DIGEST: THE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AGENDA IS BASED ON PREEMPTIVE COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY WAR: INTERACTIVE SOFT & HARD POWER DEPENDENT ON /INFORMATION/COMMUNICATIONS WAR (PSYOPS): THE ‘NEWS’ IS TOTAL INFORMATION WAR.
“Information is a strategic resource vital to national security. Dominance of the information environment is a reality that extends to the armed forces of the United States at all levels. Military operations, in particular, are dependent upon many simultaneous and integrated activities that, in turn, depend upon information and information systems, which the United States must protect…With the free flow of information present in all theaters, such as TV, phone, and Internet, conflicting messages can quickly emerge to defeat the intended effects. As a result, continuous synchronization and coordination between Information Operations, Public Affairs, Public Diplomacy, and U.S. allies is imperative. It also helps to ensure that information themes employed during operations involving neutral or friendly populations remain consistent.”...
Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare, September 2008
US FINANCE CAPITAL KNOWS IT CANNOT SURVIVE GENUINE REVOLUTION – AS GEOSTRATEGISTS LIKE BRZEZINSKI & KISSINGER HAVE LONG GUIDED: BEFORE DOMESTIC OPPOSITION CONSOLIDATES, TACTICS INCLUDE COOPTATION, STATE-RUN FAUX “OPPOSITION” BESIDE PSYOP TERROR HARD POWER - A 21st. C. HIGH TECH, COINTELPRO WITH BARBARIC “NON-LETHAL”/”LESS THAN-LETHAL” WEAPONS
Homeland Rapid Response “Dwell-Time” Missions begin Oct. 1, 2008
3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army
The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys. Now they’re training for the same mission — at home. Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, of Northern Command (NORCOM) an on-call federal rapid response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks... to help with civil unrest and crowd control or potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive... or a CBRNE (Consequence Management Response Force, or CCMRF attack.... 1st BCT soldiers will learn how to use “the first nonlethal package the Army has fielded,” commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals... this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.
After DOD’s 1st BCT dwell-time mission, it is expected another active-duty brigade will take over and the response force mission will be permanent.... The active Army’s new dwell-time mission starting Oct.1, 2008, is part of DOD NorthCom rapid response package. Active-duty soldiers will... includes elementS from all military branches and dedicated National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams....A final mission rehearsal exercise is scheduled for mid-September at Fort Stewart will be run by Joint Task Force Civil Support based out of Fort Monroe, Va., ..In addition to 1st BCT, other Army units will take part in the two-week training exercise, including elements of the 1st Medical Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, and the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bragg, N.C....also Air Force engineer and medical units, the Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Initial Reaction Force, a Navy weather team and members of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.... Vogler said they’ll be looking at communications capabilities between the services. “... we’re trying to check that and one of the ways we do that is by having these sorts of exercises. Leading up to this, we are going to rehearse and set up some of the communications systems to make sure we have interoperability,”
NON-LETHAL/ /PRE-LETHAL WEAPONS
Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) developed Skunk in 2008 as a crowd-control weapon against Palestinians protesting in the West Bank. A BBC video shows its first use in action, sprayed by a system known as the “crap cannon.” ... a foul-smelling liquid. iechnically nontoxic is described as a cross between “dead animal and human excrement.”...Skunk, once deployed, can be “neutralized” only with a special soap Mistral reps said. .. In another BBC video, an IDF spokesman describes how any attempt to wash it off by any other means just exacerbates its effects. Six weeks after IDF forces used it against Palestinians at a security barrier, it still lingered in the air... Mistral company, Bethesda, Maryland, is now providing it to US police departments including Ferguson PD...are stockpiling a highly controversial weapon to control civil unrest...Mistral says the United States military has also expressed interest in Skunk.
The US military has been researching such chemical weapons for years A 2008 presentation from defense contractor General Dynamics describes a stink grenade that the company developed with the Army called the * XM1063, fired from a 155mm artillery gun. The development of malodorants remains a [ * ongoing research project , according to documents...
[* a must read to understand what “non-lethal” - aka “pre-lethal” - “security” means Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program Fiscal Year 20i5 Non-Lethal Weapon Technologies
"The 'Soft Kill' Solution”
(William M. Arkin, "Arms Control After the Gulf War," (Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, 1993), p. 26.)...
Among dozens of technologies designated “non-lethal weapons: Infrasound, laser weapons, Super-caustic chemical biological-‘designer’ microbial cultures, High frequency acoustic "bullets", Chemical Combustion inhibitors, Mini-nukes with explosive yields of 100 tons ("The 'Soft Kill' Solution," March/April 1994 Bulletin)
Development of many of the described proposed weapons have been undertaken by the U.S., NATO, and probably other nations. Most could be considered "pre-lethal" ....with a continuum of effects ranging from mild to lethal, and varying degrees of controllability.
1. "Antimaterial Technology," Los Alamos National Lab FY 1991 Progress Report, LA-12319-PR, p. 19.
