Police State: Coming To Your Neighborhood?
Here's a troubling video (a bit over 13 minutes) about New York City's Stop and Frisk policy. I realize it's one- sided for the most part, but I also think it's pretty much spot on. It wouldn't surprise me these sorts of policies spread around the nation sooner than many of us expect. It could be argued they already have.
This is a massive civil rights violation by any department involved and they should be investigated and prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. I highly doubt either Obama or Romney would be willing to get involved in stopping this sort of thing.
As this writer points out, Obama's record is nothing to brag about. Romney hasn't given any indication he'd be any different. Gary Johnson has gone on record in support of our civil liberties.
Addendum: Ooops! I forgot to thank Radley Balko for the heads up on the video. I also noticed a link on his post to The Nation that tells a bit more about the video.