Bill Maher is pictured. | AP Photo
Police State: a political unit characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures – from Merriam-Webster
Mr. Bill Maher claims that America is becoming a police state, on a recent show. Although people were enthralled by the recent capture of the bombing suspect, the actions taken by our police have gone too far. They shut down the entire city of Boston which cost them approximately 333 million dollars to capture one unarmed, wounded, 19-year-old suspect. If the public were to remain silent of these ‘lock downs’, they will be become even more common. We the citizen still have rights, and they can not be superseded by a policemen with itchy trigger fingers. Maher called them ‘unprofessional’ for shooting at the boat.
The following is posted on PoliticoBy KEVIN CIRILLI | 4/27/13 1:25 PM EDT.
Bill Maher called Boston police officers “unprofessional” on Friday for shooting at the boat where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding even though it turned out he was unarmed.
“I agree that we shouldn’t have given the kid his Miranda rights because he probably had information. We wanted to take him alive. We all agree with that.… there could’ve been bombs out there, there could’ve been an accomplice. So we wanted to take him alive. If you agree with that then what the cops did there was unprofessional. That’s called contagious fire,” Maher said on HBO’s “Real Time.”
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