"But blurring the lines between civilian policing and military action
is dangerous, because soldiers and police have fundamentally different
roles. Soldiers aim outward, at the nation's external enemies. Civil
rights and due process don't matter much, because enemies in wartime
aren't entitled to those. Nor are soldiers expected to be politically
accountable to the people they shoot."
"But police turn their
"The people they are policing aren't enemy combatants,
but their fellow citizens -- and, even more significantly, their
employers. A combat-like mindset on the part of police turns
fellow-citizens into enemies, with predictable results."
And he has a plan!!
I like this first bit particularly:
"First, we should abolish police unions."
unions are suspect, given that they're basically organizations to take
more money from taxpayers while minimizing accountability, but this is
even more troubling where the employees in question carry guns."