Troubling militarization of our police forces

 

Great read!

where’s the Republican Party on the militarization of domestic policing?”
Great question.  I’ve been a very consistent small government advocate.  Government needs to stay out of people lives and intervene when necessary.  The footage from MO is not encouraging.   The USA doesn’t need to be tyrannical like Soviet Union used to be.  I am 100% against over-militarization of domestic police.  A troubling number of our constitutional rights have been thrown out of the proverbial window in MO.

This is not a pro or anti police issue.  It’s a constitutional issue.

 

Michelle McCaskill, media relations chief at the Defense Logistics Agency, confirms that the Ferguson Police Department is part of a federal program called 1033 that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars of surplus military equipment to civilian police forces across the United States. The materials range from small items, such as pistols and automatic rifles, to heavy armored vehicles such as the MRAPs used in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Good point raised:

Have the feds take back all the armored vehicles they’ve given to police departments and send them to the Kurds.”

Also ultra important is freedom of the press:

http://twitchy.com/2014/08/14/jake-tapper-just-poleaxed-doj-public-affairs-director-brian-fallon

The normally bland to unacceptable CNN anchor nails it: “how do you distinguish between the “gutsy” reporters and the one the administration is threatening to put in jail?”

Boom!

American values first, foreign laws need not apply

This seems obvious to some: American laws and the state of Ohio laws in particular should be the only considerations in our judicial system.  However, some judges started to decide cases with Islamic and foreign laws in mind.  For example, the Brooklyn case of a Pakistani guy beating his wife to death with a stick for cooking a wrong soup.    Among many issues involved here are women’s rights and American sovereignty.

 

Mr Hussein used “a stick that the family had found in the street and used to stir their laundry in a washtub”. So, aside from a new wife, the poor guy now has to get a new laundry stick. His attorney says we need to be more culturally sensitive.”

 

http://www.steynonline.com/6362/how-to-handle-a-woman

 

The Canadian courts have already started considering ‘cultural sensitivities.  Only 60 days in jail for killing one’s daughter?!

 

I am stunned that Ohio House Bill 13 is not getting through ultra fast in Ohio House.  I will be very much a co-sponsor of Ohio House Bill 513:

http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=130_HB_513

As one East Cleveland voter told me: “They are here.  They are in America.  We follow American laws, not Islamic ones.”