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  Pennsylvania State Police
Among the primary missions of the Pennsylvania State Police is the identification and reduction of vulnerabilities of the Commonwealth to terrorist attacks, and the minimization of damage should an attack occur.
The Pennsylvania State Police was created by an Act of the legislature which was signed into law by Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker on May 2, 1905.
Pennsylvania State Police is An Internationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency.
www.psp.state.pa.us   (242 words)

  Project 2015 - NYS Division of State Police
The New York State Police is the state's principal police agency, and is regarded as one of the most accomplished law enforcement organizations in the nation.
The Division of New York State Police (NYSP) is cognizant of the projected growth in the senior population, and acknowledges the importance of responding to the needs of this increasing segment of society.
The primary goal of the New York State Police in dealing with the aging population is to prevent victimization, arrest persons who commit crimes against the elderly, and respond to emergency situations.
aging.state.ny.us /explore/project2015/report02/state_police.htm   (2401 words)

  Police state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In a police state the police are not subject to the rule of law in an emergency and there is no meaningful distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.
Police states tend to be very strict in authority, often dictatorships, though the South African apartheid system was also seen as a police state while being notionally democratic (albeit with the majority of the population not participating in the democratic process).
Liberal democracy, with its emphasis on the rule of law, focuses on the fact that the police state is unrestrained by law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Police_state   (893 words)

 State police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Twenty-three U.S. states actually call their state police by the term "State Police." In this case state police are general-power law enforcement officers with statewide jurisdiction, who conduct patrols and respond to calls for service and perform all the other aforementioned duties.
Exceptions are Alaska whose state police agency is referred to as Alaska State Troopers and Hawaii where the State of Hawaii Sheriff's Office acts as the state-wide law enforcement agency.
The Italian State Police is a national police agency which usually restricts its activities to the larger towns and cities of Italy, while the Carabinieri is active in small towns, rural and border areas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/State_police   (628 words)

 New Jersey State Police - History - 1920's
The third State Police class of fifty recruits started training at the new school on April 1, 1922, and on July 1, forty-two men were sent out to fill the vacancies on the road.
The success of the New Jersey State Police may well be attributed to the theories adopted by Colonel Schwarzkopf who believed that the agency was not only an enforcement and apprehending agency, but that prevention, education, and service are equally important for the success of the mission of the organization.
Furthermore, it is believed that the training and duty of the members of the State Police should be made such that it develops men of character, men of reliability and gentlemen who enforce the law.
www.state.nj.us /njsp/about/20s.html   (1151 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions - University Police Department - Mississippi State University
Once employed, a university police officer must attend a regional police academy where he or she trains along with law enforcement officers from municipal police departments, county sheriffs' departments, the Mississippi Department of Corrections, and other local or state law enforcement agencies.
State code § 67-1-37 prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the campus of any public school or college.
While the university police department cannot offer this level of service and protection, there are many garages and service stations in Starkville that can assist you when you have a problem with your vehicle.
www.msstate.edu /dept/police/faqs   (2034 words)

 Virginia State Police
We appreciate your interest in the Virginia State Police and invite you to visit our site often as it will be continually updated with new information.
RICHMOND – With the retirement of Bureau Director Lt. Colonel Terry A. Bowes, Virginia State Police Superintendent W. Steven Flaherty announces the transfer and promotions of Virginia State Police personnel to executive staff positions within the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Bureau of Administrative and Support Services (BASS) in Richmond.
The Virginia State Police are in the process of reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA).
www.vsp.state.va.us   (342 words)

 TomPaine.com - Bowing To The Police State
This comes after revelations in January of direct NSA involvement with the Baltimore police in order to "protect" the NSA Headquarters from Quaker protesters.
I, for one, am reminded of my service in the police state of the U.S.S.R., where there were no First or Fourth Amendments.
But the heads of the civilian, democratically elected institutions that are supposed to be our bulwark against an encroaching police state, the ones who stand to lose their own power as well as their rights and the rights of all citizens, aren’t interested in reining in the power of the intelligence establishment.
www.tompaine.com /articles/2006/05/16/bowing_to_the_police_state.php   (1310 words)

 The Police State Is Closer Than You Think by Paul Craig Roberts
Police states are easier to acquire than Americans appreciate.
As the police are unaccountable, whoever is selected for arrest is at the mercy of arbitrariness.
Americans may be unaware of what it means to be stripped of the protection of habeas corpus, or they may think police authorities would never make a mistake or ever use their unbridled power against the innocent.
www.lewrockwell.com /roberts/roberts127.html   (1225 words)

