Even the financial press is beginning to note the transformation of Officer Friendly to a jack booted thug or, to put it in more polite and politically correct way, the militarization of the nation's law enforcement agencies . . . as well as many other governmental bodies not commonly recognized or thought of as performing any such function.
See this Wall Street Journal article on the Rise of the Warrior Cop.
Wonder how long it will take the nation's journalice to put that observation together with the spying on American citizens by the government's intelligence agencies, the black boxes in our cars, government cameras everywhere monitoring our movements, government monitoring of all our mail and electronic communications. How obvious do the dots have to become to be recognized as an unmistakeable picture of a police state?