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Why I Resigned from the Police Department

Posted on Jan 06, 2012 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden –

I wrote this blog entry on my MySpace page in 2009 after I resigned from the police department.  I kept it mostly private or “Friends Only.”  I figure now would be a good time as any to share it again with my readers here at TruthisTreason.  I’ve received several emails recently asking about my police service, especially after being interviewed about police corruption on Adam vs The Man.  Furthermore, I was interviewed last year on a joint PBS Frontline, ProPublica, and Times Picayune documentary entitled, “Law & Disorder.”


Friday, January 16, 2009

Why I resigned from the Police Dept.
Category: Blogging

I know many of you are wondering why I resigned from the New Orleans Police Dept. so abruptly.  Some have asked me if I was under criminal investigation, or similar.  Some have asked me if I’ve lost my mind; if I was ‘okay’ or needed some help.

The answer is a resounding NO.

I resigned, in part, due to my frustrations with a system built around obvious and inherent problems.  I finally said ‘enough is enough’ when I woke up one day and could truly see this department for what it really was and how most police officers turn a blind eye to the injustices occurring at their very own hands. ...

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Police State 2012: No Need to Wait, It’s Already Here

Posted on Jan 06, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: James Corbett

A TV station in Boston airs a story about a library that sent a police sergeant to collect overdue library books from a 5-year-old girl.

The Associated Press reports on a 70 year old woman in Utah who was wrestled to the ground and arrested for failing to maintain her lawn in accordance with city standards.

The Auto-Tech blog of MSNBC runs a public interest story about the latest must-have gadget for local police stations around the country: 10-person, 16,000 pound armor plated tanks that are paid for by the federal government.

One of the greatest problems in talking about the police state is that all such discussion of the subject is hampered by the lack of a clear-cut definition.

Hayden’s Note:

This article is a great collection of major events that have set us on the path of a total police state.

Given the public’s own ignorance of the true nature and function of a police state, story after story after story of intolerable levels of official oppression, secret illegal surveillance, and increasingly sophisticated technology for tracking, apprehending, incapacitating and even killing dissenters can be dismissed because these stories are reported one at a time, in a contextless and therefore meaningless way that invites the interpretation that these stories are only warnings of what is to come instead of sign posts of a reality that is already here....

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Cognitive Dissonance – the Story of Why I Resigned from the Police Dept.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues

Kevin Hayden –

I urge you to watch this short video regarding cognitive dissonance.  I was a victim of this and overcame it by having my eyes opened to the truth.  I spent 5 years as a police officer working narcotics and street crimes.  I was the pro-Bush, pro-War, official 9/11 believing, clean cut police officer.  I led my district in felony and drug arrests.  I was a model “law enforcement officer” instead of a quality peace officer.

And after waking up and realizing the insane things I was doing, I tried to change the system from within.  I thought that by remaining a cog in the great machine, I could somehow steer it and change directions.  I finally came to the realization that it is far too powerful and my role far too minuscule.

I immediately resigned and embarked upon the path that ultimately led me to create

I now find myself scattered across the spectrum of beliefs, speaking out against the war on drugs, encouraging others to become active in their local politics, talking about food freedom, radical self-reliance, liberty and personal sovereignty, and far too many other topics to even mention.  ...

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A Letter to the Southern Poverty Law Center, from a Montana “Extremist”

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Alt-Market

I’ll be the first to admit, people who refuse to compromise their principles under any circumstances can be utterly terrifying. Defiance, in its purest form, requires fearlessness; a brand of fearlessness we have little experience of today. For many in our society, fearlessness in the face of immeasurable opposition is unthinkable, and (unjustly) considered a sign of “madness”, or of “extremism”. To go against the tides of a culture, a collective, and point out its crimes and inconsistencies, is so counter to what they have been conditioned to expect, any sign of dissent triggers in them feelings of confusion and fury.

Hayden’s Note:

I can attest to this very topic.  During my last few years as a police officer, I began to “go against the grain” and became rather anti-authoritarian.  I started railing against the system and pointing out the inconsistencies, the flaws, and the irrational, illegal behavior.  And for all of my trouble, I was met with violent hostility from my fellow officers, cast out from the “inner circle,” and viewed as one of “them…” and no longer a part of the, “Us…”  When power-hungry cogs in a machine are shown how little they mean to the overall mecha, they begin to break down. ...

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Two New Fed GPS Trackers Found on SUV – Hayden’s Note on Privacy and Legality

Posted on Nov 09, 2011 in Police, Military, & War, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Wired

As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear oral arguments in a case Tuesday that could determine if authorities can track U.S. citizens with GPS vehicle trackers without a warrant, a young man in California has come forward to Wired to reveal that he found not one but two different devices on his vehicle recently.

