@fmanjoo I remember reading somewhere that the militarization of our police began when America went down the "War on Drugs" path. Police Depts got lots of funding for military style weapons etc. I wonder: how are we ever going to be able to reverse this path? The police seem to love it
@RuamiGrey @fmanjoo A lot of the military equipment came as part of the “war on terror,” when Bush admin gave big homeland security bucks to local PDs, but it started escalating in LA & other big cities before that, to match armament that some drug cartels had.