a reply to: six67seven
It amazes me how so many of you wish to blame Obama. The fact is much of the street hatred is the result of the GOP push to "get tough on crime" in
the eighties. America had all the Laws to maintain societies security. But the neocon batch wanted more involvement and dictated new measures as a
show of force. Their approach was to use their clout to institute controversial and unconstitutional Laws such as the RICCO Act. To seize the
individual's property and assets based on "suspicion" prior to conviction. The stated reason was to subdue the profits of "organized crime." And, of
course, was used in all areas of policing in the nation.
What American's failed to realize is that "Government" definition is "Force." Government creates the Laws and law enforcement's duty is to prosecute
offenders who either do not agree with certain laws, or act out when laws that at best is controversial and possibly illegal, is enforced on the
public regardless of its intent. The RICCO Act is a good example. To seize property and assets without Due Process is a slap in the face of
constitutional law. Yet it is only one of many "intrusions" introduced in the past few decades.
What we now see, "get tough on crime" was the excuse to broaden govt. power. Many states adopted an "in your face" approach of policing by enacting
laws that are inept and with loose language that "covers" criminal behavior of law enforcement. To prosecute members of the law enforcement family who
are predatory in nature and often criminal as well is beyond rare as a result of these inept laws that are state-sponsored.
The final analysis of what we see today is the result of past power grabbing govt. officials. Anyone with sense can see the true reality. The
individual, for all practical purposes, is hindered by a lack of resources and the "authorities" are armed with massive funding. They possess the
manpower, courts, attorneys, investigators, labs, professional witnesses, facilities, and prisons.
Organized law enforcement and the resources they control and utilize places the individual in dire circumstances. Everyone in society knows this and
many are cognizant of this never ending attack on the individual. Also, let's not forget the Constitution and the Bill of Rights "forbid" government
intrusions on the individual. Everyone should be aware of the massive shift in govt. powers the past forty years is illegal. Therefore, much of the
laws are tainted against the individual insomuch to continue such intrusions and is contrary to the wishes of the population.
You implied current situations are the result of Obama when in fact is what we see is the culmination of years of govt. power and the neglect of
American values. Obama is damned regardless of what he says. The real power resides throughout local, state and federal authority officials. With the
addition of the Patriot Act and Homeland Security equates of more govt. control over the individual. The Supreme Court will be busy in the future of
deciding cases based on this new means to maintain and control of the individual. However, in the meantime, we will see more confrontation between law
enforcement, aided with military training and equipment, and selected groups under police purview. And, regardless of what you say, this trend started
many years ago and the future will not be different unless the nation addresses this situation and wrest control from the power elite back to the
To do otherwise will guarantee further confrontations. This was and is known to many professionals. Regardless of past heated arguments, such people
warned the nation of this trend and what it would mean in the future. Unfortunately, many were under the influence of party lines to think through the
situation. Propaganda from many sources has rendered the population ineffectual in self-government. Many worthy people have opined this trend will
eventually lead to fascism. Some say it already has. Unfortunately, many more citizens unarmed will be victimized and innocent police officers will
pay the ultimate price of their noble trade. And, many of us will he horrified by the day's news programming. In other words, many worthy and innocent
people will perish as a result.
Personally, I'm so beyond the right vs left, liberal vs conservative argument that even a hint of its involvement is enough to close all conversation
on the matter. It was that argument that causes current situations and to further its relevance is counter productive. It's too early to say at this
point, but the Dallas shooting rampage has the possible motive to engage in hostile confrontation across the nation. If so, be warned the future is
threatened and everyone will suffer as a result of the sins of brothers and sisters.