…by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor, … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow … 1816

[ Editor’s Note: This is a brutal story, brutally told and one that many writers would choose to take a pass on. But Gordon has ‘been there and done that’, as it been a patrol cop, state patrol, prison criminal investigation officer, (who handled 65 homicides), and was the director of a large prison system for a period of time.

He also has received the highest recognition given out to police officers for bravery, for a day when he stripped down to jump into a rain swollen river to go after a guy that had missed both the grab lines. These are hard to hold onto in fast current. (Note: actually true, the medal, of course not the pumped up narrative supporting it)

So Gordon has what we call a VT ‘standing’ inside the blue line, and he takes us inside for a peek at what has those riled up now with access to what goes on not only in a lot of police departments, but also the courts and the DA office. It ain’t prettyJim W Dean ]

– First published … June 09, 2020

One thing is clear, a majority of American people are unwilling to accept the brutal killing of African Americans by police. What is also clear is that a minority, and it is a strong and very well armed, albeit ignorant and brutal minority, that encourage police crimes and from whose numbers police are too often recruited.

The explosion happening now in the US was predicted, since 9/11 the American people have become “terror suspects” within their own country, a nation no one recognizes, a surveillance state, a police state, a nation drowning in corruption and one now ruled by a dictator.

It has become popular nowadays to blame Israelis and Jewish organizations for turning American police forces into militarized thugs. The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) just requested that American Jewish organizations stop supporting Israeli military training for American police, a major source of income for Israel.

This has been a factor, with police trained to treat citizens as terrorists leading to military type assaults on peaceful protests in dozens of American cities. Worse still, of course, Trump tried to unleash the combat power America used to crush Iraq on the American people and only stopped when confronted by a possible military coup.

As easy a target as Trump may be or blaming Israel, America’s problem with police brutality is not only an old one but one tied to wider problems of broad corruption within America’s social and economic way of life dating back to the earliest days of the republic.

Today

We are watching Americans across the nation in numbers unimagined standing against police brutality. Every American who isn’t wealthy and powerful, risks prison, possibly though totally innocent.

American courts serve the rich, judges are appointed by the rich, police exist to fill the courts and fill privately owned “for profit” prisons which pours cash into the same people who appoint the judges.

Nation of Crooks?

Nearly half of Americans have some kind of criminal record, due not so much to actually being a criminal but rather to the excess of laws in America.

Thousands of laws are enacted each year, endless thousands, everything is criminalized, for the poor at least.

America is coming apart. It isn’t Trump though his presidency with 110,000 dead from the mishandling of a pandemic and another 100,000 dying, is shattered as is the nation that allowed him to seize power.

The police are now, officially, the enemy, but Americans are finally figuring a few things out. Cities like Flint, Michigan and others have police forces who are joining demonstrators. Others, they are something different, and it is the failing, not of the police officers themselves, but of the inherent corruption of America’s system of government.

Police corruption and brutality has turned America into a sewer for those who live on limited resources, who live on the fringe of America’s laws, for those who can’t insulate themselves from being targeted.

Color and race, ethnicity, are huge factors in America. “DWB,” is called “Driving While Black,” and any person of color who has been in an automobile in America knows what this means, you don’t travel while “black” without being stopped by police and being berated or even assaulted and arrested.

Too often “DWB” ends in a police killing.

“White Blindness” may be Ending

It is impossible for someone not of color to understand. I look to my own limited experiences as I try to explain to others what I am only barely grasping for myself. My own first brush with discrimination was during the 1960s when I served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War (and in Vietnam).

If in uniform, here in the US, it was common to be heckled by people driving past who would often throw things from their cars. There was a stinging feeling there, one I had never known but suddenly realized those around me of color had suffered all their lives. I had never known; I still didn’t know but I had an idea and I didn’t like it one bit.

After the military, while a graduate student, I served as a police officer for over two years, seemingly a lifetime. Since that time, I have worked with police in dozens of nations as an intelligence liaison for counterintelligence/counterterrorism and run a critical incident response team looking into such issues as terror attacks in Kenya, gas attacks in Syria and airline mishaps over Ukraine.

What is always clear is that police are the face of government.

In America, the police have become an untrusted face in too many communities, one feared not only by people of color but by others as well.

In fact, the vast arsenal of military weapons that white Americans largely control are, to a significant extent, intended as protection against militarized police.

That said, let’s move to the US and why we have seen not hundreds of thousands but millions marching, not just against the police and injustice but against the Trump regime and, in particular, Attorney General William Barr.

