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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:43 AM

SWAT cops to ask for IDs from everyone in Arkansas town

At a town hall meeting on Thursday, Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall endorsed a plan to send cops dressed in full-fledged SWAT gear and equipped with AR-15s into downtown Paragould starting in 2013.

The militarized police force will be tasked with trying to control a crime rate that has made Paragould an increasingly dangerous place to live in recent years. According to statistics collected by city-data.com, Paragould has had a property crime index rating more than double the national average since 2007. Rapes, burglaries, thefts and assaults per capita are also well above the mean there, statistically suggesting Paragould is perhaps the least-safe among area cities.


Goodbye Constitution hello police state?

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mainer Dec 2012 #2

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:57 PM

2. They can demand your ID, but can they demand to check you for guns?

Are IDs now dangerous things?

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