“A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter How many children, old people, and law-abiding citizens have to be injured, terrorized or killed before we call a halt to the growing rash of police violence that is wracking the country? How many family pets have to be gunned down in cold blood by marauding SWAT teams before we declare such tactics off limits? And how many communities...
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Just Shoot: The Mindset Responsible For Turning Search Warrants Into Death Warrants, And SWAT Teams Into Death Squads
A homeless New Mexico man who was illegally camping in the Albuquerque foothills was fatally shot by police. New helmet camera video released by the Albuquerque Police Department on Friday shows the moment 38-year-old James Boyd turns his back to officers and then gets shot dead. Despite overwhelming criticism to the shooting, the department says its officers were justified, KRQE reported. Boyd was shot on Sunday, March 16. Police Chief Gorden Eden said officers approached Boyd, who was sleeping, to speak to him about illegally camping in an open...
This video has been circulating around the Internet. The incident takes place in a Brazilian city. As you will see, thugs are ruthless when it comes to taking something they want.
Something about this does not sit well with me. There are too many open holes in the story, but in the end an unarmed woman was shot dead by the militarized police at the U.S. Capitol Building. Did she have a mental illness like the media is reporting? Possibly. Or did she (like many Americans) refuse to submit to her Constitutional rights being violated through an unlawful search of her vehicle?
Let me start with saying after I read this, I was absolutely disgusted. I think the line has been drawn and we are seeing a police state. Keep in mind they were answering a call at a home for the mentally ill. So you know damn well there will be some sort of a problem. Is there a bad apple in every bunch, yes. But this is ridiculous. Is this where we are headed? What are your thoughts?