Friday, August 9, 2013

Over Militarization

Over militarization of law enforcement? It continues apace, and I shake my head, ruefully.

I find this trend disgusting and I lose repsect for the police with every new abuse. 

Even National Review is noticing.

To paraphrase, roughly, from Mark Steyn at the Metrocon Fortnightly Corner blog:

Last month it took 7 plain clothes Alcoholic Beverage Control officers, guns drawn, to take down a scare sorority girl buying bottled water, underage. 

"This month it took 13 armed officer to take out a baby deer named Giggles" 

Also, in Illinois: "it took 5 police to tase, shoot, and kill a 95 year old WWII vet in an Old Geezer home that was refusing to take his medicin. The man was seated the entire time."


Chris said...

Yeah, it's The Onion, but they nailed it.,33427/

Old NFO said...

All true, dammit...