Dave Hodges

The Common Sense Show

This is one of the most disturbing events I have ever covered. As I was learning abut the vicious arrest of Christina West, I could not help wondering if this isn’t what full scale martial law will look like when it is finally imposed on our country? Are these the type of police tactics which are being taught to local police departments as DHS completes the federalizing of local law enforcement? The undeniable answer to this question can be answered in the affirmative.
The end goal is to have the government consolidate control over all policing activities in the United States under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Through “terrorism grants“, the Department of Homeland Security started training the various police departments in the application of brutal arrest tactics and abusive crowd control. Further, DHS is providing local police with sophisticated military hardware equipment. The end result is that America has a new attitude towards police the public and the term, storm troopers, best describes most of our nation’s police forces. These practices are going on all over the United States, even in isolated rural areas where the chance of a terrorist attack was near zero.
This article takes a look at the arrest of Christina West as the poster child as to what a federalized police looks and acts like.
At the bottom of the page is a Tallahassee, FL. police video of a routine DUI arrest of Christina West. However, this arrest was unlike any I have ever seen.  Viewer discretion with regard to watching the video is advised because the video contains graphic language and content. 

The city of Tallahassee is presently facing a lawsuit involving Christina West, a 44-year-old woman, who was subjected to extreme police brutality and unnecessary use of force by police officers during a standard DUI arrest. Readers should keep in mind that Christina West is 5’6″ and weighs 130 lbs. This is what Ms. West looked like when these thugs with a badge were done with her.

I am not suggesting that Ms. West did not deserve to be arrested. However, I would challenge anyone except a cop filled with blind loyalty to the blue line, to not say that this is an egregious abuse of the public trust. The people’s trust of the Tallahassee police force has been violated and an incident like this should make every citizen, in every municipality, suspicious and frightened with regard to the degree of federalization that their local police department has undergone. Every person viewing the video of this vicious attack should make it clear to their local police department that we will not tolerate this type of storm trooper type of behavior from our local law enforcement.

Look at Christina West’s face and tell me how she was the one charged with felony assault on a police officer, but she was.

The city prosecutor has dropped all charges against Christina West except for the DUI. The city is investigating the conduct of the officers for possible legal action.

The social value of showing the video outweighs the adult content because this video is a clear demonstration of how out of control our police agencies have become since going through federalization by the Department of Homeland Security. In short, the federalization of the local police by the Department Homeland Security essentially means that your local police have been trained to enforce martial law. And now we are getting a strong taste of what that martial law will look and feel like if and when the time comes.

Why do city police departments need armored personnel carriers? Why do city police departments need machine guns? Most of all, why does a city police department need tanks? Who are they planning on invading, the American people?


Everyday in America, more and more policemen are taking their personal possession of a badge as a license to abuse citizens in ways which used to be reserved for the most totalitarian of societies. Now, the United States has become the epitome of a totalitarian society.

This video demonstrates the true meaning of the term “police state.”