Welcome to the Future! Militarization & Lear Private Security to help Remove those Pesky First Amendment Rights!
Why, when Protesters are Peaceably Exercising First Amendment Rights, is the Machinery of Counter-Terrorism being Mobilized?
Concerns have been raised over the presence of LEAR Asset Management, and their presence at Rainbow Ridge. This private security firm is staffed by several veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. These combat ready soldiers, are have been trained by the US military and are equipped with tasers, night vision googles, military grade armor and potentially, weapons. This reflects a growing trend toward militarization of policing that is happening across the country. American Citizens who have social and environmental concerns and want to use their First Amendment rights to protest are facing taxpayer- trained military personal. The presence of LEAR is an intimidation tactic and an escalation of already rising tensions.