Thursday, September 11, 2014

Police Militarization Continues Apace

There was an ever so brief interlude of concern over police militarization in the aftermath of the Ferguson, MO rioting.  Good times, good times. 

Anywho...the sheep have fallen back to sleep and we are greeted with these related items today:

1)  The latest owner of a swank MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle) is the San Diego School District.  Homeland Security is saying this is entirely appropriate because during the Boston Marathon, MRAPs deployed there saved lives.  Bullshit.  Not one life was saved by the deployment of military equipment in Boston that day or the days following.

2)  A 70 lbs. teenage girl was wrestled to the ground by three cops for not relinquishing her cell phone to an assistant principal.

3)  All that "used" military equipment that is going to municipalities and local agencies isn't really used, just not needed.

Americans will be concerned about this when the tanks start rolling into your towns to enforce things like Obamacare mandates and spotted owls regulations (no cutting down trees on your own property!!).  In the meantime, back to sleep...RayRiceKardashianGameofThronesFantasyFootball...


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