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After a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the battles fought in the Middle East are returning to American soil.
Leftover military equipment from Kabul and Baghdad has been brought home, funneled to local police to use seemingly however they see fit.
As a result, American police are shifting from law enforcement to a paramilitary force, outfitted with heavy weaponry and machinery intended to fight terrorists, not unarmed civilians.
The problem here, aside from the obvious anti-democratic transition of law enforcement from those who protect and serve to those who intimidate and terrorize, is that it adds hostility and instigates fear and distrust in the hearts and minds of civilians.
The police are no longer here to protect us. They are here to provoke, antagonize and terrify us.Josh Appelbaum, They are no longer police: Why Ferguson reminds us that America is not exceptional