The display of tactics and weaponry in Ferguson, Mo., has elevated the debate over militarization of local law enforcement.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Much of the nation’s attention has been turned on the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., this week as civilian protesters and police officers have clashed in a hail of flash-bang grenades, tear gas and riot gear.
The protests began after a still-unnamed St. Louis County police officer shot and killed 18-year-old [...]
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
What’s going on in #Ferguson? Police State!! #MikeBrown pic.twitter.com/EVvkMdbRjj
— DJ Rubiconski (@Rubiconski) August 14, 2014
Cops are keeping reporters from the #Ferguson site in hopes to keep the awareness down! #WESEEEVERYTHING pic.twitter.com/gu0JFRMWGU
— Ferguson Solidarity (@FergusonUnity) August 14, 2014
Good picture revealing why cops are heavily armed, shoot first. Can we de-escalate, or is [...]Read More →
By Dustin Hurst and Andrew Collins | Watchdog.org
Things might be tough for America right now, but c’mon, there’s always hope. Though government continues to grow and invade personal and civil liberties by the day, we’re still America, the country founded on the idea of liberty, the nation with freedom enshrined in its founding documents.
So wipe those tears, [...]