Hayden’s Note:

I’ve got a bit of experience in using GPS on vehicles, both as a (former) public law enforcement officer and within the private sector, where I currently am.  In public law enforcement, I find it absolutely horrifying that there are such loose requirements and parameters surrounding GPS tracking.  Arguments are made that since your vehicle is on a public roadway, and because you have a decreased expectation of privacy while on these roadways, that GPS tracking is perfectly legitimate and Constitutional.  Many will argue that the very same results could be had by simply tailing your car, or following you, therefore using a technological version of this is acceptable.  I vehemently disagree with that assessment. ...

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New Mexico Law and Local Sheriff Trump the Feds in Agenda 21 Land Grab

Posted on Nov 08, 2011 in Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Cassandra Anderson

New Mexico just proved that State law trumps unconstitutional federal regulations and that the power of the sheriff is superior over federal agencies.  This is the power of the Tenth Amendment!

Ten years ago, when Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson was Governor of New Mexico, he signed into law a bill authorizing New Mexico to cut trees and thin overgrown forests that can prevent uncontrollable wildfires.  This law applies to federal lands when federal agencies neglect or mismanage forests and put lives at risk.

The US Forest Service, under the USDA, allowed the Lincoln National Forest in Otero County to become dense and  overgrown and it was a life-threatening hazard.  The agency refused to remediate the problem.

Federal agencies are party to a sinister plot for total control and depopulation through the United Nations, called Agenda 21 Sustainable Development.  Many federal employees who enforce bad environmental policies may not realize they are really enforcing UN Agenda 21.  Part of this plot is the Wildlands Project designed to remove humans from rural lands and allowing forests to grow out of control, even when forest fires threaten human life....

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Flex Your Rights: Top 3 Things to Do in Every Police Encounter

Posted on Nov 07, 2011 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden –

Source: RawStory – (Hayden’s Note at end)

Dealing with police in the U.S. can be a touchy situation, no matter who you are, where you’re going, or what you’re up to. That’s why three law enforcement experts attending the 2011 Drug Policy Alliance conference in Los Angeles decided to stage a panel discussion about what people can do to prevent police encounters from becoming seriously detrimental to one’s life.

While the conversation was wide-ranging and covered a lengthy variety of topics, there were several main points they all made that can help every single person to deal with police in a manner that limits the potential for arrest or violence.

3. Be cool and be aware
When confronting an officer during a traffic stop, exhibiting anger or frustration at the onset of the encounter can change the outcome dramatically. Remain calm, keep your hands on the wheel and do not reach for your license or insurance papers until directed to. Most importantly, be respectful and do not challenge the officer’s authority directly – that’s what the courtroom is for. ...

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An Open Letter to the Citizens of Oakland, from the Oakland Police Officers’ Association

Posted on Nov 02, 2011 in Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Oakland Police Officers’ Association

We represent the 645 police officers who work hard every day to protect the citizens of Oakland. We, too, are the 99% fighting for better working conditions, fair treatment, and the ability to provide a living for our children and families. We are severely understaffed with many City beats remaining unprotected by police during the day and evening hours.

As your police officers, we are confused.

On Tuesday, October 25th, we were ordered by Mayor Quan to clear out the encampments at Frank Ogawa Plaza and to keep protesters out of the Plaza. We performed the job that the Mayor’s Administration asked us to do, being fully aware that past protests in Oakland have resulted in rioting, violence and destruction of property.

Then, on Wednesday, October 26th, the Mayor allowed protesters back in – to camp out at the very place they were evacuated from the day before.

To add to the confusion, the Administration issued a memo on Friday, October 28th to all City workers in support of the “Stop Work” strike scheduled for Wednesday, giving all employees, except for police officers, permission to take the day off....

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Private Companies Put Police Officers on Payroll, Taxpayer Liable for Lawsuits Under Color of Law

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 in Federal Reserve & Bankers, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden –

Source: CounterPunch via Cryptogon

If you’re a Wall Street behemoth, there are endless opportunities to privatize profits and socialize losses beyond collecting trillions of dollars in bailouts from taxpayers. One of the ingenious methods that has remained below the public’s radar was started by the Rudy Giuliani administration in New York City in 1998. It’s called the Paid Detail Unit and it allows the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street corporations, including those repeatedly charged with crimes, to order up a flank of New York’s finest with the ease of dialing the deli for a pastrami on rye.

Hayden’s Note:

Having worked for the New Orleans Police Dept. for 5 years, I had the opportunity to work numerous paid details.  I also saw the insanely corrupt side to “details.”  Many officers would technically be on the clock as a police officer, while also being paid $25-35 per hour for a private detail.  This involved many mid-level officers, all the way to the upper echelon.  Some officers would be on several different paid details at once while on the clock.  ...

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‘Food, Not Bombs’ Group Harassed by Law Enforcement for Giving Away Free Apples

Posted on Oct 07, 2011 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Adam Kokesh

I posted this on the Facebook page, but figured I’d make an actual article out of it since it was so well received.

In this video, Adam Kokesh (Formally the host of RT’s Adam vs. The Man) interviews the leader of Food, Not Bombs regarding the Parks Service harassing him for giving away free apples to nearby protesters.  They informed him this was against the law.  However, if he were giving away oranges or bananas, it would be fine.  An interesting bit towards the end is when the leader reveals that his grandfather had actually been a senior Parks Service member and had been responsible for securing the tract of land that was later turned into that particular National Park....

