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a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)

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The Turkish government tried to aid the Tunisian people in maintaining these revolutionary gains but a series of factors allowed the police state to return to Tunisia once again with an even stronger grip on the streets than before.
Supporters of the police state include three groups: those who want a fair oppressor (i.
However, from the early 1980s to the present, especially over the past 20 years, the police state has expanded dramatically, penetrating all aspects of civil society while arousing no sustained or even sporadic mass opposition.
Should we create a new police state bureaucracy--the Department of Citizenship?
According to Cryptohippie, an electronic police state is "quiet, even unseen.
If you add this to the visual monitoring of your every move by CCTV outside your house, you will rapidly conclude that all the ingredients for a police state are now in place.
Summary: Pakistan's opposition leader has claimed the government has turned the country into a police state.
17 (ANI): Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of MI5, has warned that the fear of terrorism is being exploited by the Government to erode civil liberties and the country risks becoming a police state.
LAWS to combat terror can lead to a police state, former MI5 chief Stella Rimington has warned.
Surely the comment made by Sir Norman Bettison infers that he thinks a police state where the police should be allowed to do what they wanted without being accountable is his preferred position.
In a letter few weeks ago, Geoffrey Bulmer thought I was going over the top when I said I thought we were moving towards a police state.
Dear Editor, What baloney about Britain being a police state.
To me that becomes, if you're not very careful, very close to a police state in which they pick you up and then they say later on we'll find evidence against you.
There are those who will claim retaining DNA will make Scotland a police state or damage civil liberties.
Newt Gingrich, the man who gave us NAFTA, now proposes to turn the United States into a police state.