As an ex-cop I've been concerned about the increasing militarization of police for about 20 years. Not to mention other abuses.
I'd support this bill. The single biggest thing though, is to end the so-called "War on Drugs" and roll back the enhanced search-and-seizure powers that resulted from it.
Seriously. These days they send half a dozen cops geared up like Spec Ops to a situation we used to handle with two uniforms with sidearms...
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Everyone is born a homo sapiens sapiens but not everyone is a human. -RW
The problem with giving our police department these toys is the overwhelming propensity to want to play with these toys..... This is what happens when police want to play (and, unfortunately, instead of playing cops and robbers, they want play army)...
Sorry, this is beyond "protect and serve" and up to "intimidate and torment"..... its almost
It's no way to run a community in a civil society.
Last edited by upsideguy; 09-19-14 at 07:56 PM.
I hate this situation ...... On one hand we have militant police and on the other we have rioters and looters....
The only group that actually gave a **** was the Tea Party and they wen down there and spend thousands of dollars just to make sure those that were looted and vandalized had a few bucks for repairs.....
What a bunch of racists right?