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Should police be allowed to use surplus military equipment?

Cheap or free gear for local police? Sounds good to me.
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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 April 17th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 38 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 38

How to eat your companions

Nipomo

Bill Denneen

Regarding the April 4 cover story, “This little piggy was controversial”:

For decades, I have raised pigs for companionship and the meat, which is so much better than store-bought. The pig pen is substantial, so pigs do not get out. They like being talked to and their bellies rubbed. They are very intelligent, friendly companions and love waste food.

At about 200 pounds, they go in the freezer.

Friends often ask, “How can you eat a pet you’ve named and talked to daily?” My answer: with a knife and fork.