Police State

Jon Queally, staff writer
Bodycam video released by the Rochester Police Department shows officers pepper spraying a 9-year-old girl after handcuffing her. (Image: Screenshot/Rochester Police Dept. footage)
"Just pepper spray her at this point," one officer can be heard saying about a young girl already in the backseat of a cruiser, just before another officer says, "I got her. I got her."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
A Capitol Police officer stands with members of the National Guard behind a crowd-control fence surrounding Capitol Hill a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
"Members of Congress should not reinforce counterterrorism policies, programs,...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wears a protective mask while walking through the Canon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
"While many may find comfort in increased national security powers in the wake...

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Having giddily praised the "fantastic job" by federal goons in Portland tear-gassing moms, medics, reporters and stubbornly peaceful protesters, TrumPinochet is now making the "decidedly fascist" threat to invade other American cities to protect them from "violent anarchists" painting on the sidewalks - though social media shows endless video of rabid, rioting police. "This is how it starts," intones the newest Lincoln Project ad. A few days ago, it seemed over the top. Now it's not.