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I totally support our Local Police and our County Sheriff. I draw the line when surplussed military war gear and accompanying tactics are employed in civil situations. With the eyes of the country fixed on the Ferguson, MO. events in the last week, these are pertinent stories demonstrating this could happen in the South Sound, too.
“Were All Criminals And Outlaws In The Eyes Of The American Police State”
Never in the civilised world have so many been locked up for so little.Rough Justice in America, The Economist
Why are we seeing such an uptick in Americans being arrested for such absurd violations as letting their kids play at a park unsupervised, collecting rainwater and snow runoff on their own property, growing vegetables in their yard, and holding Bible studies in their living room?
Mind you, were not talking tickets or fines or even warnings being issued to these so-called ‘lawbreakers.’ Were talking felony charges, handcuffs, police cars, mug shots, pat downs, jail cells and criminal records.”
“The list of individuals who have suffered similar injustices at the hands of a runaway legal system is growing, ranging from the orchid grower jailed for improper paperwork and the lobstermen charged with importing lobster tails in plastic bags rather than cardboard boxes to the former science teacher labeled a federal criminal for digging for arrowheads in his favorite campsite.”
“So whats really behind this drive to label Americans as criminals?
As with most things, if you want to know the real motives behind any government program, follow the money trail.”
“Makes you wonder, doesnt it, whether what we are experiencing right now is fascism, American style, or Auschwitz revisited?” quoting John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute.
– “The Police And Military Are The Same: Stunning Images From The Ferguson Riots”
“Automatic weapons, flak jackets, kevlar helmets, gas masks, and more. These images (below) show that there is now no difference between our police force and our national military. Said another waythese images prove that our government is fighting a war against us instead of offering a police service for us.
But what happens when armed traitors calling themselves our government come face to face with armed citizens who wont take do as your told! for an answer?
They back down,” quoting Liberty Crier.
– “Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police”
“Anyone who thinks race does not skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention, Sen. Rand Paul writes for TIME, amid violence in Ferguson, Mo. over the police shooting death of Michael Brown”
– “Dont Bring a Tank to Pumpkin Fest”
“Liberals are up in arms about police militarization. Libertarians are saying: What took you so long?”
By David Weigel, Slate.
– “A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson”
“Theres at least one line every Marine knows: ‘Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.’ The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received that memo,” by Lyle Jeremy Rubin