By Jerry Robinson
Follow the Money Daily
During my speeches and lectures around the country, I continually find that most Americans have no clue that the Federal Reserve is not part of the U.S. Federal government. In fact, the Federal Reserve System is an independent, privately owned and locally controlled group of corporations. (See Lewis vs. U.S., 680 F. 2d 1239, 1241)
And I would venture to say that most people definitely do not know that the "Federal" Reserve has its own armed police force. While recently in Lower Manhattan (NYC's Financial District), I ran into the "Federal Reserve" Police. The Federal Reserve police force has over 1,000 sworn officers. According to Section 11(q) of the Federal Reserve Act, this police force serves "to protect and safeguard the premises, grounds, property, personnel, including members of the Board, or any Federal Reserve Bank, and operations conducted by or on behalf of the Board or a reserve bank." These officers are certified to carry standard police equipment including semi-automatic pistols, assault rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, less-lethal weapons, pepper spray, batons, bullet resistance vests/body armor, etc. They have the same police authority as other uniformed Federal Law Enforcement Officers.
Anyway, as I took a picture of the Federal Reserve police car, I could feel the presence of someone right behind me. It turned out to be a Federal Reserve police officer in full uniform, packing heat.
I asked the police officer about his job at the New York Federal Reserve Building. He explained that he had been with the Fed for over 20 years and that the Fed's police force powers had expanded greatly in the wake of 9/11.
So you may, or may not, have known that the private banking cartel, known as the Federal Reserve, has its own police force and firepower. If you have been a reader of FTMDaily.com for very long, you know that I believe that the Fed is a fraud. It is an institution that serves the interests of the global elites and that has helped enslave America into a massive web of unsustainable debt. The "machine gun toting" Fed should be ended now.
New Fed Regulation Takes 887,624 Hours a Year to Comply With - Forbes
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Debt crisis could trigger new economic meltdown: Obama - Economic Times
Its Time to End the Federal Reserve - BPB (Jerry Robinson)
Economist argue Fed should leave the economy alone to aid recovery - New York Daily News