In this show we will discuss the over-arming of the police in many departments throughout the country. We will see if the police need military-style weapons and look at the types of weapons and how many have police nationwide acquired since 9/11.
We will look at specific incidents between police and citizens that have occurred recently. We will discuss the incidents, look at the facts and also at how citizens, families and the police have dealt with them.
It seems likely, although statistics are hard to come by, that questionable police shootings of civilians has not gone up substantially in the past few years. The number of incidents caught on camera by people on the street, along with the number of cameras in police vehicles and now on police officers themselves, however, has skyrocketed. Previously it was the word of the police against other people including bystanders and family members of victims and of course the police viewpoint was nearly always believed.
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