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Militarizing local police
is a good thing

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

Original Article

Posted By:SurferLad, 8/25/2014 9:35:17 AM

One of the more useless fall-outs of the Obama Era -- in addition to him fomenting the cancerous distrust of vital national institutions and offices -- is the trumped-up call for national debates and discussions about virtually anything controversial. [Snip] The latest national debate concerns the so-called militarization of local police forces, growing out of the intense media scrutiny of one local department in Ferguson, Missouri. Well, we´re here to make it a debate. It´s a great idea to have state and local police departments armed way beyond the firepower of any conceivable opponent.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 8/25/2014 9:37:59 AM     (No. 9979861)

My butt it is!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yuban, 8/25/2014 9:52:22 AM     (No. 9979895)

When it comes to protecting my family and property I want the police to be armed to the max. I do not want it to be a fair fight. I will always error on the side of the police, not the thugs. Good article.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dadofboys, 8/25/2014 10:12:58 AM     (No. 9979929)

In my mind the militarization of local police is very much a modern form of "quartering soldiers" in our midst and also a form of standing army that the founders would not have approved of.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/25/2014 10:16:17 AM     (No. 9979937)

If it wasn´t for the vast "entitlement" mentality that obama and all libs are constantly fomenting, nobody would need a militarized police.

People who have a job and go off to work don´t get out of bed at 2am to riot.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/25/2014 10:23:31 AM     (No. 9979943)

Really?.
Unless there´s an armed invasion of the country, what good is all that military equipment in the hands of police departments?
If they used it against civilians it would become Tiananmin Square II, so they don´t. Thankfully.

Does it help to have the Boys In Blue look like they´re taking Mosul?



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Reply 6 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/25/2014 10:48:48 AM     (No. 9979974)

When this "revolution" that everyone keeps talking about comes, it won´t come from the likes of you and me. It´ll come from the Ghetto Dwellers when there isn´t any more Other People´s Money to fund the EBT cards.

When the Takers finally break the Makers, the Takers are going to be a bunch of hacked off people, and you know what happens when "those people" get angry, don´t you? [Ferguson come to mind, anyone?]

When the Ghetto Dwellers get hungry --no more money for chips and dip to snack on while watching the giant flat screen, they are apt to come for what´s in your larder --because you prepared.

Do you want the cops armed with night sticks and six-shot revolvers, or do you want them armed with the equipment that can keep the Ghetto Dwellers contained?

I get more racist with each passing day, but that´s the way I´ve come to see the world I´m living in.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/25/2014 11:33:39 AM     (No. 9980053)

I don´t like the idea of the police being militarized. If you need military-level support, call in the National Guard.

But I do understand why the police want it. Sadly, the bad guys -- especially the gangs and bad guys supported by the drug cartels -- are getting more and more militarized weaponry.

Our world is just getting worse and worse by the day. It sure would be nice to have a president that would help slow that down -- but we don´t. We have a president that is just speeding up the quick flush of our society...



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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/25/2014 11:34:45 AM     (No. 9980055)

Bad comparison. Night sticks and 6 shot revolvers aren´t usual SWAT team gear. More likely to be AR-15s, and gas.

Even in Flat City the cops wouldn´t use vehicle mounted 50 cal machine guns on the crowd.

It may be all academic, as there aren´t enough cops to protect us all. Many of those cops will be at home protecting their own family.
We need to do the best for ourselves.






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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 8/25/2014 11:58:28 AM     (No. 9980128)

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Ben Franklin

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley, 8/25/2014 12:29:16 PM     (No. 9980199)

We have seen what heavily armed police do with their military equipment. They strut around and look tough, but then wont even respond to calls for fear of being the next protest victim.
When it hits the fan, I prefer that I and my neighbors be more heavily armed than any likely adversary. We already are. Plus we don´t hold our guns sideways; a real plus for accuracy.

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