|Can anyone tell me why Larkspur-Corte Madera Police need armor plated Humvees with a machine gun turret?|
Are they afraid of the citizens? Perhaps, they want to put down the Larkspur Rebellion?
This week's events in Ferguson, MO. with the Military police tactics against protesting civilians and journalists made me think of the Kent State Massacre where unarmed, protesting college students were gunned down by trigger happy National Guardsmen. That awful tragedy burned into our history reminds us that we must never take our civil liberties for granted nor allow the police to become a military force against the civilians. Yet even in quiet Marin, our police forces have military grade attack vehicles and firepower.