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Militant Police


The militarization of police and sheriffs’ departments across the land, as the Angry Poodle barbecued last week in “I Bark Therefore I Yam”, is turning them into an unconstitutional standing army. If you couple those armaments with the mega campaign to disarm Americans and the 1.5 billion rounds of hollow-point ammunition being hoarded by Homeland Security, it seems less and less that it’s the public that’s being protected. The latest proposal is especially telling.

HR 5344 is a bill going through Congress that would ban the purchase of body armor. Violation would carry criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison. Many defensive, bullet-resistant items on the market now, such as bulletproof backpacks for schoolchildren, would be banned. Whatever your stance on firearms, I hope we can agree that it’s pretty difficult to hurt another human being with body armor. People buy body armor for protection. So why do they want to ban it?

The government claims that “criminals and rampaging madmen” can “wreak havoc” while wearing body armor and that it’s important to shield police from these nefarious individuals. You mean the same police who terrorize ordinary citizens who aren’t breaking any laws? The same police who scream “I will f***ing kill you!” with their weapons trained on protestors exercising their constitutional rights?

It is well past time for all involved with law enforcement to do some serious soul searching and ask themselves, do you really want your children and grandchildren to grow up in a world you are helping create?

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