On May 11, I posted a video of Chris Rock advising American (especially African American) citizens on how not to get your ass kicked by the police. Tongue in cheek, I called it a public service announcement, even though I definitely do not consider this a laughing matter.
Yesterday, July 29, the Ron Paul Institute published an article written by
Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State, Whitehead writes that “Trying to predict the outcome of any encounter with the police is a bit like playing Russian roulette: most of the time you will emerge relatively unscathed, although decidedly poorer and less secure about your rights, but there’s always the chance that an encounter will turn deadly…”
With the government having shifted into a language of force, “we the people” have been reduced to suspects in a surveillance state, criminals in a police state, and enemy combatants in a military empire. – John W. Whitehead
■ Henri Thibodeau