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View Diary: The USA Is Not a Police State, IMO (299 comments)

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      ethnicity.

      Gasoline made from the tar sands gives a Toyota Prius the same impact on climate as a Hummer using gasoline made from oil. ~ Al Gore

      by Lefty Coaster on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 11:08:43 PM PST

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      •  ah gotcha. I thought it was a reference to the (0+ / 0-)

        TSA color codes.

        In any case, I still disagree that for any ethnicity the US is a "police state".  You have referenced the incarceration rates, but unless those people are being incarcerated in significant part for their political viewpoints or for their participation in the political process, I don't think that makes the case for a police state situation, as I mentioned above.  

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