ISIS Cited as Michigan Village’s Police Push for Secrecy

Anti-War – by Jason Ditz

The tiny village of Oakley, Michigan looks fairly unremarkable as you drive through it. Located along the M-52 highway, it consists of little more than a single traffic light, with a bar on one side and a gas station on the other. It’s a village of secrets, however, or so it would seem.

Oakley has 290 residents. They also have over 100 police, for some reason. Those police are also, more or less entirely anonymous.  

Who those police are or what they are doing is a mystery, even to the village trustees, who say they don’t even have a proper list of their own of who all these people are, though they have been assured by the police chief that many of them have never even been to Oakley, and likely never will.

So what’s the game underpinning all this? There’ve been a series of lawsuits in recent years aiming to find out exactly that, leading the village to shut the police force down last month.

Here’s where it gets crazy. The village council shut the police down for not having any insurance, because they’re constantly getting sued. Days later, the police showed up again, announcing they’d bought their own insurance and didn’t need the village’s permission to continue to operate. They fund themselves through secret donations from secret benefactors. Weird, right?

Last week, after village council members filed a lawsuit, a judge finally ordered the police to shut down again. Days later, the council voted to finally respond to years of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and release the names of all those secret police. The list has yet to be released, and the council itself is waiting on the police chief to do that, since they don’t have any complete lists.

Today, letters showed up at the doors of the council members’ houses
, on the letterhead of a high profile Detroit lawyer. The letters demanded that they recind the decision and stop the release of the FOIA documents, insisting that the police had been promised anonymity, and claiming that ISIS, yes that ISIS, was a potential threat to the police if their names were made public.

The letter went on to warn that because everyone knows ISIS is a thing, and knows ISIS would want to get ahold of Oakley police, releasing their names would be a malicious act, one for which punitive damages could be awards.

http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/10/17/isis-cited-as-michigan-villages-police-push-for-secrecy/

6 thoughts on “ISIS Cited as Michigan Village’s Police Push for Secrecy

  1. “Days later, the police showed up again, announcing they’d bought their own insurance and didn’t need the village’s permission to continue to operate. They fund themselves through secret donations from secret benefactors.”

    This is nothing more than an organized crime mob with badges. What else can they be if they operate without the village’s permission?

    Secret benefactors? BS. They probably fund themselves by robbing motorists and people’s homes. Asset forfeiture has become so profitable that this mob is acting independently of any municipality, and probably getting rich by pretending to be police, and taking people’s stuff.

    They’re just a gang of highway robbers, and hopefully people will stand up to them soon.

    1. at no time ever has any of these operated with permission nor consent
      all ALL ALL ALL ALL are crown owned private corporations just not hiding they are red coats now’ look em up listed on dunn and bradstreet and others heres one to start
      http://www.manta.com/c/mmzw077/burke-county-sheriff-s-department
      the crown b a r attorner that sent that threat oops letter needs hung and all others hiding these criminals lets see in there own policy codes corporate rules its called organized criminal gangs
      not one is here to protect you not one is your friend buddy aunt uncle dad brother sister ALL are traitors in redcoats PERIOD

  2. What bullshit.
    Are they now a secret organization?
    This is why we no longer need police.
    People need to start taking responsibility for themselves

  3. The letter went on to warn that because everyone knows ISIS is a thing, and knows ISIS would want to get ahold of Oakley police, releasing their names would be a malicious act, one for which punitive damages could be awards.

    Not so fast. The ‘president’ says ISIS is not a threat in the US.

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