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Here in Des Moines, we still have a pretty decent police force. Two of them beat a guy and his woman for DWB (driving while black) and were fired and tried and convicted of civil rights violation. So far so good. I'm sure it helps that we aren't considered a prime terrorist target. I generally support the police as long as they do the job they are supposed to do. But when they malfunction, I'll be one of the first to get in their shit. I've never been afraid of calling a spade a spade.
These cities that are turning their police into quasi-military units are paying for it with the loss of rights and a fear of their own police. They get what they vote for and I have no sympathy for them. Look at the Watertown fiasco last year. people afraid to leave their houses and allowing warrantless searches of their homes in the name of safety. That's what they want they are welcome to it. I'd rather have Reid and Malloy and be a little less safe than to give up my liberty and have these armed thugs walking the streets, killing our dogs and violating our rights. Claiming protection under "qualified immunity". The sad part, we're not going to vote our way out of this. It's way past time for that. Party quit meaning anything years ago. They are all tyrants want to control everything you do. Thankfully, there are patriots in New York and Connecticut telling the government no. No registration, no confiscation.
There is going to come a time, probably sooner than we think, where we are going to have to start dealing with the bad cops. People like "I am the Master" Vance shows what is becoming wrong with our police forces. They have strayed from "support and defend the Constitution" to everything for officer safety and collateral damage be damned. People like the copper in Connecticut that would give his left nut to kick in your door.
One of the Founders ( Thomas Paine) said, "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;" . I agree, as much as I don't like the thought. I want my grandsons to be free.