This sounds like something that would originate on one of those ‘fake’ news sites. Nevertheless, the U.S. Justice Department announced this week that they were going to cooperate with the UN in setting up an international police presence called ‘Strong Cities Network (SCN)’ in American cities to combat ‘violent extremism.’ From the Justice Dept. official website:
While many cities and local authorities are developing innovative responses to address this challenge, no systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale.
“The Strong Cities Network will serve as a vital tool to strengthen capacity-building and improve collaboration,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. “As we continue to counter a range of domestic and global terror threats, this innovative platform will enable cities to learn from one another, to develop best practices and to build social cohesion and community resilience here at home and around the world.”
The Strong Cities Network (SCN) – which launches September 29th at the United Nations – will empower municipal bodies to fill this gap while working with civil society and safeguarding the rights of local citizens and communities.
The SCN will strengthen strategic planning and practices to address violent extremism in all its forms by fostering collaboration among cities, municipalities and other sub-national authorities.
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Response: There is no real indication that UN officials working in this ‘network’ would have any real power to do anything on American soil but advise or communicate with other units around the world. However I have read a number of different articles wondering if this is just the beginning?
The greatest fear is that these UN officials would eventually be granted the power to arrest people that are indicted by some UN/international court system; that our Constitutional rights would be over-ridden and subjected to International law.
Another major concern revolves around the definition of ‘violent extremism.’ Most of the violent extremism around the world is being perpetrated by Islamic radicals. However, officials in the Obama administration (Army) in the past have listed ‘Evangelical Christians’ as possible extremists. Also, some of the UN officials involved in setting up this network are Muslims who have pushed for international ‘blasphemy’ laws restricting any criticism of Islam, the Quran, and Muhammad.
Here’s a link to an article on Breitbart addressing some of these concerns. *Top