|The Berlin, CT Police Dept. unveiled a "new style" of police car last year.|
This is a change that has been taking place in Connecticut, for some time now. The newest style of police cars, in every town, or city, I drive through, seems to have the same look; black and white color scheme, the word "POLICE" in big letters, and the name of the city/town in small letters.
|"Woodbury Police Department purchases two new cars." - WoodburyCT.org|
There has been questions as to whether this is a coordinated effort, and if so, for what purpose.
Evidence seems to indicate that the Department of Homeland Security is behind this standardization of police cars.
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, where both the city police, and the Sheriff's office, have returned to traditional black-and-white markings on police squad cars and SUVs, the Police Chief, Ray Rael, said last year, when his department began phasing in the black-and-white color scheme, that the design was chosen because of a federal Department of Homeland Security recommendation to standardize police vehicles around the country.
Also in New Mexico, the Albuquerque Police Department switched to black and white police cars, and, in a news briefing, said they were "making the change in part due to recommendations from Homeland Security that all law enforcement go to black and white cars." From this same briefing, it continues, "The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, the State Police and APS police all have black and white cars."
(Update: 11/09/13: The City of Albuquerque has since taken this story off of its official website, and is seemingly unavailable anywhere else online. When attempting to find this news briefing, a Google search of "Albuquerque Police Homeland Security" only revealed a recent story of Homeland Security raiding, and searching, the home of an Albuquerque Police Officer.)
Recent testimony given by Retired Marine Col. Pete Martino, at a public meeting in the city of Concord, New Hampshire, may be able to help us further understand why Homeland Security would be standardizing our local police. (video below)
Col. Martino came to speak out against the city of Concord, purchasing an armored tank, funded by Homeland Security. (In its grant application to the DHS, the police department stated that they need to protect against the threat from pro-liberty domestic groups, like the Sovereign Citizens, Free Staters and Occupy New Hampshire.)
Col. Martino warns:
Martino also addresses the militarization, and standardization, of police, and police equipment:"What's happening here is we're building a domestic military because it's unlawful and unconstitutional to use American troops on American soil. So what we're doing is building a military."
"My best friend, who is a SWAT officer in Nashua (NH), came to Iraq with me to train the Iraqi police, sent me a picture of him in the media, on the streets of Watertown, MASS, wearing the exact same combat gear we had in Iraq, only was a different color."
The way we do things in the military is called "task organization." You take a command and then you attach units to it in order to accomplish the mission. What's happening is, Homeland Security is pre-staging gear, equipment. What they're trying to do is use standardized vehicles, standardized equipment.
I saw a picture in the Boston Globe during the Boston Marathon bombing, where there was a State police officer…actually there were two officers, they both had identical helmets, flak jackets, weapons, everything I wore in Iraq, only it was all blue. The officer on one side had a big patch that said Massachusetts State Police…the other officer next to him…his patch said Boston Police."
I have heard that there may also be a psychological effect to the police using the color black, but I have yet to further explore that topic.
In related news, the Department of Homeland Security has also begun funding a program, beginning with the state of Massachusetts, that standardizes law enforcement ID cards, issued to every sworn officer in the state.
(Above: A video report on the influence of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the change to black and white patrol cars, in local police departments.)
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