Canadians Discover That the US is a Police State
SARASOTA - A judge will decide next month whether to order Sarasota Police to release a videotape that reportedly shows an officer punching a suspect in the face and then choking him unconscious during an arrest last month.
Officer Scott Patrick was placed on paid administrative leave following his Aug. 4 arrest of Jason B. Dragash, 29, outside Club Ivory at 1413 Main St.
The officer is under investigation by the police department’s internal affairs unit to determine whether he violated policy, and by a team of detectives that is investigating whether the officer committed a crime.
Security cameras in the club recorded the arrest. Police have the video, and are fighting to keep it from the public and civil attorneys representing Dragash.
Justin Hallman, 16, wanted to show how the United States is turning into a police state. He succeeded all too well in not only receiving an A+ in his American Government class but also allegedly a visit from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) confirming the very premise of his film posted on YouTube (below).
Hallman is a civil libertarian who supports Ron Paul, criticized an array of measures including the National Defense Authorization Act, crackdown on free speech, and attacks on the hacktivist group Anonymous. I have raised many of the same concerns, but I never got the interest that Hallman appears to have generated from the
good people at the FBI.
Hallman’s house was promptly visited by two FBI agents, according to Hallman and his mother. The teenager stayed inside the door and refused to answer the door. His mother later called and was told by the agents that “We need to talk to your son.” They came back to the house and said that they wanted the teen to work for the FBI as an informant and spy on others, particularly Anonymous. He says that the agents closely questioned him about his support for Ron Paul as well as a conversation he once had with his teacher about the Illuminati secret society.
I have tried to find a response from the FBI denying the underlying facts of the boy’s account. If this visit occurred, I would have hoped to see a response on the conduct of these agents in allegedly seeking to turn a high school student into an informant or investigating such a film (including apparently interviewing his teachers).
PROTECT AND SERVE - A short compilation of golden-age police procedural tutorials, self-defense training vids, and the most nightmarish amateur footage of macings, beatdowns, and brutal assaults ever captured by the public.
This is what they use to justify the position that “everyone is a potential threat”.
Apparently, this is classified and you’re not supposed to see it, yet it’s being freely shared on the internet with embedding options. Not sure how to take that. But whatever.