ferguson police militarization
Listen to Lyle Jeremy Rubin’s conversation with The Huffington Post above. "And I find that very dangerous, not only for
Quincy Qualls, an employee who recently bought a house in nearby Jennings, said that there was "a lot of craziness going
Obama wants to know whether the programs, begun after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, are appropriate and whether state and
Ferguson was not just an event in which police overreacted to heated demonstrations; it's a symptom of a generalized hatred of democracy in this country -- the hatred of the truly bold idea that politics should be the work of everyday people and that power should not be concentrated in the hands of a few.
There is an old saying; clothes make the man. That is the reason you might dress differently for a picnic than for a job interview. While the analogy isn't perfect, nonetheless, "dressing" our police as warriors makes them more likely to behave that way.
And Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced last week that he would introduce legislation to scale back that program. According
Some lawmakers have attempted to rein in the program, with little success. The House overwhelmingly voted in June to block
"In too many communities, too many young men of color are left behind and left as objects to fear," Obama said. "Part of
Appearing back at the White House during a respite from his vacation, President Barack Obama on Monday offered support for a review of the militarization of local law enforcement.
"We need to re-evaluate distributing this kind of war equipment to municipalities," Cleaver said in a statement to The Huffington