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A multiracial group of police officers stood with the white officer who arrested a black Harvard scholar and asked President Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick apologize for comments union leaders called insulting.

By Krissah Thompson and Cheryl W. Thompson
Washington Post Staff Writers

Friday, July 24, 2009; 1:09 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 24 -- Police officials and union leaders on Friday entered the heated dispute among President Obama, a white police officer and the prominent African American he arrested, saying Obama and Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick should apologize for insulting the police officer and implying that his actions were racist.

Obama said during a nationally televised news conference on Wednesday that Sgt. James Crowley "acted stupidly" in arresting Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. on charges of disorderly conduct. On Thursday, Patrick (D) -- who, like Obama, is black -- said the arrest was "every black man's nightmare."

The noon news conference by a multi-racial group of police officers added to the imbroglio ignited by the July 16 arrest.

Dennis O'Connor, president of the Cambridge Police Superior Officers Association, said the Cambridge police "deeply resent the implication" that race was a factor in the decision to take Gates into custody. He said "the president used the right adjective but directed it to the wrong party."

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• President Obama must dismantle the nationwide GPS-activated, nationwide extrajudicial targeting and punishment "torture matrix" and remove from power the federal officials who continue to oversee it.

FEMA, Secret Service, FBI, the military and intel agencies are among the federal enablers of volunteer community policing, anti-terrorism and town watch organizations transmogrified by Bush-Cheney into fronts for a nationwide, civilian Gestapo-like army.

This grassroots-based extrajudicial targeting and punishment apparatus uses covertly implanted GPS tracking devices to stalk, harass, vandalize and terrorize unjustly "targeted" Americans and their families.

When "targets" travel, the GPS system alerts vigilantes affiliated with local units of this American Gestapo, triggering a systematic campaign of stalking and harassment that often includes vandalism and surreptitious home entries. The cooperation of local police denies unjustly targeted Americans their Constitutional right of equal protection under the law.

Silent, injury- and illness-inducing microwave and laser radiation "directed energy weapons" are being used to torture, and to degrade the lives of targeted citizens -- what could be described as a quiet, ideologically-motivated genocide.

This weaponization of the electromagnetic spectrum is every bit as socially significant as the invention of gunpowder -- but the mainstream media has yet to report in detail on the ramifications.

Victims charge that members of this civilian Gestapo have infiltrated the health care system, calling into question the quality of the services they receive when they need hospital or emergency care.

And companion array of “programs of personal financial destruction," using the IRS as a political weapon, sabotages the finances of targeted families. Their telecommunications and U.S. mail appear to be subject to warrantless surveillance, interception and tampering, including the alteration of financial accounts and credit card and utility billing statements.

This systematic bypass of the American judicial system makes a mockery of the rule of law -- and political "dissidents," "whistle-blowers" and those considered to be social "deviates" are among its prime targets.

Civil rights advocates: Wake up and smell the police state that has co-opted POTUS and an unaware Congress into becoming enablers of vigilante injustice and domestic torture.

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See "GESTAPO USA" at ("stream" or "stories" list).


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