Speaking Truth to Empire: 80,000 Swat Team Raids Per Year in USA! WTF?

Constitutional Lawyer John W. Whitehead sounds alarms on worsening police state in USA!

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THE POLICE STATE IS OUT OF CONTROL and GETTING WORSE!

Host Dan Yassen talks with guest John W. Whitehead.  He is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead’s concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

John Whitehead

Whitehead serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson, in addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website (www.rutherford.org), as well being distributed to several hundred newspapers, and hosting a national public service radio campaign. Whitehead’s aggressive, pioneering approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom.

Whitehead has been the subject of numerous newspaper, magazine and television profiles, ranging from Gentleman’s Quarterly to CBS’ 60 Minutes.

Articles by Whitehead have been printed in the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, the Washington Post and USA Today, among others.

Whitehead gained international renown as a result of his role as co-counsel in Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton. Whitehead continues to speak out in defense of a woman’s right to be free from sexual harassment and frequently comments on a variety of legal issues in the national media. He has been interviewed by the following national and international media (partial list):

CrossfireO’Reilly FactorCNN Headline NewsLarry King LiveNightlineDatelineThe Today ShowGood Morning AmericaCBS Evening NewsCBS This MorningThis Week with Sam and CokieRivera LiveBurden of Proof, Late Edition with Wolf BlitzerFOX News SundayHardball, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street JournalUSA TodayNational Public RadioBBC NewsnightBBC Radio, British Sky “Tonight” and “Sunday,” TF1 (French TV) and Greek national television.

The author of numerous books on a variety of legal and social issues, as well as pamphlets and brochures providing legal information to the general public, Whitehead has also written numerous magazine and journal articles.

Whitehead’s most recent books include Battlefield America: The War on the American People and A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. In addition, he wrote and directed the documentary video series Grasping for the Wind, as well as its companion book, which focus on key cultural events of the 20th Century. The series received two Silver World Medals at the New York Film and Video Festival and is now available on DVD.

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Whitehead has filed numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also been co-counsel in several landmark Supreme Court cases as well. His law reviews have been published in Emory Law JournalPepperdine Law ReviewHarvard Journal on LegislationWashington and Lee Law ReviewCumberland Law ReviewTulsa Law Journaland the Temple University Civil Rights Law Review.

John Whitehead

Born in 1946 in Tennessee, John W. Whitehead earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in 1969 and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1974. He served as an officer in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971.


About Rutherford Institute The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization based in Charlottesville, Va., is deeply committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people through its extensive legal and educational programs.

The Institute provides its legal services at no charge to those whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.

Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights, litigating in the courts and educating the public on a wide spectrum of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States and around the world.

The Institute’s mission is twofold:

  1. to provide legal services in the defense of civil liberties and
  2. to educate the public on important issues affecting their constitutional freedoms.

Whether our attorneys are protecting the rights of parents whose children are strip-searched at school, standing up for a teacher fired for speaking about religion or defending the rights of individuals against illegal search and seizure, The Rutherford Institute offers assistance—and hope—to thousands.

The Rutherford Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization, gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.

Broadcaster Bio
Host Dan Yaseen was born in Karachi, Pakistan and immigrated to the United States in 1974. He received MS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He has been an independent life and health insurance broker for over 30 years, specializing in Medicare.

Dan has always been interested in politics and history. He follows global issues and geopolitics. After the tragedy of 911, he decided silence was no longer an option and became an anti-war, anti-Empire activist.

He is a charter member of Peace Fresno, was President 2004-2005; he is currently Vice President – Membership. He is also on the boards of Fresno Center for Nonviolence, and the Community Alliance Newspaper. He is the host of radio show, Speaking Truth to Empire on VT Radio and on on 88.1 KFCF Free Speech Radio for Central California.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. this situation is scary and Militarized Police making like 80,000 raids must be plain madness to witness .

  2. Those two US ‘policemen’ in the top photo are far better defensively equipped (body armour, helmets, body pads) than virtually all the SyAA soldiers that we see actually fighting and dying against armed terrorists in Syria.

    That’s either OTT or someone is anticipating an armed revolution in the US.

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