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As I mentioned previously, I have mixed feelings about the militarization of local police departments.
On the one hand, I don't like reading stories--by conservative commentators--about police officers acting like soldiers of an occupying army towards law abiding citizens.
But on the other hand I do like seeing cops suit-up in "full battle rattle" to take on looters, rioters, would-be terrorists and Occupy Wall Street anarchists.
Sultan Knish does an excellent job of explaining why we have more heavily armed police in his Hands Up, Don't Loot article.
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