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Battlefields Across the Country and Here at Home

The federal government blew $60million dollars on equipment they didn’t need.  Fort Pierce “got pushed through” quickly because of the violence here.  The militarization of the police force in Fort Pierce and other towns across the country is turning communities into battlefields Through a 1033 program, the US military is selling cheaply or giving away […]

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Battlefield: Fort Pierce Stories Compared

Battlefield: Fort Pierce Stories Compared This is a sad, sad story of life in Fort Pierce told through two different, but similar stories. The first story. On Tuesday, two men went to a house in Fort Pierce and banged on the door and shot a man dead.  The man opened the garage door and closed […]

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Battlefield Ft. Pierce: A Handgun Escalates Military to DEFCON 3

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Pierce Police Department responded to a complaint of loud noise at the 1600 block of Avenue Q in Fort Pierce, at a home across from FK Sweet Elementary School on January 14, 2014. Reports state that two deputies showed up at the home shortly after 3:00pm.  […]

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Battlefield Ft. Pierce: The Militarization of U.S. Domestic Policing

Welcome to the next installment of Battlefield Fort Pierce. It’s been reported here that the City of Fort Pierce Police Department had acquired an armored military vehicle (MRAP) in a city of 41,000 residents for their SWAT team. However, with a recent day of heavy rain, 10.6 inches in Ft. Pierce, that temporarily flooded some […]

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Battlefield Fort Pierce: Armored Vehicles Are Needed for Rain

Recently, a local government and their public relations team at Scripps Treasure Coast Newspaper have been promoting the acquisition of weapons of war by local law enforcement. We’ll look at the two most recent public statements of a local police officer and a Scripps journalist. Keith Holmes, a Fort Pierce Police Officer, that was reported […]

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Fort Pierce Seeks to Turn City Into a Battlefield

  The Fort Pierce Police Department is the latest domestic law enforcement agency to bring weapons of war back on the home front, purchasing an armored vehicle. TCPalm is reporting that Officer Keith Holmes got the vehicle through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).   The NDAA is the same legislation that allows the federal government […]

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