Police Officers Kicks Down Door, No Warrant, No Probable Cause,Tazes Occupant Filming
This happened in Cotati, California. Watch how the police break down this mans door and taser him nearly to death.
Police State America. What can be done about these actions by the police?
It is clear the man filming was not a threat, yet he is still abused by these officers.
How did America come to be a police state where citizens have no rights?
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by Clarence Walker / Stop the Drug War
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by Phillip Smith / Federal Courts News
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by Clarence Walker / Drug War Chronicle
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