to, that corruption thrives.
Below are videos from recent years of American citizens being wrongfully murdered by U.S. law enforcement. Caution: graphic and unsettling content.
Alton Sterling being repeatedly shot and killed by Louisiana law enforcement last July 2016: Video 1
Suicidal man with knife to his throat is shot repeatedly by the police who claim “they had no choice”: Video 2
Man is completely circled by numerous police cars, police officers bust his car windows in, flush him out and then shoot him repeatedly—he was pronounced dead at the hospital: Video 3
Man is shot 14 times outside of gas station—apparently the cops were called to this gas station but how they handle the situation is completely unjustified: Video 4
In addition to killings by police, it’s been found that sexual misconduct by police officers is the second greatest complaint made by citizens. According to Cato Institute’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project, “354 of the 618 officers under investigation for sexual offenses were accused of engaging in nonconsensual sexual acts, and just over half of the 354 cases involved minors” (Mejia, Paula, WHY COPS GET AWAY WITH RAPE). The truth of the matter is, most police officers who commit sexual assaults never face jail time nor do they lose their job. Similar to police killings, the statistics tracking sexual assaults by law enforcement is nearly nonexistent. When a police officer commits sexual assault, especially while on the job, the only other people aware of the situation is the victim and another, if not multiple, police officers. To ensure their safety, police officers often choose victims who lack credibility in the face of the law. For example, their victims are often sex workers, minors, somebody who was intoxicated or somebody who was using drugs. Imagine walking into a police station drunk or high and trying to report a sexual assault committed by a police officer—they would laugh you right out or throw you into a cell until you’re sober enough to leave.
Below you will find a few examples of innocent citizens being raped and sexually violated by law enforcement. Caution: graphic and unsettling content.
15-year old girl being raped by NYPD cop in holding cell: Video 5
Two women pulled over by a pair of Texas state troopers and are searched extremely inappropriately: Video 6
Rape victim mistreated by police and accused of being a prostitute: Video 7
As seen above, U.S. law enforcement believes that they are above the law. It is rare that they are ever held accountable for their crimes against humanity. When will America realize that as long as these terrorists are roaming the streets we are not safe? Will it take another thousand young girls and women being raped or sexually violated? What about another few thousand innocent citizens murdered nationally? Or how about being pulled over by a police officer that needs to meet their quota for the day? The injustices we face as a collective in the name of “the law” must come to an end. Until this issue is addressed nationally, we must self-educate and protect ourselves as best as we can. Here are 6 simple tips in how to protect yourself against the police.
1. Know what your basic human rights are.
2. As an American citizen, you have the right to remain silent under the 5th amendment. This protects you against “self-incrimination” whether you have been taken into custody or not.
3. Do not rely on the police in ANY circumstances; they will not protect you. Avoid calling 9-1-1 as best you can.
4. If you are being arrested, the police recite a Miranda warning—understand that they do NOT tell you all of your rights within that warning.
Here is an overview of the Miranda warning: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?”
When an officer asks you if you understand, this is a trick question. The officer is trying to get you to consent to stand under the rights he just recited and only those rights. By saying you understand, you are consenting that he has authority over you and the statutory code that he is attempting to enforce upon you. In this situation, it is imperative you say “No, I do not understand.” If the officer then asks, “What do you not understand?” Respond with, “No I will not stand under the assertion that those are my rights, nor that you have the authority to dictate my rights to me.”
If they repeat “I have read you your rights as required, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law, do you understand?” Say nothing. Even responding “No” is an agreement to go to court. Their question “do you understand?” is an invitation to court, any response is you accepting their offer to go to court.
5. If you ever happen to be part of an investigation, do not agree to being questioned by an interrogator until you have consulted an experienced attorney to represent you at the interrogation first.
6. If you are ever pulled over by an officer and they ask you, “Do you know why I pulled you over?” or “Do you know you were speeding?” Always respond with, “No officer.” You do not need to confess anything to an officer; it is your right, as stated in the 5th Amendment, that no person “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”
Below are three examples of how American citizens have protected themselves against terrorist cops due to their knowledge of the law.
Law student carrying licensed firearm is stopped by cops but knows his rights and is released: Video 8
Man retrieves son from police car because he knows the law: Video 9
Man is pulled over without cause and is released because he knows the law: Video 10
When we thoroughly understand the law and our rights, U.S. law enforcement cannot take advantage of us. They are no longer free to terrorize innocent citizens because they themselves do not understand the law. Police officers expect the average American to fear their authority resulting in complete compliance—this must stop. Our lives and rights are our responsibility, not theirs. Law enforcement will take advantage of and prey on those they think they can manipulate and abuse. As Americans and human beings, we must make sure we are fully prepared and equipped for moments as seen above. If we are not, we’ll end up paying a ticket we did not deserve, raped, assaulted or even killed. This is not dramatic, this is American’s current reality. It is the reality of millions of people who have already been harassed and abused by U.S. law enforcement. They are not here to protect and serve the people, they are trained to harm you and act out of self-entitlement and greed. There is no such thing as good cop, bad cop—every single one of them is a terrorist because even if it was only once, every single law enforcement officer has broken or bent the law in their favor. There are no exceptions, there are no excuses. The best solutions we can offer at this time is to learn your basic human rights, study and educate yourself on common law, and never trust a police officer with your life under any circumstance.
Check out the resources below to begin:
1. Sui Juris - The Law Of Full Age Your Sovereign Claim To Unalienable Individual Rights By Robert David Johnson (Book)
2. UNDERSTANDING ADMIRALTY LAW vs COMMON LAW: Video 11
3. Maritime Admiralty Law Words / Common Law / Statutory Law:
4. Strawman Explained - Legal Fiction Documentary - Common Law and Sovereignty: Video 13
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