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Date: 07/29/13 09:29 AM

10 Responses to The Over Kill Militarization Of The Police [Pic+]

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    JohnWoodland Male 18-29
    28 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 9:31 am
    Link: The Over Kill Militarization Of The Police - Number of SWAT raids skyrocketed from several hundreds a year in the late `70s to over 50,000 raids per year as of 2005
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 10:29 am
    As always, no one cares, and the ones that do have no power to change it. Don`t have kids people, it wouldn`t be fair to them.
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    RPossum Male 30-39
    1080 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 10:51 am
    SWAT is wrong with this picture?...
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    EvilBigHead Male 30-39
    83 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 11:04 am
    Seems to be a confusion of causation.
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    Always the buried lead in news stories about these raids is the militarization of law enforcement. The founding fathers would facepalm.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    Just to throw this out there...the days of beating blacks and liberals during the civil rights movement? cops enforcing segregation? Billy clubs? was it really that much better in the past?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    You can always stop them with a 12-gauge shotgun blast to the face. Even if he`s wearing a face shield, the impact will break his neck.

    Just file that away. It might come in handy one day.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 9:12 am
    Consider that force mentality has drastically escalated since 9/11.
    The military creed is to protect US citizens but police mentality believes WE are the enemy.
    Fight at the polls. Demand that candidates uphold personal liberty.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 10:05 am
    @jtrebowski: "was it really that much better in the past?" YES.

    I will refer you to a previous reply to your similar assertion:

    It could be debated whether cops back then were better or worse (or even "much much worse") than they are now, but the point being made was (as you yourself quoted) "Has anyone else seen how militarized local law enforcement has become?"

    Do you seriously NOT see a major difference between this:


    and this??
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
    373 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 11:20 am
    `The military creed is to protect US citizens but police mentality believes WE are the enemy. `

    Put the military on the streets then, see how long they remain your protector.

    It;s weird that when the urban rot set in, people wanted this, now they`re turning into whining pussies for som imaginary `good old days`.

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