DANVILLE, KY — A central Kentucky hospital was surrounded with marked squad cars and police officers over a case of adult varicella — also known as chicken pox.
WINTER HAVEN, FL — Classrooms full of students and staff members were terrified when gun-wielding police officers unexpectedly charged in and locked down their middle school — an event that was actually part of a drill that no one was allowed to know about.
MUNCIE, IN — In 1893, an outbreak of smallpox caused public health officials to take drastic, draconian measures to prevent the spread of disease. The unpopular, violent quarantine that followed provides a memorable case study of the failings of forcible mandatory quarantine of a city.
SAN MARCOS, CA — A SWAT team was deployed and a university campus was locked down when someone suspected a man carrying his umbrella was actually armed.
MORRISON, CO — Police took extraordinary steps to attempt to locate a suspect at a concert, searching thousands of vehicles at a mandatory checkpoint.
DANA POINT, CA — Students at a California high school were forced to hunker down as SWAT teams with weapons drawn searched their entire campus for weapons. The effort included a warrantless search of students’ vehicles, lockers, backpacks, and classrooms. The long 4-hour detention reportedly forced some students to urinate in darkened classrooms.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An erratic female driver was enough to send the capitol city into lockdown Thursday, resulting in a frenzied deployment of armed security agents and mass panic around the city. Helicopters whirred overhead as men with rifles flooded the area. The chaos was initiated after a car evidently took a wrong turn at the White House and collided with a security barrier. The disgruntled driver fled the scene, and was pursued by police and ultimately shot to death when her car got stuck. An autopsy has revealed that she was shot in the back of the head, drawing questions about the use of force on a suspect that did not pose a direct threat.
CLARKSVILLE, TN — A teen’s future is in jeopardy after police officers decided to troll through a high school parking lot searching students’ parked cars for contraband. When they cops found a fishing knife during their warrantless mass search, they slapped him with weapons charges and saw that he was suspended from school.
TROY, MO — A new Missouri state law requires that all school districts must participate in mandatory live-action school shooting drills, which may include realistic gunfire, student covered in fake blood, and bodies strewn throughout the hallways.
PALESTINE, IL — A high school was put into complete lockdown when someone found a single .22 caliber round in the gymnasium. Students were confined to classrooms as police searched their lockers and personal vehicles.
While some “journalists” would have you believe the biggest stories of 2013 were about twerking celebrities and over-hyped real-life courtroom sagas, much bigger events were happening with far more lasting national significance. The foundation of an American police state is already laid and making its existence known, while most of the country remains blissfully focused on sports, reality shows, establishment pseudo-news, and other distractions.
ROSEVILLE, CA –Innocent citizens traveling down public streets had a terrifying experience when they were forced through a warrantless government checkpoint in which armed men pointed guns at their heads while they proved their innocence. Police were looking for a suspect in a recent shooting and were using the opportunity to roll out aggressive checkpoints.