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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Law Enforcement: Fallujah, Va.?

The militarized police state is a very disturbing trend.

"Over the last 25 years, America has seen a disturbing militarization of its civilian law enforcement," said the Cato Institute in its 2006 report, Overkill, "along with a dramatic and unsettling rise in the use of paramilitary police units … for routine police work." Virginians have witnessed the phenomenon in action recently in their state capital — particularly last Saturday, when officers of the State Police dressed in combat gear squared off against protesters who were peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch