According to an article in the Associated Press (AP), the Texas Department of Public Safety, (DPS) considers alleged drunk drivers, pot smokers and child support evaders to be “high-threat criminals.”
You read that right, Police State America is now turning low-level criminals into “high-threat” criminals.
Drivers in Texas busted for drunken driving, not paying child support or low-level drug offenses are among thousands of “high-threat” criminal arrests being counted as part of a nearly $1 billion mission to secure the border with Mexico. What they’re really saying is, low-level drug offenders can mean, marijuana possession or getting caught smoking joint.
DHS and law enforcement have arrested nearly 21,000 “high-threat” criminals since 2015
DPS and DHS have made 20,993 “high-threat” criminal arrests in the last 24 months and 2,099 in the last 60 days.
Which means, Texas averages approximately 11,000 “high-threat” arrests a year!
A threat overview published by DPS in 2013 defined “high-threat” criminals as “individuals whose criminal activity poses a serious public safety or homeland security threat.”
What possible risk do pot smokers, child support evaders and alleged drunk drivers pose to Homeland Security?
How long before red-light violators, speeding violators and traffic scofflaws are considered a “high-threat” to homeland security?
Pot smokers and alleged drunk drivers are as bad as murders, rapists and sex offenders
The Combat Crime and Terrorism function focuses on protecting Texas from terrorist attacks, organized criminal activity, public corruption, and violent criminals by eliminating high-threat organizations, enhancing border and highway security, and conducting investigations that result in the incarceration of corrupt public officials and “high-threat” criminals. (page A9)
Does that mean alleged drunk drivers, pot smokers and child support evaders are considered potential terrorists too?
Pages A13 and A14, describe how the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) works closely with local, state, and federal agencies to identify and arrest “high-threat” criminals such as sex offenders and other violent fugitives. Some of the other offenses the CID investigates are murder and rape.
In response to the AP article, DPS said it will recommend removing child support evaders from the list. Where does that leave alleged drunk drivers, pot smokers etc?
Police are conducting BILLIONS of criminal background checks, thousands of DNA profiles and polygraphs every year
Excerpts taken from page 8 of a Texas DPS 2014 Annual report reveals things are much worse than anyone can imagine.
Law enforcement has managed 1,456,659,307 TLETS (Texas online criminal history) transactions. (to find out more about TLETS click here)
Law enforcement also conducts thousands of suspicious activity reports each year
The implications of what’s happening is frightening. How many other states are doing the exact same things?
How long before someone you know, is considered a threat to homeland insecurity? Because that’s the direction we’re headed in!
Comedian Jim Jefferies on the sad reality of freedom in America