Jacksonville Implements Orwellian Police State, Going to 18,000 Homes Looking for Drugs and Guns

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This week, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office announced that they would be installing new security cameras around the city and knocking on more than 18,000 doors, without warrants, as a part of an initiative called “operation ceasefire”.

Sheriff John Rutherford, Mayor Alvin Brown and Councilwoman Denise Lee made the announcement this Tuesday at a press conference outside of the local Sheriff’s office. The sheriff admitted that many aspects of the program, including the security cameras, would be paid for with money that was taken from victims of the drug war.

“We’re going to use the drug money we pull out of this neighborhood to protect this neighborhood,” Rutherford said.

In addition to the aspects of the project which are being funded through asset forfeiture, the department is also asking for tax funding of over 3 million dollars for new officers.  The stated goal of this program is to decrease violent crime, most of which is related to the drug trade.  However, the violence of the drug war is a direct result of prohibition, and the best way to stop that violence is to end prohibition.

Mayor Brown said at the press conference that “We must also be tough on the causes of crime. One of the best ways to stop crime is to prevent it.”

Unfortunately, he does not seem to realize that prohibition is actually one of the main things causing violent crime.

As explained in this article, 8 reasons to end prohibition of all drugs immediately:

The steady increase in violent crime over the past few decades is directly correlated with the escalation of the drug war.  As we saw during the times of alcohol prohibition, when you ban any inanimate object, you create an incentive for people to get involved in the black market distribution of that object.  Since there is no accountability, or means of peaceful dispute resolution within the black market, buyers and sellers are forced to resort to violence as their sole means of handling disagreements.

Eventually, this violence spills over into the everyday world and effects everyone’s lives.  No one could imagine Budweiser and Miller Lite in a back alley gunfight, but less than a century ago during alcohol prohibition, distributors of the drug were involved in shootouts on a regular basis, just as drug gangs are today.  Of course, all of this violence came to an immediate end when alcohol was legalized, however, it was not long before the establishment found a new crusade in the drug war, which allowed them to continue the same policy just with different substances.

At the press conference, there were also many complaints about budget cuts, which may be the true reason behind this seemingly desperate call for action from the police department.

There is some circumstantial evidence that legalizing drugs actually does reduce violent crime.  As we reported this week, the murder rate in Denver was actually cut in half following marijuana legalization.


John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company.  In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page.  You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.

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BREAKING: Fox News is on the money with this! Pay attention! The children are a distraction for what is going on behind the scenes!

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We have a very serious problem in this country. This is not the beginning of the problem nor the end. However it does lead to the destruction of the end of America and the beginning of Amerika.. Not to mention the latest news and possibly the most upsetting news to date. These “immigrants” (illegal aliens) will be receiving welfare and section 8 housing. Good luck all you broke Amerikans because guess what Obama just screwed us. Not only did he put the nail in the coffin with all the other bad choices he has made regarding the middle class and the economy. This is throwing dirt on the grave. We are now officially buried… alive.

A lot of people are going to become homeless, a lot already are. However the worst news of all. Is we are paying for their food, and housing….

According to Fox News (not in this video) Each alien will cost tax payers roughly 252 a person. They estimate roughly… 150,000 this year. That means that each of us now owe the government roughly 72 million dollars a person.

While all the world watches the World Cup, we are watching for the cartel entering into our country with Drugs, diseases, dirty bombs and so much more unknown! This has to make you wonder was this the plan all along if they couldn’t get martial law? So they collapse the society via illegal immigration.

AMERICA IS NOW A WARZONE, YOU AND I ARE THE ENEMY, OUR DOORSTEPS ARE THE BATTLEFIELD!

NATION IN DISTRESS

AMERICA THE BATTLEFIELD!

A lot of things have been happening lately. A lot of false flags have a lot of Americans discouraged, angry, upset, and completely fed up with the administration, and ready to go to a civil war. We must also remember that these things have to happen, they must pass.
As fast as they can they are doing scandal after scandal, and truthfully saying almost everything lately has been put in place to further the attack on American gun owners, Christians, Patriots. What will happen is war, we all know it and so do they. The difference between us knowing and the police knowing, is the fact that we will know who caused it! We see the crap they pull, however the police only see another dead body, a pal, a budy, and then they look at every American as an enemy instead of a friend, instead of looking to serve and protect, instead of remembering why they took the job to begin with and that is to help others! When they look at us like the enemy, that’s where the problem lies, because this will become a war! Speaking on behalf of a lot of people, I don’t think the people want a war, I don’t think the cops do either. The American people are being pushed to the brink. The populace of America would wipe the police and all the administrations forces off the map. Simply because both sides are fed up, and tired.