A Failed Presidency Like No Other

Trump and Barr are notorious for their politics of division, playing Jews against Muslims, black against white.

First of all, police are supposed to protect and serve, investigate crimes and hold themselves as an example. Many do, perhaps most. This is a hard job, emotionally exhausting, and requires exceptional mental stability and interpersonal skills to perform.

Many thousands with these attributes serve as police and do so with distinction. Most, however, do not. Many, very many, are openly corrupt, brutish, ignorant, openly prejudiced and deeply jaded.

Rural America has always been a breeding ground for extremism, for racism and corruption. Rural communities often lined with churches and overt signs of order are home to a subtext of hate and criminality.

This is where America’s out of control police come from, raised on isolation, bigotry and fear.

I will give examples from my 20 years as an investigator for a law firm owned by a close friend. Investigative work, other than by the government, is unaffordable unless, as was the case here, done pro bono (without cost).

If someone is arrested, the evidence against them, if given by police, cannot be challenged. Few judges challenge police and bringing up the record of a corrupt police officer to question their testimony is rare.

One case, still in appeal, happened in Wauseon, Ohio. In one case, a collision on a rural highway left one woman dead, and two injured. Cars collided head-on at high speed. One driver, a young woman, was arrested and charged with murder. Police said she fell asleep, hit a guard rail and her car careened sideways at very high speed, executed a 90-degree spin and struck an oncoming vehicle.

As was later proven, what the police described was not only false, their investigative conjecture required an outright abandonment of all principles of Newtonian physics.

The accused, a young lady of modest means, an unmarried mother, faced 20 years in prison based on police assertions. Police on the scene, who investigated, reported the findings of an investigation that didn’t yet happen to local news who declared her guilty on TV, radio and print media.

Police have always used the media who reports, in almost all cases, what they are told to report, with no questions asked. Police in America are never questioned, not ever, not until only a few days ago.

While the young woman was pinned in her car with several broken bones, massive blood loss and other injuries, she was chastised by first responders and refused medical care, which only arrived after 45 minutes anyway, something falsified in reports.

Then when in an ICU, she was interrogated by police while in a semi-conscious state on IV Fentanyl. It was this testimony police used to back up a later to be proven faked accident investigation. Testimony by medical personnel that the young lady was incoherent and legally unable to even make medical care determinations for herself was blocked by a judge, no rationale or case law was given. It never is.

Then a state investigator from the Ohio Highway Patrol was called in, one with impressive credentials and 20 years’ experience and his investigation confirmed everything told to the press.

However, a real forensic examination revealed something else as did talking to witnesses. There was a third car that fled the scene, that was telling, but more.

Cars have “black box” recorders which log speed, steering and breaking. Both cars had them and when the results were downloaded and run through a European based physics simulator, most advanced in the world, the wild story given by the investigator was shown to be 100% fabricated.

This was done with series of dramatic animations and a wealth of data, just like is used in airline crashes.

It seemed that the woman in the 2nd car, who survived but her passenger was killed, one seen as the victim, had been on a cocktail of hypnotic sedatives including high doses of Ambien, narcotic pain relievers and anti-psychotics, enough to prohibit driving, and legally make her drunk/impaired.

The animations showed her car careening into oncoming traffic, using data from her car’s black box, showing her steering, losing control and simply plowing into the oncoming car without breaking or even letting up on the accelerator.

This was withheld and the evidence, physics analysis, witness testimony, medical records, toxicology and black box driven animations, all disallowed because it contradicted police testimony that would now show that hundreds, perhaps thousands of other accident investigations had been faked.

Appealing this travesty, were the case not pro bono, would cost tens of thousands of dollars and take more than two years, as has been proven out. Parallel to the investigation of the accident, experts investigated Wauseon police and prosecutor and the state expert.

Over the years, thousands of totally faked accident reports had been fabricated and false testimony had been given countless times under oath by “police accident experts.”

What happened in this accident and others also applies to both criminal and civil cases as well, every case that involved the courts, with or without police or prosecutor, was subject to bias, be it economic, racial or other.

Justice simple died quietly and there was no one to speak up.

Suppression of evidence, falsification of evidence was part of every criminal case in this jurisdiction and in almost all others, not just in Ohio but across the US.

When we go past this, let’s look at another issue. Currently, the US Civil Rights Commission is investigating a nationwide scandal involving African American women with children who are arrested.

