Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Growing Police State: When Will They Handcuff You?

No question, there is a new crazed empowerment that many police officers and other government officials feel. If the state gets completely out of control, whose side do you think these out-of-control juiced up officials will be on?:

This couple were arrested for asking directions:

and get a load of this, via NyPo:
A tourist from Tennessee waltzed into one of the most secure sites in the city — and politely asked a cop if she could check her weapon. 
Instead, she was dragged out in cuffs.

Now, Meredith Graves, 39, is facing at least three years in prison for thinking New York’s gun laws are anything like those in the Bible Belt.

Graves, a fourth-year medical student, showed up at the memorial on Dec. 22 to pay her respects during a trip north for a job interview.

She didn’t realize that the loaded .32-caliber pistol in her purse would be a problem until she saw a sign at the site that read, “No guns allowed,” sources said.

“She remembered she had the gun on her,” a source said. She walked up to a security guard and said, “I have this gun. Where can I check it?”

The guard told her that she was in luck because of “law enforcement day” — and led her to another area. 
When she got to that section, she asked another cop, “We have this gun — can we check it in here? We [my husband and I] are not law-enforcement.”

That’s when she was arrested.

Graves, who has a full legal carry permit in Tennessee, was locked up on a weapons-possession charge and held on $2,000 bond that she posted yesterday. She is due in court on March 19.

She’ll soon find out exactly how serious New York City is about illegal guns. The Manhattan DA’s Office is pursuing a conviction on felony gun possession — carrying a minimum sentence of 3 1/2 years.
There's something happening here and it's not good. In the old days, you were warned about loony tune laws and given a chance to comply. Now, even if you attempt to comply, you may get cuffed. Not good and very scary.

Especially when you have expanding "suspioncionless" searches.


  1. Remember, cops are beholden to the federal government for drug war/homeland security cash and military toys. Cops are feds, and feds are the gestapo. When things get ugly in this country (and it's only a matter of time), the cops are going to protect and serve the elites, not the people. The American people are going to be treated like "gooks" and "towel heads."

  2. This will very likely go viral, or should. Even the kids of cops aren't safe anymore.

    Clearly the officer in question has no business being a cop and carrying a gun for a living - just too many anger issues. "To protect and serve" has become to harass and arrest without cause. If I were her fellow officers I would refuse to work with her. Her stupidity is putting them at risk.

  3. You can steal millions of dollars on Wall Street raising nary an eyebrow at the Manhattan DA's office, but God help you if you have a gun in your possession. You better be prepared for the full brunt of the City's legal apparatus being rammed up your arse.

    This lady better be ready for an illogical filled unjust overly aggressive prosecution.

  4. What do you expect in a terror state?
    Is jaywalking a Felony up in "progressive" parasite land?

  5. The jacked up Republican and 'Conservative' attack on RP have the same tenor as the NY Stasi. I'm reading comments on what I thought were legitimate Conservative sites where the posters are saying RP supporters need to be locked up or not allowed to procreate....this country is full of statist fools.