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CTV: Putin steps back from the brink of war, but reserves right to use force

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Daniele Hamamdjian reports from Ukraine, where armed conflict remains a real possibility.

What’s next for Russian troops occupying Ukraine’s Crimea region? Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, weighs in.

Christopher Chivvis, political scientist for Rand Corporation, looks at the major goal of talks between world leaders on the Ukraine crisis.

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Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:10AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, March 4, 2014 8:15PM EST

MOSCOW  — Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people” but reserves the right to use force.

As the Russian president held court in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev’s fledgling government and urged Putin to stand down.

“It is not appropriate to invade a country, and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve,” Kerry said. “That is not 21st-century, G-8, major nation behavior.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to journalists’ questions on the current situation in Ukraine at the Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolsky / Presidential Press Service)

Ukrainian naval ships Slavutich, right, and Ternopil, left, in dock in Sevastopol, Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The blankets and mattresses are placed over the side of the ship to hinder any attempted assault. (AP / Ivan Sekretarev)

A child plays near a Russian soldier, right, while Ukrainian soldiers look on from behind gates as the Russian soldier guards the gate of an Ukrainian infantry base in Perevalne, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP / Darko Vojinovic)

A Ukrainian airman puts the national flag over the gate as they guard what’s left under their control at the Belbek air base, outside Sevastopol, Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Russian troops, who had taken control over Belbek airbase, fired warning shots in the air as around 300 Ukrainian officers marched towards them to demand their jobs back. (AP / Ivan Sekretarev)

Col. Yuri Mamchur, commander of the Ukrainian garrison at the Belbek air base, leads his men to the base, outside Sevastopol, Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP / Ivan Sekretarev)

A woman cries during the funeral of Volodymyr Topiy, 59, who was found burned in the house of trade unions in Kyiv’s Independence Square during recent clashes with police, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP / Emilio Morenatti)

Although nerves remained on edge in the Crimean Peninsula, with Russian troops firing warning shots to ward off Ukrainian soldiers, global markets jumped higher on tentative signals that the Kremlin was not seeking to escalate the conflict. Kerry brought moral support and a $1 billion aid package to a Ukraine fighting to fend off bankruptcy.

Lounging in an arm-chair before Russian tricolor flags, Putin made his first public comments since the Ukrainian president fled a week and a half ago. It was a signature Putin performance, filled with earthy language, macho swagger and sarcastic jibes, accusing the West of promoting an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine. At one point he compared the U.S. role to an experiment with “lab rats.”

But the overall message appeared to be one of de-escalation. “It seems to me (Ukraine) is gradually stabilizing,” Putin said. “We have no enemies in Ukraine. Ukraine is a friendly state.”

Still, he tempered those comments by warning that Russia was willing to use “all means at our disposal” to protect ethnic Russians in the country.

Significantly, Russia agreed to a NATO request to hold a special meeting to discuss Ukraine on Wednesday in Brussels, opening up a possible diplomatic channel in a conflict that still holds monumental hazards and uncertainties. At the same time, the U.S. and 14 other nations formed a military observer mission to monitor the tense Crimea region, and the team was headed there in 24 hours.

While the threat of military confrontation retreated somewhat, both sides ramped up economic feuding. Russia hit its nearly broke neighbor with a termination of discounts on natural gas, while the U.S. announced a $1 billion aid package in energy subsidies to Ukraine.

“We are going to do our best. We are going to try very hard,” Kerry said upon arriving in Kiev. “We hope Russia will respect the election that you are going to have.”

Kerry also made a pointed distinction between the Ukrainian government and Putin’s.

“The contrast really could not be clearer: determined Ukrainians demonstrating strength through unity, and the Russian government out of excuses, hiding its hand behind falsehoods, intimidation and provocations. In the hearts of Ukrainians and the eyes of the world, there is nothing strong about what Russia is doing.”

The penalties proposed against Russia, he added, are “not something we are seeking to do. It is something Russia is pushing us to do.”

