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police state

a state or country in which a repressive government maintains control through the police
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One of the main demands of the Tunisian revolution was to bring an end to the police state and to allow the people to exercise their basic human rights and express their opinions in the political sphere.
According to Mutlu, warning bells are ringing for Turkey, as a "de facto police state will become a de jure police state with the proposed police law.
After taking so many decisive steps towards democracy for years, Turkey cannot take any steps toward becoming a police state again," he said.
The democratic entities, on the other hand, divide political life to three sections: supporters of the police state, supporters of the Islamist state and supporters of the civil democratic state.
The Deputy PM listed a number of other criteria for a police state, for which he implied that the current cabinet he is part of fares much better than the previous GERB cabinet of ex PM Boyko Borisov.
As part of a project New police crane StraE-e in two phases are new buildings for the state police authorities Thuringia (TLKA) and riot police state (bPTH) on the property, 99099 Erfurt, built on Schwemmbach 69.
IN THE EARLY 505, when the McCarthyite purges were accompanied by restrictions on free speech, compulsory loyalty oaths and congressional "witch hunt" investigations of public officials, cultural figures, intellectuals, academics and trade unionists, such police state measures provoked widespread public debate and protests and even institutional resistance.
On a consistent basis, AG Ayotte testified before the Legislature to curtail civil liberties and protect the power of the police state.
Government and BP share the same interest--preventing the public from knowing the magnitude of the spill and the inadequacy of the cleanup efforts--but this creepy police state behavior is intolerable.
I think it's time for everyone to resist the police state that we are now living in.
This was a far cry from the epitome of the electronic police state, China, which topped the charts.
I HAVE no recollection of voting for a police state on that bright May morning 12 years ago, but with the latest changes in monitoring of electronic communications, that's what we've now got.