May 2016 – ROME, Italy – Chinese police are patrolling the streets of Italy to protect mainland tourists as part of a groundbreaking program – the first time China has sent officers to Europe to look after visitors there. But under local law, the officers would have fairly circumscribed powers, according to an expert. Four Chinese officers received special training in Beijing before their assignment, and spoke Italian as well as English, Xinhua reported. Each has been paired with a local partner and they have been deployed at the busiest tourist attractions in Rome and Milan.
It was the first time China had sent officers to Europe to protect tourists, Liao Jinrong, the head of international cooperation at the Ministry of Public Security, said during the launch of the program in Rome. The teams can offer language help and explain local laws and procedures to visitors who run into trouble. Professor Simon Young Ngai-man, of the law faculty at the University of Hong Kong, said the Chinese officers might primarily serve as mediators alongside Italian officers. “But under local law, they should not be allowed to conduct arrests or searches or investigations without permission of the Italians,” he said.
Similar initiatives had been rolled out by Italian police in cooperation with the United States, Poland and Spain during peak tourism seasons. A plan to have Chinese police officers deployed in Paris was scrapped in 2014, reportedly over concerns they might have difficulty operating in a legal environment that was so different from the mainland’s. Some also raised worries that the presence of foreign police forces in France might diminish national sovereignty and undermine people’s confidence in domestic law enforcement agencies. Liao, of the Chinese ministry, said the latest move reflected mutual trust cultivated through past collaborations. –CNBC
Global Police Force initiative with the United Nations
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe. This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself – without any consultation of Congress at all.
What is a global police force doing in our cities? This is exactly the abdication of American sovereignty that I warned about in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America. The Obama Department of Justice made it clear that it was exactly that when it distributed a press release last week announcing the “Launch of Strong Cities Network to Strengthen Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism.” In that press release, the DoJ complained that “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.”
So if the local and municipal effort to counter the euphemistic and disingenuous “violent extremism” is inadequate and hasn’t developed “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 feds – and the UN – have to step in. Thus the groundwork is being laid for federal and international interference down to the local level. “The Strong Cities Network,” Lynch declared, “will serve as a vital tool to strengthen capacity-building and improve collaboration” – i.e., local dependence on federal and international authorities.
Lynch made the global (that is, United Nations) involvement clear when she added: “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.” –Breitbart