Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Law Enforcement Growing More Despotic?

The FBI director claims the increase in violent crimes may be related to cops being more wary of wading in to prevent them. This could be true, of course, but I like the increased public attention on law enforcement. With the Patriot Act, we see our rights eroding at a rapid pace and it's all too easy for law enforcement to take advantage of that and grow more despotic. 

It also doesn't help that our military is giving away their older war weapons, tanks, etc., to various police / sheriff departments all over the USA, which is militarizing the police.