Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Botched paramilitary raids
I am attempting something I don't have the knowledge of how to accomplish, i.e., I'm "winging it". This is a map I discovered at Kerodin's blog, which he got from the Cato Institute. It is supposed to list incidents of police abuses, the use of excessive force by law enforcement, the assault and killing of innocent citizens, the injury or death of police officers, raids upon patients and doctors by law enforcement, etc. Basically, we are talking about the police state that America has become.
Apparently, the HTML code doesn't bring the active map up on my blog page. You have to click on the link, but then it will bring you to Cato's web site and the interactive map.
Take some time and examine the map. Click on the markers for areas you might be interested in, or click at random. It is disgusting to see how many times police power is abused across our "free" nation. How many times innocent people have been terrorized, physically and verbally abused, and sometimes killed by out-of-control law enforcement. Law Enforcement encouraged to mutate from protecting and serving the citizens they were hired to protect and serve into paramilitary SWAT teams, drug enforcement teams, and simply jack-booted thugs who enjoy playing with the military equipment given to them by the Federal government, either directly or through grants.
Then ask yourself if this is still the land of the free.