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    Default Floridians Encouraged to Report Neighbors Who “Hate Government”

    Floridians Encouraged to Report Neighbors Who “Hate Government”

    A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat.
    “Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed,” reports the Palm Beach Post.

    Bradshaw makes it clear that the kind of behavior which could prompt a visit from the authorities includes anti-government political statements that may be deemed a prelude to violent action.

    “We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’”

    The program will also include “public service announcements to encourage local citizens to report their neighbors,” reports the newspaper.

    The program has sparked concerns that the hotline could violate civil liberties or even be exploited to pursue personal vendettas, with Bradshaw acknowledging that, “anyone in a messy divorce or in a dispute with a neighbor could abuse the hotline,” and that it will prompt “frivolous complaints.”

    That caveat is all the more chilling given the research of Florida State University’s Robert Gellately into how Germans under Hitler denounced their neighbors and friends not because they genuinely believed them to be a security threat, but because they expected to selfishly benefit from doing so, both financially, socially and psychologically via a pavlovian need to be rewarded by their masters for their obedience.

    “How are they possibly going to watch everybody who makes a comment like that? It’s subjective,” said Liz Downey, executive director of the Palm Beach County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “We don’t want to take away people’s civil liberties just because people aren’t behaving the way we think they should be.”

    The program is set to go ahead unless it is vetoed by Governor Rick Scott.

    As Thomas DiLorenzo points out, the program is also a disturbing throwback to how political dissidents were imprisoned in Soviet mental hospitals, where criticism of the state was deemed “philosophical intoxication.”

    Under Stalin, dissidents were sent to infamous psikhushka psychiatric prisons where they were isolated and brainwashed in order to have their political ideas discredited amongst the general public.

    It is important to stress that both the First and Second Amendments are being targeted via rhetoric about mental health issues, while the threat posed by one of the real culprits behind violence in America, SSRI drugs, continues to be ignored by the mass media.

    As we have documented, while efforts at gun control have largely failed at the legislative level, authorities are greasing the skids for wider gun confiscation by expanding the definition under which a person can be declared “mentally ill,” to the point where harsh anti-government rhetoric is now being treated as a potential precursor to terrorism.

    Veterans are already having their guns seized by police off the back of forced “psychiatric evaluations,” while the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending out letters to servicemembers warning them that “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition.”

    Last year former Marine Brandon Raub was forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia for political posts on Facebook.

    The fact that authorities in the U.S. are now pursuing similar programs to those used to marginalize political dissidents in historical dictatorships, albeit on a smaller scale, in response to recent incidents of terrorism and mass shootings – which statistically represent a minute threat to the lives of Americans – serves as a warning of how the state is increasingly citing mental health concerns as a means of eroding fundamental constitutional freedoms.

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    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.
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    Man does this ever open up the opportunity for someone that has a grudge against you ,, to cause all kinds of trouble.

    Here come da brown shirts.

    Decided it was time to change up my avatar too btw,,, it's my unit patch from Nam. So don't be thrown when you see it. It's still me,,,,,

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    Man does this ever open up the opportunity for someone that has a grudge against you ,, to cause all kinds of trouble.

    Here come da brown shirts.

    Decided it was time to change up my avatar too btw,,, it's my unit patch from Nam. So don't be thrown when you see it. It's still me,,,,,

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    Default Cool..

    I got about 5 neighbors voted for Nappy Head... Can not believe what they were saying they wanted to do to him.
    I was horrified when they started talking torture. They had a book on home made fireworks..
    Palm Beach is a bit south, this guy travel? What kind of coin is he paying?
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    I know someone who is a threat to America. Where do I report him. He is really a dangerous person and should probably be taken into custody.
    Oh, his name? Barak Hussein Obama.

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    I know someone who is a threat to America. Where do I report him. He is really a dangerous person and should probably be taken into custody.
    Oh, his name? Barak Hussein Obama.

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    i asked a mexican once 'do you hate the government ?"

    he said " oh no senior! i love to F$#& your government!!"

    i said "you know when you ripping off the US government like that your screwing over the US takpayers?"

    "oh no senior! he says Obamma just print more money for everybody!" cee it all good!"

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    Number one threat to America.. Every day he is in office..
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    the title is a bit misleading thats in ultra liberial palm beach where all the New Yorkers now live, anything out of Palm beach might as well could be coming from the well known Peoples republic's Kali, NY, NJ, Mass, Ill,, md, now Conn
    my sheriif and local gov't is stauch republican/conservative
    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

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    I have to go down to Boca here soon see my Bro.. Think I will call the Sheriff and report Obama..
    "He gimme my check dam it. You said to call. Now go talk to the boy. Ask him why he is the number one threat to America."
    "Ho what is with the cuffs dog. You said call?"
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