(RT) Amid the ongoing militarization of police departments across the US with the Pentagon's decommissioned inventory, a "controversial" idea was floated at a police oversight hearing in Washington, DC – to disarm local police officers altogether.
Police departments are acquiring major battlefield equipment that emboldens officials to strong-arm those they should be protecting. "Police State USA: How Orwell's Nightmare is Becoming our Reality" (Autographed) chronicles how we got to this point.
At a police oversight hearing in Washington, DC on Wednesday over the department's policies and procedures, attendees heard about stop-and-frisk abuses – when an officer stops a pedestrian and frisks them on suspicion that may be in possession of drugs or weapons – as well as alleged racial profiling.
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