The events of September 11, 2001, have left a trail of sadness in America. In response to those events which may very well have been known in advance to some in the administration, America has seen a drastic change on the domestic front. Local law enforcement agencies have their own SWAT units. Over the course of eight (8) years we have seen police departments change before our eyes hiding behind the Patriot Act to resemble military units with little regard for the rights of the American people.
Unfortunately, despite the election of Barack Obama who very much believes in individual freedoms, there is little he can do to quickly change the environment created by the Bush administration and its love for torture and intimidation. Stories of police beatings and shootings of American citizens have increased exponentially and the arrogance and insolence of police is evident at every turn.
Check points are popping up all over the nation. Bush created an environment which encourage the police to disregard your rights. Welcome to an America no longer resembling the Land of the Free. Here is the story of a young man who is a pastor of a church and a liberal when it comes to his voting preference. His story is a frightening example of life in America today. Here is the story of this young man who was stopped at an Arizona check point.
"I told them I was a US citizen. I told them I was on a business trip. I told them I had no drugs or humans in the car. That wasn't enough. They wanted to search the car, and I invoked my 4th amendment rights. I DID NOT RESIST OR FIGHT BACK. YET I WAS TAZERED REPEATEDLY AND SHOVED IN BROKEN GLASS REPEATEDLY! I was IN the United States!!! I had crossed no international border!!!"
For this we can thank George W. Bush.
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