HAWAII — Islanders suffered under nearly three years of martial law from 1941-1944; so oppressive that it was later described by a federal judge as a “military dictatorship.” All manner of civilian liberties were replaced by oppressive military orders enforced by American soldiers.
BRADFORD COUNTY, PA — A motorist was repeatedly beaten after a very-slow pursuit with police, then maliciously prosecuted on 24 separate crimes.
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A new report on human rights has revealed a disturbing set tactics used in the pursuit of domestic terrorism. Among the findings was the fact that the FBI directly involved itself in planning a large percentage of foiled terror plots, often convincing impressionable or mentally disabled people to join the plot, then arresting them.
WINDSOR, CT — Using broad powers granted under the USA PATRIOT Act, the FBI demanded that 4 librarians produce private information about library patrons’ reading habits, and ordered the librarians to remain silent about the FBI’s request under penalty of prison time.
A little-known police tactic allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, and then leave quietly without notifying the homeowner. These searches, affectionately known as “sneak and peek” warrants, have been performed at a rapidly rising rate since 9/11.
The scope of the National Security Agency’s spying abilities has increased dramatically in the last few of years. Rumors have been circulated for years about the agencies clandestine abilities. Many of those rumors have been confirmed, thanks to leaked documents and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.
I got to thinking about the great gulf that separates the law enforcement profession that I knew as compared to the one that exists today. I never thought I’d be one of those geezers that says, “I just don’t understand this younger generation today!” But the fact is, I am, and I don’t. I offer this retrospective and comparison: