Friday, April 25, 2008

Militarization Watch

Yes, the problem on 9/11 was that the cops weren't armed well enough.

A wild-eyed moonbat might say that as food and fuel prices spiral higher, hoarding and rationing start, and stagflation-induced desperation builds, it's a not-so-unintentional message to the public to not get any bright ideas...

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Domestic control has always been one of the main goals of Homeland Security, in all it's guises. It's probable that most players and participants in domestic surveillance and ever more militarized police training and tactics don't see it that way. When the time comes they will follow orders however.

4/25/2008 9:05 PM  
Anonymous HankP said...

Reminds me of visiting Panama City several years ago. If the economy keeps going the way it appears to be going, I'm guessing most of our major cities will start resembling Panama City in the next few years.

4/26/2008 2:36 AM  
Anonymous Kilfarsnar said...

"it's a not-so-unintentional message to the public to not get any bright ideas..."

Well, yes. I saw a couple of these guys during my last trip to NYC. My immediate thought was that they were not there to protect me; they were there to a make sure I stayed in line.

This is how it starts, isn't it? Small changes that people will accept incrementally. One fellow quoted in the article said that people might be frightened at first. I sure was! But people will get used to it, eh? The water gets a bit hotter, but most of the frogs think it's just keeping them warm.

4/26/2008 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

All cops on the streets in Chicago are getting assault weapons.

4/27/2008 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed that my original comment got purged, but in response to this story AND the acquittal of the NYC cops who fired 50 rounds into a citizen, I gotta say it again: The cops are becoming the enemy.
-- sglover

4/27/2008 5:47 PM  
Anonymous goldhorder said...

Not to self...Stay out of Chicago and New York.

4/28/2008 9:15 AM  

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