Police State Show Of Force Not Working
For first time in 17 years most Americans reject government crack down
April 25, 2013
In two separate polls conducted following the Boston bombings, most Americans have said that they do not support expanded government surveillance or an infringement on civil liberties.
A Fox News poll asked respondents “Would you be willing to give up some of your personal freedom in order to reduce the threat of terrorism?”
In response, 45 percent said they would not be willing to sacrifice some of their liberties, compared to 43 percent of (shee)people who said they would.
That number is down from 54 percent on figures from 2006, and down from a high of 71 percent the month after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
It also represents the first time since 1996 that more people are unwilling to give up freedoms than those who are willing, indicating that Americans are increasingly rejecting government invasion into their privacy in the name of fighting terrorism.
Only 27 percent of respondents said they feared another terrorist attack, while 58 percent said they were simply angry about the attack. 81 percent said their everyday lives would not be changed after the bombings.
A separate Washington Post poll found that more Americans were concerned that the government would go too far in investigating terrorism than that it would not go far enough, by a margin of 48 percent to 41 percent.
57 percent said that they were not confident in the government’s ability to prevent terrorist attacks, with just 15 percent saying they had a “great deal” of confidence in the government.
95 percent said they did not leave work early or stay at home after the attacks, and 92 percent said they were not avoiding crowded or public places because of a risk of terrorism.
Both polls were conducted before Friday’s martial law style city wide lockdown.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, andPrisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.
The Bostom Bombing and my 2 cents.
Regardless of who is reasonable, like a mad middle east bomber, Our own government or a lone insane bomber or an accident. There will be only one group who will be blamed for this action. It would be us people who do not believe in big government who believe in traditional liberties and rights. CNN is already starting to do this. Saying it was a anti government right wing group who is reasonable.
You can make a bet Obama will find a way of using this to push his anti rights bills and executive orders through. The Southern Poverty Law Center would surly use this for their political aims at slandering of any who is against big brother. Along with any other leftest think tank you can think of. Along with their puppets in Congress.
I dread the next couple of weeks as this blows up and more of our rights will be forcibly taken from our hands for the sake of security and safety or any other excuses our so called leaders in Washington can use to pass laws and regulations on the rest of us.
I think it is time to abanden the NRA.
With the NRA’s new desire to make us in to a police state to save our rights keep and bare arms is the last draw. We should not make the world the much worse, giving the government more power to rape us.
To put government police into every school is asking for trouble. All I can think of is what if the TSA was running our school security? I would guarantee the people would support this plane would give these police more protection from their actions, like what the TSA currently enjoys.
The what is insulting the so called man who believes in our rights, Wayne LaPierre, then blames everything under the sun, like video games on this action. With the exception of the parents and the over dosing our public on drugs.
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I and others have believed the NRA is a controlled opposition. To give us a fake choice. If this action does not prove it I don’t know what would. I if I were the gun loving public, join a group like the Gun Owners of America. Larry Pratt is a far more honest man and his believes in all liberties, and not just the one that gives us the rights to guns.
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Leave the NRA, it has lost its way and is going to sell us out, all while claiming they are defending our rights and liberties.
- NRA calls for armed guards in schools to prevent gun violence - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
- Gun-control compromise called likely - San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com)
- Obama responds to petitions against gun violence (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- NRA idea for schools called costly, risky - San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com)
- Disarming the American People (lewrockwell.com)
- The Anti-Gun Movement Is Doomed (lewrockwell.com)
ObamaCare Supports Euthanasia (by TheJohnBirchSociety)
From The John Birch Society:
In this week’s news video update, JBS CEO Art Thompson discusses: how ObamaCare supports euthanasia; how super-rich Americans, such as Andrew Carnegie, have promoted communism; how Russia has greatly expanded its treason laws; how a new video by the Smithsonian continues to tear down the public image of Joe McCarthy; how China is supposedly “rethinking” their one-child-per-family policy; and how the mainstream media is trying to convince Americans to give up on our election system.
Yup, if you have the wrong political views you can’t have kids. How much longer before this spreads to childbirth? The next question, when will this spread to us here in the USA? This is big goverment and big brother at work.
Four months after arresting and strip-searching a man because his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of him shooting monsters and bad guys, police in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., have apologized to the young family.
In their internal review of 26-year-old Jessie Sansone’s arrest, Waterloo Regional Police said they did everything right — except their method of search.
“The results of this review have determined that Waterloo Regional Police officers acted in accordance with the law by arresting Mr. Sansone and made every effort to preserve his dignity and the safety of this community,” said Chief Matt Torigian.
“However, the review also found that due to a miscommunication in the processing of Mr. Sansone, he was subjected to a Thorough Search instead of a less intrusive Frisk Search— an oversight which we regret.”
Torigan said he and Deputy Chief Thomlison met with, and personally apologized to, Sansone for the impact his arrest had on his family.
Sansone, however, said sorry’s not enough.
“I am a forgiving person, but this isn’t just about me. It’s not just my own family. This was a whole system that crashed down on us, and it was all because of a four-year-old’s drawing,” he said. “They could have just talked with me instead. This can’t be allowed to happen to my neighbour, to another family.”
In February, the father of four was met at his children’s school by police officers, who arrested him for possession of a firearm.
He was taken to the station in handcuffs and strip-searched while his home was searched and his pregnant wife was questioned. His children were picked up at the school by social workers and taken across town for questioning.
Cops stripped Sansone naked and had him lift his testicles so officers could see under them, turn around, and bend over.
All of this started when his daughter Nevaeh, in junior kindergarten, drew a picture of her dad shooting bad guys on a classroom white board.
The ensuing conversation between the teacher and the tot lead the teacher to believe there was a handgun within reach of the children at home.
The school called family services who, in turn, called police.
Police found nothing in the home other than an empty plastic gun sold at Canadian Tire for $16. The toy was meant to propel peppercorn-sized plastic beads — something the family never had in the house.
“Although not crucial at the time of the arrest, the Air Soft Pistol that was located has the capability to fire a projectile at approximately 180 feet per second and if pointed at someone may constitute a criminal offence and could most certainly cause injury if used carelessly,” reads the police report.
Neither the school nor family services have apologized. The school board maintained it had the children’s welfare in mind because school officials “co-parent” students.
The family is trying to retain a lawyer.
Sansone will speak with Michael Coren on Sun News Network on Thursday in his first TV interview since his arrest.