Simply Outrageous

These militarized police departments have got to be brought under control.

3 Responses to “Simply Outrageous”

  1. Skyler says:

    I always cringe when well meaning people compare the military to police as somehow equally serving the country.

    The military protects the people. The police control the people.

  2. JeffS says:

    Skyler, true, but the police existed, originally, to enforce laws; that’s why we have “law enforcement”. Indeed, many police forces still claim the motto “To serve and protect”. God knows why they bother to pretend anymore.

    Control, as you correctly identify, is a relatively modern change, at least in most of the United States. We are seeing more and more stories about police brutality, up to and including murder.

    The real problem is that the police are indeed becoming militarized, a para-military force available to civil government down to the community level.

    Not only are they becoming heavily armed, they are starting to view the public (who they are supposed “To serve and protect”) as the enemy. It’s part of the training in some areas.

  3. Syd B. says:

    This should send chills up and down your spine. It give the term, “going postal” a new and improved platform. What in hell is going on in this country?

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