Thursday, October 4, 2012

Military Employed For Crowd Control At College Football Game This Saturday

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In yet another example of the blurring of the lines between civilian police and US military forces, Columbia, South Carolina police “officials” have announced that US Military Police from Ft. Jackson will be on the streets alongside civilian law enforcement after the South Carolina-Georgia football game this Saturday night, October 6.

According to reports by WISTV, Columbia will be spending more than $11,000 worth of overtime for 50 officers who will be placed in the Five Points and Vista areas after the game. The teams will be made up of University of South Carolina Campus Police, Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, and Military Police from Ft. Jackson.

The plan will involve barricades, surveillance cameras, DUI checkpoints, and even observation towers “to keep the crowd under control.”

WISTV reports that the “Gang Unit,” “Narcotics Unit,” and the “Firearm Prevention Team,” “Quick Reaction Team,” and the “Special Unit For Quick Pickup of Detainees,” will be on hand for the massive police state buildup in Five Points. It should be noted that the “Firearm Prevention Team” will be receiving help from the ATF.

Citing a shooting and two mob assaults in the Five Points area after the South Carolina-Missouri game on Sept. 23 as justification for the Five Points buildup, Police Chief Les Wiser stated that regular police patrols would continue and that police presence in other parts of the city would not be limited.

While WISTV did state that the reason behind the presence of Ft. Jackson Military Police would be “in case any members of the armed forces are arrested,” it should be clear to all that US Military Troops working alongside civilian police is nothing more than a conditioning exercise designed to acclimate the American people to the sight of US Military troops acting as police and to see it as an ordinary event.

Unfortunately, the placement of military soldiers in civilian law enforcement capacity is not only a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, it is now an increasingly common occurrence.

In the last few years we have seen US Military troops deployed all over the country for the purpose of assisting domestic law enforcement. For instance, U.S. Army personnel were deployed to the streets of Samson, Alabama in 2009 for the purposes of aiding the local police in patrols after a gunman left 10 people dead.

Even more common, the US Military has been involved in aiding local and state law enforcement conducting roadblocks for some time, even, as was the case in Tennessee, amidst the objections of some state officials.

In Virginia, the National Guard has been involved in conducting “wellness checks” as well as patrolling downtown city locations and residential neighborhoods.

Yet, even more disturbing is the wholesale deployment of US troops inside the United States known as USNORTHCOM. As Susanne Posel of Occupy Corporatism writes:
USNORTHCOM and Leon Panetta, US Secretary of Defense, has readily admitted that US armed forces will collaborate with local law enforcement 'if called upon'. 
In fact, more than 20,000 troops were brought home and readied for deployment within the US to assist in 'civil unrest and crowd control'. 
The US military will prop up the US Secret Service 'for operational security reasons we do not discuss the numbers of military personnel and resources that are involved. Additionally, we do not share our operational plans,' said U.S. Navy Lt. Cdr. William G. Lewis. 
The extent of use of military forces on civilian matters, as reported by mainstream media (MSM) have included the reallocation of hundreds of military police officers being trained to 'assist local authorities' in investigation, crime scene and case building. 
An estimated 500 military police and dogs will be used as 'law enforcement battalions'. These soldiers, having served on tours in Afghanistan, will now be activated and based out of military bases across America to help local police forces.
Clearly, the American people are being conditioned to accept the US Military as a domestic police force by the slow acclimation process of introducing military presence in a variety of different circumstances. Unfortunately, if there is any question as to whether or not the average American will be successfully duped by the conditioning effort being implemented by the US oligarchs, we need only look as far as the NFL, whose fans can now be subjected to the invasive TSA-style pat downs before entering the event.

If sports fans are willing to subject themselves to this form of demeaning treatment for the opportunity watch a game, then the mere presence of military personnel in the streets is not likely to alarm them.

Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here.

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Mullins, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over one hundred articles dealing with a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville is available for podcast, radio, and TV interviews. Please contact us at activistpost (at) 


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Anonymous said...

If that is allowed to happen, the mayor and every piece of slime on the city council should be recalled.

Anonymous said...

Just getting the frogs used to the warming water...just before full boil.

Anonymous said...


Watch out for the TSA n their billion dollar sniffers, is that al-qaeda in ur pants? No, sorry, just a skid mark.

Anonymous said...

Aww... how cute. All these overmanned Military Police units back from the sandbox and they find themselves itching for some action, only there's none to be had. They must've been pleading for this opportunity to get out of the FOB and "get some".

Remember Abu Ghraib.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it just frost their nuts if everybody that was going to go to the game; decided enough is enough, and NO ONE, not one single solitary soul showed up for the game? That would freak them out.

Anonymous said...

And the people just go along once again and feel comforted that the government loves them so much they want to make sure they all feel safe and protected from the terrorist while they watch little johnny score a touchdown.

No one is upset or outraged about this they are happy to give up every right their forefathers fought to win for them so they can relax and be entertained without worry or fear.
To the major population these police and military are heros. They love the presumed safety they provide and are happy to be searched, poked, proded, and harrassed cos they feel they are doing their part to stop terrorism...and just far too stupid to see it any other way.

JCII said...

They're trained to kill, rape, & act like zio-nazis (meaning FAR worse than nazis) without accountability & then illegally deployed in America. Getting the bleating sheeple used to zio-nazi militarization on the streets of America, synagogue of satan at work again. I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn the incidents cited to "justify" such blatent illegalities were staged (by the sos) for this very reason.

Aaron said...

First off, to say they are trigger happy, worse than Nazi's proves how little you know as well as how little you support the military. That is like saying well he is a boxer so he must be a viscous animal who likes to hit and maim other people, or something as stupid and judgmental as that.

Second, it's not an illegal action. Under Title 32 the National Guard can be activated to assist within the country (with Governor and Presidential approval). So instead of being ignorant to the facts do some research.

The article does not say that the unti came back and went right to work in the US. It says they have served in OEF/OIF operations. Two different things. Also, they are police which most likely means their time outside the wire was limited to non for the majority of them.

Anonymous said...

Cops/Soldiers = “Dogs” of the ‘elite’
“To Protect and Serve the 1%”

Mark Passio – Free Your Mind Conference 2011

kiminimunekyun said...

While it is important to know that the National Guard can be legally used within the country, in this case the news article does not state or imply that these are National Guard or Reserve troops, so we have to conclude that they are active duty military.

Military police probably don't have much "work to do" per se in Ft. Jackson, but is that a reason for cash-strapped police departments to call them in as reinforcements?

uniquepeek said...

people get tired of that stupid crap and quit attending these events, then they'll panic

Anonymous said...

i live in columbia, sc. it used to be mostly whites in five points but the blacks started hanging there in numbers and the inevitable tensions arose. i blame both the whites and blacks, tho its mostly the blacks that bring it to violence. so the cops flock there in droves and victimize innocent people. thats always their "solution". they dont need to do anything, just be present. but they arrested like 47 people that night, mostly for being drunk. stupid cops dont ever solve anything.

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