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Steve Gilliard at the News Blog had a couple of very interesting yet very frightening posts this week.
The first is regarding a section of the Patriot Act establishing a national police force. It would be an offshoot of the secret service and while they wouldn't operate in secret, it would certainly go a long way toward establishing that fascist dictatorship the administration would like to have put into place.
"A permanent police force, to be known as the 'United States Secret Service Uniformed Division,'" empowered to "make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence" (what is "an offense against the United States?), "or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony"
followed further down the legislation by...
The Secret Service, Uniformed Division will not operate solely in DC, but anywhere former Presidents travel, or foreign dignitaries, or even "as the President, on a case-by-case basis, may direct." #8
So there you have it. A new national police force with jurisdiction and authority where ever the president tells them to go. Then they'll be able to tell you where to go.
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posted by Stithmeister @ 9:12 AM
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