Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. PICTO

    PICTO said, 3 days ago

    Pinochet would be proud to see his methods still in use.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, 3 days ago

    Seems like last night’s problems involved some out of towners.

  3. comancherider

    comancherider said, 3 days ago

    Steve, is your head really that far up your arse?

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 3 days ago

    John Oliver showed an amazing and terrifying clip illustrating how militarized police departments are: a town of 8000 people in Georgia got an armed and armored personnel carrier for their SWAT team. Good sweet Christ! Why would you need such a thing?

  5. old1953

    old1953 said, 3 days ago

    You need it because when you’ve acted like this for decades, then eventually you’ll get uprisings.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/08/racial-tension-in-ferguson-isnt-over/378625/

  6. retpost

    retpost said, 3 days ago

    Still not enough to stop the looting.

  7. Baleine

    Baleine said, 3 days ago

    @old1953

    A good cops best weapons is the trust of the public. The rising use of military weaponry and tactics by police for minor events show trust in a cop is becoming more and more misplaced.

  8. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 2 days ago

    A lot of cops have low self esteem so this equipment looks good to them. It boosts their confidence and they don’t want or don’t know how to inspire trust.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    We give our soldiers less equipment and stricter rules-of-engagement to fight terrorists than we give our police to quell angry black people.

    I think that shows which “we’re” more afraid of.

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Car 54, WHERE ARE YOU??

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    The distribution of armored vehicles is insane, period. Having made hundreds of arrests without shooting folks, and that included violent felons, the increasing level of violence is only made worse with “men in cammo” .

    Armored SUVs don’t look that “abnormal” on the street and can offer protection, and are less threatening, which is better for police than “scare tactics” of MRAPs.

  12. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 2 days ago

    Given what they’re up against, the Ferguson police desperately need all the BearCats they’ve got, and more.

  13. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Who first proposed giving surplus military weapons & vehicles to ANY police department? It’s stuff like this that I wish our news media would REGULARLY investigate and report.

  14. Deja Moo

    Deja Moo said, 2 days ago

    @retpost

    They’re not there to stop the looting, they’re there to “control the crowd.”

  15. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @mikefive

    Actually at this point, it’s like thinking that DDay was a French problem. The cops are from out of town and most of the troublemakers are from out of town, Ferguson is a decent low to middle income community that had the really bad luck to become a war zone.

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