Urban Shield Training Exercise to Spark Protest in East Bay
A training exercise for the controversial Urban Shield program is expected to be met with opposition in the East Bay. Kris Sanchez reports.
Sept. 8, 2017
brb - system trouble
*The people behind Urban Shield, however, say their goal is to test the training and coordination among regional first-responders.
This year, the focus is on mass care and shelter. In 2016, an earthquake simulation tested how law enforcement agencies distribute necessary goods. In 2015, coordinated terrorist attacks examined their evacuation preparedness and in 2013, a passenger train crash simulation analyzed their response to mass fatalities.
😒》》》》 imo this "urban shield training" seems like a proto type maneuver for morphing the term "para-military police into a neo equipment & militarized policing systems for the future. (thx to drumpf)
Berkeley city leaders in June voted in favor of extending the Police Department’s participation in Urban Shield — and their decision was an unwelcome one.
Just last week, President Donald Trump made it easier for local law enforcement agencies to get their hands on surplus military equipment, adding fuel to the ongoing debate in the Bay Area.
*check out the link to view video.👀
[Edited 9/8/17 16:46pm]
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