How is that militarization working out?

US police love to dress up and play soldier, but apparently they have forgotten that an important aspect of being a soldier concerns the other side shooting back:

Sunday’s slaying of two Las Vegas policemen raises to 23 the number of law enforcement officers killed by gunfire this year, a 53 percent increase over the tally at this time last year, which is spurring concern about the influence of radical groups…. The slayings of officers Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31, who were gunned down while having lunch at a pizza buffet, add to a trend that has law enforcers worried that they are becoming the targets of crime.

“We are seeing more direct violence as a result of radical groups, and that does concern us,” said Rich Roberts, a spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations. “There seems to be more people out there who are blatantly anti-cop, and heavy exposure through the Internet and other propaganda seems to make people with these violent views feed off each other.”

Perhaps the International Union of Police Associations should stop and think about why there are now more people out there who are blatantly anti-cop. Perhaps it just might have a little something to do with all the people being murdered by police, from military veterans to old women and infants, without any legal repercussions.

It’s amusing to see Mark Pitcavage popping up again and babbling about militias and white supremacists. He’s an ASL player and statist whore who has been going on and on about the terrible danger from militia groups since the Clinton years. In addition to being an ADL researcher, he’s been a longtime campaigner against the pure evil of printing black cardboard counters to represent German forces in World War II games.

Anyhow, while it is true that “over the last 25 years or so there’s been a gradual erosion toward authority figures and of respect for police officers”, but it is no longer true that the “vast majority of people respect police officers”. And it is completely the fault of the police forces, who have set themselves up as a paramilitary law enforcement soldiers rather than officers of the peace. But as the recent Las Vegas shootings prove, they simply are not prepared for any war in which the shooting isn’t all one-sided.

The Las Vegas lunatics weren’t militants. They were suicidal lunatics. Think about how many more police they could have killed if they had simply performed a few citizen’s no-knock raids during the night.