2. Mark Tapscott and Kay Atwal, "New Weapons That Win Without Killing on DOD's Horizon," Defense Electronics (Feb. 1993), p. 41.
3. Elaine M. Grossman, "Pentagon to Set Priorities in Non-lethal Technologies, Weapons," Inside the Air Force (April 15, 1994), p. 1.
Violent, Strategic Dislocation Inside the United States.
August 2011 http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/empowering_local_partners....
DHS, agencies to go on high alert for first massive terror exercise
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g92sATJfkAFOJQYMEohSQ [4/26/15 “ERROR n0t found on this server That’s all we know”]
Exercise will include agencies in Britain, Mexico, Canada and Australia; federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector officials throughout U.S. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the US and abroad are preparing to go on high alert as part of a massive terrorism prevention exercise -- the first of its kind here. Beginning Monday, security officials at all levels in the United States and four other countries will scramble into action in the wake of a fictional terrorist attack somewhere outside the United States. The scenario envisions the receipt of intelligence that a follow-up attack is planned inside the United States, forcing agencies inside and out of the country to test their coordination, intelligence and terror prevention skills.
Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States
National Security Strategy, May 2010 http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/empowering_local_partners....
“Several recent incidences of violent extremists in the United States who are committed to fighting here and abroad have underscored the threat to the United States and our interests
posed by individuals radicalized at home. Our best defenses against this threat are well informed and equipped families, local communities, and institutions. The Federal Government will invest in intelligence to understand this threat and expand community engagement and development programs to empower local communities....
In addition to engaging communities the Federal Government is using its convening power to help build a network of individuals, groups, civil society organizations, and private sector actors to support community-based efforts to counter violent extremism. Myriad groups with tools and capabilities to counter violent radicalization often operate in separate spheres of activity and therefore do not know one another...the Federal Government with its connections to diverse EmPowEring LocaL PartnErS to PrEVEnt VioLEnt ExtrEmiSm in thE UnitEd StatES
[digest note: official docs often do ‘security’ typing like that or mess text up worse] Empowering LocaL Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States] networks across the country, has a unique ability to draw together the constellation of previously unconnected efforts and programs to form a more cohesive enterprise against violent extremism....
Radicalization that leads to violent extremism includes the diffusion of ideologies and narratives that feed on grievances, assign blame, and legitimize the use of violence against those deemed responsible. We must actively and aggressively counter the range of ideologies violent extremists employ to radicalize and recruit individuals by challenging justifications for violence and by actively promoting the unifying and inclusive vision of our American ideals
U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case
www.nytimes.com/ 2015/01/22/ us/ justice-department-ferguson-civil-rights-darren-wilson.html t
Prosecutor Cites ‘Probable Cause’ for Homicide Charges in Freddie Gray Case
The state attorney of Baltimore, in a unexpected announcement, said Friday she had probable cause to file homicide charges against the police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who was [sic] died after sustaining a spinal cord injury while in police custody.
NYT deletes ‘PROBABLE CAUSE for homicide’, headline now is:
6 Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death 5/1/15 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/02/us/freddie-gray-autopsy-report-given-t...
Washington Post also removed ‘probable cause’ from original headline:
Evidence shows 'probable cause' to file criminal charges http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/overnight-calm-in-baltimore-as-tensi...
Prosecutor Cites Probable Cause for Homicide Charges in Freddie Gray Case - New York Times
PROBABLE CAUSE [PC]
PC is something more than the "reasonable suspicion" required to justify temporary investigative detention.
PC is much less than proof "beyond a reasonable doubt," much higher standard prosecutor meeds to convict
PC is much less than "clear and convincing" proof, the higher standard that must be met as to certain legal rulings, such as whether jury challenges were improperly based on group bias.
PC is less than ‘preponderance of the evidence" (50 percent-plus), the plaintiff's burden of proof to win a civil case.
"To prevent acts of terrorism on American soil, we must enlist all our intelligence, law enforcement, and homeland security capabilities. We will continue to integrate and leverage state and major urban area fusion centers that have the capability to share classified information and operations"
National Security Strategy, May 2010
"The Negro youth and moderate[s] must be made to understand that if they succumb to revolutionary teachings, they will be dead revolutionaries."
6/16/97 FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover about Black Panther Party
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, (COPS OFFICE) in U.S. Department of Justice
Since 1995 DOJ has awarded over $14 billion to advance community policing, including grants to more than 13,000 state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring and redeployment of approximately 125,000 officers and provide knowledge resource products including publications, training, and technical assistance
In August following the shooting of Michael Brown, President Obama asked Attorney General Holder to send COPS OFFICE Director Ronald Davis to work with police officials on the ground in Ferguson to reduce tensions and build trust. Under COPS CRI-TA, COPS provides more intensive, comprehensive assessment and technical assistance:
U.S. Department of Justice Two-Day Training for St. Louis County Law Enforcement
COPS Media Availability on Fair and Impartial Policing Nov. 7, 2014
Black History Month by Ronald L. Davis, COPS Director
..As we celebrate Black History Month this year, we also mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the first African-American director of the COPS Office, I can personally appreciate the advancements that both our society and this profession have made in terms of racial and ethnic equality in the last half- century....Last August, the Attorney General launched the “Smart on Crime” Initiative that includes efforts to reform the criminal justice system to make it, “smarter, fairer, and more effective.” On the anniversary of the March on Washington he noted that this reform effort “will usher in a more equitable and effective criminal justice system…and help us to ensure the safety of our neighborhoods, to forge a more just society, and to continue building the more perfect Union that remains our common pursuit.”...
