The other day, while checking my emails for current stories around the country, I came across an article, written about Police Officers going door to door, in Sanford, Florida.  If you don’t know, this is where the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman shooting occurred.  In the light that the trial may end in an acquittal, it appears that the black community may become violent and demonstrate their anger with riots and destruction.  Officers were knocking on doors trying to head off what may be another Rodney King incidence of violence.  The article, entitled, “Cops Go Door to Door in Trayvon Town”, posted on WND.com (http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/cops-go-door-to-door-in-trayvon-town/), created the air that we are living in a police state.  Now, I don’t deny that things are looking pretty grim, under the Obama administration but Officers going door to door trying to calm the public, is not living or even demonstrating a police state.  This is just the local law enforcement, trying to show support for the community and trying to head off what could be a serious disaster for a small community.

Cops are going door-to-door in an American city again, only this time at least they are knocking on doors instead of knocking them down.

The most recent example of a police-state presence is developing even now in Sanford, Fla., where neighborhood-watch participant George Zimmerman is on trial for murder for the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

This is the opening to the article.  Where in the world does it say, that Officers going door to door and speaking with the community, is living in a police state?  The public has been complaining for years that their police have lost touch with the community they serve.  Here law enforcement is trying to calm fears and head off the activists from creating all out bedlam and notifying the public that if they follow through with the proposed activities, that the police will be forced to take action to stop it and to protect the public.
 

Police say they fear the backlash from the community which could develop at the point the jury verdict is delivered. Los Angeles had days of rioting when the Rodney King verdict came down.

So Sanford Police Chief Cecile Smith confirmed officers are going door-to-door talking to people.

“Our worst fear is that we’d have people from outside the community coming in and stirring up … violence,” he said.

 

Police did a lot more than knock in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Islamic terror attack.

There, they burst into homes with guns drawn, ordering residents out while they searched.

The author tries to compare the Zimmerman trial to the Boston Bombing.  There is nothing even remotely similar, except that the Police are involved.  The Boston Bombing was an immediate threat to the safety of the public.  They had evidence that two men had set off a bomb in the crowd at the marathon, killed a Police Officer and if left on the run, most likely would kill many more.  There was an immediate and absolute danger to the public.  It is the responsibility and obligation of law enforcement to protect the public to the best of their ability from known dangers of outlaws. The author then tries to compare the Zimmerman trial to hurricane Katrina, New Orleans.  The claim is made, that the Police went into homes that were abandoned, and confiscated guns that were left in the homes.
 

Probably the most impactful example of police invading homes was in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina. There, officers simply went into homes and confiscated weapons they uncovered.

Thousands of weapons – legally obtained and owned – were simply grabbed from citizens after New Orleans Police Superintendent P. Edwin Compass III announced, “Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons.”

Just to make sure the message was loud and clear, the city’s Deputy Police Chief Warren Riley told ABC News: “No one will be able to be armed. We are going to take all the weapons.”

Not to delve into the trial itself, this is, in my opinion, a serious faultier by the author.  Making claims of a serious right wing dissident.  This only brings more negative opinion against the conservative cause that we are trying to avoid.  The current conditions of our government and society, needs careful and thoughtful progression to change the public opinion of the conservative movement, not overt and blatant accusations that are false and misleading.  Do I believe that we are living in a police state?  i think that we are very close but even though the Obama administration is daily attacking our rights as Americans, we still have many of our freedoms intact.  We are just one step away from being a police state and a totalitarian government.  I expect that our Law enforcement agencies are going to do their best to protect us from threats.  I expect that they are going to do their best to keep criminals at bay and put them away.  That is their job.  I would expect them to do everything they can to prevent rioting and destruction, when it is possible.  This is one of those times.  They are just doing their job.

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