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View Diary: It's Happened: Paramilitary Police vs Civilians in Anaheim (272 comments)

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    is streamlined.

    There was (I'm talking Clinton-era) a prohibition on 40mm in PD hands.

    Post-9-11?  Not so sure.  "Frontline defense in the global war on terrorism" and all that.

    Add the number of cops/state cops/SWAT cops who rotated into and out of Iraq and Afghanistan?

    The "dressed for Fallujah" is second nature.

    So would be the sound of police gunfire should someone's 1969 California car backfire.

    Perhaps Barney Fife is outdated.  I'm not certain Judge Dredd is his best replacement.

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