There is no doubt that the United States is now an almost total police state. The constant unwarranted violence, the complete lack of due process, the unmitigated cruelty, and the obvious pleasure that is gained by the police scum when beating defenseless citizens, is proof enough of the dilemma we face in this country. There are so many instances of brutality by cops, that it is impossible to keep up regardless of the time invested.
In this case, one only need to view this video from St. Paul, Minnesota. This is disgusting, but what is worse, is that the people watching are so afraid of the state gendarmes, that all they can do is take pictures. No one lifted a finger to stop this assault on a fellow citizen.
Part of the problem is that much of this society is unarmed, while the criminal police are heavily armed. This needs to change, so that the innocent people are armed, and the police are not. Then the tables will have turned, and the cowardly cops will be on the other side of this coin.
Five LAPD officers are being investigated for killing (murdering) a 35 year old woman while attempting to put her into a police car. One woman officer stomped the suspect violently in the groin just before she was loaded, and shortly thereafter, Alesia Thomas died. She had also been brutalized prior to the kicking incident, all over the alleged charge that she was an endangerment to her children. She had previously dropped off her two children at the police station, so she was obviously not a threat at the time of the police assault.
The story and video are here.