Appearing on various 24×7 “news” channels, self-anointed “experts” on the social collapse of poor, mostly African-American working class neighborhoods across the United States, are avoiding talking about the real reason cities and towns across America are erupting in protest and resorting to rioting every time a young African-American is murdered by the police. America, like the fascist dictatorships in Latin America during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, is now rife with police “death squads.” Uniformed law enforcement officers now act as judges, juries, and executioners in meting out death sentences on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb; New York City; North Charleston, South Carolina; Baltimore; and other cities and towns across the dis-United States.
As the result of the steady militarization of America’s state, city, county, and small town police forces since the 9/11 attack and under what is called the “1033 program,” the Pentagon has provided state and local police with everything from war surplus armored personnel vehicles (known as Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles or “MRAPS”) and military-grade M-16 rifles to mortars and armored Humvees. The creation of paramilitary death squads by the government and police force militarization go hand-in-hand. Death squads, by their nature, are military counter-insurgency units and are organized along military lines.
The dispatch of the Maryland National Guard, 100 state troopers from New Jersey, courtesy of Governor Chris Christie, and police from other jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, and Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland, to Baltimore was designed to send a clear message to America’s minorities: police remain free to summarily execute civilians at will and any protests, be they in black ghettos, Hispanic barrios, or on Native American reservations, will be met with overwhelming police force or “shock and awe.” Police brutality and misconduct will continue to be covered up by the “blue line” of silence spurred on by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) working with police internal affairs divisions. Police body cameras will be the new “placebo” used to quiet police critics and skeptical media.
Unfounded rumors that the black gangs — the Bloods and the Crips — were en route to Baltimore to stoke violence and kill Baltimore police were found to have originated from social media messages from FOP officials in Baltimore, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Residents of black neighborhoods in America’s cities and towns are being menaced in the same manner that Guatemalan government-instituted “Civil Defense Patrols” were used by the regime of dictator Efrain Rios Montt to instill fear in the country’s Mayan Indian population. Similar “death squads” were supported by the governments of El Salvador and Honduras. All of these death squads received supplies from the U.S. military and training from Israelis, just as America’s police forces that are targeting minorities for death, receive today.
Just as the Israeli police and army attack journalists covering Palestinian demonstrations, the Baltimore police beat one journalist covering the rioting in Baltimore. Baltimore cops have received Israeli training in crowd control in the use of acoustic weapons, martial arts techniques, corralling strategies, and crowd surveillance.
A study by Princeton University concluded that the United States is no longer a democracy. Instead, the study said that beyond the appearances of Americans enjoying basic civil liberties, real power in America is exercised by a small and wealthy elite. The situation is similar to the plutocracies and oligarchies that ruled the Latin American countries that employed death squads. The proof of the Princeton results are on full display on the streets of Baltimore.