Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blair out, Stephenson in

They eat ’em up and spit ’em out. That’s senior civil servants, politicians and high profile police commissioners who are on the front line in the service of the ultimate controlling cabal. Following the departure of Sir Ian Blair, whose reputation was severly tarnished in the public eye and that of the Met itself, because of the duplicitous things that had been asked of him, particularly in reference to the phony war on terror - Charles de Menezes and all that - his replacement, Sir Paul Stephenson, the officer responsible for the recent arrest of Damian Green, will no doubt become the new punch bag. His appointment has been greeted with mixed emotions, the official Met Police blog site viewing it with apprehension. No doubt his appointment will bring more government micro-management of the force. It’s pretty plain to see that there’s growing dissatisfaction within the police force and particularly the Met, in the way that real issues seems to be brushed under the carpet and politicised regulation becomes more and more evident.

When we are fast approaching a time when the police force are going to be in the front line against Disgruntled UK plc as financial chaos strikes, I hope that many in the ranks of the force get up and walk out, particularly if they are asked to perform unpleasant duties in controlling a pissed-off duped general public that has been sold down the river by the central banking cabal.

In the States, I get the impression that law enforcement today has more in common with the Wild West. Recruits for the burgeoning ranks of the police force seem to be elected on their lower-than-average IQ and former criminal credentials and well they might in a country that has built hundreds of FEMA camps whose future inmates look like being average American citizens.

The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645, a new bill just introduced to Congress, mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of to providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” according to the bill.

There is every prospect that these powers will be put into use as I can clearly see a day, not far from now, when the current financial crisis finally causes the complete collapse of the American economy - not to mention our own and many others - and when mass riots on US streets will make those already witnessed in Iceland and Greece, look like a tea party.

With the US military to help them, many batallions already in position and waiting, I just wonder how many of their ranks might abandon their official duties and join the rebels. It’s that kind of commitment and protest we need if we are to fight this monster.

Put that camera down!

To support the notion that the police are to be given sweeping powers over us in future, the news today tells us that photographing the police in Britain is to become illegal.

Just what might this immunity from the photographic forays by the general public provide? An attempt to avoid accountability should a member of the public see an officer behaving outside the law; have the police now risen to such an ascendant position that they cannot be convicted of any wrong-doing and are entirely above any law?

Only recently, as Paul Watson at reminds us, “film-maker Darren Pollard was clearing up flood debris from his front garden when he noticed the police harassing a youth opposite his house. Darren retrieved his camera and began filming the officers. After noticing Pollard, the officers approached and then tried to claim that it was illegal to film them. After being informed by their superior that it was not illegal to film police, the officers left the scene”.

According to the British Journal of Photography, the Counter-Terrorism Act, due to become law on February 16 and in which this directive is embedded, says that this legislation “allows for the arrest and imprisonment of anyone who takes pictures of officers ‘likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’.”

Who decides what constitutes an act of pre-meditated terrorism? Anything might on the whim of the officer in the viewfinder. Police are now to become immune to photographic accountability while we, the general public, are endlessly photographed by CCTV and other types of surveillance cameras, dozens, if not hundreds, of times every day. The state is becoming omnipresent, we are merely the guilty-until-proven-innocent-immediately-to-be-potentially-guilty-again serfs of that state. Already press photographers have been approached and often detained for photographing police officers.

And what about plain clothes officers or those that are covertly employed in dressing up as protestors to initiate unrest in otherwise peaceful public demonstrations as has been uncovered on many occasions in the past? Where is public redress if using photographic or video evidence in the event of such an instance, withdrawn.

Once the police existed to serve and protect us. Like everything else these days morals and social decency are being deliberately turned on their head and now it is we who must serve the police state without any argument.

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