lost in DC, West Jordan, UT; Well what is it that you want??? One year ago
conservative were screaming and crying about the police becoming an extension of
the military and how they don't want to live in a military police state.
Now you are fit throwing mad because you want the police to have grenade
launchers, track vehicles and fire power from the air? What are you thinking???
Fifty caliber machine guns??? Come on Buddy! You cannot be serious?Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT: Great comment and very well said.
Maybe if law enforcement had military tools they could have properly dealt with
Clive Bundy.That guy is robbing the citizens of this country and
deserves to be punished.
Have no illusions, this doesn't apply to peaceful tea party protestors. The
only reason they are doing this is to get a riot going in Cleveland that will
garner even more militarization and also keep the patriot act.
LOUno, did not miss your first letter.but I think I know
how frustrating it must be for you, having to defend everything BO does, since
most of it is wrong.Who said we want to live in apolice state? only
liberals miscontruing a conervative's statement. That is a typical tactic
of the left. When they cannot effectively argue against the conservative point,
they twist it into something they CAN argue with.Nice try, but I can
see through it.Do we want to live in a police state? No, but neither
do we want to live in a state where the police are constantly vilified by he who
is supposed to be the cheif law enforcer in the nation, the head of the
executive branch, charged with executing the nation's laws.
An article I just read on my local news website, sfgate-dot-com, suggests that
biker gangs have declared a "green light" on law enforcement personnel
after the mess in Waco. In other words, cops are in their crosshairs.How ironic that this should happen on the day the President of the United
States ruled against providing police with equipment they need to enforce the
law and be safe themselves. Would he deny our armed forces everything they need
to fight ISIL and Al Qaeda, or prevent another 9/11, or retaliate for an attack
on our homeland?Police departments are in a war not of their own
choosing, because a variety of groups of people have chosen to wage war on
law-abiding people and civilized society. By refusing them the means they need
to counter this war, Obama becomes accountable for any deaths or injuries to
police that might result from their being out-gunned or under-equipped.
I am simply amazed! Conservatives have been screaming how President Obama is
converting America into a Military State and now all you Right Wingers are
screaming and crying about how you want to live in a police state. Amazing! Lost in DC, sorry about missing you in that first letter.
I see the outrage factory is in high gear. What, exactly, do the police need
with grenade launchers and 50 caliber weapons and what the armed aircraft?
Let's hope the next person we elect as President has the wisdom and good
sense to reverse this order and allow police to have the necessary tools not
only to fight crime, but merely to stay ALIVE.Criminals aren't
being "demilitarized." The bad guys, drug dealers, urban gangs, and yes
the biker gangs like the Waco whackos, are better and more heavily armed and
armored every day. Anyone who can move a mouse and make a PayPal payment can buy
what they need to start their own military force. Such sociopaths have no honor
or sense of responsibility, and unlike the vast majority of police, they are not
concerned in the least about anyone who gets in their way.The
President of the United States and his two Attorneys General, the so-called
highest law enforcers in the land, want those who enforce the law and protect
the public to defend with bows and arrows against the best weaponry available to
modern armies. They bemoan the killing of law enforcement officers and promise
to protect law-abiding citizens, but whose side are they really on?
Come the revolution...I want the local cops on my side.
Obama has already pardoned over fifty thousand convicted prisoners. Some who may
have joined ISIS.Please! Let's not have a federal take over of
our police departments.
To BO, the police are ALWAYS the bad guys.I wonder if he denies this
equipment to his own secret service security detail, or that of his family?LOU,Who, beside you, said the three you chastise were parroting
rush limbag? I know, I know, it confuses liberals when conservatives do not
walk the same lock-step with conservative media types that liberals walk with
"You guys screaming about the militarization of our police dept."? Who
is "you guys"? I remember seeing people in Ferguson and Baltimore
looting and rioting because of the "evil" police but those rioting and
looting are on your side, not mine! Obama and the rioters are the one
complaining about the police, not me!
Thid, Say No to Bo and Mountainman;"the federal government will no
longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of
wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber
or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms." I agree!It was you guys who was screaming about the militarization of our police
department. I read this same stuff on the Tea Party web page. Rush Limbaugh was
preaching it as well. So you cannot have it both ways. Make up your minds would
Liberals think the police are the enemy and the criminals are just
I never thought I'd see the day when our president would wage an arms
race...with local police.
What fool doesn't think criminals will get assault rifles? Sending the
police into this war with inadequate weapons is a fool's errand!