Saturday, August 17, 2013

VIDEO: Police State Too Much? Send in a Marine!

Published on Aug 15, 2013
Concord, NH

This is how the Free State rolls. This is just the kind of active support for limited government, liberty and personal responsibility that's increasingly part of daily life in NH. Thank you FSP. What took you so long to get here...?

During testimony at the Concord City Council public hearing regarding the acquisition of a ManBearPig-- er, I mean BearCat, the "Homeland Security" grant-subsidized (so, your money, regardless) armored attack truck (the manufacturer's description, although the cops prefer "rescue vehicle," which isn't exactly prominent in the marketing materials for some reason) by local law enforcement's Special Operations Unit, in Concord, NH, 8/12/2013, there was this little gem from retired Marine Colonel Pete Martino. Complete hearing at

"Peter Martino is a citizen of the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Martino is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve who has been mobilized three times. During his military career, he commanded an infantry platoon, company, and battalion. He was also the senior U.S. adviser to an Iraqi Army brigade. Mr. Martino has had a successful civilian career providing training, consulting, and program management services to private companies and to state and federal agency contractors. Mr. Martino presently holds a top secret security clearance."

Bee's note:
I will share one comment on this video, posted this evening:

You're naive. I was also in the Marine Corp and I'm a lawyer. I been following the militarization of police for a while. It is very disturbing what is going on and how tactical forces are being utilized. You said "when exactly is the domestic Army going to be activated, take away our rights and guns?" In case you haven't noticed, our 4th Amendment rights have been vanishing at an astounding rate. For some good info check out some of Radley Balko's articles on this topic.

Since this video was posted yesterday, there are over 73,000 "views".  Yes, Americans are concerned about "Homeland" Security and like all our federal agencies, Homeland is changing its "Mission" from monitoring terrorists in our "homeland" to monitoring American citizens.