went for a run today down to the beach i recently moved near. noticed HUNDREDS of cops there. all over the beach, lining the streets outside, surrounding all the entrances. i thought our lady hillary might be paying a visit so i asked one of them why there were so many cops there. his one word response was "terrorism". i asked if they'd be there every day and his response was, "at least twice a week." i wanted to tell him "i sure hope that if terrorists come here they come on the day you guys are here." i also wanted to respond to "terrorism" with, "well, you've succeeded, i no longer feel safe here." that's not all. wasn't going to write about just that. about 5 minutes ago i was witness to an incident i'm still shaking from. saw a kid running, and a cop on a 4 wheel motorcycle(forget what you call them - roadrunners?). the cop chased the kid into the middle of the street and deliberitely hit the kid. sent him flying in front of another car that just missed running him over. i HAD TO SEE that the kid was alright. He was and i caught their conversation as the cop was handcuffing him. KID: "What'd I do?" COP: "you ran from me. why'd you run?". KID: "cause you grabbed me, man!". from what it looked to me, if the kid did anything i doubt it was more than shoplifting, being mischievous, or smoking pot. i could be wrong - but he didn't look particuarly evil. he almost lost his life. i'm beginning to get really embarrased for our state AND our country. we are giving up so much of our freedom and our rights and either nobody is seeing it, or nobody cares.