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New York City: Prototype of the American Police State?

•, by John W. Whitehead


New York City has long been celebrated as the cultural capital of the world, renowned for its art, music and film. Presently, however, the “city that never sleeps” is serving as the staging ground for a futuristic police state operated, in large part, by Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Police Department (NYPD). Although the NYPD was recognized for its countless acts of bravery during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the department has gained notoriety in recent years for its overt racial profiling, a spying program which targets Muslim communities and political activists, and a stop-and-frisk program that has targeted more than 4 million New Yorkers – the majority of whom were black or Latino and had done nothing wrong – over the course of the past seven years.

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Comment by Bertha Anonimo
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New York is a prototype of a State on how to fight terrorism under the new national security law -- the NDAA. The more that terrorists and terrorist suspects are deprived of the right to due process, the more the fight against terror becomes successful!

Let's support NYPD as a model in fighting not only terrorists but also terrorist coddlers, the hardest to fight.

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