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Comment of the Day: On the militarization of the police

Snipers monitor the crowd during a protest in Ferguson last week.
Snipers monitor the crowd during a protest in Ferguson last week.
Danny Wicentowski for the Riverfront Times

Our post about last week's tense Michael Brown vigil in north Minneapolis got longtime reader swmnguy thinking about police militarization.

It's an issue that's relevant locally, but has become a national topic of conversation following Missouri law enforcement's arguably over-the-top response to unrest in Ferguson following the officer-involved shooting of Brown.

Here's what swmnguy said:

Comment of the Day: On the militarization of the police

Speaking of out of control situations, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has indeed called in the National Guard to deal with the ongoing unrest in Ferguson following another evening of clashes between law enforcement and protesters last night.

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.



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