Police State during the Great Depression

The danger of a police state brings us back to the era of The Great Depression. Millions of WWI veterans who were struggling to find jobs protested during the Hoover administration outside the Capital to get a bonus bill passed which would give them benefits and rights. The bill was not passed. The Army pushed back the thousands of protesters outside the Capital, burned down their makeshift houses and killed men who once fought for the U.S. After the incident Hoover lost the election to President Roosevelt … A reminder of the danger of government and police brutality.

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 Video cut thanks to PBS. 


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