The Quincy, Illinois SWAT team was called in to intimidate Tea Party demonstrators at Obama's latest speech on April 28, 2010.
Here's the self congratulatory Police press release.
April 29, 2010
The purpose of this news release is to relay factual information regarding the deployment of the
ILEAS Region 8 Mobile Field Force Team at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center during President Obama’s
visit on 04-28-10.
First, let me say that the Quincy Police Department, teamed with other area law enforcement
including the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police, worked hand in hand with the
United States Secret Service coordinating the security of what I would consider a successful event. As
one could imagine, the security of such an event taxes all agencies involved. As plans were being made it
became clear that it would be prudent to enlist other resources to be adequately prepared for any crowd
Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) is the statewide agency that coordinates mutual
aid requests for Illinois law enforcement agencies. There are crowd control teams, Mobile Field Force
Teams (MFFT), which are equipped, trained and coordinated through ILEAS. These teams are made up
of law enforcement officers from a variety of police agencies from within the ILEAS Region where they
work. Members of these teams are trained and equipped to adequately and appropriately respond to any
variety of crowd control issues. Quincy is in Region 6; we are part of a MFFT in this region. Due to the
number of our members who were otherwise engaged during this presidential visit, it was decided to ask
for a MFFT from another region. Members of the MFFT from Region 8 came to Quincy per our request.
Fifteen members of this team came to assist; they are all employed by other law enforcement agencies
and were paid for their time by their own agencies.
During President Obama’s address, at approximately 1530 hours, the MFFT was deployed. A
group of individuals positioned themselves on the south side of York Street near 3rd Street. This was
within the area that was to be kept secure at the request of the U. S. Secret Service agents in charge of the
site. Prior to the event only ticketed individuals were to be in this area; during the event it was restricted
to the general public completely. Secret Service personnel requested these individuals leave the area and
to go back to the north side of York Street. They did not comply. Quincy Police Department personnel
made the same requests and again they did not comply. At that time the MFFT was deployed to stand
post between the individuals and the site and, if necessary, remove the individuals. Once the MFFT was
in place, the individuals agreed to move. Once everyone complied and the site was again secure, the
MFFT returned to their staging point. No physical force was used during this deployment.
With the exception of this small glitch, the entire event went very smoothly. I would like to thank
everyone from the law enforcement agencies and other city, county and state departments who assisted
with this event.
Robert A. Copley
Chief of Police"
Here are videos of the "MFFT" SWAT team sent to quell the Tea Party "Insurrectionists."
Compare these Tea Partiers with real thing, determined leftist violent rioters. You won't see this at a Tea Party gathering.
Here are the G20 summit violent protesters in Pittsburgh last year.