SOCIOLOGY 101

Great post, Sam. Totally a propos.

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I didn’t intend to post this today, but I was so bothered about events of the last few days that I couldn’t stop myself. I’ll pick up with the deleted material later.

SOCIOLOGY 101. KEEP MILITARY HARDWARE OFF THE STREETS

Since when does an American citizen look out their window and see uniformed military men carrying weapons that are nothing less than killing machines, and backed up by armored military hardware. Apparently the militarization of police departments around the United States began in the mid-90’s and continues through today. Over $5 billion worth of military equipment has been distributed to police departments around the nation. Since when do you send police into an unarmed assembly of Americans with such weaponry, even if they are smashing windows and screaming (in this case about the shooting of someone in their community by a police officer)? The pictures from Ferguson, Missouri are not…

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