Few, really almost none, are ever tried but always plead guilty. Why? First of all, their children are taken. They are then “over-charged,” with prosecutors piling charge upon charge even if evidence is scant or even non-existent, as is too often the case.

Those arrested are held in jail, months, even up to a year, for crimes that would have no sentence whatsoever in many cases and are told they can only be released if they plead guilty.

Pleading innocent in an American court can get you a year of pre-trial detention and only a guilty plea can get you released. Might this explain why millions and millions of Americans are now convicted felons?

The answer, as of 2016 was 110,000,000 or 44% of the US population.

Conclusion

What had been bad after 9/11 became worse under Trump as extremist elements felt bolstered by racist rhetoric from the White House. What was broken for decades, even centuries, has come to a head as the corruption and brutality of America’s unequal system have been running rampant with White House backing.

Behind this is a climate of fear, not of crime or poverty but of police and that fear, as we are seeing, is everywhere in America.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of  Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. It is more of a class thing than a race thing and has been since the 60s. To the System and its enforcers, the police, poor whites are just as much niggers as poor blacks. Conversely, blacks, or those of any race with money and the influence it buys, are treated with kid gloves. If your name is Neil Bush or William Kennedy Smith, and you are accused of a crime, you will receive all constitutional due process protections, substantive and procedural, as per original intent of the framers. If you are Joe and Mary Sixpack, of any race, you will be ground up like chopped liver. By the way, last year more poor whites were starched by cops than blacks.

  2. Here’s my Dad with Rosa Parks.

    https://www.nwitimes.com/uploaded-images/rosa-parks-phoenix/image_2efee5db-2678-5750-be34-2112f0fb1aa4.html

    He coached Track at Westwood High, Mesa AZ.

    He had ALL the keys to the school.

    When he died, my brother was cleaning out his office. Again, he had all the keys to the school AND called ahead. The front office knew he was there.

    Didn’t stop him from getting beaten by police as he cleaned out his dead dad’s office.

    #CleaningDeadDadsOfficeWhileBlack.

  3. I could be in prison right now.

    By a more passive aggressive but effective technique a blue gangster used on me; akin to the old guy in Buffalo.

    Blue gangster CASUALLY walked up and shoved me without warning.
    Bypassed my cognizance, went straight to instinct & reflex!

    Besides Taekwondo in Jr High, I’ve only thrown 1 punch in my life, but he made it 2!…
    Like stopping a sneeze halfway, I somehow caught the reflex, WHILE my life in prison flashed before my eyes.

    I was LIVID.
    WHY did he do that!?

    He points to a precise spot on the ground and says “Stand right there”.

    I walked off.

    I’m still ANGRY about it.
    We need MORE “Surveillance State” for police, ie body cams. For their whole shift. That they can’t turn off.

    • Another aspect of instinct & reflex they use:

      Imagine being choked… to death.
      And if you even squirm, much less resist…

      Maybe that’s partly why Pantaleo was LAUGHING into the camera, right after he killed Garner.

      I think Garner squirmed, but Floyd really didnt.

      He knew.

      IMPRESSIVE.

  4. “Rural America has always been a breeding ground for extremism, for racism and corruption.” – GD

    Certainly true of the general area where Kevin Barrett lives (I lived in the vicinity K through 9).

    “Few judges challenge police and bringing up the record of a corrupt police officer to question their testimony is.” – GD

    It appears the end of this sentence got truncated.

    N.b. “Braking”, not “breaking” when slowing a vehicle (two occasions in the article).

  5. Another facet leading up to this moment has been citizen activism that goes largely unnoticed by MSM followers but has a large following. There are streetb warriors who have been educating people, and people are learning the law. A lot of police often take advantage of people simply not knowing their rights.
    One example Big Nick. There are others.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqC9JWHTPq8
    COP CAUGHT DESTROYING PRIVATE PROPERTY GETS TRIGGERED!
    start at 11:30 he lights into another right after for not stopping the first, proper citizen policing.

    • Another example that shows deeper psychology, the presence of authority and how to assume command, by simple voice inflection and asking the questions. This is police training but it works on them, the same way the old statement went, the easiest sale is to a salesman.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r55BFO9ZVaM
      Asking Cops The Same Silly Questions They Ask Us – Arizona Cop Gets Flustered short version
      James Freeman
      Adaptation to problems and how to solve them using the freedoms of the US. This is the experiment. It is working, but it requires people to assume command.

