Militarized Civilian Security Forces attack the media, arrest reporters and shut down cameras at the scene in Ferguson.
No, this is not the Middle East – this was once America.
Rioting gangbangers and opportunistic thugs causing mayhem is wrong.
What is more dangerous, is what we are seeing as a response to civilian mayhem.
I’m alarmed at hearing so many Americans applaud the military response we are seeing in Ferguson Missouri. Because doing so means we are on an ice slope to hell.
We are now being conditioned to see armed tanks, APCs and MRAPs on America’s streets with combat troops with heavy weapons pointed at civilians.
Next, we will be conditioned to accept that reporting what those troops are doing is criminal and accept the brutality and arrest of citizens exercising their first amendment duties.
Will we shrug at combat troops (aka Civilian Security Forces) – shooting tear gas at news crews and then dismantling their equipment and cameras while pointing semi-automatic rifles at them?
Notice that these police deliberately SHOT AT a news crew and then dismantled their camera equipment WHILE pointing a semi-automatic weapon at them as they run away.
This used to only happen in third world dictatorships. Now it happens in the place that used to be called the land of the free.
I guess the First Amendment is now null and void in Obama’s Amerika – and we should get used to living in a police state.
Some argue that it is a riot zone and such tactics are called for.
What happens tomorrow when such tactics will be justified against this?
Or how about when this:
Is justified for use against this?
This is exactly how state-run security forces become the Gestapo, the NKVD, the Stasi and other ‘security’ apparatus that will always eventually be used against anything and everything that the State deems to be a threat.
Kiss the First Amendment goodbye folks so many of your countrymen are already applauding the Police State.
Let’s be honest – Ferguson, Missouri is under military occupation right now, and the entire world is watching in horror as militarized police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed protesters.
Yes, the rioting and looting in Fergusonneeded to be stopped. If order had not been restored, more stores and businesses would have been destroyed. However, there is no excuse for the brutal tactics now being employed.
At one point, police snipers were evenusing laser scopes to target protesters that were obviously unarmed. Sadly, this is just a preview of what is coming to America in the years ahead.
As the economy falls apart and people become even more angry and even more frustrated, there will be a lot more incidents of civil unrest like we have just witnessed in Ferguson. And in response, the federal government and our overly militarized police will seek to crush those uprisings with overwhelming force.
How is it possible that our once very peaceful nation has fallen apart so dramatically?