[oaklandprivacyworkinggroup] police/terror state

A thread from a while back I just stumbled across and thought worth forwarding here. I agree with Letitia about Susan's comment, and that the trouble is the public mindset that buys into this attitude. Putting "public safety" ahead of freedom and basic rights is arguably the cornerstone of a police state – because other than perceived safety (which is actually illusory because the all-powerful State itself becomes a bigger threat than those it purports to protect us against), what desirable qualities does a police state offer?

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