Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pitch Laments Local Militarized Police

This month the Pitch covers a longstanding topic of debate.

Background: The Militarization of Police Does Not Reduce Crime

Meanwhile, the $700,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle "protecting" Buchanan County was highlighted back in 2014 by news outlets across the nation.

Here's dead-tree follow-up:

Is your local police department preposterously militarized? Chances are good.

A sliver of a silver lining of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, was that Americans took notice of the fact that the police department there had an awful lot of military-grade weapons: tanks and mortars and other big, scary shit you tend to associate with Middle East wars and African dictatorships.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Someone has to purchase all the surplus military equipment Obama inherited.

Anonymous said...

Pitch must work overtime to try to publish something anybody gives a shit about. Keep trying.

Anonymous said...

Gonna need something to fight the Pinko Snowflake Revolt some day.

Anonymous said...

Police need equipment at least one notch better than the equipment the bad guys have. If sometimes it's ten notches, that's fine with me.

Anonymous said...

Shutup Hippies and reach for your wallets. Hummer tires ain't cheap

Anonymous said...

Barry made sure every police dept had one of these, it’s one of the few things he did that was halfway decent

Anonymous said...

Cops are pussies.

Anonymous said...

Arming law enforcement with the same tools as the military has been going on since the founding of this country, so get a grip.

FWIW I know of a couple rural Sheriff's departments who have these MRAPS and they've been a godsend in several situations with water rescues as well as protecting deputies who were being fired on during standoffs where the bad guy had deer rifles that were shooting through patrol cars at distance.