Sammy checked his weapons and body armor. Perhaps tonight would be his night.
Democracy had died when the courts removed limits on campaign donations. Corporate advertising sold the American people on a philosophy beyond laissez-faire Republican libertarianism. This wasn't the phony fascism people so often refer to but Mussolini's true fascism. Not that it was all bad. Privatizing government services had slashed taxes and solved other social problems.
For example the homeless, unable to afford police protection, had virtually disappeared.
"Just doing my civic duty." Sammy thought. Stepping into the darkness he scanned the horizon through his new infrared scope.