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The Militarized U.S. Police, by the Numbers

by Joe Wright, Activist Post:

Many of us know retired police officers who remember a world where it was considered a failure to draw a weapon unless under direct attack. Even if such an action was required, the result was nightmare inducing. Today’s police seem to have lost such empathy. As a consequence, police are rarely a welcome sight these days; they are being equipped and trained as if they are an occupying force (even in small towns), replete with body armor, tactical gear, and vehicles coming straight from the US military at bargain prices.

Local police are being also being issued directives encouraging them to see members of their communities as potential domestic terrorists.

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1 comment to The Militarized U.S. Police, by the Numbers

  • Ed_B

    “Local police are being also being issued directives encouraging them to see members of their communities as potential domestic terrorists.”

    Are these guys forgetting for whom they work and who votes on local city and county budgets? Sounds like it to me. Furthermore, whenever one group is treated like an adversary by another group, they both become adversarial as a result. This is NOT what local law enforcement should be trying to do. It is counter-productive and outright dangerous to police, citizens, and society in general. They REALLY need to rethink what they are doing with this… hopefully before it goes too far and both trust and lives are lost.

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