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Re: Lawmaker drafting bill to stem flow of tanks and M16s to local police
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 06:42:42 PM »
It's about time.  Municipal police departments, given military equipment, will use it, as we see in Ferguson.  Those guys look like, in the words of Kevin Williamson at National Review, mall ninjas in their high boots, mounted guns and camouflage.

Goofy but deadly in their mindset.
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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Re: Lawmaker drafting bill to stem flow of tanks and M16s to local police
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 09:18:02 PM »
Have to agree with you on this, sink...

There once was a broad line of distinction drawn between "the police" and "the military".

If the police was under-equipped or under-manned, then it was time to call out armed citizens and deputize them. Only in extreme cases was the military used (for example, calling in the National Guard after a natural disaster, or, in earlier days, riots), and they remained "the National Guard", distinct from the local or state police.

Such distinctions today seem to have disappeared. Now, we have SWAT teams that are for all practical purposes, "heavily-armed forces". Not to mention Homeland Security soldiers (or are they "police", or what-the-heck are they?)

Posse Comitatus used to be adhered to, but seems to have fallen by the wayside as well.

We are inching ever-closer to an all-out police state.

Who will rise up and stop this?
Certainly not the federal government, including the Congress.
I sense only the state governments, or the people-at-large, can put the kibosh on it...
« Last Edit: August 14, 2014, 09:19:41 PM by Fishrrman »


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