Saw this in the Huffpost US this morning Monday 8 June
"AUTHORITARIANISM HITS AMERICA’S STREETS"
"In city after city, officers are openly flouting any attempt at democratic restraint in an effort to assert authoritarian power."
As a non American I'm not sure how to take that. Are things are as dire as the article claims?
Is this latest realisation a surprise? If so, why? Police forces everywhere tend to be conservative, even reactionary . Surely President Trump has already given the police implicit permission and implied instructions to behave in the way they seem to be at present?
I'm only seeing sensational headlines and articles. The impression I have is that the US has been circling the drain for some time. I'd truly like to know what it's like for someone living through these times in the US.
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