February 9, 2014

CHANGE: Towns Say ‘No Tanks’ to Militarized Police: Growing Unease Over Departments’ Use Of Vehicles and Gear Designed for Battle. “Peter Kraska, a professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, believes recent revelations about federal surveillance programs are helping drive the discomfort with outfitting police departments like the military. The armored vehicles are ‘a pretty visual example of overreach,’ he said.”

Would you rather live in Mayberry, or Fallujah?