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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 10:30 AM
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2. The militarization of the police started under Nixon
as a way to get around Posse Comitatus.

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  -why the hell does the police need to wear military uniforms no_to_war_economy  Nov-19-06 10:29 AM   #0 
  - "Why grandma what big teeth you have..." (nt)  originalpckelly   Nov-19-06 10:30 AM   #1 
  - The militarization of the police started under Nixon  Warpy   Nov-19-06 10:30 AM   #2 
  - In a word  LynnTheDem   Nov-19-06 10:31 AM   #3 
  - To desensitize the sheeple to the new world order. n/t  greyhound1966   Nov-19-06 10:31 AM   #4 
  - Exactly.  treestar   Nov-19-06 10:44 AM   #18 
     - I don't know, ever been to Phoenix or LA?  greyhound1966   Nov-19-06 12:10 PM   #29 
  - They want YOU to know who's in charge.  baldguy   Nov-19-06 10:33 AM   #5 
  - What do you think Democrats will do about this, now that they could? EOM  Nozebro   Nov-19-06 10:35 AM   #6 
  - we the people have allowed. that slippery slope everyone dismisses  seabeyond   Nov-19-06 10:38 AM   #9 
     - In other words, Democrats are as much to blame as the GOP, so they won't  Nozebro   Nov-19-06 10:41 AM   #13 
     - not our elected people. the citizens. i think you clearly know  seabeyond   Nov-19-06 10:43 AM   #16 
     - Which is why the MSM makes so much of every type of crime  treestar   Nov-19-06 10:45 AM   #19 
  - because it is fun to dress up and see the american people as the enemy  seabeyond   Nov-19-06 10:37 AM   #7 
  - In addition to being a sign of creeping fascism,  shrdlu   Nov-19-06 10:38 AM   #8 
  - police, military, secret police, death squads . . .  leftofthedial   Nov-19-06 10:39 AM   #10 
  - Oh, come on...  derby378   Nov-19-06 10:39 AM   #11 
  - Carrying gear  Pavulon   Nov-19-06 10:39 AM   #12 
  - The photo caption says "why"  MethuenProgressive   Nov-19-06 10:41 AM   #14 
  - No one said that. Just that they should look like cops, not  treestar   Nov-19-06 11:02 AM   #23 
     - SWAT teams dress like military for the same reasons the  igil   Nov-19-06 11:47 AM   #25 
        - SWAT teams generally wear all black  Sydnie   Nov-19-06 12:48 PM   #34 
  - And all of these  Jcrowley   Nov-19-06 10:42 AM   #15 
  - Do you want the real reason or the reason of some with active  Clark2008   Nov-19-06 10:44 AM   #17 
  - thank god for global warming...  pretzel4gore   Nov-19-06 10:47 AM   #20 
  - CAn anyone tell me if SWAT teams started out after the Viet Nam War?  hedgehog   Nov-19-06 10:49 AM   #21 
  - they love playing cops and robbers?  madrchsod   Nov-19-06 11:01 AM   #22 
  - Read Dress for Success...uniforms do matter  Solo_in_MD   Nov-19-06 11:05 AM   #24 
  - Donut-stain-removal tests have determined military uniforms are best.  Algorem   Nov-19-06 11:50 AM   #26 
  - So they can look really skeeeeery and macho.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-19-06 11:52 AM   #27 
  - Because all police departments are paramilitary organizations  jmowreader   Nov-19-06 12:04 PM   #28 
  - So when the military takes over their jobs, we'll be used to seeing those uniforms.  Beelzebud   Nov-19-06 12:11 PM   #30 
  - I noticed that when I got my police equipment catalog this week  951-Riverside   Nov-19-06 12:14 PM   #31 
  - It dehumanizes the wearer...  MrPrax   Nov-19-06 12:36 PM   #32 
  - Joe Friday and Kojack didn't need that bullshit!  Hubert Flottz   Nov-19-06 12:46 PM   #33 

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