Face it, there's a need in this country today for a rapid reaction police force that can meet an opposing force with equal or greater force. And there are some lines that aren't getting crossed by the way, but are not being as highlighted. There is no police force in the country that uses offensive style hand grenades (fragmentation, incendiary, etc.), no one carries rocket launchers, and they don't drive around in tanks armed with massive cannons. So, calling it a "militarization" is going a little far.
As to the rest of your post, cede an inch then a foot, next your talking about the things that your dismissing, hell no. I support the legislation to DEMILITARISE our local police departments.
Last edited by Montecresto; 08-15-14 at 07:04 PM.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
So what exactly are you talking about when you say "militarization" if you aren't referring to swat teams? Is there specific gear they are using you don't think they should have? Because everything I've seen, I would expect SWAT to have.
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