Thomas Nolan, professor at the State University of New York and a retired Boston police lieutenant had a most interesting article in today’s Sunday Register. One of the things he pointed out was that the usage of SWAT Teams was being used a disturbing amount of time for nonviolent drug busts and routine police work.
He pointed out that the modern cop is all about the use of brute force that kills, instead of what he was taught, that it is all about community trust. Police are picking up all this “excess military equipment” to use locally. The modern citizen is too stupid to pick up on that. If it is excess “military” equipment, than by definition it is not police equipment. That’s the beauty of government education though, it keeps everybody stupid. That’s the goal isn’t it?
In the same Sunday Register there were three deaths reported, they were all death by cop. A cop shot and killed a woman who was suicidal (assisted suicide?). In the other case, an adrenaline junky cop responding to an accident at 90 mph rammed an older couple driving home and killed them both. Great accident response.
Legalize drugs, put up some more speed cameras, and you could fire all the cops and turn over what law enforcement remained to the county sheriffs. If those donut-eaters are trying to turn this country into a police state, get rid of them.