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The greatest fear Americans have is each other. And because of that fear, they look to police and military authorities, (whom they give ritual idolatry to) to give them security.
Don’t get me wrong, after people have served in the military, completing their function of giving the American people perceived security in a world that frightens them, Americans don’t care at all about what happens to them.
Hardly the way you treat people you used to call heroes.
In the world of internal security the American people idolize their police departments while fearing and disbelieving each other.
Grand Juries are supposed to be a constitutional safe guard to protect the people against government oppression and persecution of citizens, especially for political crimes.
By failing to bring indictments against only 11 out of 162,000 requests by US attorneys, it means that what was once supposed to be the constitutional safe guard of the Grand Jury, is effectively today the rubber stamps of the government.
The one in a hundred who are found to be not guilty, are the 1% of society with the big bucks necessary to defend themselves, as in the case in the article above of former US Senator John Edwards and famous baseball player Roger Clemons.
But the article also might have thrown in the Michael Jackson case.
In reality if you can come up with the million dollars or more for the very best lawyers, as well as investigative teams to unearth evidence in your favor, (the CSIs work only for the prosecutors) then you do have a chance of being found not guilty.
For all the rest of the American people who the US government wants to put in prison, they are going to plead guilty, whether they are or not, or they are going to become inmates in a Federal correctional facility.
But if you are a police officer you can kill people with impunity.
In Harris County,Texas there were 29,948 requests by prosecutors to Grand Juries for indictments of police officers, NONE, ZERO, NADA were indicted.
It is amazing how incredibly competent prosecutors are, (virtually invincible) at gaining convictions against the non 1% richest of Americans, (almost 100% in Federal cases) and how woefully incompetent they are in gaining even indictments, (much less convictions) against police officers, whom they believe have committed an indictable crime, (virtually 0%).
It is like two different legal systems. One to protect the state and the other to persecute whoever the state chooses to persecute and for whatever reason.
And the US has the highest prison population by far, (among major nations (with about 50% more citizens incarcerated per capita than second place Russia and more than three times that of the supposedly repressive police state China.
All of this adds up to making the United States the biggest police state, in a class by itself on the planet.
The US is also a nation of mass surveillance, in which what are seen to be computer filtered trouble makers, (or potential trouble makers) are segregated into separate computers, and then individually evaluated based on their history and generated psychological profiles.
What all of this should teach each and every American is that they will never, ever be able to stand up against their overlords until they start to trust each other more and the police and the military less, (the representatives of the Oligarchs).
Grand Juries are not packed with Wall Street types nor the scions of Silicon Valley.
It is ordinary Americans who are reflexively putting each other in jail while allowing the police to kill them and break the law almost at their discretion.
For any real change to happen Americans must, like all others from totalitarian states first learn to see through the usual divide and conquer techniques of their media and corporate- state controlled educational systems.
Blacks and Whites, Women and Men, Richer and Poorer, Texans and New Yorkers, Religious people, (Christians, Muslims and Jews) and the Non Religious, Highly Educated and Poorly Educated, Latins and Anglos, Liberals and Conservatives, Gun lovers and Pacifists, either are going to have to learn to trust each other and work together, or the country will continue to deteriorate into a slave state.
No one can set a people free who do not want to be free.