 Police Badges - State Troopers of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
STATE TROOPERS of AMERICA is a new 414 page book with approximately 1,500 high resolution fl and white photographs relating to the state trooper of today and yesterday.
Written for primarily for serious memorabilia collectors and for the movie and TV industry producers as well as anyone interested in the state police of today and yesterday, the publication is great reference reading for anyone interested in the state trooper.
William Mauldin was the author and publisher of the old State Police and State Highway Patrol Badge Guide, now out of print after serving serious collectors and the movie producers all over the world with FIVE editions.
www.epolicesupply.com /inc/sdetail/29502   (442 words)

States are "free" to either comply, or not to comply.
On an increasing basis, state, county, city and town police are being drafted to enforce federal laws, and are receiving military equipment pay-offs for their compliance.
Police are growing both extremely hostile and extremely dangerous, all the while enforcing the laws of a lawless Congress and a lawless, lying president and war criminal.
www.infowars.net /Pages/Oct_04/251004_police_state_killing.html   (1514 words)

 Police state fears over terror laws - National - theage.com.au
Australia is moving towards a police state with harsh anti-terrorism laws that could be pushed through parliament too quickly, the Law Council says.
Australian Federal Police will also be able to carry out what are termed preventative detention orders, effectively locking up people thought to be involved or to have knowledge of a terrorist act.
Suspected terrorists who are detained by police will be able to ring loved ones but not tell them where they are, while judges can stop suspects from using the internet or telephones.
www.theage.com.au /news/national/police-state-fears-over-terror-laws/2005/10/16/1129401135685.html   (457 words)

 Raiding Baghdad's Squatters: New Iraqi Police State Flexes Its Muscles
The police in Baghdad certainly feel that at last they have a government to their liking.
The presence of a new police station is not very good news for the neighbours, which include The Independent office, because police stations are a frequent target of ferocious attacks by suicide bombers, wholly careless of whom they kill.
The manner with which the police took over the old compound of Saddam's guards and evicted its inhabitants shows that they are regaining the swaggering confidence they had under the old regime.
www.prisonplanet.tv /articles/september2004/060904iraqipolicestate.htm   (774 words)

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www.subversiveminds.com /gear/policestate.htm   (424 words)

 Prison Planet Archive - Police State
Miami police Chief John Timoney must be mighty proud of the social order he maintained during the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit a couple of weeks ago in Miami - sort of the way Saddam Hussein was proud of quieting dissension in his country.
Police could be forced to shoot members of the public to maintain order in the event of a "dirty bomb" or biological attack on Britain, it was claimed yesterday.
Police officers will be able to fingerprint and take a DNA sample from anyone they arrest under proposals announced yesterday by the Home Office.
www.prisonplanet.com /archive_police_state.html   (3439 words)

 Texas State University - About UPD
The mission of the University Police Department of Texas State University-San Marcos is to provide for the safety and security of the students, faculty, and staff of the University and to the general public while on or in any property or facility of the University.
All university police officers are licensed as peace officers by the State of Texas.
University police officers are commissioned as peace officers by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System under the authority of section 51.203 of the Texas Education Code.
www.police.txstate.edu /about.htm   (468 words)

 Police, State
This bill also directs the Department of State Police to develop a statewide child abduction alert plan (the Virginia Amber Alert Plan) to rapidly publicize information on a child abduction.
The bill provides that the Virginia State Police shall inform all local law-enforcement agencies operating or participating in the Amber Alert programs when this bill becomes law and shall offer them assistance in conforming their programs to the provisions of the bill.
Police officers participating in the collection of such traffic data and information have been granted civil immunity for acts and omissions during the performance of their official duties, absent gross negligence or willful misconduct.
dls.state.va.us /pubs/summary/2003/03sum48.htm   (1031 words)

 University Police Department - Mississippi State University
Finally, in addition to enforcing state laws, university police officers are also responsible for assisting in enforcing university parking rules and regulations, Housing Department rules and regulations, and the Student Code of Conduct.
Generally, the complexity of late model vehicles requires a person with special training and who is bonded and insured to reimburse the motorist for any damage that may be caused to their vehicle while it is being serviced.
Resident assistants play a major role in reporting criminal activity in the residence halls and are required to keep a log of incidents occurring during their shifts.
www.msstate.edu /dept/police/faqs/index2.php   (1820 words)

