Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ferguson: An Experiment - Riots Are Tools - Total Media Boycott Called For - De-Militarize the Police - America Is Being Transformed Into a "Gaza Strip" - "The Israelification of American Domestic Security" - Disengage American Police From Israeli Training

Source: thecenterforinvestigativejournalism

US police get anti-terror training in Israel on privately funded trips

By Ali Winston / September 16, 2014

An officer aims his rifle during a protest in Ferguson, Mo. The protests have reignited concerns about the militarization of U.S. law enforcement. Credit: Charlie Riedel/AP

The clouds of tear gas, flurries of projectiles and images of police officers outfitted in military-grade hardware in Ferguson, Missouri, have reignited concerns about the militarization of domestic law enforcement in the United States.

But there has been another, little-discussed change in the training of American police since the 9/11 attacks: At least 300 high-ranking sheriffs and police from agencies large and small – from New York and Maine to Orange County and Oakland, California – have traveled to Israel for privately funded seminars in what is described as counterterrorism techniques.

For some, dispatching American police to train in a foreign country battered by decades of war, terror attacks and strife highlights how dramatically U.S. law enforcement has changed in the 13 years since al-Qaida airplane hijackers crashed into New York's World Trade Center. In many places, the image of the friendly cop on the beat has been replaced by intimidating, fully armed military-style troops. And Israel has played part in that transition. 

As these trips to Israel became more commonplace, the militarization of U.S. law enforcement also was driven by the creation of various homeland security initiatives and billions of dollars of surplus military-grade equipment donated to local departments through the 1033 program after 9/11

Shakeel Syed, executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, described the tactics he sees American police use today as “a near replica” of their Israeli counterparts.
"Whether it is in Ferguson or L.A., we see a similar response all the time in the form of a disproportionate number of combat-ready police with military gear who are ready to use tear gas at short notice," Syed said. "Whenever you find 50 people at a demonstration, there is always a SWAT team in sight or right around the corner."

The law enforcement seminars in some ways resemble other privately funded trips to Israel, such as the birthright trips for Jewish young adults and programs for politicians, educators and other professionals. Stops on the law enforcement tours include not just the Western Wall, but also West Bank border checkpoints, military facilities and surveillance installations.

Participants speak highly of the experience. Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer called Israel "the Harvard of antiterrorism" after taking part in a 2005 trip sponsored by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Capt. Brad Virgoe of the Orange County Sheriff's Department in California called the 2013 session he took part in an "amazing experience," recalling visits to checkpoints in Eilat at the Israeli-Egyptian border and in the West Bank near Bethlehem. 

Since 2002, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee's Project Interchange and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs have sent police chiefs, assistant chiefs and captains on fully paid trips to Israel and the Palestinian territories to observe the operations of the Israeli national police, the Israel Defense Forces, the Israeli Border Patrol and the country’s intelligence services. Tax documents from the Jewish Institute show the organization spent $36,857 on the trips in 2012. 

The U.S. program began less than a year after 9/11, when the Jewish Institute brought nine American police officials to Israel to meet with Uzi Landau, Israel's public security minister at the time. Participants represented the New York and Los Angeles police departments, the Major County Sheriffs' Association, the New York and New Jersey Port Authority police and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority police. 

Recently, the seminars drew attention during the Ferguson protests because the former chief of the St. Louis County Police Department, who retired in January, had participated in a 2011 trip to Israel sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.
Israeli security forces' history of training police in counterinsurgency tactics predated that trip. In Mexico’s Chiapas state, Israeli military officials have been training police and military to combat the Zapatista uprising since 1994. The most recent Israeli training mission to Chiapas took place in May 2013

Topics covered have included preventing and responding to terrorist attacks and suicide bombings, the evolution of terrorist operations and tactics, security for transit infrastructure, intelligence sharing, and balancing crime fighting and antiterrorism efforts. The training also touches on ways to use Israel’s counterinsurgency tactics to control crowds during protests and riots. 

Virgoe told CIR that he and his Israeli counterparts frequently discussed protests and crowd control methods. 

"Around Bethlehem, they deal with it on a daily basis," he said. "Rock throwing, it happens all the time, and they've become very proficient at dealing with large crowds on a moment’s notice."

