Monday, December 10

Fascism in O-hi-o: Cops Taser Pregant Woman

And, to be sure, fraud is everywhere.--Sean Olender, San Fransisco Chronicle, 9 December 2007

Ohio cops recently demonstrated the depth of fascism to which the state has devolved since the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

On 18 November, police in Trotwood tasered a pregnant woman "when she refused to answer [an] officer's questions and resisted being handcuffed" and attempted to leave police headquarters with her 1-year-old son. The incident is a dramatic expression of the state's more subdued fascism quietly instituted two years ago.

In January 2006, then-Ohio governor Bob Taft signed the Ohio Patriot Act, a bill one state representative earlier characterized as "Gestapo-style tactics of government."

Last December, a Cleveland TV station reported that the
lengthy piece of legislation would let police arrest people in public places who will not give their names, address and birth dates, even if they are not doing anything wrong.

WEWS reported it would also pave the way for everyone entering critical transportation sites such as, train stations, airports and bus stations to show ID.
CNN provided the 90-sec clip below of the pregnant woman's tasering in which the news organization reports the FBI is "investigating" the incident for "appropriate use of force."

Appropriate use of force? Hmmm.... We certainly can trust the agency to turn up as many guilty culprits as it did in its myriad investigations into those responsible for 9/11.

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