From an imperial presidency to ignoring laws to unimpeded 24/7 surveillance, it sure is beginning to look a lot like the Leviathan police state has replaced the constitutional republic our founding fathers risked everything to create.
To wit: Mannie Garcia, an “award-winning and distinguished professional photographer,” has filed suit against Montgomery County, Md., police for arresting him and allegedly “maliciously” prosecuting him for filming them as they took a pair of Hispanic men into custody recently.
According to the suit, which has been filed in federal court, Garcia’s arrest cost him his White House press pass, a mainstay of his livelihood.
According to his complaint: “During the almost 6 months and 3 trial delays prior to the case coming to trial, the Secret Service became aware that Mr. Garcia had criminal charges pending against him and Mr. Garcia was disallowed the renewal of his White House Press Pass.
“The loss of his White House Press Pass prevented him from working at the White House, one of his primary work sites as a photojournalist,” the complaint continued.