But but but “the police are on our side” according to the FR jackboot licking society.
The FRJLS is fading away.
You have to explore a little history to understand how this situation came about. Back when I was a kid, the local cops wore nice blue uniforms and policeman hats. They had revolvers and whistles and could be found on the evenings hanging out on Main Street chatting it up with good ol' boys. They were basically the old school "protect and serve" public servants.
The counterculture of the 60's labeled them "pigs" (from Orwell's Animal Farm I suppose) and there was a genuine disbelief and welling of support from the conservative side of the population. This support for law enforcement was basically a right-wing cause throughout the 70's and 80's as the left stayed on constant offense, attacking law enforcement on every front.
Then came the War on Drugs, which slowly and over a long period of time, has turned our police forces from the "protect and serve" public servants of yesteryear to more of a supervisory role in the society. Now, even small town police forces are dressed like ninja swat killers 24/7. Everything they do is geared toward a Mexican drug dealer street shootout breaking out in any situation.
Along with this change in their role, has come the power and arrogance that we see now. Now that they exercise so much power over our daily lives, the left has learned to love the police, and have brought them into the schools with their brainless zero tolerance campaigns. I don't think there is any Federal Agency now without armed SWAT teams at the ready. At this point, the appropriate Orwell Animal Farm reference is that of the vicious dogs, who worked for the pigs in the story.
There are still a lot of good cops out there and I am sure that many of them are Freepers. To those I mean no offense, but the militarization of the police is undeniable and is a huge mistake for our society to go down this road.
I say that we need to get all the $$ out of drugs, by essentially decriminalizing all drug activity. This will make drugs so cheap that no dealers will be willing to kill or risk death over near-zero profit items. Will people destroy their lives because of drugs? Yes, but they will take less people with them on their road to destruction and we won't have to live being supervised by vicious dogs.
And I'm sure they'll be along shortly to deeply criticize you for not supporting the Police State.