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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

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    No surprise there.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

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    I could be wrong, but didn't the "militarization" of local police forces start after 9/11 and the creation of Homeland Security? I'm pretty sure every congressional representative from Buttwart, Hicksville bitched and moaned in Congress that New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC were getting all the funding for increased access to weapons and other equipment. As a result, Congress either passed legislation or Homeland Security okayed the move and Buttwart, Hicksville and all the other little towns in America got their share of the hundreds of $billions in new age and surplus equipment.

    Maybe it's time to revert back to what Homeland Security was supposed to be - and it wasn't intended to be a pork barrel operation for Washington flunkies.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
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    Yesterday I posted comments from the retired Minneapolis police chief. Now I post comments from the retired Seattle police chief. You're Canadian, you have the mounted police, nice.


    Norman Stamper: What happened in Seattle in 1999 was a police overreaction, which I presided over. It was the worst mistake of my career. We used chemical agents, a euphemism for tear gas, against nonviolent and essentially nonthreatening protesters. The natural consequence of which are that we were the catalyst for heightened tension and conflict rather than peacekeepers, or for that matter even peacemakers. It's a lesson, unfortunately, that American law enforcement in general has not learned.

    Seattle's former police chief speaks out on Ferguson and police militarization - Vox
    Oh please, these protests whom largely have peaceful people in them, which I think most would have NO problem with. It is the Anarchists, troublemakers, and criminal element there to cause a riot that are what turns the action to one of peace, to one that demands action. You seem to be saying all we need to do is let them be, and show some love eh? So, business owners, and others not participating deserve no protection from frenzied trouble makers eh?
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- In the wake of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, more and more surplus military equipment is finding its way to the streets of America.

    There have been concerns raised over the military-look of the police dealing with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. said he is "deeply concerned" about deployment of military equipment and vehicles and the message it sends. Similar statements have come from Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

    Some have raised questions about whether or not a local police department needs a mine-resistant vehicle.



    Read more: Concerns raised over militarization of police | News Radio 610 WTVN
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

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    Oh please, these protests whom largely have peaceful people in them, which I think most would have NO problem with. It is the Anarchists, troublemakers, and criminal element there to cause a riot that are what turns the action to one of peace, to one that demands action. You seem to be saying all we need to do is let them be, and show some love eh? So, business owners, and others not participating deserve no protection from frenzied trouble makers eh?
    Why don't you listen to these former police chiefs, and what they have to say with 30+ years experience, instead of running your mouth about something you have no understanding of.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- In the wake of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, more and more surplus military equipment is finding its way to the streets of America.

    There have been concerns raised over the military-look of the police dealing with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. said he is "deeply concerned" about deployment of military equipment and vehicles and the message it sends. Similar statements have come from Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

    Some have raised questions about whether or not a local police department needs a mine-resistant vehicle.



    Read more: Concerns raised over militarization of police | News Radio 610 WTVN
    So your concerns are not in keeping those law enforcement just there to do their jobs safe, but rather how it looks? Are you serious?
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Why don't you listen to these former police chiefs, and what they have to say with 30+ years experience, instead of running your mouth about something you have no understanding of.
    I will, but when you have lived as long as I have, you gain a little perspective on how peoples opinions can be skewed by their own biases....Something you have yet to learn.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    I don't know why it is that right wing freaks have such contempt for civil liberties and our constitution. They all need to go colonise Antarctica.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Many of the restrictions on our civil liberties were born during the Bush administration.
    Yes, yes - every ill in the world rests at the feet of the uber-powerful criminal mastermind George W. Bush. The man sure turned out to be an evil genius considering you all thought he was a bumbling idiot.

    To my comment, I did note that it was after 9/11 and after Homeland Security was first created and funded. If Homeland Security has been disbanded, defunded, or policies changed so that Homeland Security funds don't go to local police departments now that the sainted Obama is in charge, I'll accept you point about Bush. Otherwise, it's just idiotic nonsense.
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