Power Of The State
In Calfornia, black men and pickup drivers have begun — in an act of desperate self-preservation — to don shirts and signs emblazoned with the words ”Not Chris Dorner; Please Do Not Shoot.”
Three years after a Citrus County sheriff’s deputy threatened to shoot a compliant concealed carry license holder in the back for legally carrying a weapon, the deputy is now on administrative leave — which means a paid vacation — while his actions are reviewed.
“Smart” meters are government surveillance devices designed to accumulate data that includes day-to-day activity in such detail that the “enforcers” are actually using power usage records to obtain search warrants on homeowners.
Although Federal courts have upheld the rights of citizens to record police activities in public, police and other law enforcement officers continue to intimidate and often wrongfully arrest people who do it.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, responding to a recent Federal appeals court ruling striking down Illinois’ ban on concealed carry, predicted legal gun owners would be shot by Chicago police officers.
An Alice, Texas, man standing in his own yard filming a police stop was kidnapped by a uniformed, badge-wearing thug who is obviously either ignorant of the law or believes he can make up laws on the spot.
A developmental disability is no excuse for not immediately and unconditionally complying with the local Gestapo, as 21-year-old Antonio Martinez found out last Thursday.
A former Pennsylvania police chief died after being shocked with a stun gun following a fight at a casino and a short police chase. State troopers said the investigation into the death was ongoing, but was being considered a result of natural causes.
A Crenshaw County, Ala., sheriff’s deputy, upset that Facebook users posted the whereabouts of a law enforcement roadblock he was working, took to Facebook himself and in doing so revealed the mindset that has become pervasive with law enforcement officers today.
Police are increasingly resorting to Tasers and brute force — including beating and shooting “suspects” — in all types of situations. Tasers are considered non-lethal weapons, but they are quite lethal.