09/04/2014 05:05 pm ET Updated Sep 04, 2014

Ferguson's Lesson: Local Government Poses The Real Threat To Liberty | New Republic


The libertarian’s jeremiads about creeping tyranny often seem the ravings of a paranoid. Then along comes Ferguson to confirm the dark warnings: Warrior cops stalk suburban streets, dressed in Desert Storm green and wielding automatic weapons aimed to fire. They detain journalists, hurl smoke bombs into unarmed crowds, and bury incriminating details.

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