Bloomberg View. Police States don’t reduce terrorism, they transform the government and the police into terrorists themselves. State-sanctioned domestic terrorism in the form of harassment, surveillance, warrantless searches and seizures, arrests, kangaroo courts, and yes, the killing and persecution of people based on their ethnicity or beliefs. This is how you radicalize, how you inflame violent thoughts in those who are under the spotlight of the Police State. It’s how governments create terrorism.