Obama Praises the Nation’s “Peace Keepers” During National Police Week
In 1962, President Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as a national day to celebrate and remember fallen police officers. The surrounding week would become known as “National Police Week,” which some can easily compare to the Discovery channel’s “shark week.” While government officials see the police as graceful unappreciated public servants, many within the general public view the force as a dangerous and easily provoked pack of predators.
The week of events, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is estimated to draw anywhere from 25,000 to 40,000 law enforcement officers to Washington DC. Events include a candle light vigil and seminars in support of authoritarianism. The events, which are open to all law enforcement, “provide a unique opportunity to meet others that share a common brotherhood,” according to policeweek.org.
Local police stations around the country will be holding their own ceremonies and self congratulatory events through out the week as well.
President Obama has signed a Presidential proclamation honoring the nation’s “peace keepers” and has declared the week of May 13-19 as a week of honor and celebration of the many “fallen heroes.” The proclamation directs citizens “to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” and directs governors and US territories to lower their flags to half staff on May 15.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2012, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 13 through May 19, 2012, as Police Week. I call upon all Americans to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call on Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half staff from their homes and businesses on that day.
While the President and his sheeple praise the nation’s armed forces, over 7,200 peaceful ‘Occupy’ protesters have been arrested in less than one year, with the majority of those arrests being carried out with a high level of violence. The President has remained silent on the issue of police brutality throughout his Presidency, ignoring the calls of the people to at least make a statement to attempt to end the violence. Back in November, Obama was ‘mic-checked’ by a group of Occupy protesters during a speech in New Hampshire. After hearing that thousands of people have been arrested for protesting, the Obama zombies in the audience began to chant his name as a method of silencing the collective voice of reason. Once the chants stopped, the President brushed the experience off his shoulders and continued on to speak about “having coffee with some of their neighbors.”
Many have noticed a major shift in police actions since the start of the Occupy movement back in September. With many media outlets underselling the vast support of the movement aimed at correcting financial inequality around the globe, the police seem to working in tandem with the media to silence dissent. From the mass arrests on a New York City bridge to the war-like scenes in Oakland, it’s clear that this movement poses a real threat to the status quo. It’s for that reason that the federal government has been arming local police stations with millions of dollars worth of crowd control gear and training. The media and government officials will continue to show images of revolutions in other countries while ignoring the revolution brewing right under their noses in a failing attempt to derail the progress of mass awakening that has already begun. The time of two party politics is nearing it’s end, and true freedom is within reaching distance. No matter how hard Obama and his “peace keepers” push back, the people will rise in solidarity and build a new civilization around their falling structures and rules.