Missouri police have been sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests by several people alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas adopting ‘militaristic displays of force and weaponry,’ and engaged U. S. citizens ‘as if they were war combatants.’
It will be interesting to say the least for this is the trend in motion – the militaristic police that have taken this to a whole new level. Even the tiny town of Keene, N. H., it wasreported that Mayor Kendall Lane whispered to Councilman Mitch Greenwald during a December city council meeting that they were going to get their own tank,. The town is tiny with a population of just 23,000. They have had only two murders since 1999. The U. S. Department of Homeland Security gave them a $285,933 grant to purchase a Bearcat manufactured by LENCO, an eight-ton armored personnel vehicle.
This post was published at Armstrong Economics on August 29, 2014.