Archive for the ‘police state’ Category
And you wonder why people are so fond of The Andy Griffith Show, and Andy’s portrayal of a peace officer? Contrast the lesson from Andy Griffith with this photo of my local Sheriff Department: Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel, and the high-priced apparatus they need to keep us criminals – and potential domestic terrorists [...]
A woman in Dallas who had recently undergone a knee reconstruction was arrested for trying to refill her prescription. Ann Lenhart called to get her pain prescription refilled, which was Norco, an opioid pain medication. The pharmacy called Ann and asked her what time she would pick up her prescription. They had a cop waiting [...]
A young, female inmate of the Dallas government school system was charged with reckless conduct for … allegedly piercing the belly button of a classmate without the requisite licenses, facility, and permissions from the proper authorities. The girl, a self-starter and perhaps an aspiring autodidact, learned to do the piercing from YouTube (I suspect it [...]
Here is an article on the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) website about parents whose newborn was was seized from them, by a social worker and police, shortly after the mother gave birth. The social worker left the room and called the police. Without a court order they took custody of Annie, immediately claiming [...]
With law enforcement professional courtesy cards.
A man points his finger at cops and gets arrested for assault on a law enforcement officer by way of intimidation.
It’s called the assault intervention device, and it is being tested in the Los Angeles County jail. The device, developed by Raytheon, is controlled by a joystick and computer monitor and emits a beam about the size of a CD up to distances of about 100 feet. The energy traveling at the speed of light [...]
Though I love pigs (the animals) and the end products they provide us, the term in an old epithet for police officers used by people who are not fond of the police state and its activities. In Vermont, there appears a funny story (see the photo of the decal): How did an image of a pig [...]
This is a nice, short article in The Atlantic on turning Mayberry R.F.D into a total police state. The authors have done a stellar job of describing how 9/11 provided the impetus for moving counterterrorism efforts from a national strategy for combating terrorism on U.S. soil to a strategy for moving military deployments into our [...]