“Rise Of The Warrior Cop” by Radley Balko

Radley Balko

You will submit to my authitah! Because police are well trained. And police never lie. Unlike civilians, who are not trained and always lie.


“Just unfortunate” that there is collateral damage.

Rise Of The Warrior Cop

The “War on Drugs” and civil asset forfeiture are immoral.

Drugs are dangerous because of the rise of the warrior cop and the use of SWAT teams and informants.
The use of police violence to deal with victimless consensual behavior and civil matters is a crime and a tragedy.

Police officers confront not an “enemy” but individuals who are protected by the Bill of Rights. Confusing the police function with the military function can lead to dangerous and unintended consequences—such as unnecessary shootings and killings.

Warrior Cops: The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in American Police Departments, from Cato (14-page PDF)

For more video of our highly trained warrior cops in action, see the Police Misconduct channel on YouTube.

We’ll look back and wonder how America turned into a fascist state.

Ozymandias

Mockery, truculence, and minimalist living are best, then enjoy the decline. We also need a Revolving Door Tax (RDT) and to prosecute politicians and staff and their “family and friends” who profit from insider trading.

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