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Should police be allowed to use surplus military equipment?

Cheap or free gear for local police? Sounds good to me.
No. Police are meant to serve the people, not to threaten them.
If they use it properly I don’t see any reason why not, but I don’t feel comfortable seeing cops with assault rifles.
Nothing says democracy like a bayonet to the butt.

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The following article was posted on November 29th, 2012, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 18 [ Submit a Story ]
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Nobody said your 20s are fun

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Jenne Hiigel

Ana, regarding your Nov. 22 opinion piece, “When dreams won’t come,” here’s a quote from Epictetus (Lebell): “When we succumb to whining, we diminish our possibilities.”

I’m not sure where you got the idea that being in one’s 20s used to be fun, or even that it’s supposed to be fun. In our society, especially, this decade is often the most challenging. The one where you learn the most about yourself, your hidden strength, your potential, and your determination. This is the decade that requires choices that will set the stage for the rest of your life.

It’s not an easy process, but nothing worthwhile ever is.