Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:05:00 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:
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:12:14 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.
Monday, July 29, 2013 6:57:36 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?