I have trouble understanding why police need armored tanks.
I realize that riots occur in major cities. I understand that back in the bad old days men like Guantes (BTW, where is he lately?) stood alone against mobs of people rioting, looting, and burning. I understand that the general public wants to be protected against such mob action.
What I do not understand is why the people won't take it upon themselves to defend themselves from such action, as the Korean shop owners did in the riots in LA. Why would they want "standing armies" with weapons of major warfare for civil defense?
I get a little uneasy when local police departments resort to militarism.
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