posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 02:29 PM
reply to post by ATSmediaPRO
Good article. If you're the bookish type this was published earlier this year:
Rise of the Warrior Cop
It's a great read.
I wouldnt mind police militarization so much if they actually had to follow military protocols.
To kick in a door over in Afghanistan, for example, there are several levels of checks and okays before you can even put your boots on. For a cop to
kick in a door here in America he just needs a hunch and a boot.
If Holder wants to militarize the cops then they should be held to the same controls and restrictions as the military. Of course that'll never fly
because all the fun of warrior cops is lost when you dont let them terrorize people at will.
Do you feel we actually need the militarization of police in our country?
I guess I understand why some people feel that way, with how many guns we have on the the streets, and how much violence and murder we have in our
major urban centers.
Not to mention that our government is more concerned with protecting the corporations and where they set up base, then individual liberties. I'm not
bashing them.....afterall, corporations are the heartthrob of this country, if they don't feel safe enough to open up in the major urban cities, then
everything else goes down the drain as well I suppose. I still think we need a better BALANCE. Individual freedom and liberties are the most important
thing in my opinion.
I do not think regular beat cops, or regular patrol units should be militarized. It sends a BAD message within our Country. It says things have gotten
so bad, that our government needs to view the population as terrorists/threats. I think it borderlines a violation of people's trust, and a violation
of our own freedoms and liberties.
I do agree that in every major city, we need SWAT, DEA, narcotics divisions, and other divisions within the police force to handle high risk/high
I also understand the need for increasing surveillance in our major cities.
However, we DON'T need to militarize our entire police force. Like I said, I tihnk it sends a bad message to the public.