I think it should be known that the military are trained to use those weapons and gear and it’s made blatantly obvious that local police do not. Why local police have the funding for these cache’s of guns and gear that they should never need EVER needs to be inspected.
I have family members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have friends and acquaintances as well who served in both of those and other areas in security/military. And they weren’t even that well equipped in A WAR.
When you’re dealing with civilians in the area you know that being well equipped and dressed in your gear has the ability to escalate the situation JUST BY BEING THERE and that’s why they are trained in civilian crowd control techniques that are mostly peaceful to prevent escalation. It’s blatantly obvious these local police WANT to escalate the situation, they want to create more drama because NO ONE HAS A LEASH ON THEM. The police brutality and whole not-accountable-for-actions thing needs a complete overhaul in the the US. Our ARMED FORCES can look at the local police forces and tell something isn’t right, they can tell it’s seriously approaching terrorist level (I would say it’s at that level).
The military has strict rules on who they can even POINT their weapons at; when we don’t have those same rules for our local police some shit has got to CHANGE NOW.
A few notes
- The police force in MO has better armor than (US) military forces did in a war in 2003.
- Their weaponry is more advanced than most (US) military forces even had in 2010.
- Right now, these cops have better gear and weaponry than the military forces 15 miles outside of North Korea.
- You can read the military’s guide on civil disturbances here.
- Check out these tweets from veterans.
"Why local police have the funding for these cache’s of guns and gear that they should never need EVER needs to be inspected."
Several reasons, including:
This is a problem that has been growing for years, starting even before 9/11 with the drug war, and it has only escalated. This is not new, but there are ways to change it. This bill that was recently proposed would end military surplus being given to police, which would cut down on the fancy stuff they could have, but obviously more action needs to be taken.
Interesting to note that while a history of animal cruelty is widely accepted to be a link with becoming a serial killer, the link between cruelty towards women and killing women is still up for debate. If a guy abuses a cat and then shoots women we say "we should have seen it coming that guy was nuts", but if abuses women and then shoots women we say "we had no way of seeing it coming that guy was a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human”.
In 2010, there were 8 school shootings in the US.
In 2011, there were 10.
In 2012, there were 14.
In 2013? 28.
If that doesn’t horrify you, then I don’t know what would.
men are violent against women, and when women point this out, they are threatened with more violence
Or any other time, either, I’m guessing,
Lundy Bancroft is an expert on abusive relationships and the author of Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds Of Angry and Controlling Men, a book I’ve found very helpful not only in understanding abusers but also in understanding the behavior and “activism” of Men’s Rights Activists.
In a recent post on his blog, he warns about the ways in which “Men’s…
Casual, careless and incorrect references to slavery, much like blithe references to Nazi Germany, do violence to the memory of those who endured it, or were lost to it, and to their descendants.
There is no modern-day comparison in this country to the horrors of slavery. None! Leave it alone. Remember, honor and respect. That’s all.
does your brain ever just produce disturbingly violent thoughts out of nowhere
like terrible, horrible, thoughts
for no reason at all
and then you snap out of it and you’re like
i don’t want to kill my mom
what the fuck
they’re called intrusive thoughts and apparently are very common