And so it begins, my worst fears have been realized.
Militarized US police have begun patrolling indoor and outdoor venues.
How did the mass media justify putting commando style police at public venues?
They claim that SRG’s presence at arenas is sure to make visitors “feel protected and feel more comfortable.”
Putting commando style police at public venues will not make people feel more comfortable.
What they are really trying to do, is normalize their presence.Why would I say that?
Because, crime is at record lows across the country and especially in New York City.
So if violent crime is at record lows, why do police need SRG’s?
A 2015, New York Times article revealed the real reason Commissioner William Bratton created the NYPD’s private army SRG.Cops with machine guns intimidate protesters
It doesn’t get much plainer than that; law enforcement uses commando style cops to intimidate protesters.
Communities United for Police Reform warned, ‘a militarized police force will use counterterrorism tactics against protesters.’
As you can see, the mass media is great at hiding the truth and even better at justifying militarized police.
This article was originally published by Mass Private
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