There are a plethora of news stories from the US that make absolutely no sense to anyone who lives in a functioning democracy. This is only a partial list of such things:
A twelve year old child being bodyslammed into a floor.
Police threatening violence and arrest without any justification or crime.
Adults threatened with jail time for loss of a library book.
Usury "fees" that goverments force people to pay before paying fines or tolls.
Nationalizing local incidents that do not merit the effort.
Militarism of civic policing.
Seizure laws that presume guilt until innocence.
Governments steal more private property than criminals do.
The goal of the 1%ers in the US is, and always had been, to turn the country into a Plutarchy or dictatorship. But doing it overnight is unlikely to be accepted without a popular revolt. The only way to do it is a slow, gradual elimination of the general populace from the voting lists and taking away their rights. So how can that be done?
By catapulting the propaganda about "getting tough on crime".
By redefining minor acts into criminal acts.
By creating a Soviet-style legal system ("Anything that is not explicitly permitted is forbidden.").
By criminalizing as many of the population as possible.
By revoking the right to vote from people with criminal records.
With enough laws and enough time, the majority of Americans will no longer have the right to vote. Only those with wealth and lawyers will have rights.
The US is turning into a feudal society where the working poor pay taxes while the rich pay none. The poor can be arrested, jailed or subjected to violence for questioning the hierarchy.