Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Police State: US military vs. civilians

Military ready to back up Secret Police during Republican and Democratic Conventions
America, a great idea never put into action
(MintPress) Perhaps it’s a sign of the times. Or maybe it’s a slight overreaction, if history serves as an indicator. At any rate, largely peaceful demonstrations or political uprisings in the United States have a history of being quashed by police officials. But the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) and Democratic National Convention (DNC) are taking a hard-lined approach not seen since the DNC of 1968 in Chicago. Police at this year’s conventions, in Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. respectively, will have personnel from the military and on hand, according to a Northern Command Spokesman in an email. The last time the military was involved to reign in security at a political convention, a multi-day conflict of historical proportions was wagered between largely peaceful protesters and authorities.... More

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