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Whatever Happened to Peace Officers?

Battlefield: Whatever Happened to Peace Officers?

From (listen to speech here) Editor’s Note: The following is a selection from a speech by Mises Institute President Jeff Deist at the Southwest Regional Mises Circle in Houston, “The Police State: Know It When You See It,” on January 18, 2014. Today when we use the term peace officer, it sounds antiquated and […]

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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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