police state


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n police state a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
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  • William S. Burroughs
    “A functioning police state needs no police.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow.”


In literature:

In South Africa and in our own southern states the question of sanitary and police control is arising to present a new difficulty.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
So we'll have state and local police working with us.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
There were five United States Marshals on the police tug, the bank lawyers and some of the private inquiry officials.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
An immediate announcement of more consumer goods, fewer State taxes, above all a relaxation of Security Police pressures.
"Adaptation" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
The adventures of two boys with the Pennsylvania State Police.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
The state of the Iraqi police is substantially worse than that of the Iraqi Army.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
She told him that her husband had left a message for the stranger, informing him that the State Police would be around to get his story.
"Dream Town" by Henry Slesar
Going to the Police Station to make enquiries, they found the facts as stated.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
Stern noticed some state police, too.
"Martians Never Die" by Lucius Daniel
The State W. C. T. U. appointed Mrs. Buchanan as the head of a movement to secure Police Matrons in all cities of 7,000 inhabitants.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various

In poetry:

Fajah Rustum held his peace; lowered octroi dues a half;
Organised a State Police; purified the Civil Staff;
Settled cess and tax aftresh in a very liberal way;
Cut temptations of the flesh — also cut the Bukhshi's pay;
"The Legend of the Foreign Office" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The model for an American police state.
Free hams and turkeys will be distributed to needy families on Dec 21 in the annual Cops Who Care food giveaway, a partnership between Suffolk County police and New York State Police.
A Pennsylvania police chase leads police through Maryland, ending in a crash and a foot chase in north Baltimore, according to Maryland State Police.
A coordinated sweep by Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies, West Virginia State Police, Ravenswood Police, Ripley Police and US Federal Marshals which began early Friday morning.
A protester walks past Michigan State Police at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich.
With the coming Fourth of July holiday, State Police will once again ramp up their vigilance for those who try to buy illegal fireworks out of state and bring it into New Jersey.
Michigan State Police cruisers line the pedestrian walkway west of the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Lansing authorities were bracing for an onslaught of protesters Tuesday.
Thomas R Logan, 57, of 7653 Tiernan Ridge Road, Waddington, was charged by state police with felony DWI at 8:45 pm Saturday after he was stopped on Buck Road in Madrid for failure to keep right, police said.
Massena-based state police investigated a one car accident Tuesday at 10:17 am on State Highway 345 near Brady Road.
The state police awareness bulletin states 20 meth labs were found in Luzerne County in 2011, the most among 26 counties listed in the bulletin.
Corbine, 29, was charged at 3:40 pm at 7494 State Rt 11, according to state police.
On March 3, State Police responded to the Price Chopper store in Malta in regards to a shoplifting complaint that turned into a fight, according to police reports.
That's police-state mentality, but it's getting more common.
It's the fourth year police officers from Panama Sheriff's Office and Tallahassee Police Departments have taken the 100-mile bike ride to the state Capitol.
(AP) — Michigan State Police say pepper spray has been used to subdue a protester outside the state Capitol who had his hands on a trooper.

In science:

State Police said witnesses told them the propel ler was not turning as the plane descended quickly toward the highway in Wareham near Exit 2.
Evaluating a Focus-Based Approach to Anaphora Resolution
EE-1: State Police said tell event An ‘expected focus’ algorithm applies to initialise the registers as follows: CF (current focus) = tell event AF (actor focus) = State Police Intra-AFL remains empty because EE-1 contains no other candidate foci.
Evaluating a Focus-Based Approach to Anaphora Resolution
EE-2: witnesses told them The Intra-AFL is first initialised with all (non-pronominal) candidate foci in the EE: Intra-AFL = witnesses The IR s are then applied to the first pronoun, them, and, in this case, propose the current AF, State Police, as the antecedent.
Evaluating a Focus-Based Approach to Anaphora Resolution
The Intra-AFL is immediately updated to add the antecedent: Intra-AFL = State Police, witnesses EE-2 has a pronoun in ‘thematic’ position, ‘theme’ being either the ob ject of a transitive verb, or the sub ject of an intransitive or the copula (following (Gruber, 1976)).
Evaluating a Focus-Based Approach to Anaphora Resolution
EE-4: the plane descended Intra-AFL = the plane CF = the plane (theme) AF = witnesses (unchanged) FS = propel ler, State Police, tell event AFL = the plane, propel ler, witnesses In the current algorithm the AFL is reset at this point, because EE-4 ends the sentence.
Evaluating a Focus-Based Approach to Anaphora Resolution