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  •  Not true about bringing it on themselves. (3+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, 88kathy, Larsstephens

    The crack epidemic and the rise of gangs who had better arms than the cops is the reason behind the militarization of the police forces. The cops regularly were out-gunned and had to keep up.

    This is not to say that these are also the reasons for the overuse of such tactics.

    But we are kidding ourselves if we believe that cops responding to the weapons and tactics of the bad guys=bringing it on themselves.

    The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

    by sebastianguy99 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 01:36:55 PM PDT

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    •  The popo will demilitarize when the (0+ / 0-)

      citizens can no longer legally purchase
      military grade and amounts of weapons
      and ammo, along with all the accessories.

      Until then, even though it will surely be used
      against the poorer public at large and random,
      In other words wrongly, but hopefully rarely,
      I don't see any other rational choices to defend
      against those who have no qualms about using such.

      I don't have any love for authoritarians in LEOs,
      but I do not want them going up against our local private
      wingnut militia warlords, or the crazy stray lone wolves,
      who would like nothing better than to see the local
      cops and sheriffs armed with only revolvers and shotguns.

      Thanks for all of your efforts.

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