Skip to comments.Police and military equipment - overturning Obama ban protects Americans and law enforcement
Posted on 08/28/2017 6:13:19 PM PDT by richardb72
Police have a tough and dangerous job. Armored military vehicles and military-grade body armor arent just useful for soldiers, they make it possible for police to protect Americans.
During his address Monday to the annual meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nation's largest police union with 330,000 members, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is overturning Obamas ban on supplying surplus military equipment to police.
It is an issue that the Fraternal Order of Police and other police organizations cared about deeply during the campaign last year. Indeed, they based their endorsement of Trump during the election on his promise to overturn this ban.
Obama first ordered a review of the Clinton-era program after heavily armored police confronted rioters in August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Obama worried that the armored vehicles and heavily-armored police only exacerbated tensions and led to more violence, but Obama never seemed to understand that with rocks, bottles, and tent poles being thrown at the police -- and even bullets being fired at them -- the police couldnt have stood between the protestors and those who they were protecting without this gear. And that without the police, the violence would have been much worse.
If there are any doubts what would have happened without such protection, just remember how much worse the riots were when Governor Nixon (D-Missouri) temporarily kept the police and national guard out of Ferguson. As one newspaper wrote: A show of force by police and the U.S. National Guard in Ferguson, Missouri, prevented a second night of widespread rioting by early on Wednesday. Nixon might have been well motivated by the fear that police would only antagonize the rioters, but his decision meant that the demonstrators ran wild, destroying businesses and harming people
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The Berkley Brown Shirts.
“... Police and military equipment - overturning Obama ban protects Americans and law enforcement...”
Until the leftarniks seize control of Fedzilla again. Then they a ready-made Urban military force to use against whomever they deem a threat.
The standing army gains momentum.
I totally disagree with this. There is no military threat to the police. There is no political will to use these armaments against the people who are causing all the trouble - only against people who already following the law.
I’m not a fan of this.
If it’s Law Enforcement
If it’s wearing a helmet
If it’s not on a motorcycle
It’s an enemy
Coll. Now the local cops get to provide a military response to barking Labrador Retrievers.
The questions for sheriffs and police chiefs were, are and will remain: “How did you allow your jurisdictions to descend into such dangerous, violent lawlessness that implements of war are necessary? And why should you retain your job after such incompetence?”
Now reading about Houston shootings at rescue boats in an attempt to steal them causing a different plan for protection.
Bring in the vaunted militarized vehicles now to Houston.
“The questions for sheriffs and police chiefs were, are and will remain: How did you allow your jurisdictions to descend into such dangerous, violent lawlessness that implements of war are necessary? And why should you retain your job after such incompetence?
I agree with you. This is unnecessary and concerning.
Look it up. Its already happened.
Apparently we’re supposed to be relieved that there will be TWO fusillades.
Yep...troopers and local cops wearing paramilitary gear every day. Sends the wrong message to all sides.
Not a fan.
Saw these kind of tools at work here in NYS while they were pursuing a cop killer. I have no problem with them having such tools.
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