This Ain’t Iraq, Dude: The Paramilitary Police Force

Written by Mark Mayberry on April 26, 2013

Army Master Sgt. CJ Grisham was recently accosted, disarmed, and arrested in front of his son for “rudely displaying a firearm.” There is no such ordinance in Texas and if there was it sure wouldn’t include people walking around with a rifle hanging from their shoulder. The police had to settle for some other ridiculous “catch-all” charge. This incident was caught on tape and during it you hear the police say something as incriminating as it is scary. They insinuate that the laws don’t apply to them and that all persons carrying a gun are a threat. The officer then goes on to equate this to the Master Sgt’s time in Iraq. Grisham summed it up the best, “This ain’t Iraq, dude!”

At the end of the day America is being lulled into a very dangerous trap. Rahm Emanuel once said, “You never let a good crisis go to waste. It’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” This was amazingly prophetic. In the past decade the government has been “beta testing” policing 2.0 on it’s citizens every time a crisis happens.

I am sure that all those cops in BDUs with M4s and all the desert tan Humvees made a lot of Americans feel safe. However, I am sure that there are even more Americans who thought the same thing I did. What happens when the government starts thinking we are the bad guys?

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