Monday, August 18, 2014
John Oliver on the militarization of the police
In this video he focuses on the events in Ferguson MO but then generalizes to the broader issue above. If we turn the police into a military operation that sees ordinary citizens not as those to protect and serve but as terrorists to be killed then it's no wonder they behave this way for the most mundane of offenses like walking in the street. It's that regressive worldview that everyone and everything is dangerous so we must preemptively strike before they do it to us.