When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why Would the US Want to Militarize Its Police?

America is great because America is good; and if America ever ceases to be good, she will no longer be great. --an old adage

A troubling trend in a once great nation:

Terrifying Trend Of Police Militarization - Business Insider: "... Journalist Radley Balko, now with the Washington Post, covered the "militarization of the police" in his 2013 book "Rise of the Warrior Cop." Balko also helped produce an interactive map online at the CATO Institute, which records instances of botched paramilitary police raids across the nation. Both SWAT and paramilitary police actions are included in his research.  Balko deems a raid as being "botched" when it is conducted on an innocent suspect, results in the death or injury of a police officer or nonviolent offender, targets a doctor or a sick person, or otherwise involves excessive force...." (read more at links above)

The Big Picture

Financial Crisis - The Telegraph

JohnTheCrowd.com | The Sailing Website

Craig Newmark - craigconnects