Skip to comments.Heavy Metal: Why Ferguson has conservatives challenging military-style police
Posted on 08/19/2014 5:28:07 AM PDT by Biggirl
The images of police in riot gear armed with heavy weaponry and tanks has at times become the alarming backdrop for the Ferguson story, with pictures that television cant resist.
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Ferguson does not “have” this conservative challenging military style police.
I’ve been opposing the militarization of the police for about 30 years.
Change the name of the FBI - which carries 'feeling of Eliot Ness= - to the CET - Chicago Enforcement Team. Then put Bill Ayers in charge.
Let's be honest about what's happening.
This might be the first time I’ve seen Americans realize they might be next instead of just thinking “hey, go ahead, kick somebody else’s ass”.
Do you oppose militarization of "Homeland", the EPA, and Social Security? Cause those groups have their own SWAT Teams too.
They have even less justification for obtaining and maintaining military-style hardware than a rural county’s sheriff’s department.
Does having a DEMOCRAT with LOTS of POWER make a difference, OR if the President was let’s just say, WAS a REPUBLICAN, would this still be a BIG DEAL because of the issue of the need to fight crime?
Thank-you for your response. :)
I wish they would stop this crap. There are no tanks theres and not of the equipment, with perhaps the exception of some of the rifles, was ever issued to the military.
Most of the gas masks they are wearing was issued directly after 9/11 by FEMA.
While I am concerned by the militarization of police, I am more immediately concerned with scenes of looters shooting open the doors & windows of businesses, & rioters throwing fire bombs & rocks, while police only WATCH!
Every bomb & rock thrower, every looter should be arrested. If that takes an MRAP to do so, fine. The fire bomb throwers in particular, should be shot on sight.
If your town comes under fire from the New Black Panthers, call Rand Paul to rescue you.
De-militarize the police, and re-militarize the military!
Such conservatives have fallen for the allure of Kirsten Powers.
She must be the reason
Yep. Having body armor as a gang member is making a fashion statement. Plenty of street arms dealers sell the stuff.
I don’t think so.
Is Kirsten Powers even 30 years old?
PS - I such an event, what makes you think my town will need to be rescued?
Just wondering how expensive it would be to replace police cars that are overturned and burned during something like Ferguson...as opposed to using a heavy vehicle that cant be overturned or damaged as easily...
Sorry... ...IN such an event...
I remember seeing liberals agreeing with each other on how it would be appropriate for their President to direct drone strikes against Americans who declined to turn in their firearms not too long ago. I wonder what they’re saying about Ferguson? Pretty sure they’re singing a different tune now. That’s a liberal for you. See my tag line to see where I stand on this issue.
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