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by Michael G. Stogner, another community,
on Apr 30, 2014
Here is the location of the competition.
Sounds like a great use of our tax dollars.
Over-militarization of local police departments, mostly funded by the federales.
Taxpayer dollars going to a beauty contest that could be done with other militaristic swat teams locally, if they need a ribbon.
You support this, Michael Stogner? What party endorsed you?
LV I reported it, I don't support it.
I support re-establishing the Sex Crime unit that was shut down by Sheriff Greg Munks and staffing it at a higher level than before.
"I reported it, I don't support it."
You do not support the waste of time and money of the team flying willy-nilly to Jordan?
Or you do not support the over-militarization of local cops, often through federal grants? Along with militarization of all those crazy federal agencies, and all the costs poured on us taxpayers?
from National Review:
"Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle's grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy's ranch.
They shouldn't have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It's not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? All of these have their own SWAT units and are part of a worrying trend towards the militarization of federal agencies not to mention local police forces.
Since 9/11, the feds have issued a plethora of homeland-security grants that encourage local police departments to buy surplus military hardware and form their own SWAT units. By 2005, at least 80 percent of towns with a population between 25,000 and 50,000 people had their own SWAT team. The number of raids conducted by local police SWAT teams has gone from 3,000 a year in the 1980s to over 50,000 a year today."
BLM shouldn't have SWAT. Most these small towns shouldn't. Stogner is correct.
What about drones. Michael: would you approve police use of drones? What restrictions would demand before implementation?
From my website
I support law enforcement looking more like peace officers than military combat operatives.
Born Free asks, What about drones. Michael: would you approve police use of drones? What restrictions would demand before implementation?
YES law enforcement drones, I can see many positive uses for this. This would be a perfect subject for Citizen Oversight to determine when and where to use this tool.
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