Beginning of an EU-U.S. Police Merger?

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Europol, the burgeoning police and intelligence agency of the European Union (EU), appears to be getting ready to extend its reach into the United States in new ways, as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being promoted by President Obama and a powerful coalition of Wall Street one-wonders and globalist corporate executives.

On April 16, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and Europol welcomed more than 140 members of the U.S. and European law-enforcement communities for an in-depth discussion of transatlantic cooperation on law enforcement in Washington, D.C. According to the EU delegation's press release on the event, the conference topics included "cyber crime, terrorism, and crimes related to intellectual property rights."

"As globalization intensifies, we have to recognize that crime has also become increasingly multinational, multifaceted, innovative and disruptive, and not in a good way," EU Ambassador to the United States Joao Vale de Almeida said during his introduction. "The onus is on us, the EU and the U.S., public and law enforcement officials, to ensure that as we prepare to deepen our economic ties, we adapt effectively to this transformation. …