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The SNO recently ran an article about the Homeland Security Dept giving $ to local law enforcement for anti terror equipment like robots, tactical equipment and other specialized gear. All in response to 9-11.
Now we have law enforcement in our elementary school in response to Newtown, Columbine and other shootings.
Now Chief wants a specialized patrol after the shooting at that down town location and for crime prevention - focusing on surveillance.

This makes me wonder if our knee jerk reactions are being used by LE to pry more money out of our hands under the guise of protecting the citizenry?
I am concerned about this from the standpoint that we are becoming a crisis response society. Everywhere you turn things happen because of this crisis or that crisis. The fiscal cliff is another example. Make it a crisis then act? The debt ceiling? Raised 74 times - now it's a crisis.
I don't get it



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