Posts Tagged 'police state'

The slippery slope to fascism

Our esteemed State Senator, Fred Akshar, has just introduced into the New York Senate a truly frightening piece of legislation. If enacted it would make an attack on a law enforcement officer a hate crime. Not only is this entirely unnecessary, it is an affront to the US Constitution. The very basis of our polity is that we, the people, are the government. Setting police aside in a special protected class is a large step toward fascism and a police state. Furthermore, because Senator Akshar is himself a law enforcement officer himself, he has a conflict of interest and should recuse himself in any case.

For the record, I do not hate police and I believe that those who attack them should be aggressively prosecuted.

I urge everyone to contact Senator Akshar and tell him to withdraw this misguided, fascist legislation.