Watch Bill Maher's message to the Tea Party and Conservatives as America's local police departments arm as if going to war with citizens.
Monica S Mcfeeters
onto AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US
Well, I have to admit he has a point. I also now see why the people in the South really want to load up on guns. I too see why those Southern police departments want tanks. The Southern flag waving, bible packing and gun toting folks can roll out some hard core good times and bad times when they are not actively engaged in one of those three listed activities. Though I have yet to hear of any activities that would require a militarized police force when all states already have their own National Guard to deploy. In Yemen every man has a weapon and visitors are warned not to enter the country unarmed.
Looking at this map might show the old days of the inviting friendly Southern image may be a thing of the past. You have to have some really mean, nasty dogs in your mist to feel the need for your own tanks and military weapons at your local police department. However if the bad guys have this stuff… what can you do? How did bad guys get that stuff? Can anyone just buy it?
So ya'll are welcome to come to Mississippi where we are one of the only states left that doesn't have local military police. I do think our town has a remodeled Swann Food SWAT truck at the police department for our city of 3,000. They are serious policemen that will do everything from hunt down murderers, bust drug houses and help you with extreme water leaks. And all that is true. My favorite thing they did was set up an annoying roadblock on our road until the local drug house on our street either got arrested or moved or both. I honestly thought that was a quietly, slick way to handle things…. You just had to remember to bring your documents. It is also true I didn’t lock my door for 8 years unless I went out of town or State.
I’m gone a lot these days and now have a security system to which those same police are there in a heartbeat even if it is just myself forgetting I set the alarm. Regardless of the hearsay, Mississippians are still more likely to greet you, no matter what color you are, with smiles and cookies rather than then guns. Just don't get between them and the deer! Southerns and deer are like Arabs and Europeans are about lamb, snails, goat and camels. They say yum and we say yuk. There are plenty of Central and South Americans and Arabs and Indians from India in Mississippi and I don't know if they have gotten into the hunter’s mindset, but I think so. Nearly everyone else that was homegrown in Mississippi whether they are Choctaw, black or white hunts…Oddly enough this is actually good news if you want to live among a bunch of people that want to leave the land wild and natural for large bodies of forest, water and creatures to thrive.
Light points aside…..Do we really need our police departments to look as this map shows? Throughout history giving a man a new, improved weapon meant the next guy had to go find at least that or better. Do we need local arms wars? The regular guys are always the ones doing the killing….All we have to do lay them down to stop it on both sides. Cease fire they call it. Look at all the violence over the world and everyone outside their little world says. "Why are you doing that"? All you have to do is stop and really work things out. If that isn't the real plan then the other plan is murder plain and simple.