We used this picture many months ago to illustrate Russia’s tyranny prior to the Sochi Olympics. You may recognize it. It’s happening right now in Ferguson, Missouri.
Yesterday we touched on the shooting of unarmed men by police officers.
Now we can highlight other things you should never see in America, but that are happening before our eyes:
– Police pointing automatic weapons and sniper rifles at unarmed citizens exercising their right to freedom of speech
– Police covering those holding automatic weapons with armored vehicles originally designed to fight on the battlefield
– The unlawful arrest of two reporters for exercising nothing but their constitutional right
The reporters, Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post, say they were arrested. They were. But the police have a different word. They call it “detainment”. This is the word the police use to cover themselves when they break the law and arrest somebody without probable cause. They say they “detained” you and then set you free. Like you’re supposed to be grateful to your government masters that they didn’t actually charge you with a crime. Even though you committed no crime.
Said Mr Lowery: “Apparently, in America, in 2014, police can manhandle you, take you into custody, put you in a cell & then open the door like it didn’t happen.”
Yes Mr Lowery, they most certainly can.
This is the future of America, unless we spread the word, and fight to change it.