Washington State deputy says military tanks to be used against Constitutionalists

Spokane County Sheriff deputy
The United States is devolving into a police state where civilian federal agencies (including the Dept. of Education !) have shotguns, high-powered battle rifles, AR-15 assault weaponssubmachine guns, and millions of rounds of ammunition, and the Pentagon is arming local police departments with military-grade weapons.
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In his 2013 book Rise of the Warrior Cop, journalist Radley Balko warns: “Law-enforcement agencies across the U.S., at every level of government, have been blurring the line between police officer and soldier. The war on drugs and, more recently, post-9/11 antiterrorism efforts have created a new figure on the U.S. scene: the warrior cop — armed to the teeth, ready to deal harshly with targeted wrongdoers, and a growing threat to familiar American liberties.
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More worrisome still is the fact that the Obama administration repeatedly identifies non-criminal peaceful American citizens as “extremists” and potential “terrorists” — members of the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement; the militia (whose existence is sanctioned by nothing less than the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution); conservatives; Christians; veterans; pro-lifers; those who love liberty; nationalists; pro-2nd Amendment; and Constitutionalists.
The dictionary defines “constitutionalist” as “an adherent or advocate of constitutionalism (the principles of constitutional government) or of an existing constitution.”
What can possibly be wrong, much less criminal, with being a Constitutionalist?
And yet we have video footage of a deputy in the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office of Washington state blithely informing an inquiring citizen that the intended targets of the police’s military-grade hardware, including Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) tanks, are those nasty, extremist, super-dangerous Constitutionalists.
The video below begins with the voice of a man off camera (the unnamed Spokane County Sheriff deputy) going over all the “nice” features of the MRAP tank.
Beg. at the 0:27 mark, a female citizen asks: “So I’m thinking that it’s totally appropriate in Iraq, but where, what kind of a situation in the U.S. would you see that happening?”
Deputy: “Well, we’ve got lots of Constitutionalists, a lot of people that stockpile weapons, lots of ammunition.”
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According to The Free Thought Project, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has responded on Facebook by falsely claiming that the video is out of “context,” but you can see and hear for yourself that the deputy clearly identified “constitutionalists” as reason for the police needing armored military vehicles.
InfoWars observes that what the deputy said isn’t surprising “given reports that Spokane County sheriffs have received training from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that ludicrously compares mainline conservative Americans to racist hate groups.”
Spokane Valley Republican Representative Matthew Shea is appalled when presented with the video footage. He said, “Will law abiding citizens who love the Constitution and Rule of Law be hunted down with MRAPs? Constitutionalism is fundamental to being an American. To hate the Constitution and those who support it means you are a traitor to this country. This is spitting in the face of all those heroes that fought, bled, and died so we might live free. The question should be, why aren’t you a Constitutionalist? Why don’t you believe in the rule of law? Why don’t you believe that the Constitution means what it says?”
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is not the first to cite patriotic Americans as reasoning for military hardware:

  • A police sergeant in Morgan County, Indiana admitted just last May that his department had obtained an armored vehicle in part because of returning military veterans, deemed domestic terror threats by Homeland Security in 2009.
  • In August of 2013, Concord, New Hampshire Police Chief John Duval secretly contacted Homeland Security and demanded an armored vehicle due to the alleged “threat” posed by peaceful libertarians.
  • A New York State Counter Terrorism Bulletin leaked to Infowars by concerned police that same year attempted to label anyone concerned with government gun confiscation as “far right” conspiracy theorists, even as admitted gun confiscation programs are used against law abiding citizens in states such as California.
  • The MIAC Report, a federal training document famously presented to Missouri police in 2009, went as far as falsely tying supporters of former Presidential Candidate Ron Paul and the Constitution to “extremist groups” as well.

InfoWars concludes that “Despite a massive drop in police officer deaths, gun homicide and violent crime in the last 2o years, government agencies across the board continue to adopt military tactics in order to fight anything that represents traditional America. Luckily for Americans, peace officers who still respect their oath continue to serve throughout the United States.”
H/t FOTM’s maziel
~Eowyn

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josephbc69
5 years ago

The plan is very coherent and is applied across the entire spectrum of ‘public safety’ bureaus and agencies. It follows this sequence: 1. Gradually remove Constitutionalists or any others who show reluctance to carry out executive orders at federal, state, and city levels. 2. Replace them with ‘yes men & women’ who have no qualms about complying w/executive orders. 3. Create a self-reinforcing cycle of military spending in excess of actual needs, based on ‘perceived’ threats and needs, followed by freely distributing the previous generation’s military equipment and hardware to any and all state, city, or county ‘public safety’ agency… Read more »

DCG
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DCG
5 years ago

Well, they chose the wrong side of the state to mess with. They might be able to get away with this in the Seattle area, but east of the mountains is much more red – and armed (on second thought, maybe that’s why they are there….)

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
5 years ago

Thank you Dr Eowyn for this extremely important article. I’m sure that many of us wonder how things got so out of kilter that the very agencies that are to protect and serve–now seemingly threaten our lives for believing the Constitution.

Patrick
Patrick
5 years ago

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a left wing hate group populated with anti-Christian bigots!

k2globalcommunicationsllc

*Sigh

TrailDust
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TrailDust
5 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn, for posting a slip of the tongue by this Barney Fife wannabe clown in a uniform.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  TrailDust

He’s obviously not an Oathkeeper… will beat whomever left/liberal politicians tell him to beat for benefits and job security.

Steven Broiles
5 years ago

Excellent post, and Thank You for posting a story featured on Infowars. I wish we had the internet 35 years ago when I was going to college. Thanks to the internet, I have been getting the college education regular college didn’t have at the time. It is of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE that we study the alternative media as much as we can while we still have it. To my understanding, Karl Marx coigned the term “New World Order.” The people really most responsible for the preservation of the Ancient Mystery Schools into our times have been the British Empire. They… Read more »

Dave
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Dave
5 years ago

Why is this stinking commie puke still employed?
-Dave

mark traina (@obessed56)

NAAWP HIGHLIGHTS: The SPLC’s Outright Telemarketing Scam! Read all about SPLC CORRUPTION: https://nationalvanguard.org/2015/03/the-splcs-outright-telemarketing-scam/ Any Group that disagrees with the ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-CHRISTIAN and ANTI-CONSERVATIVE SPLC is a HATE GROUP: https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6989 The SPLC’s ‘research’, which has consistently been proven fallacious and irresponsible, is in no way unbiased and in fact depends heavily on the creation of an environment of fear for the group’s budget. The ‘right-wing militia’ mantra they are currently using has been a favorite of theirs for about five years now, even though most of the high-profile domestic terrorism cases were either government police agency botches or had no relationship… Read more »