Politics As Usual
- is it -
? Cooperation or Exploitation?

Abuse Of Power

Rigging the System


They call it

'Homeland Security'

How Orwellian!

We Americans have been conditioned to believe this is the 'land of the free'. Facts say otherwise. Yes, U.S. locks people up at a higher rate than any other country

The federal budget for that function went from $500 million in 1962 to about $50,000 million now. That doesn't include spending on state, and municipal police.

In 1977, state and local governments spent $58 billion on police and corrections (in 2015 inflation-adjusted dollars). In 2015, they spent $181 billion, about three times that amount.
https://www.urban.org/policy-centers/cross-center-initiatives/state-local-finance-initiative/state-and-local-backgrounders/police-and-corrections-expenditures

We spend $100 billion on policing. We have no idea what works.

Cities Spend More and More on Police. Is It Working?

Concerns about the militarization of police have been raised by both ends of the political spectrum in the United States, with both the right-of-center/libertarian Cato Institute and the American Civil Liberties Union voicing criticisms of the practice.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militarization_of_police

It wasn’t always this way in America. Many Americans forget the lengths to which their forefathers revolted against oppression. When you actually compare the founders complaints against King George and the current laws citizens are forced to live under, they would be astonished that over almost 250 years, Americans have become so content watching big government revoke their rights. CBS News reports on a small Massachusetts town that has finally had enough.

Modern governments don’t protect their citizens from violence, they subject them to it and are its chief instigator

Surveillance State America

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees that "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated."

Has the FBI become the KGB? Michael Flynn was personally targeted during a January 5 Oval Office meeting with Obama.

Surveillance that was once used only on suspected spies and terrorists has quickly become a tool against political rivals and journalists.

IS THE GOVERNMENT’S MASS SURVEILLANCE OF AMERICANS JUSTIFIED?

Asset forfeiture in America

See: Civil forfeiture in the United States - From Wikipedia

Civil asset forfeiture is a legal tool that allows law enforcement officials to seize property that they assert has been involved in certain criminal activity. In fact, the owner of the property doesn’t even need to be guilty of a crime: Civil asset forfeiture proceedings charge the property itself with involvement in a crime. This means that police can seize your car, home, money, or valuables without ever having to charge you with a crime. There are many, many stories of innocent people being stripped of their money and property by law enforcement. Click here to find out more.

"State-Sanctioned Theft." Policing for profit. Civil forfeiture treats property owners worse than criminals. Under civil forfeiture, the presumption of innocence is turned on its head, there is no right to an attorney, and it can take years to get your day in court. Click here to find out more.

Abuse, corruption and more...

Democrats Have Abandoned Civil Liberties.

You can’t trust the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dirty Baltimore Cops Plant Guns; Steal Drugs and Money

Remember the Florida school massacre? Broward County Officials Opened 66 Investigations Of Misconduct Under Sheriff Israel

Armed And Dangerous: If Police Don't Have To Protect The Public, What Good Are They?

 

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