Obama, cops and militarized police depatments

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    May 18, 2015 12:27 PM GMT
    Good move

    http://www.aol.com/article/2015/05/18/obama-bans-some-military-style-equipment-provided-to-police/21184464/
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    May 18, 2015 12:35 PM GMT
    It is long overdue. This whole concept of militarizing police departments is a flawed, disastrous concept that has caused deep seated tensions in cities and suburbs alike between the everyday citizens and the folks paid by tax dollars to protect them and maintain order.
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    May 18, 2015 12:50 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIt is long overdue. This whole concept of militarizing police departments is a flawed, disastrous concept that has caused deep seated tensions in cities and suburbs alike between the everyday citizens and the folks paid by tax dollars to protect them and maintain order.


    And along with the above, it's time for the wildly abused 'civil forfeiture' to also take a hike.
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    May 18, 2015 12:56 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob saidIt is long overdue. This whole concept of militarizing police departments is a flawed, disastrous concept that has caused deep seated tensions in cities and suburbs alike between the everyday citizens and the folks paid by tax dollars to protect them and maintain order.


    And along with the above, it's time for the wildly abused 'civil forfeiture' to also take a hike.
    I agree 100%.
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    May 19, 2015 3:36 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob saidIt is long overdue. This whole concept of militarizing police departments is a flawed, disastrous concept that has caused deep seated tensions in cities and suburbs alike between the everyday citizens and the folks paid by tax dollars to protect them and maintain order.


    And along with the above, it's time for the wildly abused 'civil forfeiture' to also take a hike.
    I agree 100%.


    Still on the rise and the motivation behind many of the chicken shit traffic stops.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102679948