To: Alberta's Child
Remember -- you're talking about a city that has basically functioned as a police state for decades.
Plenty of New York residents have escaped actual police states and are delighted to live in NYC precisely because it is the opposite of what they have endured.
Describing NYC as a police state is ridiculous.
Life in NYC is overregulated in a number of respects, but the rule of law prevails.
posted on 12/04/2006 1:12:22 PM PST
("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
New York City has about 40,000 police officers today, which means the city's police force -- in a city that covers only 321 square miles -- is almost one-third the size of the entire U.S. military contingent in Iraq today.
In addition, the fact that constitutional rights are abrogated in New York City as a matter of course (see Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) would seem to support my contention that the place is a police state.
posted on 12/04/2006 1:24:29 PM PST
by Alberta's Child
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