Arizona Police said to be preparing for civil unrest in the U.S.

December 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Legal News 

With the way we this financial crisis has been mismanaged and the American public has been mis-lead into supporting actions that would not give them the help that they needed, they should be upset with their elected leaders.  The problem is with this knowledge before hand, our leaders should start actually doing things that would bring the population back from the frustration.

Here are a couple ideas, free college education, public infrastructure to create jobs, criminal trials for the people that created this credit collapse, let bad companies fail no matter what the effect to teach right lesson and reform of our monetary system starting with getting us away from issuing debt to issue currency.  If our government actually declares martial law because of their own mismanagement, that will be a sad day in American history.  They should be supporting the public in there outrage and not trying to combat it.  We are all in this together.


A new report by the U.S. Army War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks.

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” said the War College report.

The study says economic collapse, terrorism and loss of legal order are among possible domestic shocks that might require military action within the U.S.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned Wednesday of economy-related riots and unrest in various global markets if the financial crisis is not addressed and lower-income households are hurt by credit constraints and rising unemployment.

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., both said U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson brought up a worst-case scenario as he pushed for the Wall Street bailout in September. Paulson, former Goldman Sachs CEO, said that might even require a declaration of martial law, the two noted.

State and local police in Arizona say they have broad plans to deal with social unrest, including trouble resulting from economic distress. The security and police agencies declined to give specifics, but said they would employ existing and generalized emergency responses to civil unrest that arises for any reason.

“The Phoenix Police Department is not expecting any civil unrest at this time, but we always train to prepare for any civil unrest issue. We have a Tactical Response Unit that trains continually and has deployed on many occasions for any potential civil unrest issue,” said Phoenix Police spokesman Andy Hill.

“We have well established plans in place for such civil unrest,” said Scottsdale Police spokesman Mark Clark.

Clark, Hill and other local police officials said the region did plenty of planning and emergency management training for the Super Bowl in February in Glendale.

“We’re prepared,” said Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy Chief Dave Trombi citing his office’s past dealings with immigration marches and major events.

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