1967 Poll Found Only 6% of Americans Thought Police Brutality Even Existed in Their Town

(Truthstream Media)

The last couple of weeks here in Police State USA saw massive protests in response to the death of Eric Garner, a man who was killed when an NYPD officer put him in a chokehold during his arrest that ended his life…all for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes. Americans in the tens of thousands marched against police brutality in New York, D.C. and several other major cities saw protests as well. Police brutality protesters even staged a mass “die-in” at the Mall of America, shutting down parts of it this past weekend.

Two police officers were also shot in Brooklyn during an anti-terrorism drill, supposedly in revenge for Garner, followed by another officer shot in Florida. Calls for gun control (that’s for guns in the hands of the people, not police) predictably followed.

Things are spinning wildly out of control on the police state front to the point that one might think things have always been this bad, when in fact, it’s more like a downward spiral we’ve been sliding on for several decades now, but most especially since 9/11.

Take for example this article in the August 31, 1967 Des Moines Register.

NYPD Now Officially a ‘Wartime’ Police Department

A lot of people are asking when exactly were we ever at peace with the NYPD, considering the things that have happened to people there while just trying to exercise their First Amendment right to protest after 9/11 and during Occupy Wall Street, the needless deaths of citizens where the police were not prosecuted as in the case of Eric Garner who died for the high crime of selling untaxed cigarettes, and the fact that they are already armed to the hilt with MRAP vehicles straight off the battlefield thanks to the Pentagon in addition to LRAD weapons, “less-than-lethal” ammunition (which can still kill), and .50 cal sniper rifles they can mount on their helicopters for “special occasions” such as shooting down an aircraft, not to mention they are using software with algorithms that give citizens a color-coded “threat rating” based on all of our data including our social media posts and purchases in real time.

Now this.

NYPD’s Cop Union: ‘We Have Become a Wartime Police Department’ after Two Officers Slain

More Sony Hack/North Korea Psyop Fun: Team America World Police Screenings Canceled

by Melissa Melton | Originally published at The Daily Sheeple

Hey government and mainstream, lapdog establishment media: I thought we were supposed to be afraid of ISIS… Now it’s North Korea?

What a ridiculous reality we live in.

Right now the mainstream media is flooding the news cycle with story after story trying to rile people up about how the FBI has officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack which led to the company canceling its scheduled release of the upcoming Seth Rogan movie “The Interview,” ostensibly to avoid terror attacks at theaters.

Yesterday The New York Times ran a story titled, “U.S. Weighs Response to Sony Cyberattack, With North Korea Confrontation Possible.” Voice of America, one of our government’s more openly official propaganda arms, ran with the headline, “US: Sony Cyberattack is ‘Serious’ National Security Matter.” I saw the headline on VOA and went, “Uh-huh. Suuuuuuure it is.”

The Telegraph is even saying China helped.

And it’s official: the mainstream media sound like a bunch of children stomping around flailing their arms, “Look over here, look over here!! Pay attention to me, dammit!” for a story that most people aren’t even sure they should waste eyeball juice on.

SPECIAL REPORT: Police Pre-Crime Algorithm Uses Social Media Posts Against You in Real Time

We have finally reached the moment where Orwell’s nightmare in 1984 meets the movie Minority Report. We’re living there right now.

And, astoundingly, we still hear people saying “Well, I haven’t done anything wrong, so I don’t have anything to worry about.”

Watch this 25-minute TSM special report.

Trending in the world of tomorrow is pre-crime “predictive policing,” which uses vast Big Data stores to compile profiles on all the citizenry, allowing law enforcement and government officials to hone in on targets, with promises of predicting where crimes will happen next, and preparing for encounters with individuals who have been assessed as high risks.

Welcome to the ill-conceived Orwellian-era of “Big Data”-enhanced intelligence-led integrated policing which compiles records from private, consumer, government and social media sector create a pre-crime threat assessment that determines how police will handle you and whether you will be suspected before even doing anything wrong.