posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 08:41 AM
reply to post by macman
True.. Law Enforcement has been moving strongly in a paramilitary direction in ways never really done in our nation before. They can even be a major
hassle locally, in some areas. Depends on the state and locale, it seems. I have absolutely no issue with the cops or Sheriffs Office here. I can tell
just by the stories if nothing else, other areas are polar opposite and inside the same country, amazingly enough.
There is something that keeps me from worrying about law enforcement though. They have their hands full and are undermanned in any real sense almost
everywhere, already. A new state of national crisis won't make their existing work load any lighter to be free for 'martial' duties. They'll be
overloaded even further with those little details cops are needed for...like routine crime.
The more important thing....the best estimates on the higher side for all law enforcement from local, state and federal levels combined comes to
around 800,000. Sounds like a lot....but in a nation of 330 million? Officer Custer wouldn't stand for more than a few days in a serious and
determined atmosphere of civil unrest. It's just not a mathematical possibility without willing cooperation of the majority of Americans.