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One sentence that explains why local police don’t need military weapons

Mother Jones' Kevin Drum puts it simply:

We've spent the past two decades militarizing our police forces to respond to problems that never materialized.

http://news.yahoo.com/one-sentence-explains-why-local-180005...

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Yet states can't afford

Yet states can't afford water dropping planes. And I am not talking about chemical dropping planes but water dropping planes like Canada and Russia have. Never forget the 19 firefighters from the city of Prescott Arizona who perished in the Yarnell fire. No reason for that to happen. This country's priorities are so messed up.

Use it or lose.

That somewhat explains their zeal to act like GI Joe. All this equipment is surplus which means it was bought but not used in any of the multiple wars. Another example of how the defense budget is grossly overfunded with our tax dollars.