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How "Protect & Serve" became "Search & Destroy"

(2:52) Ever wonder why police look like soldiers? Petition: StopPoliceMilitary.org

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Guest: Craig S. (1154 days ago)

This would be an issue if we lived in a police state, but despite all the concern in the narrator's voice, we don't. An MRAP given to your local police dept. doesn't make them opressors. Consider that a lot of bad guys use automatic weapons, or worse, these days too. I don't want our cops bringing a knife to a gun fight. My only concern would be if my local police dept. bought some of this stuff, because an MRAP is overkill, and our city could use the $$ elsewhere.

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This would be an issue if we lived in a police state, but despite all the concern in the narrator's voice, we don't. An MRAP given to your local police dept. doesn't make them opressors. Consider that a lot of bad guys use automatic weapons, or worse, these days too. I don't want our cops bringing a knife to a gun fight. My only concern would be if my local police dept. bought some of this stuff, because an MRAP is overkill, and our city could use the $$ elsewhere.

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Our cops have never brought a knife to a gun fight. They brought guns; the sidearms, rifles and shotguns they always have had. Now our tax dollars are going to make our local police agencies into military agencies. No, the armored vehicles does not make them oppressors. They become oppressors when they use them against the civilian population, and if you know anything at all about cops, you know they absolutely will use any new toy they are given. If the problem is that bad guys have automatic weapons, the solution is to stop making and selling automatic weapons, not turning main street USA into some third world battleground. There is far less violence when regular old cops in regular cop uniforms with regular beefy red faces employ community police practices, walking among us and engaging us in conversation as human beings. Fear and violence are the only result of the same cops putting on military halloween costumes, wearing masks, and pointing machine guns at citizens from atop armored vehicles. Please remember always that the people of this nation have the right to assemble in protest against their government when they so choose; this does not make them criminals, thugs, or terrorists. It makes them interested, involved and active citizens, responsible participants in their own government...you know, the one that is 'of, by, and for the people'. It should never put them in the position of facing the muzzles of guns and rockets...especially when those military weapons are in the hands of local law enforcement.

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Our cops have never brought a knife to a gun fight. They brought guns; the sidearms, rifles and shotguns they always have had. Now our tax dollars are going to make our local police agencies into military agencies. No, the armored vehicles does not make them oppressors. They become oppressors when they use them against the civilian population, and if you know anything at all about cops, you know they absolutely will use any new toy they are given. If the problem is that bad guys have automatic weapons, the solution is to stop making and selling automatic weapons, not turning main street USA into some third world battleground. There is far less violence when regular old cops in regular cop uniforms with regular beefy red faces employ community police practices, walking among us and engaging us in conversation as human beings. Fear and violence are the only result of the same cops putting on military halloween costumes, wearing masks, and pointing machine guns at citizens from atop armored vehicles. Please remember always that the people of this nation have the right to assemble in protest against their government when they so choose; this does not make them criminals, thugs, or terrorists. It makes them interested, involved and active citizens, responsible participants in their own government...you know, the one that is 'of, by, and for the people'. It should never put them in the position of facing the muzzles of guns and rockets...especially when those military weapons are in the hands of local law enforcement.

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Guest: (1153 days ago)

"Please remember always that the people of this nation have the right to assemble in protest against their government when they so choose; this does not make them criminals, thugs, or terrorists. " If you speak to the people who took part in the Occupy Wall Street protest or something similarly recent, you may get a very different opinion offered to you.

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"Please remember always that the people of this nation have the right to assemble in protest against their government when they so choose; this does not make them criminals, thugs, or terrorists. " If you speak to the people who took part in the Occupy Wall Street protest or something similarly recent, you may get a very different opinion offered to you.

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Guest: What else? (1152 days ago)
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Eisenhower was right... Miltiary Industrial Complex..

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Eisenhower was right... Miltiary Industrial Complex..

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Guest: Dafuuuuuuuuuuq (1154 days ago)

"An MRAP given to your local police dept. doesn't make them opressors."


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"An MRAP given to your local police dept. doesn't make them opressors."


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