Fault Lines investigates how the flow of federal dollars and combat equipment is transforming US police departments into military-like forces.
US police forces are increasingly using military-style tactics to carry out even the most routine daily operations. The number of SWAT teams and SWAT-style raids across the county has skyrocketed in the last few decades. SWAT raids occur at an estimated 50,000 raids per year and the majority that take place involve low-level crimes.
It is a trend that is being propped up by billions of federal dollars in Homeland Security grants and access to free military equipment through the Department of Defense for civilian law enforcement agencies.
Fault Lines travels to California and Tennessee to look at the effects of the increasing militarization of local law enforcement.
See Battlefield America: The War On The American People by John W. Whitehead for more information on this subject.
On Tuesday May 9th, 2017, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey – leading to a wide range of public reactions.
President Donald Trump: “I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.”
“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.”
Colion Noir says America’s leaders aren’t even looking for an actual solution to our nation’s inner-city violence problem. All of those homicides happen in very specific places with the same conditions—extreme poverty, no jobs, horrible schools, broken homes, gangs and a lot of drugs—yet all our politicians can talk about is gun control. Colion asks why—when 97 percent of the gun deaths in Chicago are committed with handguns—why an “assault weapons” ban is even part of the discussion, much less the focal point of a proposed solution. He blasts their apathy at proposing the political placebo of gun control.
Today’s gun control advocates tend to paint themselves as concerned with the plight of minorities in America. What they don’t want you to know is that their movement originated as an initiative to deprive African-Americans of the means to defend themselves. In this episode of The DL, Dana Loesch is joined by NRA personalities and gun-rights advocates to delve into the deeply racist history of gun control and to explain how it continues to disproportionately affect minority communities.
Compulsory union violence created by the 1935 Wagner Act, the NLRA, made the “closed shop” a national law and gave union bosses mandatory powers only equaled by government powers to tax.
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. Cox reflects on the critical November election when freedom truly hung in the balance, and salutes the gun owners who stormed the polls in an act of sheer defiance of the elites. He encourages the crowd to vow to make November more than a temporary moment and instead a permanent political red line for every would-be holder of power.
NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. The NRA leader declares that there’s a war against truth in America and that it’s up to everyone listening to speak up against the three most dangerous voices in America: academic elites, political elites and the media elites. They are America’s greatest domestic threats, he warns. LaPierre concludes by reminding the audience that when confronted with these voices, NRA has consistently beaten them back—and they are up for the challenge.
President Donald Trump addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sen. Ted Cruz addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. Sen. Cruz celebrates the NRA’s role in defending freedom and analyzes the critical fight over the Second Amendment being held in the Supreme Court.
Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. LtCol. West welcomes the NRA to his hometown of Atlanta, hailing the organization’s civil-rights record and celebrating the role of firearms in securing American freedom.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. He describes the watershed victory that President Trump’s election represents, while cautioning Second Amendment supporters to remain committed to defending freedom against implacable enemies.
Panorama journalist John Sweeney goes undercover in North Korea.
A documentary, by British television producer Martin Durkin, which argues against the virtually unchallenged consensus that global warming is man-made. A statement from the makers of this film asserts that the scientific theory of anthropogenic global warming could very well be “the biggest scam of modern times.”
It’s got more oil than any country on the planet but its people eat garbage and gangsters rule. Defying a media ban, Eric Campbell goes undercover in the onetime socialist idyll of Venezuela.
Were the Crusades an unprovoked act of aggression on behalf of bloodthirsty Christians? Did the First Crusade mark the beginning of close to a millennium of hostility between Christianity and Islam, or did the conflict begin centuries earlier?
Stefan Molyneux takes a closer look at the historical background of the Crusades and presents shocking information that is often hidden from the general population. What is the truth about the origins of the Crusades?