Police can be like this.
Or…they can be like this.
Let’s work together to undo this. Every American, Patriots, Activists, Conservatives, Liberals, Mothers & Fathers…should be Angry about this Infographic.
Well, not this infographic–the fonts aren’t so bad, there’s only one or two typos–but rather, what this infographic says.
Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq Since Inception of War.
“Dress cops up as soldiers, give them military equipment, train them in military tactics, tell them they’re fighting a ‘war,’ and the consequences are predictable.”
What it says is this is highly inefficient, inaccurate, harmful to US Citizens, breaks the trust between those citizens police are meant to serve and protect, and it’s a huge waste of taxpayer money. Read the examples below.
The Militarization of Police Forces in US:
Militarization of our Police Forces – An infographic by the team at ArrestRecords.com
For more: Scenes from a militarized America: Iowa family ‘terrorized’ –“Watch this video, taken from a police raid in Des Moines, Iowa. Send it to some people. When critics (like me) warn about the dangers of police militarization, this is what we’re talking about.”(washingtonpost.com)
Since 9/11, and the subsequent militarization of the police by the Department of Homeland Security, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by US police officers. The civilian death rate is nearly equal to the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq. (b4in.info)
Police Destroy Organic Farm in Massive SWAT Team Raid — “Owners of the property…are now demanding an apology from police and compensation for what was taken…after police were granted a search warrant for marijuana plants. Ironically, no evidence of marijuana was found on the property” (alternet.org)
Atlanta police fired 39 shots at a 92-year-old woman during a raid of her home. She was killed by 5 or 6 of the shots. It was later discovered that they planted drugs in her home, and the evidence that led to the raid was falsified. (en.wikipedia.org)
In 2009, a man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for felony assault after pointing his gun at officers raiding his home in a no-knock raid. He was shot five times and police didn’t find the drugs they were looking for. (november.org)
In SWAT Raid on Wrong House, Man Returns Home to Find Dog Dead from Bullet Wounds, Door Ripped Off: ‘The Buffalo, NY police … nonetheless left behind a note of sorts: a search warrant for the apartment next door.’(alternet.org)
Okay, to leave on a funny note: