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Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:43 PM

 

The rise of government-sanctioned home invasions

“Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.”—Winston Churchill

"It’s 3 a.m. You’ve been asleep for hours when suddenly you hear a loud “Crash! Bang! Boom!” Based on the yelling, shouting and mayhem, it sounds as if someone—or several someones—are breaking through your front door. With your heart racing and your stomach churning, all you can think about is keeping your family safe from the intruders who have invaded your home. You have mere seconds before the intruders make their way to your bedroom. Desperate to protect your loved ones, you scramble to lay hold of something—anything—that you might use in self-defense. It might be a flashlight, your son’s baseball bat, or that still unloaded gun you thought you’d never need. In a matter of seconds, the intruders are at your bedroom door. You brace for the confrontation, a shaky grip on your weapon. In the moments before you go down for the count, shot multiple times by the strangers who have invaded your home, you get a good look at your accosters. It’s the police.
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Seven-year-old Aiyana Jones was sleeping on her living room sofa, which was positioned under a window, when suddenly, the silence of the night was shattered by a flash grenade thrown through the living room window, followed by the sounds of police bursting into the apartment and a gun going off. Rushing into the room, Aiyana’s father, Charles, found himself tackled by police and forced to lie on the floor, his face in a pool of his daughter’s blood. It would be hours before Charles would be informed that his daughter was dead. The 34-year-old suspect the police had been looking for would later be found elsewhere in the apartment building.
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During a raid in Ogden, Utah, police dressed in black and carrying assault rifles charged into a darkened home. Upon entering the hallway and encountering a man holding a shiny object that one officer thought was a sword, police opened fire. Three shots later, 45-year-old Todd Blair fell to the floor dead. In his hands was a shiny golf club.

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/friendswood/opinion/whitehead-transforming-america-s-schools-into-authoritarian-instruments-of-compliance/article_130d2e53-c666-5395-9c0a-869da62669cb.html

Many more examples are listed.

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AnotherMcIntosh Oct 2013 OP
indepat Oct 2013 #1
bossy22 Oct 2013 #2
Earth_First Oct 2013 #3
Uncle Joe Oct 2013 #4
AnotherMcIntosh Oct 2013 #5
blkmusclmachine Oct 2013 #6

Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 01:19 PM

1. The militarization of police is necessary to a police state, and what is described here is

repulsive police-state tactics imo: oh, the joys of living in a right-wing soused society.

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Response to indepat (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 03:55 PM

2. the Left deserves just as much blame

for the increase use of these tactics. the only difference is what we condone it for. The Right loves using it for the "war on drugs" and the Left loves using it for the "war on guns".

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 04:24 PM

3. Bullshit.

Never once have I seen nor heard of individuals clamoring for further militarization of law enforcement for home invasion purposes of collecting firearms.

Bull.Shit.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:34 PM

4. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, AnotherMcIntosh.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:33 PM

5. Thanks for the K&R

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 12:35 AM

6. POLICE State

 

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