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.