So I managed to piss off  reader because I would not validate his feeling about what constitutes Police State.  The Insulted showed this page where allegedly says a police went into a bar, detained everybody for the hell of it to do  warrant checks and he wanted to be reassured that we are living in the top times of a Police State in the US.

Now, I am always suspicious of videos with one heavy narrative already trying to orient the viewer, but let us say for the sake of the argument it happened exactly as the narrator said it happened.  It is at best, police misconduct that can be addressed by legal means and possibly won. It is not by a display of Police State and let me tell you why:
First, there would not be a video posted in YouTube, in fact, the young lady’s phone would probably be in a cop’s pocket while he thought how much he could get for it in the Black Market.
Second: There is too much talk, too much pissed of commentary directed at the cops. In a REAL Police State you are either very quiet or you get to shit teeth for a week and eat your meals through a straw.  Cops in Police States are very short tempered and do not take lip from anybody.
Three: Nobody is up against the wall, hands up, legs spread. That is the baseline position when cops approach you and ask for ID down there.  If you are very lucky,they are sober and do not ask ID at gunpoint.
Four (and I am guessing): Everybody who did not have a warrant went home without issues and not having to issue a bribe to the cops (or blow jobs) to be set free.

And in case you need visual aids, this is what a Police State looks like (and without legal recourse):

Venezuela National Guard playing off road with protesters

Venezuelan cops executing criminals

Report of Mexican Federal Police executing 22 people in a ranch

In the Dominican Republic and South of the Border there is no Tennessee v Garner: You “escape” and you get executed.

I reckon there is a difference between the first video and the rest.  And if you still say it is the same thing, you are a certified dumbass who has lived a very sheltered life.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

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  1. Yeah, If I were out for an evening with a nice young lady and got rousted by the cops, I would be pissed off, but not in the whinny SJW way the narrator is, but more along the lines of being polite, and noting the officers involved for possible followup action. Also, I suspect that there is more to the story than the video proclaims. In many states, a condition of having a liquor license is that the cops can inspect patrons IDs at any time looking for underage drinking, fake IDs or people who’s condition of probation or parole requires no consumption of alcohol. In today’s environment, any time the cops ask you for ID they will run a warrant check. In addition, could this be an illegal “after hours” bar? Does this establishment have a history of allowing drug transaction on the premises? Could this be an abuse of power, yes, but without context, it could also be totally legitimate. As Miguel states, this is nowhere near the way a “Police State” operates.

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