Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Brandon Turbeville on PRESS TV

The United States has turned into a ‘police state’, according to Brandon Turbeville, author and journalist based in South Carolina.

“I think the United States is not just turning into a police state, I think the United States is already a police State”, Tuberville told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Monday.

The National Security Agency (NSA) is building the U.S. biggest spy center to sift through literally all electronic communications all over the world — including those made by American citizens, according to a new report published by the monthly magazine Wired.

Also on Friday, President Obama signed a new Executive Order giving the White House complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency. The order comes months after the president signed into law the controversial National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which, among other things, allows for indefinite detention of American citizens.

These measures have many conservative voices in America worried that their country is descending into a police state.

“The American people should be outraged. They should be in the streets. They should be boycotting. They should be doing whatever they can to resist these measures,” Tuberville stated.

A police state is one in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control.

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