Virgoe also recounted the Israeli national police's efficiency in dealing with hundreds of thousands of Sephardic Jews who poured into Jerusalem for the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in October. 

Demonstrators protest the Anti-Defamation League's Israel training trips for U.S. police in front of the group's office in San Francisco. Credit: Ali Winston for CIR 

The head of the Maine State Police, Col. Robert Williams, joined a trip sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League in early 2013. Speaking to the Bangor Daily News after his return, he noted that his Israeli counterparts had decades of experience in dealing with protests and he was impressed with their ability to suppress demonstrations. 

"They call it riots and we call it civil unrest," Williams told the newspaper

San Diego Assistant Police Chief Walt Vasquez was on the same October 2013 trip as Virgoe and described a week of travel and training with the national police, Israel Defense Forces and intelligence officials. Vasquez also recalled "lots of discussions about crowd control" tactics. He was intrigued by a demonstration of the extensive surveillance camera network that covers Jerusalem. 

Crowd control training provided by Israeli authorities to American law enforcement officials disturbs Human Rights Watch researcher Bill Van Esveld, who studies Israel and Palestine. 

In Israel, "in a majority of cases, you're seeing demonstrations that start with rock-throwing and devolve into tear gas, rubber bullets and sometimes live rounds being fired at people who are throwing stones," he said. 

Van Esveld added that his research has shown the risks for law enforcement are not as high in Israel, where he said officers and soldiers frequently disobey orders governing lethal force against demonstrators and rarely face discipline or other consequences. 

"It is very rare that you get a soldier or policeman thrown in jail for killing or injuring someone – in practice, there's a lot of looking the other way," he said. 

Israel's use of less-lethal munitions in crowd control received international attention in 2009, when American activist Tristan Anderson was struck in the face with a high-velocity tear gas canister during a West Bank demonstration against Israel’s border wall. His skull was shattered, leaving him in a coma for months. Now, he uses a wheelchair. 

Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, said the seminars reflect a militarized mindset diametrically opposed to traditional police-community relations in the United States. "If American police and sheriffs consider they're in occupation of neighborhoods like Ferguson and East Harlem, this training is extremely appropriate – they’re learning how to suppress a people, deny their rights and use force to hold down a subject population,” said Khalidi, a longtime critic of the Israeli occupation.

He pointed out a fundamental difference between the American and Israeli justice systems: Jewish residents fall under Israeli criminal law, but Palestinians are subject to Israel’s military justice system. Khalidi said Americans are learning paramilitary and counterinsurgency tactics from the Israeli military, border patrol and intelligence services, which enforce military law. 

The most tangible evidence that the training is having an impact on American policing is that both countries are using identical equipment against demonstrators, according to a 2013 report by the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem and photographs of such equipment taken at demonstrations in Ferguson and Oakland and Anaheim, California. 

Tear gas grenades, "triple chaser" gas canisters and stun grenades made by the American companies Combined Systems Inc. and Defense Technology Corp. were used in all three U.S. incidents, as well as by Israeli security forces and military units. 

Footage shot by activist Jacob Crawford in Ferguson last month revealed law enforcement used a long-range acoustic device that sends out high-pitched, painful noises designed to scatter crowds. Israeli forces first used such devices in response to West Bank protests in 2005, according to the B'Tselem report. 

David Friedman, the Washington, D.C., regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, organized the dozen Israel seminars hosted by his organization for law enforcement leaders. For logistical reasons, he said, participation has been limited to "the highest levels of law enforcement." However, Friedman confirmed that the University of Wisconsin's police department participated, and news coverage as well as news releases from his organization show other smaller agencies and campus police began participating in the mid-2000s.

Last year, the league brought American law enforcement to meet with Palestinian police in Bethlehem for the first time.
Friedman declined to reveal how much the seminars have cost his group. The main focus is on strategies and tactics, he said, but the Israeli officials are not "giving guidance or instruction on these matters."

Friedman emphasized that counterterrorism is the focus of the seminar, though he acknowledged that crowd control does figure into the training, with Israeli officials showing footage and presentations from protests and demonstrating the equipment they use. 

The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs and the American Jewish Committee did not respond to interview requests about the law enforcement training seminars they sponsor. 

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated who is subject to Israel's military justice system.

