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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:06 PM

tRump is unleashing a militarized police force on us and calling it "The Surge"

"They didn't want to make you look so tough," the president told a room full of cops on Monday. "They didn't want to make you look like you're a threat."

President Donald Trump on Monday said the Justice Department is preparing to launch a sweeping crackdown on crime that he named "the surge," a term commonly associated with the George W. Bush administration's decision to send tens of thousands of additional troops into Iraq in 2007.

"In coming weeks, Attorney General Barr will announce a new crackdown on violent crime—which I think is so important—targeting gangs and drug traffickers in high crime cities and dangerous rural areas," Trump said during the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago. "Let's call it the surge."

The president did not provide any details on the plan but said it is going to be "very dramatic."

"And you're going to see tremendous results very quickly," Trump added.

As if to emphasize his view of America's cities as war zones, Trump went on to tout his administration's success in putting military equipment into the hands of U.S. police officers and claimed "Afghanistan is a safe place" compared to Chicago.


https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/28/call-it-surge-vowing-nationwide-crackdown-trump-touts-tougher-and-more-militarized

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:09 PM

1. This sounds very ominous

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:14 PM

5. and whats really scary is how enthusiastic the fascists standing around him applauded when he made

the announcement.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:09 PM

2. Jealous of Dutarte?

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:11 PM

3. Bet this will coordinate with ICE raids.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:13 PM

4. very good point. nt

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:14 PM

6. Will Trump appear in a fancy uniform?

And lead the parade riding in a tank?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:17 PM

7. He probably can't wait to issue the Space Force's surplus ray guns to the PD. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:18 PM

8. And in reality land,

the Chicago Chief of Police denounced Trump and what he stands for.

And the Mayor called him a bullying buffoon.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:24 PM

10. yep, plus all the booing he got but he doesn't care as long as the fascists back him. nt

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:51 PM

17. Generalissimo trDump,....

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:22 PM

9. This.will.be.bad.very.bad.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:26 PM

13. Fascists rule by chaos. nt

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:25 PM

11. Why is Trump 'allowing' violence done to Americans?

Why is Trump 'allowing' violence done to Americans?

When Trump accepted the GOP nomination:

"I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end," he said. "Beginning on January 20th, 2017, safety will be restored."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/21/politics/republican-convention-highlights-day-four/index.html

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:26 PM

12. Just more pandering to the base.

The FBI is already fully engaged with fighting crime.

He has no group of law enforcement officers sitting around waiting to be deployed.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:30 PM

14. I have no doubt that he will deliver on his promise as this is just another jab at President Obama

who tried to bring police departments back to a community based, cops getting to know the neighborhoods type of policing.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:36 PM

15. He has no power of local or state police agencies

Especially in Blue states where most of the cities he is targeting are located.

This is just more racist pandering to his base who have been pretty demoralized lately.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:41 PM

16. yep, he will have some takers but blue states will probably be pushing back, maybe even pass

laws, if they can, to keep their PD's from receiving surplus equipment.

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