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If trust fails, police gear’s irrelevant
Tampa Tribune, by Tom Jackson

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/22/2014 11:06:38 AM

LAND O’ LAKES — Suddenly, wrapped in bullet-stopping armor and arriving with a rumble and a throaty diesel growl, America has a new paranoia: the militarization of local law enforcement. On the left and the libertarian right, hands are being wrung in righteous concern about the betrayal of Sir Robert Peel’s fundamentals of policing, up to and including his admonition that the best evidence of excellent law enforcement is when nobody notices it’s happening. Of course, nobody much noticed — or paid proper attention, the argument goes — until the police in Ferguson, Missouri, responded with Pentagon hand-me-downs to riots

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Miss Ann Thrope, 8/22/2014 12:54:31 PM     (No. 9976561)

So, comes the revolution to "fundamentally change" America, the rebels will be well armed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/22/2014 1:14:23 PM     (No. 9976593)

No to mention the very real fear that they will shoot and kill the family dog.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: skedaddle, 8/22/2014 1:15:18 PM     (No. 9976596)

I must have missed all the articles from the MSM about the militarization of our police as they bust down wrong doors, shoot dogs in cars and kill innocent people in their own homes in the middle of the night.

Now that a certain demographic has acted so badly that I can see why cops might need military weaponry, it´s a problem that cops have military weaponry. Everything seems to be a problem with certain ethnicities except holding the door for them while they loot a 60" TV.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/22/2014 1:26:14 PM     (No. 9976614)

The dominant libertarisn side of me is troubled by the militarization of police forces. However, a dozen years ago on a Saturday morning a knock came at my door. When I opened it I saw two SWAT officers in full body armor, carrying, respectively, an M-16 (fully automatic) and a riot shotgun. I was told to leave my residence immediately, and that they would cover me while I backed my car out of the carport. I said, "Yes, sir," and left, trusting that my cat would be okay while I was gone.

Directly across the street a wanted rapist was holed up, threatening to kill anyone who came close to him. More SWAT soon arrived in an armored vehicle, and a stand off commenced. Six hours later the perp gave up, was arrested, and we were allowed back into our homes.

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