|April 21, 2013
In this astonishing video out of Watertown, MA, you see heavily armed militarized police rip a family from their home and treat them like potential terrorists. The cops bang on their door, then detain them, search their home, and shout orders at them all while pointing assault rifles at them as though they're dangerous terrorists.
It should be noted this entire police state trampling of the constitution was shown to be completely worthless and a mere exercise in power dominance as the suspects were caught thanks to tips from the general public. Despite calling on the general public to send them all their footage to assist in their investigation, the Associated Press reported a police officer was caught threatening to kill a reporter for filming with his cellphone.
If you violate people's rights to catch someone who violated people's rights, you become a criminal and serve to impose what you're fighting against.
Here's the description from the poster on YouTube:
WATERTOWN, MA -- On Friday, April 19, 2013, during a manhunt for a bombing suspect, police and federal agents spent the day storming people's homes and performing illegal searches. While it was unclear initially if the home searches were voluntary, it is now crystal clear that they were absolutely NOT voluntary. Police were filmed ripping people from their homes at gunpoint, marching the residents out with their hands raised in submission, and then storming the homes to perform their illegal searches.It should also be noted the police knew the suspects they were looking for, yet they barked orders at these innocent people who did not match the description and were nothing but entirely submissive.
This was part of a larger operation that involved total lockdown of the suburban neighbor to Boston. Roads were barricaded and vehicle traffic was prohibited. A No-Fly Zone was declared over the town. People were "ordered" to stay indoors. Businesses were told not to open. National Guard soldiers helped with the lockdown, and were photographed checking IDs of pedestrians on the streets. All the while, police were performing these disgusting house-to-house searches.