Battlefield America author John Whitehead talks about the move, largely sponsored by corporate interests, to militarize local police departments, fostering the us vs them (cop vs civilian) mentality. He suggests a move back toward community policing so that police and civilians regard each other as team members not adversaries.
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Barack Obama wants to take your guns. Donald Trump wants to execute you if you use your guns to protect yourself against criminal violence by the police. http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/0shsja9gqv/Freedom_Zealot_Podcast_December_12_2015_.mp3 Source: Freedom zealot podcast december 12 2015 – FreedomZealot – Kiwi6 Mp3 Upload
Why does it take so long for police officers to be charged in the shooting deaths of unarmed citizens?
“We have no choice” but to become a fully realized fascist police state, insists Donald Trump — to the near-orgasmic applause of grassroots Republicans. http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/y9iy80mbab/Freedom_Zealot_Podcast_November_20_2015_.mp3 Source: Freedom zealot podcast november 20 2015 – FreedomZealot – Kiwi6 Mp3 Upload
by Dan Sanchez Richland County, SC — A Spring Valley High School student took her cell phone out in math class.According to her classmate, Tony Robinson Jr., “it was only for a quick second.” But that made no difference to the teacher, who, adhering to the “zero tolerance” policy so common in American schools, demanded she surrender […]
by William N. Grigg Sheriff Doug Rader of Missouri’s Stone County complains that he is being“attacked” for a “patriotic gesture” – decorating his department’s patrol vehicles with the motto “In God We Trust.” By focusing on a largely symbolic controversy, both the sheriff’s defenders and detractors are ignoring a more tangible threat – the sheriff’s […]
by Steve Silverman: If you’re unfamiliar with this tragic story, Sandra Bland was a 28-year-old black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail cell. After the dashcam video of her arrest was released, a reporter from The Guardian contacted me for a legal opinion of the ill-fated encounter. Here’s what I had to […]
by John Whitehead: “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The […]
Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead joins the Liberty Report to discuss his new book and the war on our civil liberties. Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead joins the Liberty Report to discuss his new book and the war on our civil liberties.