it’s hot out there

The militarism of local law enforcement continues unabated. The catalist for the trend is fear, created by the media and government in their decades long war against “terror.”

Uniforms, assault vehicles, no neighborhood foot patrols, all of it reinforces an “us” versus “them” mentality. Law enforcement success is contingent upon a grass roots amalgamation where the people play an active roll in helping suppress crime.

Lose the gear, the rifles, the dark uniforms and get out of the marked cruisers and meet the people. We aren’t as bad as the movies portray us!

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