Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Militarizing local police departments

Rural states tend to vote Republican these days, and they also have more political power per capita than urban states (thanks to the two senators per state rule). For both reasons, Congress tends to shovel a lot of pork at rural states.

But as Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian point out, this isn't just a problem of waste. The whole idea of militarizing our police departments should bother every American.

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