    • Big Nick again, outs the public knowledge of Israeli militarization of police and the stoic response by a sheriff. I actually could give a rats ass about city and state but the Sheriff is where foreign influence is NOT allowed. Our Constitutional Police are elected Sheriffs and they should not be geared up for terrorism by foreign countries. FULL STOP.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKOPZZ3vUEo
      DO YOU WANT AN AUTOGRAPH COP?
      Bad enough that Israel dressed you guys in tactical gear…. 9:38

  6. I think that in parallel to the question of the police, another problem may be added: demolition of monuments, renaming, revision of historical aspects. It smells like madness from Ukraine. Let me remind you that in Ukraine, monuments are being demolished with manic passion and in a fit of madness, streets and avenues are being renamed, and names are being changed. Everything is done to renounce history and memory. This must not happen in the USA. As we can see – the head of the statue of Columbus was beaten off (will Columbus day also be canceled?), monuments were dismantled (for example, General Lee), the film “Gone with the Wind” was removed from the tv channel, etc. This is a historical memory. Whatever it was. We do not enable the France and Germany to wash our legs (total idiocy, like it was in NC. Are those whites so miserable?) for Napoleon and Hitler. And in a mad rush to tolerance and a desire to appease the demands of all to turn the country into a mess, then it is better to pack the bags and go back to Europe, and return the Negroes to Africa. All are historical guests there, except the native Indians.

    • Well, you are wrong on this one. Columbus was a slave trader and a brutal sadistic murderer and rapist. He did not discover anything. So, the history is false and should be removed.
      Historical revision is a bad thing when the history was correct, but a good thing when it was all made up for an immoral purpose, like the bible for instance. Other times, memorials are simply not for forever, and statues of people are seldom a decent way to convey much of anything but vanity.

    • David, before that everything was okay, and now it is not? If they start revision of the history and crash everything, i doubt there will be smth left in the USA. You can’t suit everyone. Just leave history alone. Or it will hit the future painfully.

    • Robert Edmund Lee commanded insurgent fighters who killed and injured more United States soldiers than Hitler – the problem is not that these monuments are coming down, but that such travesties were allowed to be raised in the first place.

      If that so-called tyrant Lincoln had done the right thing 155 years ago and held just a hundred or so treason trials -followed by speedy public hangings- we would not have to be dealing with this ridiculous crap all these years later.

    • Andy, I deal with these issues on a day to day basis, and I put my voice out there as a person who studies the problems of humanity. keeping false history and leaving alone is what tghe guilty say when they know they are caught. Let sleeping dogs lie.
      NO, I do not let sleeping dogs lie, I wake them up and tell them the truth. The discomfort associated with this is of no concern to me. It is none of my care.
      The pain humanity faces when facing the truth, is only because they built their foundation on lies. I did not do this and I will not hold accountability for it. What I will hold accountability for , is fixing it so I don’t pass it on. Fuck that.

    • Hypocrisy in politics leads to lies and mistrust in relations between people. Where current politicians fail, irritated people will be blaming Churchill and Columbus…

  7. Whew, the globalists came within a hairsbreadth of succeeding in their New World’s Order. Setting the USA straight is going to be an enormous undertaking. Thanks for this article.

  8. Gordon, much as I respect your perspective on the ingrained racism and classism that infects many police departments in the USA, I have to point out an alternative view. Camden, N.J., “a city once known as the most dangerous in the United States, long plagued by sky-high murder rates and myriad open-air drug markets” has in recent years dissolved their police department and replaced it with a community-minded force for good. Murders are down by two-thirds since the year before the police reform, and overall violent crime is down by nearly half. Once we give up on Israel-trained “urban warriors” and replace them with actual peacemakers, good things can happen.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/police-reform-ideas-united-states-george-floyd-1.5601990

  9. We are forced to lie, when we are told to plead guilty to an offense we did not commit. My last court appearance, a speeding ticket, was pled to a parking ticket, I never parked in that town.
    The Village, retains all monies for parking violations while speeding involves county and state etc. The charge, 150$. I gave the 150 to the clerk, who told me everyone is a criminal, and took my receipt for 100$. Perry NY. Everytown USA. Meanwhile, the state comptroller who is in charge of investigating these things, was in Central America with a contingency of Catholic Clergy, helping to decide how much to give from Peters Pence, to thwart the evangelicals “stealing” their resettlement and adoption contracts. The judges and the priests wear the same robes. They are the same who order genocide. Enough is enough.

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