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25 Ways that the Police Foster Tyranny by Just Doing their Jobs

Published on November 1, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

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BY  | LEWROCKEWELL.COM

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They are right when they decry the militarization of local police. They are right to point out that the DOD 1033 program has transferred over $5 billion worth of military equipment from the Defense Department to local police forces. They are right to oppose more federal laws and mandates relating to local police. They are right to oppose a federal police “czar” like the Congressional Black Caucus has called for. They are right to oppose nationalizing the local police. They are right to point out that the Constitution only provides for the federal government to punish the crimes of treason, piracy, and counterfeiting. They are right to decry all the federal police in the alphabet soup of federal agencies. They are right to oppose making the police like a branch of the U.S. armed forces. They are right to oppose federal funding of local law enforcement. They are right to oppose federal control over local law enforcement.

But does this mean that Americans should always support their local police? To the contrary, most of the problems with local police have nothing to do with the federal government.

Here are twenty-five questions to consider before making a blanket statement like “Support your local police.”

  1. Should we support our local police when they issue tickets to motorists for not wearing seatbelts?
  1. Should we support our local police when they forcibly extract DNA, urine, and blood from suspects?
  1. Should we support our local police when they pull over more motorists in order to meet their monthly ticket quotas?
  1. Should we support our local police when they shoot people who try to defend themselves from police brutality?
  1. Should we support our local police when they go online and pretend to be crack whores trying to pimp out their teenage daughters?
  1. Should we support our local police when they equip themselves with weapons powerful enough to conquer a small country?
  1. Should we support our local police when they drive around in vans equipped with X-ray scanners to secretly search vehicles?
  1. Should we support our local police when they conduct undercover sting operations to entrap people?
  1. Should we support our local police when they tase people who are offering no resistance?
  1. Should we support our local police when they conduct “non knock” raids in the middle of the night?
  1. Should we support our local police when they arrest people for victimless crimes like prostitution and gambling?
  1. Should we support our local police when they dress up as prostitutes and try to entice people to solicit them?
  1. Should we support our local police when SWAT teams are deployed in situations where a search warrant is being executed to just look for drugs?
  1. Should we support our local police when they drive around in unmarked older vehicles in order to ensnare unsuspecting motorists?

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