Are police officers too militarized? | The Tylt

Are police officers too militarized?

Law enforcement officials have equipped police officers with military gear as perceived threats have escalated in recent decades. Between terror and mass shootings, officials say officers need heavy-duty equipment in order to keep both cops and communities safe. Critics say the use of military equipment is a disproportionate response and point to developed nations with fewer shootings, like the U.K., where police officers don't even carry guns. What do you think? Vote now.

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Guns aren’t just a danger in and of themselves. They enable a policing philosophy built on violence and forced compliance, rather than one founded on respect, trust and consent. That philosophy affects every police interaction, even those that don’t involve actual shooting.
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Police officers see the BearCat as a piece of equipment that protects cops and civilians alike. 

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Police departments used equipment like the BearCat, seen here, and other militarized equipment to respond to the terror attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando. The equipment allows for the police to react to high-level threats quickly. 

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