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    ACLU 'War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Police - Report'

    US police departments are increasingly militarised, finds report

    • ACLU cites soaring use of war zone equipment and tactics
    • Swat teams increasingly deployed in local police raids
    • Seven civilians killed and 46 injured in incidents since 2010
    http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/...ams-raids-aclu

    https://www.aclu.org/war-comes-home-...rican-policing

    https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/f...t-web-rel1.pdf 4.6 MB 97 pages
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    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Old news...
    New crier, messenger. US lamestream media avoids it, so the alternative media and non-media messengers must take up the hue and cry.
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    ACLU is regularly absent from these tragedies, what are they going to do about it?
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    ACLU is regularly absent from these tragedies, what are they going to do about it?
    "... hue and cry."

    In common law, a hue and cry is a process by which bystanders are summoned to assist in the apprehension of a criminal who has been witnessed in the act of committing a crime.

    By the Statute of Winchester of 1285, 13 Edw. I cc. 1 and 4, it was provided that anyone, either a constable or a private citizen, who witnessed a crime shall make hue and cry, and that the hue and cry must be kept up against the fleeing criminal from town to town and from county to county, until the felon is apprehended and delivered to the sheriff. All able-bodied men, upon hearing the shouts, were obliged to assist in the pursuit of the criminal, which makes it comparable to the posse comitatus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hue_and_cry
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