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originally posted by: SpaDe_
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
I heard the same thing as well. I also heard someone from the crowd yelling set up a road block.
originally posted by: twfau
Two journalists who were arrested have been released. Wesley Lowery and Ryan J. Reilly were apparently arrested for trespassing in McDonald's, which was open for business. Not sure how that works. Apparently the chief of police was made aware of this and replied "Oh God". Wesley Lowery has since been tweeting rather prolifically about it.
While the use of SWAT teams generally came to prominence in the 1970s as an answer to urban unrest (and as a form of police brutality), increasingly, the paramilitary tactics and equipment adopted by law-enforcement agencies are spreading beyond the cities to suburban areas and rural counties.
A 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Justice tracks the militarization of police back to the 1920s, when law-enforcement agencies adopted a more regimented martial style. With the explosion of SWAT deployments since 1980, though, the DOJ frets that the "growing militarization of U.S. policing may be threatening community policing." It is only in more recent years, though, that police militarization has become so widespread.
originally posted by: openyourmind1262
How do YOU know the police did'nt throw the molotov themselves Answer...YOU DON"T.a reply to: kruphix
Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron on arrest of reporter in Ferguson, Mo: 'There was absolutely no justification for his arrest. ... We are relieved that Wesley is going to be OK. We are appalled by the conduct of police officers involved' - @PostBaron end of alert