Bill Maher: America Becoming Police StateSubmitted by jay0718 on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 23:30
Bill Maher Tears Into ‘Unprofessional’ Cops In Boston Manhunt, Says America Is Becoming A Police State
by Josh Feldman | 11:20 pm, April 26th, 2013
Bill Maher voiced some concerns tonight over the manhunt for the Boston bombing suspects last week and how much police presence there was in Boston and Watertown. Maher showed pictures of state and federal forces in Massachusetts, and cited them as evidence that America is becoming a police state, a point which got him some pushback from his panelists.
Actress Anna Deavere Smith said people already think there is a police state, given “stop and frisk” in New York, raising the question of who exactly it is that the police are meant to protect and serve. She said, “The police are beginning to act more like the military.” John Avlon said he thought the police response was an appropriate one.