Department of Justice Releases Resource Guide to Help Law Enforcement Strengthen Relationships with Communities
The Resource Guide available at www.bja.gov/Publications/CommRelGuide.pdf.
Ferguson Police, Protesters Agree to 'Rules of Engagement'
Ferguson Law enforcement agreed on "rules of engagement" with some organized activist groups to ensure demonstrations are peaceful when a grand jury decision is issued...also have drawn up contingency plans in case demonstrations turn violent. The deadly shooting incident sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests in the St. Louis suburb, which has become a flashpoint for U.S. race relations....U.S. Attorney Eric Holder — U.S. top law official — issued new guidance to law enforcement authorities about how to maintain public safety while allowing protesters to express themselves. Holder accompanied the new guidelines with a plea for peaceful protest..."the most successful and enduring movements for change are those that adhere to non-aggression and nonviolence." Stories differ as to what happened August 9 when Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown. Brown family lawyers say he was trying to surrender when the officer shot him. Wilson's supporters say he shot Brown in self-defense. with some organized activist groups, hoping to ensure any demonstrations are peaceful when the grand jury decision is issued... for specifics see: Strategic & Tactical Frontline: Forces 12/1/14 http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/524
'FUSION CENTER': FASCIST STATE CONSOLIDATION OFMILITARY - POLICE
U.S. Department of Justice, Justice Information Sharing Office of Justice Programs
As part of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative's (Global) efforts to develop fusion center guidelines, the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC), in support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), recommended the creation of the Fusion Center Focus Group. This focus group was tasked with recommending guidelines to aid in the development and operation of fusion centers.
A fusion center is an effective and efficient mechanism to exchange information and intelligence, maximize resources, streamline operations, and improve the ability to fight crime and terrorism by merging data from a variety of sources. In addition, fusion centers are a conduit for implementing portions of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan(NCISP).
“State and Local Fusion Centers: Key Challenges for the Next Decade”
..."The Committee’s review concludes the Network is not functioning as cohesively as it should and fusion centers are facing numerous challenges preventing the Network from realizing its full potential to help secure the homeland." In 2007, the National Strategy for Information Sharing called for the establishment of "baseline operational standards" for fusion centers. In 2008, the federal government, in collaboration with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) partners published Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers (PDF, 37 pages - 4.6 MB) to establish baseline operational standards and outline capabilities necessary for fully operational fusion centers.
Meet State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby
...Mosby's first stint in the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office... she served first as assistant state's attorney, then prosecuting some of the worst felonies in Maryland in the general trial division. She left to work as field counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance for three years... was named one of Baltimore Sun's 50 Women to Watch in 2013 and 2014.
Her surprise win last November is her first as an elected official...portraying herself as a crime crusader, determined to keep repeat offenders off the streets. "People who have zero regard for human life do not deserve to live among the residents of the greatest city in the world," she said in a primary victory speech....
The six officers turned themselves Friday afternoon... All were later released on bail bonds..
Rage to relief in Baltimore as 6 officers charged in death
By the AP 5/1/15, http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/scant-details-from-gray-...
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said the police review, the autopsy and her office’s investigation all point to homicide...her.announcement triggered celebrations across the same West Baltimore streets smoldering just four days earlier when Gray’s funeral led to riots and looting....Friday night, people were dancing in the streets and chanting “Freddie” to celebrate the charges against the officers. Some were later arrested by police for refusing to disperse after a curfew went into effect at 10 p.m. for the fourth night. In front of City Hall where some still gathered, a line of police carrying shields, moved in and took several people away. Police spokesman Sgt. Jarron Jackson said there were 38 protest-related arrests and 15 curfew-violation arrests Friday night....the remains under a nighttime curfew, with 2,000 National Guard troops augmenting police reinforcements from around the state of Maryland....
Mosby did not say if there was any indication the driver deliberately drove erratically... She said the officers missed five opportunities to help an injured and falsely imprisoned detainee before he arrived at the police station no longer breathing,. Along the way, “Mr. Gray suffered a severe and critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside of the BPD wagon,”...The six officers turned themselves Friday afternoon... All were later released on bail bonds...Some law enforcement veterans worried the charges against the six officers could have a chilling effect. Robert Leight, a former detective in Pennsylvania who has worked for the FBI and as a federal prosecutor and defense attorney, said “the biggest danger is that the police officer will not properly perform his duties. It puts him at risk, it puts the other officers around him at risk, and it puts the public at risk”