President Trump Rescinds Order Limiting Police Militarization
President Trump has officially repealed an order that limits police militarization.
On Monday the Trump Administration rescinded Executive Order 13688, which limited the Pentagon’s ability to transfer some kinds of military equipment to state and local police departments. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the move “leaves law enforcement’s federally provided drones, explosives, and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles without oversight.”
“Military equipment should only be transferred to police if departments can prove appropriate use, training, and oversight, and that the equipment will only be used in specific and necessary circumstances, such as active shooter scenarios,” says Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), executive director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP). “At tremendous risk to public safety, the 1033 Program doesn’t require these vital measures.
Major Franklin goes on to state that; “We must stop reinforcing the mentality that police are warriors and civilians are the enemy – it endangers everyone.”
The war on drugs somehow morphed into the war on the people.
Cops assume that everyone other than themselves is a shitbag criminal.
According to the cops, EVERYONE is presumed a criminal until we prove our innocence.
Letting them get military equipment will just swell their heads even further.
They already think they are the local military when the truth is that most of those fat bastards would never be able to join the real military. This will let them play army guy without restrictions.
I see no good coming from this.
Trump is emboldening the LE’s thinking that’s the way to restore law and order. Basically thinking if the LE’s are more fierce and brutal that the people will submit.
It doesn’t work that way, the more brutal the LE’s are the less respect we have for them.
This move will not restore law and order, it will lead to anarchy.