Photo from a training course outline: ‘Counterdrug Task Force Training’
The two-day, 18-hour training course bills itself as “A partnership between the Florida National Guard and St. Petersburg College.”
Printed and published in March, 2005, the document is designed to train officers who have had limited contact with criminal street gangs as defined by “multijurisdictional” authority – federal and state laws from coast to coast, including Florida and California.
The strategy is straightforward. If on trial it is proven that an actor committed violations in furtherance of the ends of a criminal street gang, sentence enhancements of as little as ten years apply to most felonies. Assaultive offenses and other crimes against the person are punishable by much more serious terms.
Ironically, much of the training of this type appeared in the southern tier of states – from Florida to California – in the Spring of 2015, the time frame targeted by the Army’s Special Operations Command program known as JADE HELM 15.
That is an artificial intelligence warfare program; its acronym stands for “joint assistant defense executive homeland elimination of local militants – 2015.” The software-driven program relies upon multiple bits of information, including facial recognition, maps, records, and the like, and takes over in moment to moment decision-making for field commanders.
The thesis statement of the 100-plus page gang investigation outline is that “Gangs are about drugs, guns, money…”
Drugs account for an $80 billion a year industry thriving on the nation’s streets, it says here.
A gang is identified by colors, loyalties, family associations that replace the traditional values with those of an ongoing criminal organization, according to the training program.
How many members constitute a gang? In state after state, law after law, the number is fixed at three, or more.
According to a confidential source, “Nothing in this document mentions bikers, but it is very enlightening. Give it a read.”
Why not? “It’s all about drugs!” the manual says.
But it says something else that is far more subtle – and very chilling.
In an extensive section about “gang ideology,” there is much mention made of “Political control of law enforcement.”
hinder criminal investigations
injunctions hindering investigations
It all becomes very familiar in light of developments involving nearly 200 indictments of people for engaging in organized criminal activity, folks wearing colors who attended a meeting at Twin Peaks Restaurant in Waco on May 17, 2015, a meeting that was called by the Council of Clubs and Independents.
Many of them are not members of a motorcycle club; many are.
Those who are include members of an organization called U.S. Defenders, a coalition of activists with extensive ties to state legislators nationwide. Along with others, they keep motorcycle enthusiasts abreast of political developments regarding traffic laws, insurance regulations, gun ownership, civil law, and criminal prosecutions.
They are granted that right under the terms of Amendment One to the U.S. Constitution, which states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Like the rest of the Constitution, this statement limits the powers of the government, rather than enumerating its powers and privileges.
The meeting never took place. Before its organizers could begin, a disturbance involving gunplay and fist fighting occurred.
There were many items on the agenda, but we the people have for more than 13 months been prohibited from learning them due to 1) an exercise in mass hysteria in which legal authorities have told the same lie repeatedly, that everyone is under a “gag order” prohibiting any such discussion, and 2) terms of bond conditions prohibiting the accused from any such discussion.
That is hardly an across-the-board “gag order” issued by a Court.
But it worked for Adolph Hitler. He said if you tell the same lie long enough and loud enough, they will eventually believe you. He and his Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, wound up dead in a bunker below the streets of Berlin. They allegedly committed suicide before elements of the Soviet Red Army could get to them.
The gag order, which was last week lifted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, involved the principles and only the principles of the case of State v. Clendennen, a member of the Scimitars, a Cossack support club.
The Cossacks and Bandidos are the subject of an ongoing federal investigation called “Operation Rocker Arm” that has targeted those clubs and their support organizations over their alleged “war” involving the right to identify as a motorcycle club from Texas, as evinced by a rocker arm on their “colors.”
One may read the Army’s gang investigations manual by clicking here:
It also doesn’t say a word about country club fund-raisers, church bulletin advisories, precinct, county, state and national political conventions – or the odd demonstration outside a reproductive clinic.
Just doesn’t say a word about all that.