Actually more extensive operations than those you describe have been done in some smaller Southern cities. In Jackson, Mississippi and Helena, Arkansas police at the direction of the mayor closed off certain parts of both cities allowing traffic to enter only on a few arterial streets. At the same time public housing developments were closed to all traffic except through one entrance/exit gate. Police controlled traffic at both types of entrances. In the housing developments ID was required to enter or leave. Those who either had no ID or who did not live in the projects could be detained by police. Police on both areas routinely stopped cars and demanded ID. Was this done by racist white cops back in the 60’s? No, both programs were carried out by black mayors with black police chiefs and heavily black police departments. .It was done in attempts to control drug trafficking and gang violence. Interestingly in Jackson the only real dissent came from a senior patrol commander who was white and had started with the department back at the end of the civil rights struggle. He was told to shut up and carry out his orders or retire.
I didn’t hear about that, but I have heard about some horrible police state stuff and “drills” in TN and Arkansas... I’m so sad when I hear about it happening in the South. Today’s movies/entertainment/tv are helping acclimate/brainwash people to it too.
Yep. Great example of a community dependent on government “moral compassion” that basically nourishes dependence, idleness, and promiscuity, then that same government tapping government-funded resources (the police) to police the crime they helped plant in crops. And never seeing the connection.