Dear Liberty Community / Activists, I'd like/need your help. I recently wrote a letter about America being a police state which got good play on Northern California's #1 radio show. I've been contacted by them and told that if I can come up with a much larger list, they will "...post it and promote the hell out of it!"
So, I'd like to make a 101 list in the style of my original letter.
"Would America be a police state if, Government agents could write their own search warrants? They do.
Tarpon Springs, Florida -- It's called "Cop Watching," where people tape police officers as they make stops and arrests. Tommy Frane says it's not that people who do the taping are against police officers, but they want to hold them accountable, like they do all public officials.
Another gem from the Cranberry Patch outside of Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding police departments/citizens. An 18 yr old bus driver is repeatedly questioned by the police and suspended from his job for allegedly having a conversation with a student over the Christmas break. The student is not on the driver's bus route.
University of Cincinnati assistant police chief, Jeff Corcoran claims agitated 18 year old college student ignored orders to halt before being fired upon with taser. Afterwards incoherent, student goes into cardiac arrest after paramedics arrive and is pronounced dead at University hospital.
The Prince George's County prosecutors have dropped charges against two University of Maryland students they claimed struck mounted Park Police officers and their horses after a basketball game in March. A video shot by another student, meanwhile, shows police beating one of those students without apparent provocation.
An article I wrote for Cop Block (copblock.org) about a recent police shooting in Phoenix where a cop who killed a man was arrested on the testimony of his partner. Police Union bailed shooter out. His partner and accuser is not a union member (Arizona is a 'right to work' state where there are no closed shops, even in government).
Police and school officials are investigating why a student at Middletown High School was tasered at lunchtime Friday after stealing food from the cafeteria.
Police said the student was "dry-stunned." Unlike a typical act of tasing, dry-stunning eliminates the use of projectiles. The Taser is held against the person’s skin and is intended to cause pain without incapacitating the victim.
No one else wanted the job, so a 20-year-old criminology student is the new police chief of a Mexican border town in the bloody crosshairs of the drug cartels. But she'll focus on prevention and leave the job of fighting traffickers to the army.