Do We Now Live In a Police State?

Holy crap! I don’t live in Boston, but when I woke up the next day and watched the Boston Bomber manhunt on re-released video footage, I would have guessed I was watching a video feed from the streets of Iraq. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The firepower and the military grade equipment deployed in civilized Bostonian neighborhoods was reminiscent of a war zone.

There where perhaps 20 armor-plated Humvee’s, armor plated command posts, armor plated sniper turrets, hundreds of police officers, ATF agents, FBI agents, local police, SWAT, grenades … it was crazy. When you have that much firepower in the hands of trained, but inexperienced police officers, things get out of hand. And why are they wearing camouflage in the city? The camo-pattern does not blend with asphalt, concrete or houses. They look ridiculous.

Check out this first video. Looks at all the armed officers with high-powered rifles. Look at what they are wearing. Look at their gear! This is totally uncalled for and over the top. This is what an out of control panicked government looks like. This is someone bringing out a sledge hammer to hang a picture on the wall. Maybe they should have just called in an A-10 Warthog and lay waste to the entire neighborhood.

Take a look at this video. This is when the armada of police, ATF, FBI, police, SWAT and god knows who else have the suspect pinned down and trapped in a boat. The jackass isn’t going anywhere. Thermal imaging showed the a-hole was just laying there in the boat. The police had him surrounded.

They supposedly wanted to take him alive, but then casually position themselves and unload a crap-ton of rounds. Did they want to kill everyone within a two block radius for good measure? Reminds me of the Predator scene when Mac picks up Jesse Ventura’s mini-gun and lays waste to the forest.

These police officers were completely reckless with their firearms. They were even positioned in a crossfire situation. One officer started shooting at perceived movement in the boat then all the other officers opened fire (AKA: contagious fire) because they mistook the first officers shots as coming from the boat. This is a real example of “gun control” failing. I wonder how many holes the neighbors house has in it? Turns out a lot after the home owner was interviewed. The boat was also destroyed (totaled), and the city didn’t even pay to replace it.

Bottom line is, a flamethrower would have been far more accurate and effective in its destruction than a hail of gunfire. If they didn’t want him dead, they wouldn’t have fired that many rounds. What you saw instead was a bunch of really pissed off people with a lot of military grade weaponry looking for a reason to unload their magazines.

Look … the bomber was horribly evil. A disgustingly putrid soul that has no place in society. He deserved (and deserves) to die. No question in my mind whatsoever. Bring back the firing squad and guillotine, and use them both at the same time on this turd. But, we need to see better control from our local governments when it comes to manhunts like this, and ditch the freaking military gear. My god.

My point is, the police in this country look more like the military while the People are being disarmed. We finally got to see this tonight, and even Bill Maher who is an uber-liberal left wing fanatic is becoming aware. This is exactly what happens in every police state that exists, or has existed, throughout history.

Politicians promise lollipops and unicorns. They promise harmony between fellow man living in chaos with nature in the land of Utopia, only if the People simply surrender their right of self-defense to the government. This lie has been fed to the People of this world so many times throughout history it’s sad to think America is falling for the same Fairy-tale story. Sleep well knowing the firepower you saw tonight may one day be pointed in the direction or your house, where your wife, husband and kids are sleeping. Where a few rounds miss their target and instead hit something far more important.

Let’s keep military on the battlefield where the enemy has RPGs, mortars and grenade launchers, and out of our cities.

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