Fear of Bad Guys

Click through for a disturbing documentary about the militarization of US police forces across America.  To wit:

“The number of SWAT teams and SWAT-style raids across the county have skyrocketed in the last few decades. SWAT raids occur at an estimated 50,000 raids per year and a majority take place for low-level crimes.

It is a trend that is being propped up by billions of federal dollars in Homeland Security grants and access to free military equipment through the Department of Defense for civilian law enforcement agencies.”

It’s worth repeating — I’m glad bin Laden is dead, but it’s clear that he won.

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