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Old 17th September 2019, 06:46 AM   #1241
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Originally Posted by Abooga View Post
The right of citizens to record police (or anyone else) in public places should be enshrined together with the most basic rights. Those policemen that try stop someone from recording should be immediately expelled and then paraded through the streets and pelted with rotten vegetables.
Come on the police officers who violate people constitutional rights almost never face any kind of punishment. That kind of crazy talk would have cops who threaten people with guns for no reason charged with brandishing. Stop being totally ridiculous cops are above the law and the constitution.
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Old 17th September 2019, 03:13 PM   #1242
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
I had to double check that I was watching the right video as I honestly thought that was a squad of soldiers! Why on earth are the police dressed like they belong in the military?
Because that's been a thing in US policing for ten years or more. Aided and abetted by the Federal Government providing military vehicles and equipment to any police department that asks for it.
There's a video I saw linked from Popehat a couple of years ago of a police raid involving similarly dressed cops and two or three armored vehicles. The target was an elderly couple who hadn't cleaned up their messy yard.
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Old 18th September 2019, 04:48 AM   #1243
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
I had to double check that I was watching the right video as I honestly thought that was a squad of soldiers! Why on earth are the police dressed like they belong in the military?
Don't you know? There's a war on police.

Mainly it's a combination of the 1033 program and civil asset forfeiture. The police department in question probably bought that gear with CAF money.

https://fee.org/articles/the-militar...brief-history/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/in...?noredirect=on
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