Less than a week after SWAT police went house to house ripping families out of their homes during broad daylight in the manhunt that ensued following the Boston bombings, other police departments have seemingly taken a police state cue and followed suit.
Yesterday it was reported that FBI agents and local police SWAT along with the California Highway Patrol conducted a“massive sweep” of Oakland where they barricaded several streets and closed down certain parts of the town for more than an hour.
“It appeared to be an extensive operation with many officers involved,” KTVU reported, adding, “There were agents carrying out actions in numerous parts of the city Wednesday night.”
Armored vehicles and helicopters circling overhead assisted the patrols as law enforcement allegedly served warrants for drugs and weapons charges.
It’s reasonable to assume that the raids partially occurred as a result of SB 140‘s recent passage, an unconstitutional California bill touted as one that would expedite the confiscation of “illegal” firearms from people with “serious mental illness” and criminal convictions.
Reportedly, the tax-payer funded Oakland police did not feel it necessary to divulge details to news crews the night of the raid, saying “they were not at liberty to discuss what the action concerned.”
Regardless of the excuses listed to justify this flagrant and hideous overreach of power, it has never been more evident that the public is being acclimated to accept militarized police of all flavors as a normal part of life; and with rhetoric regarding gun control reaching fever pitch, a true police state takeover like the one seen in the Boston suburb, is liable to occur in any town overnight and without warning.
Watch the important video below with over 2.3 million views discussing the forceful disarming of citizens as outlined in a 1961 State Department memorandum which explains how the United Nations will oversee “complete disarmament” of the American people under the ruse of preventing war.
Those in Oakland defending police actions as only targeting members of low income communities should be reminded of a quote by anti-Nazi theologian Martin Niemöller:
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.