Great article about our militarized police. Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube thinks his boys need grenades and grenade launchers. Under what circumstances does he foresee their use?
He talks about a bank robbery in California 17 years ago as justification for being so heavily armed.
Why are the Manatee County SWAT officers in camo? Are they going to be hiding in the bushes?
Steube declares "the bad guys have bigger guns than we do." I would like to see the stats to back that up.
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James Madison warned at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, "The means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home."