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By Travlin on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 - 6:57pm

Militarizing our police

Policing a civilian society is very different from destroying an enemy in battle.  But for years we have seen an accelerating trend of federal law enforcement agencies acquiring and using military equipment, training, tactics, uniforms, and attitudes.  They may not be soldiers, but some of them look and act like they are.