Sunday, August 24, 2014

Police: Society's Shot in the Arm

(Image by Chip Bok)

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.

(Image by Steve Kelley)
 

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