Police Chief: “I just don’t like the riot gear. We’re not the military, Nor should we look like an invading force coming in."Submitted by barracuda_trader on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:39
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“We’re not the military,” Burbank said at the time. “Nor should we look like an invading force coming in."
"I just don't like the riot gear," Burbank says. "Some say not using it exposes my officers to a little bit more risk. That could be, but risk is part of the job. I'm just convinced that when we don riot gear, it says 'throw rocks and bottles at us.' It invites confrontation. Two-way communication and cooperation are what's important. If one side overreacts, then it all falls apart."