Thursday, September 4, 2008

The United States of America and the Deprivation of Democracy

Whenever I see footage of police brutality in America against innocent citizens stripped of their freedom and rights I become irate. I also think about the 99.9% of the time when injustices such as this are not able to be captured on tape, and how simply voicing these crimes, even with witnesses, fails to ever produce any repercussions within law enforcement. We can not let things like this happen in our country. The level of hypocrisy that this creates within the United States is intolerable, especially as we criticize or even invade countries for lacking a democratic foundation. I believe we need to focus internally on ensuring ALL Americans constitutional rights and democracy rather than pointing fingers at other nations while our government buries acts such as these seen in this video under the facade of our "democratic" nation.

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