17 June 2008

city of alexandria, la. militarizing police department

interesting resolution on today's alexandria city council agenda - see link for full agenda.

18) RESOLUTION authorizing advertisement for bids for one (1) armored SWAT Bearcat Vehicle for the Alexandria Police department.

SWAT Overkill: The Danger of a Paramilitary Police Force
Law professor and instapundit.com blogger Glenn Reynolds argues that overagressive tactics and surplus military gear have turned some police units into a dangerous menace. ~ read more