swears in reservists last July.
What Stovall and his fellow tax-feeders are “fixing to do” is to leave the city’s streets clotted with SWAT operators toting AR-15s and official permission to harass anybody who comes within eyeshot.
The same is true of citizens, of course - but like most members of his paramilitary tribe, Stovall divides the world between enlightened agents of State “authority” such as himself and the Mundane population, which is to be intimidated into submission.
Stovall insists that constitutional quibbles over probable cause don’t apply, because the “crisis” justifies imposition of a city-wide curfew and garrison state measures.
He admits that he didn’t consult an attorney before reaching that conclusion, and that,
To those who might complain about being harassed by Stovall’s minions, the chief offers an unqualified promise:
Paragould historically has a very high burglary rate, but the violent crime rate is substantially below the national average:
But political elites and their enforcers are adept at manufacturing fears, and the bullet-headed militarist who heads the police department - and appears to be building his own little private army - assumes that government derives its "just" powers from whatever fears it can instill and exploit in its subjects.