Each year the 4th of July Hemp Coalition holds a peaceful march on Washington to promote the decriminalization of personal use quantities of marijuana. The U.S. Park Police tries its best to disrupt this free speech event.
Last year, the U.S. Park Police broke out their new, high-tech surveillance towers. These Star War behemoths hovered over the gathering to monitor anyone who dared show support for legalizing pot. The video from the towers was used as the basis for arrests.This year, the Park Police armed their officers with automatic military weapons. These cops would patrol through the crowd, obviously trying to intimidate people. The surveillance towers were bought through a no-bid, national security Park Police contract, supposedly for use in anti-terrorist activities. With not much terrorism on the Mall, the Park Police have turned their high-tech toys and big guns on peaceful marijuana protestors.