Thursday, December 11, 2014
Is the Militarization of Cops the Last Straw?
The line between law enforcement and the military is, sadly, blurring. Today's cops are being equipped with combat weapons and gear, even armoured military vehicles. They're being trained to operate in military formations - squads and platoons - and they're skilled in some aspects of counter-insurgency.
The bottom line is that this evidences a fracturing of the relationship between governments and their people. For the public, this may be the last straw as a recent article by Johanna Mendelson Forman of the American University's School of International Service from The Globalist contends: