Is America a police state?

Posted by: Austin1061

Police brutality has become a major problem in America. It seems we currently are or on the way to becoming a police controlled state. Already, the police have access to military weaponry and get away with murder.

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Yes

You believe that America is already or becoming a police controlled state.
9 votes
5 comments
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No

You believe that America is not already or not becoming a police controlled state.
8 votes
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Kaiser100 says2014-08-14T04:08:24.9105527-05:00
Of course police officers can have high-grade "assault rifles", and armored cars, but the average citizen should be forbidden from owning a semi-automatic rifle with 30 rounds in it "Oh you don't need a high powered rifle with a 30 round magazine" Oh yes I do, wouldn't the holocaust have been different if the Jewish people could own guns? FYI: Non military police are considered "civilians" they're just "trained" that's all........
1814Username says2014-08-14T11:48:46.0120736-05:00
If you think America is not a police state then you are brainwashed and delusional. We profit the most off of incarceration and we have one-third of the entire world's prisoners. The rest of the 172 countries have the other two-thirds. 96% of the cases are plea deals that come about because of intimidation. Forcing pleas are cheap and counties profit from fees, fines, work crews, outside contracts, and federal government monies.
1814Username says2014-08-14T11:49:52.0979261-05:00
Oh yeah... Go ask the man who was boiled alive by the police in Florida. Trust the police if you want, but in the end, you will be disappointed and shaking your head in disgust.
Kaiser100 says2014-08-14T13:31:34.5595119-05:00
Our "civilian" police officers, are now turning into a paramilitary force....
1814Username says2014-08-14T14:53:45.7302101-05:00
You are exactly right Kaiser. Exactly. The Boston Bombing should have shown everyone that. I also find it odd that with every terrorist attack there is a government drill going on. What are the odds of this?
Shield says2014-08-14T19:10:02.6786624-05:00
To the no voters, the yes vote includes "becoming"

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