Armed task force to patrol streets

"In response to a recent increase in crime, Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall offered residents at a town hall meeting Thursday night at West View Baptist Church what could be considered an extreme solution — armed officers patrolling the streets on foot.

Stovall told the group of almost 40 residents that beginning in 2013, the department would deploy a new street crimes unit to high crime areas on foot to take back the streets.

"[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck," Stovall said. "If you're out walking, we're going to stop you, ask why you're out walking, check for your ID."

Stovall said while some people may be offended by the actions of his department, they should not be.

"We're going to do it to everybody," he said. "Criminals don't like being talked to."

Gaskill backed Stovall's proposed actions during Thursday's town hall.

"They may not be doing anything but walking their dog," he said. "But they're going to have to prove it."

Stovall said the foot patrols would begin on the east side of town and would eventually snake into the Pecan Grove area.

He said the police would follow where crime was taking place in order to snuff it out.

Normally, police would not stop individuals for simply walking on the street, but Stovall said the level of crime in certain areas and concerns from residents gave his officers the right to institute the actions announced at the town hall event.

"This fear is what's given us the reason to do this. Once I have stats and people saying they're scared, we can do this," he said. "It allows us to do what we're fixing to do."

Stovall further elaborated on the stop-and-ID policy Friday morning, claiming the city's crime statistics alone met the threshold of reasonable suspicion required to lawfully accost a citizen.

"To ask you for your ID, I have to have a reason," he said. "Well, I've got statistical reasons that say I've got a lot of crime right now, which gives me probable cause to ask what you're doing out. Then when I add that people are scared...then that gives us even more [reason] to ask why are you here and what are you doing in this area."

...Should an individual not produce identification, Stovall said his officers would not back down. Individuals who do not produce identification when asked could be charged with obstructing a governmental operation, according to Stovall.

"I'm hoping we don't run across [any] of that," Stovall said. "Will there be people who buck us? There may be. But we have a right to be doing what we're doing. We have a zero-tolerance. We are prepared to throw your hind-end in jail, OK? We're not going to take a lot of flack."

Full Article: http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2012/12/15/top_story/do...

Anonymity is key to real freedom and that right is nearly gone. The talk of one town's possible future is a shadow of things to come in many cities and towns across the nation.

Every person willing to hand over their ID to a police officer when no crime had been committed are willing fodder to fuel this insanity which calls people to give up anything to be "safe". We need to be a little braver than livestock....a cage is safe, but since when is Life simply about trying not to die?

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The police form some criminality after retiring from the force due to lack of money they end up to be the worst robbers.

proverbs 29:10 -Blood thirsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright.

there are world cops now.. "Strong Cities Network"..

On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe.

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Strong Cities Network Website
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Psalms 140:1-4 -To the chief singer,psalm of David rescue me O father from men of evil preserve me from men of violence ,who have devised evils in their hearts:They stir up conflicts all day long.They sharpen their tongues like a snake;The poison of cobras is under their lips Selah.Guard me O father from the hands of the wicked,Guard me from a man of violence,who have schemed to strip up my steps.

Amen.

Psalm 69:27-28 - Charge them with crime upon crime;do not let them share in your salvation.may they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous .

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