World markets, which slumped the previous day, clawed back a large chunk of their losses on signs that Russia was backpedaling. Gold, the Japanese yen and U.S. treasuries – all seen as safe havens – returned some of their gains. Russia’s RTS index, which fell 12 percent on Monday, rose 6.2 percent Tuesday. In the U.S., the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 1.4 percent.

“Confidence in equity markets has been restored as the standoff between Ukraine and Russia is no longer on red alert,” said David Madden, market analyst at IG.

Russia took over the strategic Crimean Peninsula on Saturday, placing its troops around its ferry, military bases and border posts. Two Ukrainian warships remained anchored in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, blocked from leaving by Russian ships.

“Those unknown people without insignia who have seized administrative buildings and airports … what we are seeing is a kind of velvet invasion,” said Russian military analyst Alexander Golts.

The territory’s enduring volatility was put in stark relief Tuesday morning: Russian troops, who had taken control of the Belbek air base, fired warning shots into the air as some 300 Ukrainian soldiers, who previously manned the airfield, demanded their jobs back.

As the Ukrainians marched unarmed toward the base, about a dozen Russian soldiers told them not to approach, then fired several shots into the air and said they would shoot the Ukrainians if they continued toward them.

The Ukrainian troops vowed to hold whatever ground they had left on the Belbek base.

“We are worried, but we will not give up our base,” said Capt. Nikolai Syomko, an air force radio electrician holding an AK-47.

Amid the tensions, the Russian military test-fired a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile. Fired from a launch pad in southern Russia, it hit a designated target on a range leased by Russia from Kazakhstan.

The new Ukrainian leadership in Kiev, which Putin does not recognize, has accused Moscow of a military invasion in Crimea, which the Russian leader denied.

Ukraine’s prime minister expressed hope that a negotiated solution could be found. Arseniy Yatsenyuk told a news conference that both governments were gradually beginning to talk again.

“We hope that Russia will understand its responsibility in destabilizing the security situation in Europe, that Russia will realize that Ukraine is an independent state and that Russian troops will leave the territory of Ukraine,” he said.

In his hour-long meeting with reporters, Putin said Russia had no intention of annexing Crimea, while insisting its residents have the right to determine the region’s status in a referendum later this month. Tensions “have been settled,” he declared.

He said massive military maneuvers Russia has conducted involving 150,000 troops near Ukraine’s border were previously planned and unrelated to the current situation in Ukraine. Russia announced that Putin had ordered the troops back to their bases.

Putin hammered away at his message that the West was to blame for Ukraine’s turmoil, saying its actions were driving Ukraine into anarchy. He warned that any sanctions the United States and European Union place on Russia will backfire.

American threats of punitive measures are “failure to enforce its will and its vision of the right and wrong side of history,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said – a swipe at President Barack Obama’s statement a day earlier that Russia was “on the wrong side of history.”

In Washington, Obama shot back. Moves to punish Putin put the U.S. on “the side of history that, I think, more and more people around the world deeply believe in, the principle that a sovereign people, an independent people, are able to make their own decisions about their own lives.”

“And, you know, Mr. Putin can throw a lot of words out there, but the facts on the ground indicate that right now he is not abiding by that principle,” Obama said.

The EU was to hold an emergency summit Thursday on whether to impose sanctions.

Moscow has insisted that the Russian military deployment in Crimea has remained within the limits set by a bilateral agreement concerning Russia’s Black Sea Fleet military base there. At the United Nations, Russia’s ambassador to the U.N., Vitaly Churkin, said Russia was entitled to deploy up to 25,000 troops in Crimea under that agreement.

Putin also asserted that Ukraine’s 22,000-strong force in Crimea had dissolved and its arsenals had fallen under the control of the local government. He didn’t explain if that meant the Ukrainian soldiers had just left their posts or if they had switched allegiance from Kiev to the local pro-Russian government.

Putin accused the West of using fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision in November to ditch a pact with the EU in favor of closer ties with Russia to fan the protests that drove him from power and plunged Ukraine into turmoil.

“I have told them a thousand times `Why are you splitting the country?’” he said.

While he said he still considers Yanukovych to be Ukraine’s legitimate president, he acknowledged that the fallen leader has no political future – and said Russia gave him shelter only to save his life. Ukraine’s new government wants to put Yanukovych on trial for the deaths of over 80 people during protests last month in Kiev.

Putin had withering words for Yanukovych, with whom he has never been close.

Asked if he harbors any sympathy for the fugitive president, Putin replied that he has “quite opposite feelings.”