The government attempts to claim that the continued police arms race is in response to more heavily armed criminals, a claim put in doubt by the actual weapons linked to crimes.

There is no rational justification for a massive combined arms raid on a single man without a history of violence.

It would be Keystone Cops, except that in the old black-and-white Vaudeville performances, no one was in danger of being shot to death by overzealous and typically under-trained law enforcement officers with more firepower than capability to control it.

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