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A riot police officer aims his weapon while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. Police in Ferguson fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fou
All those tea partiers complaining that Obamacare is turning America into a police state could learn a thing or two from this story:
It was around 2 a.m. Sunday, two hours after the new curfew mandated for Ferguson, Mo., but [Joshua] Hampton was sitting in his own car, smoking a cigarette in his aunt’s driveway. He thought he was obeying the law. [...] suddenly, Hampton says, his car was surrounded by police. “Put your [expletive] hands up!” he says they told him. [...]

“They kept telling me to get out of the car, but I didn’t want to make any kind of movement,” Hampton, 30, told The Post in a phone interview Sunday.

Hampton was one of seven people—five of whom had protested earlier in the day, all peacefully—arrested for violating the curfew. It's exactly the kind of thing you should be worried about if you're worried about a state abusing its power. And if that was really the tea party's concerns, they'd be standing right by Hampton's side. But they're not, they won't.


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