Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cops' dangerous warlike approach : 'Government always grows, and government is force'

Via avordvet

 I think they need a bigger one........

I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today?

Apparently, it means the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural police departments with massive military vehicles, body armor and grenade launchers. The equipment is surplus from the long wars we fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

To a hammer, everything resembles a nail. SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams were once used only in emergencies such as riots or robberies where hostages were taken. But today there are more than 50,000 “no-knock raids” a year.

It’s not because crime got worse. There is less crime today. Crime peaked around 1990 and is now at a 40-year low. But as politicians keep passing new criminal laws, police find new reasons to deploy their heavy equipment.

More @ WND

1 comment:

  1. All that stuff is totally non-threatening. The no-knock raid is the threat to liberty, not the car they SWAT team drives to get to your house. The politicians depriving you access to weapons is the threat to liberty, not the police who is armed with a "grenade launcher" (in this case, the only grenades the police use are gas for crowd control, something that has been an accepted practice in the USA for 100 years). Politicians who deny you the ability to own body armor are a threat to your liberty, not the police who are wearing obsolete Army gear.

    The threat to our liberties as free citizens comes from police unions. It comes from politicians who want to control how much water we can use to flush our toilets. it comes from the ruling class who believes they have the right answer for everything so you should just STFU and do what you are told. Police having cast-off army equipment is not a threat.