The Over Kill Militarization Of The Police [Pic+]

Submitted by: JohnWoodland 4 years ago in

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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Male 373
`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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Male 2,711
@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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Male 2,142
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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Male 15,832
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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Male 3,369
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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Male 512
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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Male 83
Seems to be a confusion of causation.
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Male 1,122
SWAT is wrong with this picture?...
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Male 2,579
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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Male 28
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