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Police State USA?

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New World Notes News
Vol. 5, No. 35 -- Labor Day, 2012

This week in New World Notes, radio program #235, September 4, 2012

Police State USA?

In brief

Has the US become a "police state" ... or are we just rapidly heading in that direction? Law professor Francis Boyle says we're already there, and it is dissenters--not "terrorists"--who are being targeted by the state.

We'll also look at two recent reports documenting illegal and often violent acts by the New York Police Department--(1) in their CIA-assisted spying on Muslim citizens and (2) in their harassment of law-abiding Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Above: Occupy Boston, Fall 2011

Notes, credits, & links

Francis Boyle interview excerpted from Jeff Blankfort's "Takes On the World" program. Many thanks. Jeff's complete installment is here.

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