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You’re Either a Cop, or Little People: The American Police State in 2014

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By John W. Whitehead

Speak Truth to Power

December 30, 2014

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“Now there are those who still insist that they are beyond the reach of the police state because they have done nothing wrong and have nothing to fear. To those sanctimonious few, secure in their delusions, let this be a warning: the danger posed by the American police state applies equally to all of us”

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“You’re either a cop or little people.”—Police captain Harry Bryant in Blade Runner

untitledvvvFor those of us who have managed to survive 2014 with our lives intact and our freedoms hanging by a thread, it has been a year of crackdowns, clampdowns, shutdowns, showdowns, shootdowns, standdowns, knockdowns, putdowns, breakdowns, lockdowns, takedowns, slowdowns, meltdowns, and never-ending letdowns.

We’ve been held up, stripped down, faked out, photographed, frisked, fracked, hacked, tracked, cracked, intercepted, accessed, spied on, zapped, mapped, searched, shot at, tasered, tortured, tackled, trussed up, tricked, lied to, labeled, libeled, leered at, shoved aside, saddled with debt not of our own making, sold a bill of goods about national security, tuned out by those representing us, tossed aside, and taken to the cleaners.

As I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, we’ve had our freedoms turned inside out, our democratic structure flipped upside down, and our house of cards left in a shambles. More

Involuntary Neuroleptic (Antipsychotic) Psychiatric Drugs May Result in Brain Damage

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new-logo25Submitted by: Dr. Gary Kohls, MD

Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter # 446

Article by David W. Oaks (2oo7)

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“Today, there are many studies showing that long-term high-dosage neuroleptics can actually result in such severe structural brain changes, that these changes can include shrinkage of the parts of our brain associated with high-level cognition. “_______________________________________________

Any serious debate in 2007 ( and still being argued in 2014) about the topic of involuntary psychiatric procedures ought to include the following fact:

drugs_deesFor years, many studies have indicated that long-term high-dosage neuroleptic (also known as antipsychotic) psychiatric drugging may induce structural brain damage. This damage can include actual shrinkage of areas of the brain associated with higher-level functions, what makes us human.

In his commentary, “England’s New Mental Health Act Represents Law Catching Up with Science,” Anthony Maden demands that “ethical advocates of a change to capacity-based legislation are under an obligation to deal with the science.”

However, I note that proponents of involuntary psychiatric procedures seldom explain clearly to colleagues, the public, patients or their families, the full implications of these procedures. It is undeniable that involuntary psychiatric procedures often involve psychiatric drugging, and that neuroleptic psychiatric drugs are often used in such circumstances. More