Every person at all concerned with the political climate of today should acquire and read a copy of the book Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko. A copy can be purchased Here.
The abuse of personal freedom will obviously continue as long as the People remain ignorant and apathetic toward it. The first step in combatting this problem is to be come aware and informed of it’s existence. This book, if read and understood, will aid in that process.
Even recently, the Obama Administration addressed the issue of militarization, although unfortunately it remains to be talk without any substance. (see Here)
Yet, even the very fact that it was brought up at all indicates the growing awareness among the populace that freedom itself is all too often under attack by the very “peace officers” who should be there to aid in it’s protection.
Below are links to two informative reactions to the action/announcement of the Obama Administration:
Washington Post column by Radley Balko, the author of Rise of the Warrior Cop
Here is a link to an old Huffington Post article which shows the overall issue of Police Militarization and the Obama Administration before the latest announcement. (See Here)