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Normalizing the police state (and how it ends with taser-firing drones)

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Bob Herbert recently wrote about the overzealous enforcement of “peace officers” assigned to New York City schools. The officers are accused of detaining, searching, handcuffing, and arresting students for silly things like drawing on desks, or handling — not using, but handling — cell phones in school.

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Comment by Ross Wolf
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With the development of non-lethal weapons, it was foreseeable some police would unjustly use those weapons to intimidate and suppress public dissent.

Prior to non-lethal weapons, violent police officers were thwarted from shooting and beating Citizens without cause because they might be arrested or fired. Now it appears police can too easily Taser Citizens without cause. Historically, Governments and Police have come out on the short end when they use force to suppress free speech and public dissent. Citizens learn to fear their government and police. Then they  resist! In Northern Ireland, the harsher British Forces and Police came down on free speech and lawful public demonstrators, the more Citizens joined organizations associated with violent underground groups to fight British rule. In America it is problematic that if Citizens believe U.S. Government and police physically threaten their right to free speech and lawful association including protesting, many will go underground to network with resistance organizations. The U.S. Government could control with any kind of weapon or military force an outraged American public. The vast variable terrain of the U.S. lends itself to guerrilla warfare. Hopefully that will never happen. But it is foreseeable if the American People fear their government and police using unwarranted force against them, that fear might turn to resistance. 

Recently it was reported that Top Obama Czar Cass Sunstein proposed infiltrating all Conspiracy Theorists. It appears the Obama CZAR supports infiltrating and spying on Americans, their groups and organizations to obstruct Free Speech, disrupt the exchange of ideas and disseminate false information to neutralize Americans that might question government. See:                                                                        

The German Reich did something that hopefully won’t happen in America. Hitler signed Discriminatory Laws on February 28, 1933 suspending sections of the of the German Reich Constitution until further notice; those suspensions included putting restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, freedom of the press, on the right of assembly and the right of association. Government gave itself the power to invade Citizen’s privacy of postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications. Without warrants the Reich was allowed to conduct house-searches, confiscate property and put restrictions on private property.