Has Your Local Law Enforcement Been Infiltrated By DHS?

November 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm 1 comment

Just for fun, let’s get a little conspiratorial today.

Shortly before the election, President Barack Obama had signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Homeland Security Council. According to Whitehouse.gov (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/10/26/executive-order-establishing-white-house-homeland-security-partnership-c), “The purpose of this order is to maximize the Federal Government’s ability to develop local partnerships in the United States to support homeland security priorities.” In other words, the Federal Government will be able to oversee local law enforcement, where they feel there is an interest to Homeland Security.

The Order goes on to state that, “The National Security Strategy emphasizes the importance of partnerships, underscoring that to keep our Nation safe ‘we must tap the ingenuity outside government through strategic partnerships with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, and community-based organizations. Such partnerships are critical to U.S. success at home and abroad, and we will support them through enhanced opportunities for engagement, coordination, transparency, and information sharing.’ This approach recognizes that, given the complexities and range of challenges, we must institutionalize an all-of-Nation effort to address the evolving threats to the United States.”  Well, here’s one community-based organization that won’t be getting all buddy-buddy with DHS.

In recent years, regional fusion centers (such as downtown Minneapolis’ DID- http://www.minneapolisdid.com/) have gathered information and kept it in centrally-located databases that federal law enforcement has access to. DHS is looking to strengthen these bonds in a way that will empower local law enforcement to handle issues that are deemed of importance to the Federal Government.

This partnership will be guided by a steering committee that includes everyone from  the likes of DHS, FBI, Dept of Agriculture (for all of you raw milk advocates), Dept of Defense, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Energy, EPA, SBA, and more (notice this “partnership” doesn’t include any local groups?). It will be the responsibility of the steering committee to determine the “priorities, challenges, and opportunities for local partnerships to support homeland security priorities, as well as regularly report to the Steering Committee on the Council’s efforts”. Then they will, “as appropriate, conduct outreach to representatives of the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, community-based organizations, and State, local, tribal, and territorial government and law enforcement entities with relevant expertise for local homeland security partnerships, and collaborate with other Federal Government bodies”, or in other words, dictate to local organizations, what they are going to do.

It is important that you send a copy of the linked Executive Order to everyone on your City Council and County Commission, and that you express to them how important it is that they tell DHS to turn tail and go back to Washington. Protecting our communities from crime (terrorist-related or otherwise) is a priority for our Cities, but how many times has the Federal Government gotten it wrong? How many times have the Feds released documents explaining who might be a terrorist based on beliefs or activities, put wrong people on watch and no-fly lists, or overstepped its bounds? Do you trust them?

Remind your sheriff that it’s his duty to protect the good people of the County from threats to their well being, and especially to defend the constitution from ALL threats, foreign and DOMESTIC.

I know, this sounds like Crazytown. I don’t want to believe it either. It’s right there in black and white, however, right on the White House’s webpage. That gives me a little solace in knowing that I’m not the one going insane. We can no longer turn a blind eye to this stuff. It will not go away. Principled people need to stand up for what’s right. Those that ignore it will be the first to fall.


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  • 1. Vicki  |  November 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Speaking of Crazytown, have you seen the newest military style vehicles being driven by our “local” law enforcement officers? (aka revenue officers) Hmmm – sure there is no connection – none at all – nothing to see here …go spend your money people, buy stuff… more stuff… black friday – or black ops – whatever…


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