Welcome to Police State America: The US Has Descended Into An Undeclared State of Martial Law
by Dave Hodges
Aug 14, 2014
Grabbing the national headlines at the moment is the story of the murder of 18 year old and unarmed Michael Brown by an unidentified member of the Ferguson Police. Local citizens have accused the police of ongoing racial profiling and extreme police brutality.
After the murder of Brown, local protesters have taken to the streets and began to riot and loot. Yes, this had to be stopped. However, someone needs to explain why the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and the Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly were arrested Wednesday evening, August 13th, while working on their respective stories in a McDonalds restaurant.
Someone also needs to explain when peaceful demonstrators take to the streets, the local police respond by using laser scopes to target protesters who are peacefully gathering. Officers have also responded to the protests with MRAPS, AR 15 assault rifles, full body armor, the use of rubber bullets and tear gas on nonviolent demonstrators. Ferguson, Missouri looks more like Afghanistan than the streets of America.