From mainstream website MSNBC here:
“Your First Amendment rights can be terminated,” yells the Chicago police officer, caught on video right before arresting two journalists outside a Chicago hospital. One, an NBC News photographer, was led away in handcuffs essentially for taking pictures in a public place. He was released only minutes later, but the damage was done.
This an American cop screaming at another American that 1st Amendment rights can be terminated.
So when you say the cops are just fighting crime really well and we don’t have a police state, see the above statement.
If you have given the police the power to terminate the 1st Amendment rights of American citizens then we are more than flirting with a police state.
We are a long way from to protect and serve.