Military like response to one suspect shuts down American neighborhood

In a scene more reminiscent of a war-zone than an American city, Berkeley, California police conducted what looked like a full-scale military operation in a residential neighborhood in response to a one person robbery of a local laundromat.

Despite the fact that no one was injured in the robbery, police decided to effectively close down an entire neighborhood in an attempt to catch the "silver tooth" robber who they admitted may or may not have been armed. Police advised residents to stay in their homes as they went house to house to search for the suspect.

"Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said cash was taken during the robbery but there were no injuries reported to the victim," reported

In the mainstream media report quoted above, the local reporter calmly reports the full-scale takeover of an American city to catch one criminal as if it was completely normal.
Berkeley police have left the area around Sacramento Street after the search for an armed robber who struck a laundromat Monday morning turned up empty.

According to a 2:02 p.m. Nixle alert sent over email, "The roadways are now open and Berkeley Police are clearing the area. We would like to thank the community for the patience and understanding while we conducted the search."

The robbery report came in at about 8:30 a.m. from the Wash and Shop laundromat, at 2450 Sacramento St., according to local residents. The robber reportedly used a gun and took cash from the business.

Police said they "arrived on scene and quickly established a perimeter. Members of our Special Response Team were utilized to conduct the search with the assistance of an Oakland Police Department K-9. The suspect was not located and the investigation into this matter continues."
The following photos, published in a series of tweets, clearly show a massive overkill for one suspect.
This insane response to one robber who didn't hurt anyone and may or may not have been armed is a perfect example of the increasing American police state, aided by a corrupt corporate media that reports the takeover as if it's totally normal.

Remember, statistics complied by the organization Fatal Encounters proves that Americans are in much greater danger of being killed by the police than by terrorists, this despite the government pushing forward numerous police state policies in response to the threat of terrorism.

On April 16th, 2015 I reported on the statistics and an interactive graph that was put together by Vox News that paints a dire picture.

"Data gathered by an impartial nonprofit documents the deaths of over 5,000 Americans killed at the hands of police in the last fifteen years. The deaths dwarf those killed by terrorists despite the American government using the fear of terrorism to strip Americans of the their rights on a daily basis.

Although the data by Fatal Encounters is incomplete due to how police departments across the country report on citizens killed by police, it is essentially the best data made available so far."

Military like reactions to one criminal such as seen in California are the new normal and, as we have repeated ad nauseam, will continue unless the American people DEMAND a rollback.

Alex Thomas is a reporter who has worked in the alternative media for over three years. His work has been featured on numerous news outlets including Infowars and RT. Alex is an exclusive weapon of Intellihub.