posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 11:50 AM
Police state? Naw...I don't quite see it, especially in this era where more local forces are being cut and state agencies are struggling to take over
the slack if not facing cuts of their own.
There are times when police presence appears overwhelming...during times of elevated security levels or during meetings like the G20, when dignitaries
visit, during planned protests. What a lot of people don't realize is that this show of force is usually cops picking up extra shifts, many even
coming in from neighboring states. By the same token, presence at a funeral...well....
Further, I think the people crying "police state" just might have some agendas...say to instill fear or mistrust, to rally people to one cause or
another, or even to get people to support the dismantling of police unions, which are still among the strongest in the nation, to say get rid of a lot
of the pesky pensions or maybe get the police forces privatized so that some corporations can make some big bucks or maybe even federalized.
Is it something to be vigilant about? Sure. But buying into their agendas blindly is probably the opposite of vigilance. Is it as huge an issue as
some would love for you to think? I don't think so.
edit on 1/19/2011 by ~Lucidity because: typo occurred.