The Rise of the Police State

Events in Ferguson, MO over the past week have showcased the rise of the police State in America. The specter of local police Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Manofficers wearing military battle dress and brandishing M-16s, armor-plated vehicles that resist IED explosions – when, precisely, was the last time an IED was detonated on American soil? – and firing tear gas and rubber bullets on lawfully assembled citizens may finally have caused an awakening to the erosion of rights since the 9/11 attacks. Tell me, how many brave, masked, M-16 brandishing police officers does it take to secure an unarmed female? In Ferguson, and in fact all across this country, it apparently takes more than a few. I do not recognize this America, and I want no part of it.

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