Skip to comments.Prisons Without Walls: We’re All Inmates in the American Police State
Posted on 06/16/2015 7:28:09 AM PDT by all the best
Free worlders is prison slang for those who are not incarcerated behind prison walls. Supposedly, those fortunate souls live in the free world. However, appearances can be deceiving.
As I got closer to retiring from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, writes former prison employee Marlon Brock, it began to dawn on me that the security practices we used in the prison system were being implemented outside those walls. In fact, if Brock is right, then we free worlders do live in a prisonalbeit, one without visible walls.
In federal prisons, cameras are everywhere in order to maintain security and keep track of the prisoners. Likewise, the free world is populated with video surveillance and tracking devices. From surveillance cameras in stores and street corners to license plate readers (with the ability to log some 1,800 license plates per hour) on police cars, our movements are being tracked virtually everywhere. With this increasing use of iris scanners and facial recognition softwarewhich drones are equipped withthere would seem to be nowhere to hide.
Detection and confiscation of weapons (or whatever the warden deems dangerous) in prison is routine. The inmates must be disarmed. Pat downs, checkpoints, and random searches are second nature in ferreting out contraband.
Metal detectors are now in virtually all government buildings. There are the TSA scanning devices and metal detectors we all have to go through in airports. Police road blocks and checkpoints are used to perform warrantless searches for contraband. Those searched at road blocks can be searched for contraband regardless of their objectionsjust like in prison. And there are federal road blocks on American roads in the southwestern United States. Many of them are permanent and located up to 100 miles from the border.
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Land of the Free?
Just walk into a Quickie Mart (or jewelry store) and take it.
“Land of the free? Land of the delusional. “
It’s designed to keep the oligarchs safe and happy.
Then get out.
I’m way ahead of you. Freedom isn’t for everybody.
So you’re flapping your gums from AlexJonesylevania?
Ain’t THAT the truth!
We are literally becoming slaves.
More like a Prison release program or house arrest. They let us have limited freedoms.
of course that could all change if they decide to round us up and decide a cubical and a meal a day is enough for 12-14 hours of labor a day.
“We are boxed in and is more dangerous than prison.”
LOL. Then why don’t we see people voluntarily getting themselves incarcerated? If prison is safer?
The primary institution of the state is the prison.
It should be no surprise that other institutions the state appropriates - schools, hospitals, aid to the poor - become organized on similar managerial principles.
It’s what they do.
Not a police state yet but it is coming. The change is rapid. I keep praying to God that I might die before oppression and tyranny take hold.
I really grieve for future generations of Americans who will know a scintilla of freedom I knew, and I still had far less freedom than my great grandfather had.
America was a beautiful experiment while it lasted, and lifted all boats. It is so sad seeing America committing suicide and feels so helpless being powerless to stop it.
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