IOF + APD = excessive force

Edith Garwood (Amnesty International) just wrote a great blog post about the connection between law enforcement training in the USA and Israel. Check it out here. http://blog.amnestyusa.org/middle-east/with-whom-are-many-u-s-police-departments-training-with-a-chronic-human-rights-violator-israel/

لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?

There may be a connection between the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), as I wrote about here.

APD at Occupy protest in 2011 APD at Occupy protest in 2011

The Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) brings them together for joint training programs and exercises.  The LEEP Handbook notes:

There are 700,000 law enforcement officers in the United States. If properly trained and informed, local law enforcement can serve as the “eyes and ears” of the nation to prevent and best respond to terrorist attacks.

The Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) was created
in cooperation with the Israel National Police, the Israel Ministry of Internal Security, and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) to support and strengthen American law enforcement counter terrorism practices.

“Excessive force” is the common denominator.

Yesterday (4/10/14) the U.S. Department of Justice released its findings following a 16 month investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.

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