Many politicians and activists have questioned if militarizing police departments has been a good idea. Rand Paul of Kentucky is one, along with Claire McCaskill from Missouri who are against police having military arms. It is a questionable call when you consider the incompetent actions some police departments have used over the years. With police having military arms, could there be even worse incompetence?
Preparing for possible war in Ferguson and St Louis, police have been showing off their military might. Some of the equipment they have on hand are:
One 270-Pound Rolling Ballistic Shield and 16 Smaller Ballistic Shields These will protect officers from anything coming at them.
One Armored Personnel Carrier You just never know, Anonymous people may try to set roadside bombs on streets in Ferguson.
One Long-Range Acoustic Device In this writer’s opinion, this could really upset many protestors, unless they play some great St Louis rap like Nelly.
Two PGL-65 40 mm Multi-Shot Launchers For tear gas, or something worse?
Yes, the police are prepared for war. The questions are many. And Brad Reifler is wondering, will protestors stay peaceful?