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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:11 AM

 

The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of gunfire...on Houston's south side

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via Jenna Pope.

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=8971311

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of gunfire created a lot of concern Monday afternoon in one Houston neighborhood.

SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appeared there was a massive SWAT scene happening.

With military helicopters flying above her southeast Houston neighborhood, Frances Jerrals didn't know what to think.

"When you see this, you think the worst. When you hear this, you think the worst," Jerrals said.

(Video and more text at the link. Please note that the same thing occurred yesterday in Miami.)


Machine gun fire from military helicopters flying over downtown Miami Fl.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022268631


and a year ago in LA:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/25/lapd-and-special-forces-conduct-military-maneuvers-in-the-skies-above-downtown-la/


There is a concept called normalization, which of course means getting you used to something through a "safe" introduction, then it's there again, then it's always there, and then it might no longer be safe. Like the militarized cops Occupy has encountered for more than a year for peacefully protesting real, actual crime. DHS are the ones not only spying upon Occupy and social movements, but are the ones passing armored vehicles and military gear and weaponry to police agencies (who are tentacles of DHS through the "iWatch" program.

For example, the Los Angeles police department.

http://occupyobservations.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-lapd-are-made-into-tentacle-of-dhs.html


And TSA beginning to march around the country, gropinating the population:

TSA VIPR teams show up in Bay Area at train station. Plan to be at major events. Update: Texas.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022205893


And police departments implying Occupy activists are terror risks...federal agents showing up...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022137604


DHS want to put microphones everywhere:

http://www.businessinsider.com/department-homeland-security-gunshot-detection-surveillance-devices-2013-1


I no longer recognize this country. I am afraid. I'm sure that's exactly what they want.

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Reply The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of gunfire...on Houston's south side (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 OP
woo me with science Jan 2013 #1
RedCappedBandit Jan 2013 #2
FirstLight Jan 2013 #3
secondwind Jan 2013 #4
TomClash Jan 2013 #5
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #6
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #7
Recursion Jan 2013 #8
Autumn Jan 2013 #9

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:24 AM

1. K&R

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:10 AM

2. Normalization. That was my initial reaction. KnR

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:14 AM

3. yikes and YIKES

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:01 AM

4. what really frightens me is that they KNOW more than we do, about possible attacks, etc. Remember

when Bush had the color-coded emergency alerts? Obama has discontinued this, because it was over-used, etc.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:12 AM

5. K & R

A chilling, vital post - one of the best posts here in a long time. Well done.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:34 AM

6. They are warning all the poor people not to get too uppity

When shit goes bad they will be there to protect the 1% once most of this country's poor wake up to what is happening.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:54 AM

7. Perhaps the recent threats

for North Korea have something to do with it?

Also remember there have been a lot of gun nuts threatening to defy any new gun control laws and suggesting who knows what else, lately.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:35 AM

8. We did this in the 90s right when I was first enlisted

It's hard to train for urban environments without training in urban environments.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:17 AM

9. Consensus has been reached in the host forum that this does not meet the SOP for GD

Please repost in CS. Thank you

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