'Give the police automatic weapons and they will use them, Not on criminals but on the public. The average criminal doesn’t go around with automatic weapons and tanks.. Give them tanks and they will use against the public, ask China. Oh we are not China? How can you tell the difference? .
Never was the police on this nation supposed to take the place of the armed forces or even look like our armed forces. Explosives which is the main attack tool of most of our enemies do not get stopped by automatic weapons, tanks and armored personnel carriers.
This is a precisely what is happened with a new law passed after 9/11. The pentagon supplies for free or the equipment they feel they no longer needs. Ferguson is been one of the best beneficiaries asking for even a tank and getting it. Makes no mistake with particularly the low level of sophistication on dealing with the public and demonstration these type of police suffer on most of the southern states.
It will stay like that until the police one day makes a Kent State happen again. Then maybe this law can be taken off the books or amended simply because the police should never be a heavily fortified and armed force.