"Dial T for Tyranny:
While America Feuds, the Police State Shifts Into High Gear"
by John W. Whitehead
Indeed, while mainstream America has been fixated on the drama-filled reality show being televised from the White House, the American Police State has moved steadily forward. Set against a backdrop of government surveillance, militarized police, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, eminent domain, over-criminalization, armed surveillance drones, whole body scanners, stop and frisk searches, roving VIPR raids and the like - all of which have been sanctioned by Congress, the White House and the courts - our constitutional freedoms have been steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded.