YES! We need to end the militarization of our police.
YES! And the DOJ needs to investigate the whole dept.


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boxspringm 8 years 32 weeks ago

I am shocked at the weapons afforded these departments there is NO need for that kind of weaponry. Reminds me of our protests movement against the Veitnam War I am saddened this could happen again. We need to investigate all of these police get rid of those that are trigger happy and not trained to handle the weapons they are carrying.. The police in Ferguson emflamed the situation This needs to stop

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telliottmbamsc 8 years 32 weeks ago

I wonder if perhaps some of the protesting we are seeing in Ferguson isn't fueled, in part, by some protesters also expressing their frustration with the economy, the lack of a representative government, the unemployment lies, wealthh concentration, etc.? In other words the greater system that permitted the conditions necessary for a Ferguson like shooting to occur?

What a waste. A young man stupidly gunned down in the prime of his life. It shows you just how much value the powers to be put on their fellow Americans. Disgusting.

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dollymajig 8 years 32 weeks ago

Absolutely! We need to stop arming our police departments for war.

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jazzyjoy 8 years 32 weeks ago

I agree. No m money for arms dealers for police.

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jazzyjoy 8 years 32 weeks ago

I agree. No money for arms dealers for police.

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PaulHosse 8 years 32 weeks ago

I can understand the need for a small SWAT team. There are certain situations where something more than you're average police officer is called for. But I cannot understand equipping the local police like they're the US Marines. I cannot see the need for multiple heavy armored personnel carriers with machine guns on top.

Militarizing the police, I think, also creates a certain "us vs. them" menality within the police unit and the public. Some police officers already have that "attitude" going on; there's no reason to add Kevlar to it! Whatever happened to that friendly beat officer everyone knew and the kids looked up (with or without the Irish brouge)?

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