Good info on this thread. However, what about the military and the police? Which way will they swing? We already saw what happened in Boston. Will that happen nationwide or will some police units side with the citizens? Who will be friend or foe?
Psychological group think takes over united cop types. What happened in Boston will happen to the country. All the cops types took on a group mentality - it was they, as a group with a common identity against the rest of the citizens in order to get the bad guy.
Once all the cop types unite, psychological group think rules and the orders given to them unite them as one. From that point on, outsiders (meaning individual citizens) don't matter anymore. They won't let their group down by deviating from orders given.
You are going to be saying, “Why would the cops/state guard/national guard/Homeland Security cops, do that to citizens?” Group think/goals/orders will be the answer as to why they did/do it.
Look at human behavior. Most people want to belong to a group to feel they “belong”. One of the strongest groups is law enforcement. When they are together, everyone else is an outsider. They will work in groups and citizens better follow the orders given to them by the cop group/mayor/governor, etc.. If you don't follow orders, the cop group will be on you and you have no standing with the cop group. You are going down, one way or another.