The Aurora Police: Pyongyang Style (Or, “At Least The Cops Got What They Were Looking For”)

By Doug Newman
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I would blog at greater length about this. However, at this moment, I am so angry I cannot even see straight. I just want the world to know what the police are doing in my home of 18 years, Aurora, Colorado, just east of Denver.

On June 2 of this year, the Aurora Police unlawfully detained about 40 innocent people for two hours while apprehending a bank robber.

Whenever any government official – be it the president or the local cop – oversteps the constitutional limits on their authority, the question you must ask is: WHAT IS NEXT?

The Scriptures tell us that “the eyes of man are never satisfied”. The eyes of government at all levels are therefore never satisfied. They always want more power, control and influence. Give them and inch and they take a mile.

If the June episode did not make your blood boil, what happened today, November 9, 2012, certainly should.

The Aurora Police placed two schools – Jewell Elementary and Gateway High School – on lockdown from 8:15 am to 4:45 pm. Why were a few thousand innocent people, some as young as five years old, unlawfully detained for eight and a half hours? What prompted the Aurora Police to go Pyongyang Style?

A tale of two styles.

According to

 “Two Aurora schools were placed on lockdown for more than eight hours Friday after police located a car they believe belongs to a man who shot at two metro-area police officers this past week. The lock down order was lifted at 4:45 p.m.

“Aurora police were at an apartment complex at East Mississippi Avenue and South Sable Boulevard in Aurora where the car was found Friday morning. During the investigation, two Aurora schools, Gateway High School and Jewell Elementary, were placed on lockdown.

“During the eight-hour lockdown, students and staff were not allowed to leave the classroom. School officials had to serve lunch to students in their classroom.

“Police say the extreme measures were taken to protect the citizen(s), schools and businesses in the area. Police searched the apartment complex and believe the suspect is not there.”

Again, you have to ask: WHAT IS NEXT?

When will you speak up? When will you wake up? When will you get a clue?



Why couldn’t the police have held the kids at the schools all weekend? Why couldn’t they have molested the kids TSA-style? Why couldn’t they have done cavity searches on everyone?

If you tolerate this, I don’t give a rat’s gluteus maximus who you voted for. You deserve a president worse than Obama.

Read this sentence from the 9News story again: “Police say the extreme measures were taken to protect the citizen(s), schools and businesses in the area.”

The way it was in 1958.

Mass detentions are a characteristic of totalitarian regimes. So is claiming that tyranny “protects the citizens”.

It looks like the cops got the car they were looking for. So I guess the ends really do justify the Stalinist means. (Please note that this article reserves any mention of the lockdown for the last three paragraphs. Likewise for this Denver Post article.)

I grew up in a quaint little town in the recently hurricane-ravaged swamps of Jersey. “Local cops” were words that came just before “cherry tops” in a Bruce Springsteen lyric. The police pretty well left us alone in the 1970s and 80s. It is not just the Aurora police that are running wild. This is happening all over America. Oh, that America was a freer and more peaceful country.
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Here is what happened when a Denver TV station tried to contact the Aurora Police.

About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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5 Responses to The Aurora Police: Pyongyang Style (Or, “At Least The Cops Got What They Were Looking For”)

  1. “Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor.”

    ― Ginetta Sagan

  2. Mike Blevins says:

    The federal government has been on a “war footing” for decades now. The “war” goes by different names (War on Poverty, War on Drugs, War on Terror), but the cumulative effect is becoming increasingly clear: the government is at war with the American people.

    They started the War on Poverty in the 1960s–and used that as an excuse to confiscate our hard-earned wealth at the point of a gun–and “redistribute” it to the unproductive. They started the War on Drugs in the 1970s–and used that as an excuse to conduct SS-style gestapo raids on American homes and businesses–and dictate to individuals what they can and cannot do with their own bodies.

    Now, as of 2002, we have the War on Terror–and all of the unconstitutional excesses of the previous wars are multiplied and taken to frightening lengths. All in the name of keeping us “safe.” Now, they not only burst into our homes like Nazis on steroids, they stick their slimy hands down our pants and into our babies’ diapers, and they stop us without probable cause or search warrant on public thoroughfares and subject us to unlawful search and seizure. They have militarized our local police forces, which now operate under the idea that the only way to keep the American people “safe” is to violate their God-given natural rights.

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