In Fact we are already there
And institutionalized police States (I.e. public schooling). Not even "almost there". Just flat out there.
------> ------> ------> People over there are brainwashed by the government. Everyday in the U.S people are killed by police and police are becoming more and more militarized. I feel as though government agencies such as the NSA spy on people online and collect mass amounts of data on servers that can collect information about all of us. Just ask Edward Snowden. We are policed everyday by the government and our data is collected as we are given false reassurance that it is for finding terrorists. The Patriot Act was allowed because of the panic of the 9/11 attacks (which were false flags by the way) . Since the U.S controls and manages a lot of online data and people (like Edward Snowden) have been sent to jail over this, I would say yes, we are in a electronic police state or definitely close to one.
Freedom above security
"a totalitarian state controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens' activities."- Police State. If you look at the states that have actually been police states in the past, like the USSR, Nazi Germany, Apartheid S. Africa, Pinochet's Chile, the Republic of Cuba, and N. Korea, then you see that both the US and UK are still very far from it. Police state is, like many things, a word that has been so overused to describe non-police states that the phrase has barely any meaning anymore.
58392365592 ^ has a point. The term "police state" has been thrown around so much by whiny cucks that it has practically no meaning in America anymore. Cop pulls you over for doing 75 in a 50 while on your cell phone, OH SHIT WHAT IS THIS A FUCKING POLICE STATE, HEIL HITLER TOO RIGHT PIGS?
Not yet at least.