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More on the ‘Militarization of Police’ thing…

from Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

The money quote:

Friend and fellow blogger Mark of a Free Man ran a post once upon a time about a police force acquiring tactical armored vehicles for their SWAT teams (I would spend the time to dig for a link, but it’s early and I’ve been up all night). His contention was that there was no need for a local police department to have such equipment, a sentiment I happen to share and for the very same reasons. In my opinion police departments need to base their training more on the teachings of Robert Peel and less on the teachings of Robert Rogers.

AMEN, brother!

But you should go read the whole essay at the link above.


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


2 thoughts on “More on the ‘Militarization of Police’ thing…

  1. I’ll stipulate that your comment is mostly correct, but then again the bad guys certainly don’t play by the Marquis of Queensbury rules. Have some agencies (OK maybe too many) gone overboard? Probably so………………
    I had a LT once upon a time who was ‘confounded’ by new technology (specifically hand held radios) and made no bones about it. I told him, Bernie, by that rationale we should still be riding horses and using SAA Colts……………..

    Posted by GomeznSA | November 13, 2013, 6:00 pm

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