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police state

a state or country in which a repressive government maintains control through the police
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'This province is ruled by its people, it is not a police state and we'll not allow it to be a police state,' said Syed Murad Ali Shah while speaking during Monday's Sindh Assembly's session presided over by Speaker Siraj Durrani.
Senator Makarfi one of the PDP presidential hopefuls considers this assault on a respected national leader, a former Federal Minister and a nonagenarian as callous and further evidence of the descent of the country into the abyss of authoritarianism and police state.
These countries have graduated from police states to welfare states by giving top priority to human development, welfare of the people and happiness.
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."
ISTANBUL - The Turkish government on Wednesday presented a bill granting greater powers to the security forces after dozens of people died in a wave of Kurdish-led protests, with the opposition accusing the authorities of creating a "police state".
Supporters of the police state include three groups: those who want a fair oppressor (i.e.
"In a police state for instance you will have an excessive use of special surveillance devices.
A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State follows America's change from a society based on "we the people" to a police state governed by law--which is being used as a tool of oppression.
Despite the vast expansion of the police powers of the Executive Branch of government, the extraordinary growth of an entire panoply of repressive agencies with hundreds of thousands of personnel and enormous public and secret budgets, and the vast scope of police-state surveillance, including the acknowledged monitoring of over 40 million US citizens and residents, no mass pro-democracy movement has emerged to confront the powers and prerogatives or even protest the investigations of the police state.
Bush and infamous activities conducted under the banner of the "war on terror." In fact, he asserts, police state activities go back as far as the founding of the country.
" It's a sign of police state, of emerging police state, or rather, emerged police state," Supreme Court lawyer Colin Gonsalves said.