Law Enforcement and Militarization

In a recent Time op-ed piece, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had this to say about the developments in Ferguson, Missouri.

“…Big government has been at the heart of the problem. Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies—where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes far beyond what most of Americans think of as law enforcement….”

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