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OK...just make sure all the criminals wear cameras and microphones too.

I have little doubt most people will soon be wearing recoding devices as a hedge against the abuse of power.

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So, another example of why police should be wearing cameras and microphones that capture the evidence of what and what didn't happen.

This should have been standard protocol for police forces just about everywhere by now. It is after all the year 20 freaking 14.

I think the camera idea is a good one. But there are some privacy aspects of it that would have to be worked out.

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MRAP's, assault rifles, stun grenades, tear gas.

Police have been using armoured cars, automatic weapons and riot control agents for decades....

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Oh no...scary ! Just like in August of 1968 in Chicago (Democrat National Convention):

Exactly.......I've no idea why the PIGS would need protective clothing to counter rioters and looters throwing fire bombs and bricks etc??? ;)

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here ya go - you're welcome!

So the police are wearing protective clothing, employing an armoured truck, and use rifles of a near 60 year old design with modern sights..........And the problem is what? And how is that different from police of the 1930s employing, then modern, PPE, armoured cars and Tommy guns?

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Maybe, when there was a riot. In this case they caused the riot. And then got their toys out

How did the police cause rioting and looting?

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Nothing says social justice like free stuff.......I take it, the local store owners share some of the blame with the police?

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So the police are wearing protective clothing, employing an armoured truck, and use rifles of a near 60 year old design with modern sights..........And the problem is what? And how is that different from police of the 1930s employing, then modern, PPE, armoured cars and Tommy guns?

you asked 'what police militarization'... I answered in images that clearly answer your original question.

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So the police are wearing protective clothing, employing an armoured truck, and use rifles of a near 60 year old design with modern sights..........And the problem is what? And how is that different from police of the 1930s employing, then modern, PPE, armoured cars and Tommy guns?

So the police are wearing protective clothing, employing an armoured truck, and use rifles of a near 60 year old design with modern sights..........And the problem is what? And how is that different from police of the 1930s employing, then modern, PPE, armoured cars and Tommy guns?

A lot of American cops come from folks who have done their time in the military and they bring the attitude one might develop in a war zone back to the domestic streets. And od course we all know racism is far from expunged from the American scene. So you get things like Ferguson etc.

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you asked 'what police militarization'... I answered in images that clearly answer your original question.

Well no, you didn't.......All that has changed between present day and decades past, is the technology.

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Well no, you didn't.......All that has changed between present day and decades past, is the technology.

no shyte Sherlock! But hey now... you know about that Pentagon program to transfer military kit to U.S. police forces, hey? The program with the catch phrase: "from Warfighters to Crimefighters"! :lol:

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A lot of American cops come from folks who have done their time in the military and they bring the attitude one might develop in a war zone back to the domestic streets. And od course we all know racism is far from expunged from the American scene. So you get things like Ferguson etc.

Likewise Canadian police.........The Queen's cowboys was not only formed by former military, but based on a mounted rifle regiment of the British army.......I fail to see the negative of employing former military.

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no shyte Sherlock! But hey now... you know about that Pentagon program to transfer military kit to U.S. police forces, hey? The program with the catch phrase: "from Warfighters to Crimefighters"! :lol:

What about it? The downsizing of the US Army made a great many former MRAPs surplus......they couldn't even give them all away, and had to pay to have the majority scraped in place.........I thought you'd favour recycling? ;)

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in 2013 the U.S. Pentagon transferred (at no cost) almost a $0.5 billion worth of military gear to U.S. domestic law enforcement agencies... and member 2.0 asks "what police militarization"! Oh my...

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Likewise Canadian police.........The Queen's cowboys was not only formed by former military, but based on a mounted rifle regiment of the British army.......I fail to see the negative of employing former military.

Having worked alongside a number of those militaries in a number of war zones, most recently Afg., I do see the negative. You can get away with shit roaming around the hindu Kush you shouldn't do on the streets of downtown USA. But it seems in many cases the attitude, including the racism, transfers.

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in 2013 the U.S. Pentagon transferred (at no cost) almost a $0.5 billion worth of military gear to U.S. domestic law enforcement agencies... and member 2.0 asks "what police militarization"! Oh my...

Watch it Waldo, the black (US army surplus) choppers are on their way to whisk you away to a FEMA concentration camp. :ph34r:

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Watch it Waldo, the black (US army surplus) choppers are on their way to whisk you away to a FEMA concentration camp. :ph34r:

you should check out that Pentagon site... maybe you and some of your militia buddies can pool the money from your empties to wangle a hot deal!

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you should check out that Pentagon site... maybe you and some of your militia buddies can pool the money from your empties to wangle a hot deal!

Importing DoD military surplus is difficult and often requires an end user agreement.......Russian/Chinese/Eastern Bloc not so much.

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Next thing we'll hear from some posters is that this had nothing to do with race. Watch for it.

Did it? What colour, and well we're at it, what sex, was the police officer?

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Did it? What colour, and well we're at it, what sex, was the police officer?

let me go into 2.0 mode!!! Are you saying this had something to do with sex? Is that your position?

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let me go into 2.0 mode!!! Are you saying this had something to do with sex? Is that your position?

Not at all.......I have no idea what race or sex the officer was.

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