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NYPD Now Has Anti-Aircraft Capability

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden –

Source: New York Daily News via

Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the NYPD now has the capability to take down a plane if necessary.

In a “60 Minutes” interview that airs on CBS Sunday night, Kelly said the department’s counterterrorism unit is prepared to thwart an oncoming plane if it’s deemed a threat.

Hayden’s Note:

What was that about militarizing our police forces?  I thought the change over to BDU uniforms was one thing; utilitarian, if nothing else.  But this is just insane.  Anti-aircraft capability? 

Related: New York Police Department Runs Intelligence Operations Outside Its Jurisdiction with Help and Personnel from CIA

“Well, it’s something that’s on our radar screen,” Kelly told Scott Pelley of the news show. “I mean in an extreme situation, you would have some means to take down a plane.”

He did not elaborate on what methods the NYPD would use but a police source said, “NYPD Aviation has weapons that caould be deployed with that capability.”

Kelly discussed the precautions made before the General Assembly meeting at the United Nations this week, just days after a threat was made to attack the city on the 10th anniversary of 9/11....

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500 Union Workers Damage Railroad, Hold Security Guards Hostage – State Police Respond

Posted on Sep 08, 2011 in Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: AP

Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards hostage, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.

No one was hurt, and nobody has been arrested.

Hayden’s Note:

EVERYone that participated in the destruction of private property, trespassing, lost production and transport time and certainly those who threatened responding police should be arrested.  Period.  Protesting against government is one thing.  Resorting to violence when your employer tells you to hit the road and hires someone cheaper?… That’s a civil issue.  Holding security guards hostage, death threats and assaults with baseball bats are criminal acts reserved for low-life thugs and gangs.

Most of the protesters returned to their union hall after cutting brake lines and spilling grain from cars at the EGT terminal, Duscha said.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes it has the right to work at the facility, but the company has hired a contractor that’s staffing a workforce of other union laborers....

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US Marshal’s Tactical Operations Plan for the Assault of Ed and Elaine Brown’s Home

Posted on Sep 03, 2011 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Featured Articles

Kevin Hayden –

This is the United States Marshal Service’s Operations order that shows the extent that the Federal Government was planning for a violent assault on the home of Ed and Elaine Brown in Plainfield, NH in May of 2007.  It details the initial plan used by the Special Operations Group and part of the intelligence they had prior to launching the operation and SWAT teams that would be used to swiftly and violently take down Ed and Elaine Brown.

Fortunately for Ed and Elaine, Daniel Riley stumbled upon the clandestine teams in the woods on the property early in the morning of June 7th while walking the dog and foiled their plan.  He was beaten, tasered and detained for nearly 8 hours for his misfortune and mistake of wrecking the operation.

The Feds went back to the drawing board after the Browns were alerted of the hidden teams and instead, utilized undercover agents posing as supporters in order to gain access to the house, gain intelligence and finally disarm and arrest Ed Brown.  Many supporters who were at the house or had visited to offer help were arrested.  ...

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Patriot Paranoia, Part II: Hayden Takes on the SPLC’s Top Ten Conspiracy Theories – Martial Law and FEMA Camps

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Featured Articles

Kevin Hayden –

Part II – Martial Law & FEMA Camp Conspiracy Theories

Patriot Paranoia: Hayden Takes on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Top Ten Conspiracy Theories

In this multi-part series, I’ll be offering responses to each of the SPLC’s Top Ten Conspiracy Theories.    Part 1 – Chemtrails, can be found here.  You can see my other articles covering the SPLC “paranoia” herehere and here as well.

Southern Poverty Law Center‘s Conspiracy Theory #2 – Martial Law

Quoted from their website –
If Patriot groups fear anything more than the water vapor in the sky, it is the imminent imposition of martial law. A longstanding and central plank of the Patriot catechism is the belief that one day — very soon! — federal forces, in league with the states, will suspend constitutional government and institute a police state.

During the first few years after the 9/11 attacks, this fear was also discussed on the left. But what was a temporary concern there has long been an absolute certainty on the far right. Today, hundreds of Patriot groups around the country are actively preparing for the declaration of martial law, some of them by mapping wilderness areas, learning how to set booby traps, studying and practicing guerrilla warfare tactics, and setting up short-wave radio communications systems....

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British Govt Discusses Riots and Communication Disruption with Twitter, Facebook

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 in Social Networking

Kevin Hayden –

Source: CBC via Cryptogon

Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Canadian BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. are meeting the British government and police Thursday in the wake of the riots to discuss how to prevent social networks from being used to plot violence.

Police and politicians claim young criminals used Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry’s simple and largely cost-free messaging service to co-ordinate looting sprees during riots in England this month, and Prime Minister David Cameron has said police and intelligence services are looking at whether there should be limits on the use of social media sites or services like BlackBerry Messenger in times of disorder.


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