Boston Massacre: Illegal, Posse Commitatus-violating Warrantless Door-to-Door SWAT Raid = Martial Law Beta TestSubmitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:20
Dear Boston and the Nation, Where is the Moral, Constitutional Outrage?
Martial Law Acclimation 101:
This is what martial law in the US looks like:
April 22, 2013
Shocking footage has emerged from Friday’s lockdown in Boston, where police, federal agents, national guard troops and SWAT teams enforced door to door searches of everyone’s home within twenty blocks as the entire city was placed under orders to stay off the streets.
The video, shot by a resident from their own house across the street, shows police barking orders at men and women as they order them at gunpoint to identify themselves, put their hands on their heads, and get out of their own home. They are then ordered to run down the street to be further frisked by police as scores of armed militarized cops look on.
The scenes look like something out of a disaster movie, with the backdrop of suburban America juxtaposed with what is essentially martial law playing out in full daylight.
*** Wanna know the most cynical gallows hardy-har-har irony? These are supposedly the most highly skilled LEO tactical 'operators,' yet, even after the MA
State PoliceState Chopper InfraRed photo identified the suspect hiding out in a boat, shootin'-fish-in-a-barrel barrage of lead volley, they still COULDN'T kill the alleged Boston Bombing suspect target:
If there were ever a myth busting display of reality it's this: cops are not some special genetics lab grown human specimen only capable of handling firearms properly. In fact, considering the reality that there are over 300~500million guns privately owned by some 150~200million Americans, and as according to FBI's own 2016 data, there are only about 960,000 cops in America, proportionally speaking, arguably, they are FAR more careless with guns than the rest of the armed American populace.
In fact, cops shoot themselves in the foot, literally, while cleaning, loading/unloading guns from their cars, negligent and accidental discharge, shoot each other, innocent citizens, wrong suspects, MORE than they ever actually shoot and kill bad guys.
Frankly, honest cops will tell you that most cops are not 'gunnies.' And, rarely are they the best operators. In fact, there are far more tactically capable non-LE Americans who take the time, spend money to train themselves, much more so than cops.
And, if you take into account competition shooters, there's no comparison; regardless of whether the nature of real-life defensive shooting scenarios need to take different mindset/dynamic stress, tachypscyhia into account: it's far easier and quicker to 're-teach' a capable citizen who already excels at manual of arms, who has taken the initiative to WANT to learn how to be a better shooter, who has mastered a tool, vs. a cop who rarely shoots his/her gun other than the required qualification minimum who have far less range time and training than a typical 'gunnie' citizen.
Just ask Col. Jeff Cooper, THE Father of modern combat shooting who literally wrote the book on it, and former Cali cop, Gabe Suarez:
I would pit the skills of any private sector trained civilian against a police officer, with an equal number of hours. The "specialized training" focused on today deals more with liability avoidance than with stopping a killer. And let's not forget that even the most skilled and aggressive HRT unit will still have to get there, whereas the intended victim is already there.
First off I want to point out to you that you would get a stronger following, and maybe even customers, from the Armed Citizen Community, whereas I suspect the Police Community would not likely give you the time of day, much less any business.
I too have a very strong police background including SWAT, Gangs, Crime Impact Teams, Narcotics both "Drug Raid" and UC, as well as street patrol. I will say this with no reservations at all. The police community is not and has never been the bastion of skill-at-arms that it is thought to be. The gunfighter cop is a rare exception rather than the perceived norm. I suspect there are plenty of LEOs here that will agree with that.
The NRA means well, but they go a bit overboard at times...in being politically correct.
But on to your points -
PS. FX Hummel1 @ YT: DHS = HOAR-ders!