Quit militarizing the police!




 
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Boots
 
October 5th, 2014  
JWIlls94
 
 

Topic: Quit militarizing the police!


I do not know who had the idea of giving police military gear. Why do they need to be armed like a infantry platoon? They don't! If things get to that point, that's why we have a National Guard. We need to get back to Andy Taylor and Barney Fife, not Stalin's Black Maria goon squads.
October 5th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
And if people behaved properly and complied with the law, it would probably not be necessary.
October 5th, 2014  
Sara
 
 
Close your eyes and click your heels together three times....and repeat after me... "there's no place like home...there's no place like home".. now open your eyes................


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Boots
October 5th, 2014  
crazytanker
 
 
Police have always had access to military equipment. I'm sure Andy & Barny even had a little something something in the back. But, I agree. Police are meant to protect and serve. Not fight a war.
October 5th, 2014  
The Highway Man
 
 
You should see the British Police with their combat pants and body armour!!!

October 5th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
And Danish Police.

October 5th, 2014  
tetvet
 
I do think all police be required to wear their service caps when out of the car be easier to recognize them in a crowd also looks more professional .
October 6th, 2014  
Sara
 
 
I would rather feel safe than as if I were on the set of a sixty's tv show. In dreams, that's great....

I know it seems drastic but things have changed. We're no longer(as far as I know)running into our local sheriff at the town square diner or meeting him/her after for a relaxing afternoon of fishing. Yes, those were the days but, sad to admit and harder to see but it seems they're over.

As long as they don't fall into some type of power trip and abuse the power given, I see nothing wrong with making sure our police force has what they need to protect the innocent.
 


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