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Continued Militarization of Local Police Forces in U.S.

While the U.S. Army has temporarily suspended the arming of local police departments with arms, ammo, tanks, and drones, the Department of Justice announced increased grants with hiring quotas for combat veterans. Recent military veterans will have top priority for jobs under a federal program to put more police officers on patrol on America's streets.

Under the COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) program, 629 of the 800 police jobs funded for the next three years – all the newly hired officers – must go to veterans who served at least 180 days' active duty since 9/11. This is the first time the 18-year-old COPS program has required cities and counties seeking grants to hire veterans exclusively.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0625/Military-veterans-to-get-priority-for-police-jobs-under-COPS-grants



Added: Jun-26-2012 Occurred On: Jun-25-2012
By: joe prole
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  • This is just another step toward a unified, nationalized police force built along military standards.

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    • @joe prole
      Vets that go local dont want to play cops and robbers and those vets that were like that guy; well the cartels hire him to train them.
      We agree and if we could get the total potential on paper and open eyes, it would be a screenplay worth selling.
      theLAB

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  • Your post is so misleading. Local law enforcement is not being "militarized". Read the CS Monitor article in it's entirety. You will see why the grants are geared at hiring military veterans.

    Do you even know what "Militarize" means???

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    • @Armed24-7:
      "Do you even know what 'Militarize' means?" Lol hell no, he doesn't. Before he posted this, he was probably thinking "...Well if they hire MILITARY vets, then that's, er, military-izing the, uh, police force. Yeah."

      Barry's still a puppet, though.

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    • @Armed24-7 Um, hiring guys that already have military urban warfare training and outfitting them with Drones, military rifles, snipers, body armor,armored personell carriers, helicopters, cs,flashbangs and not to mention all the supposed non-lethal weapons they have been granted. In addition removing Martial law declarations from the local level and tranfering them to the federal goverment, which means our military National Gaurdsman can be used to police our streets under federal mandate due to More..

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    • @Thecuriousobserver

      Not to mention kicking down doors in the middle of the night in Iraq and Stan. Just the right skill for today's progressive police force.

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    • @Thecuriousobserver

      With the exception of drones, local police agencies have been using all those other tools for many decades. Have you been hiding in a cave or something?

      Drones are being used by federal agencies. Federal and local are two different things.

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    • @joe prole

      You are quite a shallow thinker my friend.

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  • I think if you take a look at a lot of police dept.'s, you'll find a good many cops are in the Guard or Reserves already.

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  • when you vote like peasants, you deserve to be treated like slaves.

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  • He thinks the military likes him, lol!

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  • So you think vets don't deserve this? What are you? A libtard!

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  • Liar, liar, Constitution on fire

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  • Ok. just for the mis and uninformed people. PD's have been highing military folks for decades. They are actually given "extra points" when going through the hiring process. You normally have 2 types of applicants. 1 is the 21-22 year old college graduate with little life experience. the 2nd is an old veteran who has spent 4 years in the military, already demonstrating the ability to work with others, and work hard. As an employer, who would you prefer? An untested college kid, More..

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  • terrific...now im going to get pulled over by abrams with blackhawk overwatch huh?

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    • @diablokid Should make watching Worlds Wildest Police Chase videos more interesting. Looking forward to the episode with a predator in high speed car chase, forget the stop sticks.

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  • Producing 800 police jobs. That's like 1 cop per what, 400k people? Oh man hide your kids hide yo wife, cause Obama is rapin' eurrbady out there.

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  • I think this could be a great program, however there is a lot of room for the Federal Government to fuck it up. For example, many law enforcements agencies throughout the country emphazise in escalation and particularly in de escalation. In the military those are almost foreign concepts and for the most part very hard to include in the mind of an infantryman or marine, is hard for them to achieve that mindset. Thus here we have a dangerous mix that further down the road can have a bad result.

    H More..

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    • @Demonpreyer hey israel tell your jewish American brethren to stop being the cowards that they have been since WW2! No Christians should ever have to fight for israel!

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    • @Demonpreyer
      He is just a "tough guy" with lipstick

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  • Giving local police departments federal money to hire vets, what a bastard!

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    • @Lazerhead
      depending on the vets; it could be a nasty issue.
      its a case by case issue really.

      However if the fed feeds the locals are they then in support of the local or federal agenda? the are now getting toys for one and not the other
      theLAB

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  • Does it matter,,for most leo's and Military support the good ole values of US!

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    • @JoeBotz
      what matters i;
      the number of items that will go missing and pop up on the streets in t he hand of gangs.
      theLAB

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  • Military veterans can only improve the situation, as they're not as trigger-happy and moronic as the average cop recruit.

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  • when your local, state, and federal law enforcement are pulled from the military you cant expect them to go back to cops and robbers.

    its a viciouse circle and the local and state system have lied to gain more moeny from the feds for handout programs and now, well its coming home.
    And they have labeled it HGT.

    The events of 9-11 simply allowed them to create a boogie man, secure corporate values, and take that steam eng. home and impact the people that outwardly disagree with the establishm More..

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  • Barry's a puppet for the susceptible, uninformed, and usually uneducated masses.

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  • The fourth reich comming soon

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  • I guess they don't realize that giving a police job to a joe just coming off a deployment is a bad idea. How the fuck does it "help them transition"? What it is is the easiest way for our current government to bolster the ranks of their lowest tier of security; the Police.

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  • Obama's not the tyrant, his controllers who are.

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