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Originally Posted by Caine
Yes. Now link it to the fact that they were given a weapon and clothing and gear of a particular type and not just because these individuals decided that is what they wanted to do.
Maybe the problem isn't the gear so much as it is the TRAINING that police are given.
Yes, it's a systemic issue. Every bit, from the training, to the clothing,also the armaments that all lead to a situation where police will become more aggressive.