MSNBC: Police are not soldiers.
The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.
The problem of police militarization is a legitimate threat to the very fabric of a free society.
We are now witnessing the horrible manifestations of this standing army that has been built up around us in the name of throwing people in cages for their personal choices.
This problem has been staring us right in the face for a long time and up until now, has been being largely ignored.
However, the elephant in the living room has caused so much damage that even the mainstream media is now being forced to cover it.
Because of people out there like you, that share these atrocious stories of police violence, this conversation is being forced into the public debate.
Below is the materialization of your refusal to remain silent in the face of tyrants, give yourself a pat on the back!
Matt Agorist’s article originally appeared at The Free Thought Project.