The Militarization of Our Local Police
I’m a supporter of our military AND our police however, I still will call a turd a turd. We have a big problem right now where military surplus is handing down loads and loads of gear, equipment and vehicles to our local police departments and it’s starting to become a problem.
A map of bother paramilitary raids: http://www.cato.org/raidmap
Tactics and Toys: The Dangerous Militarization of Local Police: http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/08/14/9-ways-police-military
I don’t want to spend the entire time beating up police officers, and be sure, if you listen that I am doing far from that. Officers are humans too, and they as persons are not the problem, they are working with what they are given. Bad situations, super gear, and situations that they could assume could become hairy at any time.
It appears there are problems that even the police departments and sheriff offices are finding out for themselves.