The government loves the opportunity to arrest people. Ever see those guys on the TV show COPS? They think they’re doing us good when they arrest some dude who was going 7mph over the speed limit and just happened to have a small joint of marijuana in the back seat of the car.
The City of Denver is getting in on the act now, too. (I wonder if they’ll bring in Eric Cartman from South Park as backup.) They have built a maze of chain-link fences and barbed wire where anyone who is arrested at the Democratic National Convention will be taken. The ACLU wants to know how such prisoners will be given access to food, bathrooms, and medical care. That would be a good start.
Oh, and there’s a sign that reads, “Warning! Electric stun devices used in this facility.” Lovely.
Americans, in their docility, raise barely a word of objection to such things. I think it’s probably because most people think it can’t happen to them.