Police State Justice Under Obama - Stephen Lendman
Police state America under Obama.
Lawlessness, injustice, and contempt for democratic values define his administration. He delivered change all right - for the worst, and nothing ahead looks promising.
Obama-style "rules of engagement" include bullets, bombs, slit throats, knives in the back, or drone attacks justice.
Targeted victims are declared guilty by accusation. Due process and judicial fairness are discarded artifacts. US citizens are as vulnerable as global enemies.
No one is safe anywhere in a world ruled by rogue leaders, taking the law into their own hands with impunity.
As a result, freedom and security were jettisoned to memory hole oblivion. Let's count the ways.
Muslims are targeted for their faith, ethnicity, and at times prominence and charity.
Torture remains official US policy.
America's domestic and overseas gulags match the worst anywhere. Out of sight and mind, inmates are dehumanized and brutalized.
America's business is war and grand theft globally. Countries are raped and pillaged on the pretext of humanitarian intervention.
Everyone except corporate favorites and complicit elites suffer.
Ten Muslim Southern California students were convicted for exercising their First Amendment rights. Others are hunted down and prosecuted ruthlessly for political advantage.
Thousands of political prisoners suffer unjustly, including undocumented Latinos here because destructive trade pacts destroyed their livelihoods.
State-sponsored murder is official policy. Innocent victims include Troy Anthony Davis . Others wait their turn on death row. Federal, state and local authorities call it justice. Human rights activists call it crimes against humanity.
Murdering Anwar Al-Awlaki