Saturday, February 2, 2013

53 Percent of Americans polled believe federal government threatens freedom

'Government A Threat,' Majority Of Americans And 3 Of 4 Conservative Republicans Tell Poll

Fifty-three percent of Americans now say that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms -- the first time a majority has agreed with that statement since Pew began polling on the question in 1995.

Houston Authorities Were Not Warned About Urban Warfare Drill

Source: ABC affiliate KTRK

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Loud gunfire, schools on temporary lockdown, helicopters flying overhead -- what looked like a dangerous situation Monday was actually a drill.

We now know this was an exercise involving the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the Houston Police Department and other agencies. They won't tell us exactly what they were doing, only that it was some kind of exercise to help them prepare for deployment in an urban environment.