Originally Posted by petegz28
Gonna have to disagree here, Cosmo. The Boston Bombing was an unfortunate sign that indeed we are closer to a para-military style police force than we would care to admit. 2 guys, 2 guys with a home made bomb caused a good deal of Boston to shut down while cops in armored vehicles and outfitted like the military went up and down the streets pulling people out of their houses without any warrants. Most of the country cheered the effort, sadly.
There have been worse scenarios than the Boston bombing and nothing like what we saw with the Cops in Boston ever happened before. I mean this is a scary ordeal. People were pulled out of their homes at gun point without a warrant. There is no justification for that. We are a free society and warrants and laws supporting warrants have to be followed or we become the USSR.
It is interesting to consider will someone finally say enough. It could get very ugly very fast. A lot of people forget how tense things got in the late 60s. And today communication is far more rapid. There must be real honest fear among Law enforcement in the cities. We are far more divided today. In the. 60s it was people against war. Today we have people against people. People who have no faith in government. Massive unemployment especially in cities. Like it or not Cosmo can dismiss it if he wants but one can make a case we are on a powderkeg.
Federal government has no respect. People distrust all levels. Give the heat of summer, a political campaign, somebody makes a wrong move and this thing could go off like a Roman Candle
Do I think it will. No. But to deny we are way to close to the edge is pure folly