Source: jimstonejournalism
December 2nd, 2014

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Heads up Judgedredd, they hacked the mirror also. Look for a DIV in the last two lines of code and delete it, it should not be there but I cannot see the mirror acting up. That is actually worse than knowing there is a problem. I know I never put a DIV on this page so it should not be on the mirror.

This is the exact topic that got them to wipe this web site out: 

Our police are trained in Israel now and more and more are now treating everyone, (not just blacks) like the enemy the same way Isreal treats Palestinians. AND THERE IS A REASON - BECAUSE THEY SCREWED US AND THEY KNOW IT, AND THEY FEAR BACKLASH. 

Justifying the installation of an Israeli trained police state is the real reason for the Ferguson riots, which would have never happened absent the Jewish owned media pumping it all up.
After robbing America blind via the Federal Reserve and other venues, they fear a well deserved backlash and want that backlash rendered impotent. This can be accomplished via a Palestinian style military state in America which the riots are supposed to justify. 

Ridiculous you say? Consider this: 

In Palestine, they stole land, bulldozed homes, and murdered lots of people. In America, they looted the national wealth via the Federal Reserve, sold out practically everything else to foreign interests, bought up all remaining previously Christian owned companies of any significance with money stolen via a totally unlawful "income tax" and private "Federal Reserve", trashed much of the rest of the world with a military paid for by that same totally unlawful tax and money system, destroyed the culture of America and all the major churches, destroyed many of the children with tainted vaccines, wrecked the schools, YOU NAME IT, THEY DID IT, AND THEY ARE DEEPLY AFRAID OF BACKLASH. When they are confident they have extracted all value from America and trashed the nation beyond all hope, they want the people crushed under a police force they trained themselves so any backlash will be as impotent as a Palestinian throwing rocks. 

And if you think I am wrong about this, then please explain:

Why, after 911, when the FBI themselves said the phone calls from the planes never happened, the Jews proceeded with the police state via increased NSA surveillance, much of which is stationed in Israel? What about building 7? How did the military fail to stop 3 jumbo jets? 911 is the smoking gun that got it all going hardcore, and we know who really did it. WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT? For a police state, because THEY FEAR BACKLASH FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO AMERICA. 
Why, after Sandy Hook, was there a huge push for gun control that still continues to this day, even after it has been proven phony 90 different ways, even from an official level? Because: They want a police state in force that is so powerful any rightful response for what they have done to America will be as impotent as a Palestinian throwing rocks at an F-16 a mile up. Surely guns do not fit into that picture. 

APC's in all the police forces? Drone strikes authorized against American citizens, with police forces getting drones en masse? Billions of rounds purchased by agencies that do nothing but patrol the American people? WAKE UP PEOPLE, WE KNOW WHO IS DOING IT. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT IS TO WATCH THE JEWISH OWNED MEDIA PAID FOR BY JEWISH OWNED COMPANIES AND PLUG IT INTO A FIRST GRADE MATH EQUATION, if you can add 1 plus 1, reality should not evade you. 

Ferguson is happening because people figured out 911, figured out Sandy Hook, and figured out the false flag terror meme. Riots are just another tool, and this time they need the media to make it happen. Shut that media down by doing economic damage via boycott. It is far more effective than one might think, and the Jews use boycott all the time because IT WORKS. 

A victory in Ferguson will not undo all the previous damage, but it will at least be a step in the right direction.

NEVER FORGET: They only want this huge police state with Israeli trained police officers because they fear backlash from the American people after what they have done to us. FOR WHAT OTHER REASON COULD THEY POSSIBLY WANT ISRAELI TRAINED POLICE FORCES IN AMERICA ARMED WITH APC's, BILLIONS OF HOLLOW POINT ROUNDS AND DRONES? Who is the enemy? LOOK AT WHO IS TRAINING THE POLICE AND WAKE UP. 

Further reading:

Weapons fired in Ferguson come from companies supplying Israel, Bahrain and Egypt

U.S. and Israeli Military Tactics Used Against American Citizens … Gazans Tweet Tips to Help AMERICANS On How to Handle Tear Gas

Israel Shows American police attack Occupy Protesters like Palestinians 

This is an Israeli-like assault unit in special tactics...
SWAT Police Caught Setting Fires In Ferguson

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