November 2, 2012
Militarized cops in full combat gear were called to evict a woman from her house in Idaho Springs, Colorado, on October 30.
“The homeowner facing eviction was apparently underwater on her mortgage with US Bank. She says she told the bank that all she was asking was for another 30 days in the home before an eviction. She needed an extra month in order to find another place to live, she said,” the PrivacySOS blog reported on October 31.
“But US Bank and the Creek County Sheriff’s Department had other plans, culminating a show of force that thoroughly alarmed activists who had descended on the property to attempt to prevent the eviction.”
As the video below demonstrates, militarized cops dispatched by the bank were primarily interested in sending a message to Occupy Denver activists.
The militarized response by the establishment to the Occupy movement last year – culminating in riots in Oakland, California – is only the beginning. As the wheels continue to come off the economy and people realize the government works for banksters dedicated to stealing their homes and wealth, many will take to the street and combat cops will be dispatched in larger numbers to squelch their indignation.
Eviction and foreclosure activism is growing around the country. On October 30, combat cops in Portland, Oregon, clashed with We Are Oregon demonstrators.
In early October, police in Hampden County, Massachusetts, decided not to respond militarily to around seventy demonstrators protesting a home eviction order by a Colorado bank.
“In its latest 1960s-style protest, the group [Springfield No One Leaves!] planned to form a human blockade around the single-story home, with some members prepared to be arrested for refusing police orders,” MassLive reported.
Oakland mayor Jean Quan admitted that she had participated in a conference call with the leaders of 18 other cities to discuss destroying the Occupy movement. According to DHS documents obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, the Department of Homeland Security coordinated efforts with city officials around the country to undermine the Occupy movement.
The Department of Homeland Security – established under the manufactured threat of al-Qaeda cave dwellers under every bed (replacing Cold War commies) – has spent the last few years militarizing police around the country to confront the real enemy: the American people