Sunday, December 16, 2012

Is Martial Law About To Be Declared in Paragould Arkansas?

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It certainly seems like a form of martial law is about to be imposed in Arkansas with the new street crimes unit task force set to go online in early 2013. The officers will be armed to the teeth with SWAT gear and AR-15s to patrol "high crime areas" on foot. Some of the proposed actions seem to be unconstitutional.

"[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck," Stovall said. "If you're out walking, we're going to stop you, ask why you're out walking, check for your ID...

...They may not be doing anything but walking their dog," he said. "But they're going to have to prove it."

It is scary to think that a police chief and mayor believe they have this type of power.  Show your papers, please!

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