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LSSJ2Gohan
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01:58:20 PM Aug 31st 2014
I would like to ask, do the Militarization of the US police and the current examples of racial profiling count as an example of this Trope?
LogoP
02:04:23 PM Aug 31st 2014
edited by 37.32.173.8
No. And, besides, it states in the front page (in Bold Inflation, no less) that No Real Life Examples past the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s are allowed.
conchshellthegeek7
03:36:49 PM Dec 6th 2014
Aw, c'mon, just this once?
Larkmarn
05:37:07 AM Dec 8th 2014
... no.
BinaryStep
07:01:44 AM Jan 25th 2015
Why is that note there, anyway?
SeptimusHeap
11:32:58 AM Jan 25th 2015
Among other things, because these tropes tend to turn into soapboxes. Which is what the example mentioned above would count as. And the trope is about a flat-out authoritarian government, not about racial profiling or militarization.
hhardy01
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12:07:00 PM May 6th 2013
Bioshock Infinite. 'Nuff said.
Larkmarn
12:12:24 PM May 6th 2013
... not really, but you can add it if you want.

It's definitely not a straight example because, well, it isn't America. But it is probably worth a mention somewhere.
revanneosl
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07:38:54 AM Mar 24th 2013
Under films, "The Gray State" is listed. This film does not yet exist other than as a concept trailer. The link goes to a fundraising site. Should it be deleted?