DC checkpoint plan latest 'police state' tactic: Councilman

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Over the last few months, city officials in Washington, DC, have instituted an array of tactics that has civil libertarians fearing the nation's capital is looking at the Bill of Rights as little more than a suggestion.

The latest proposal from DC's mayor and police chief would have officers patrolling Soviet-esque checkpoints limiting residents' ability to travel to and from targeted neighborhoods. The plan was reported Wednesday in <i>The Examiner</i>:

<blockquote>D.C. police will seal off entire neighborhoods, set up checkpoints and kick out strangers under a new program that D.C. officials hope will help them rescue ..

Dear Everyone;

This article about the latest "crime fighting" techniques is a taste of what the USA is headed for as Wash DC is used as the laboratory. Don't believe this could not happen nationally? Let me talk with you about a bridge for sale in Brooklyn. Welcome to Moscow on the Potomac or is it Nazi Berlin on the Potomac?

Ron Getty - SF Libertarian
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