LAPD Conduct Helicopter Maneuvers with Military

On Wednesday, January 25th the LA affiliate of CBS posted a story about the LAPD doing joint helicopter exercises with military special forces.

The reporters initially seemed a bit surprised to be witnessing the tactics, but promptly resorted to their usual filter: don’t-question-the-government

They rationalized to themselves and their listeners that they were watching “trained professionals.” And that similar police-military exercises were done in Boston and Miami.

Yay! LA public officials can now give themselves another checkmark in the game of security theater.

What would happen if I had the time, money and aptitude to learn how to pilot a helicopter and I engaged in the same behavior? What if a handful of friends joined me? What if we told everyone else they couldn’t fly near us because the area was “restricted.”

So why is it ok for others to do so? Because they wear a badge? Do they have the right to take your money to buy such hardware? Do you even like how such an item will be used?

A sky full of helicopters and more militarized police will not grow our freedoms and security as claimed, it will grow the surveillance and police state as history proves. That’s not the kind of community I want to live in.

Think about it – in some places, the police are flying around in helicopters. Here in quaint Keene, NH, where Ademo and I call home, the police may soon have a Bearcat – an armored vehicle provided by the Department of Homeland Security due to “terrorism” threats. What a joke.

Are you watching the watchmen? Just who are the terrorists?

Unplug from the lamestream media. Don’t buy into the security theater.

Question. Think. Act.


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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.