The politicians and the media have made a big ado about the militarization of our police forces. It all comes from the events that occurred after the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. There riots broke out and some of the police used military like equipment to put down the riots. Not mentioned in all of the lamenting over the actions of the police is that not one person was seriously hurt nor did anyone die because of the manner in which the police dealt with the situation.
Here’s today’s candy for thought:
“Would that same result have come about had the police not been militarized?”