This Is The Terrifying Result Of The Militarization Of Police

Ironically, this change in ‘police protection’, is in direct response to the suicidal agenda of those who wish to create unending ‘surplus’, production and monetary gain. This is NOT the way that our Western organism can long survive. - by F. Kaskais

Source: Business Insider

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While serving as a U.S. Marine on patrol in Afghanistan, we wore desert camouflage to blend in with our surroundings, carried rifles to shoot back when under enemy attack, and drove around in armored vehicles to ward off roadside bombs.

We looked intimidating, but all of our vehicles and equipment had a clear purpose for combat against enemy forces. So why is this same gear being used on our city streets?

On Saturday, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man. In the days that have followed, the town with a population about 21,000 has seen massive protests in response to the shooting, as some witnesses said Brown had his hands up when he was killed.

Putting aside what started the protests for a moment, it’s worth discussing the police response to the outrage. In photos taken…

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2 Responses to This Is The Terrifying Result Of The Militarization Of Police

  1. BMan says:

    You may find this TedTalk interesting.

    Taylor points out that the purpose of the gear and suits in Afghanistan is to dehumanize the soldier in the eyes of the people.

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