Even the New York Times is noticing that police forces are becoming armies.
They put it quite succinctly: 'war gear flows to police departments'.
If 'war gear' flows to a police department, that makes it an army.
Residents of towns and cities where this is happening note that police are arming themselves to fight against a non-existent level of violence. Citizens do not want small armies in their towns.
Why on earth does every small town police force in America need anti-tank vehicles, mine-resistant trucks, camouflage, night vision goggles, silencers, armoured cars?
The Times says that there is "a debate over whether the post-9/11 era had obscured the lines between soldier and police officer". This is absolutely preposterous. A soldier is sent by his country to enemy territory to fight wars, or to defend borders. A police officer is on home turf, dealing with fellow citizens.
I thought lefties were against arms races. Is it just because there is now a lefty Democrat (socialist) in power now that an arms race against the citizenry is acceptable? Would this kind of acceptance of a domestic arms race between American cities and towns have been acceptable under a Republican administration?
So, it's OK for these state SWAT armies to be armed to the teeth, with better armies than some small developing nations, but individuals exercising their own Second Amendment rights are the problem? Someone walk me through this-because it spells disaster to me.
Look at the absolute hooey that is being peddled by police chiefs:
"In the Indianapolis suburbs, officers said they needed a mine-resistant vehicle to protect against a possible attack by veterans returning from war."
That's a pretty disturbing sentence. The thought that a small locality's biggest problem, necessitating armoured and mine resistant vehicles because of VETERANS returning from war is a despicable smear against the military and an egregious, evil and libellous spew of propaganda. It is a distraction from the real threat facing the west in general, and of course America in particular.
See no jihad, speak no jihad, say no jihad.
This article is absolutely horrifying and I fear things will get much, much worse and bloody before they get better.