 Illinois State Police Home Page
We are performing maintenance on the Illinois State Police website.
Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced today the launch of the Methamphetamine Manufacturing Registry, a new tool available on the Illinois State Police website, www.isp.state.il.us, that gives communities and law enforcement the opportunity to view the names of offenders who have been convicted of manufacturing meth.
In June 2006, the governor signed Senate Bill 2915 requiring the Illinois State Police to create the registry, have a link on the agency's webpage, and make it available to the general public and law enforcement.
www.isp.state.il.us   (260 words)

 Is America a Police State?
The principal tool for sustaining a police state, even the most militant, is always economic control and punishment by denying disobedient citizens such things as jobs or places to live, and by levying fines and imprisonment.
Community and individual state regulations are not as threatening as the monolith of rules and regulations written by Congress and the federal bureaucracy.
The states do exactly as they're told by the federal government, because they are threatened with the loss of tax dollars being returned to their state- dollars that should have never been sent to DC in the first place, let alone used to extort obedience to a powerful federal government.
www.house.gov /paul/congrec/congrec2002/cr062702.htm   (6730 words)

 Police State Checkpoint
In many cases, local police and military have worked together on martial law drills where they would take over small towns to indoctrinate people into a police state and see how civilians would react to gross violations of the American Constitution.
The first police officer we spoke to assured us that these searches were legal in accordance with state law.
We are getting closer and closer to a Police State where questioning the police/government or sticking up for your rights puts you on the hitlist of the police department.
www.iratecinemaunderground.com /policestatecheckpoint.html   (1444 words)

 Police state - SourceWatch
A police state is "a political unit characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures." [1]
"The best-known literary treatment of the police state is George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, which describes life under a totalitarian régime that uses the constant presence of eternal war as a pretext for subjecting the people to mass surveillance, constraining both freedom of action and of thought." [2]
Some say that since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, especially with the passing of the Patriot Act I, the United States is becoming more and more of a police state in that the government now has expanded powers to surveil and detain people it considers potential terrorists without due process.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Police_state   (711 words)

 Martial Law: Police State America - We're So Close Now
For years we have warned that the police state is coming, how Martial Law will become the norm, how ancient laws, rights and freedoms are being overturned and replaced with repressive mechanisms of control.
Whether it be a state attack, a terrorist attack, an accident or a natural disaster matters not anymore, the outcome will be the same.
In Alex Jones' feature Police State 2000 he covers Operation Urban Warrior where actors posed as American citizens who were Unconstitutionally seized from their homes by the military and police.
www.infowars.net /Pages/Sept05/270905Martiallaw.htm   (1881 words)

 We're in the Beginning Stages of a Police State
Police officers in a free society keep the peace; they do not investigate citizens and activities unless there is some reason to investigate.
Because we're in a state of war and the executive branch must not be hamstrung by witchhunts or frivolous investigations.
Fortunately, we are only in the first stages of this new hellish police state and we can stop it in its tracks if we act now to form a unified, activist citizen taskforce.
www.hermes-press.com /police_state.htm   (2323 words)

 Police State
Police work came natural, and his talents were well suited to collecting information about members of groups that were enemies of the State.
When he was put in charge of the secret police he involved himself in the tracking down of potential opponents to the Fatherland.
The appeals court noted that the lower court's decision runs counter to the state attorney general's interpretation of the public records law, which states: "A decision to permit inspection [of public records] cannot be based on the identity of the requester or the stated purpose, if any, of the request."
batr.org /911/policestate.html   (1923 words)

 U.S. Police Agency Structure and Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
States also have special agencies or task forces separate from their state police or highway patrol; counties may have railroad or tribal police; and metropolitan cities may have special port, transit, causeway, housing, school, and/or capitol police.
In other states (Michigan for example), a state police agency may be assigned to a single city or county, and for all practical purposes, is a local police agency.
Some of the first State Police agencies were the Texas Rangers (1835), the Colorado Mounted Rangers (1861), the PA Capitol Police (1895), the Arizona Rangers (1901), the New Mexico Mounted Police (1905), but the Pennsylvania Constabulary (1905) are usually recognized in most textbooks as the first full-service, non-volunteer agency.
faculty.ncwc.edu /toconnor/polstruct.htm   (2042 words)

 American Police State: The Frog Has Cooked
To say we live in a police state is no longer an alarmist cliche.
The Miami model is the very definition of a pervasive police state based on the fear of terrorists and the fear of being identified as a terrorist if you do not comply with every demand, no matter how much it brutalizes every notion of what it is to live in a free society.
Yet the semi-retarded police chiefs and foot soldiers who salivate over the Miami model do so in the warped fundamentalist belief that they are protecting America from the evil Muslims.
infowars.com /articles/ps/police_state_america_frog_has_cooked.htm   (1379 words)

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