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SWAT teams new face of police agencies

Militarization of law enforcement going full steam ahead

author-imageJack  Minor, From WND.com, 07/28/13 –  swat-team-690x388

A key distinction between the U.S. and other nations, even relatively free  nations, long has been American restrictions on domestic use of the military,  for police actions, law enforcement and keeping things under control.

However, when the local police officer or sheriff’s deputy is equipped with  night vision goggles, laser-scope rifles, electronic eavesdropping equipment and  body armor and comes up a citizen’s driveway in a military-type personnel  carrier with shielded windows and oversize wheels, the prohibitions seem to lose  some of their teeth.

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