We’ve previously documented that – in many respects – American cops are more heavily armed than actual combat soldiers on the front line in war zones.
U.S. police are often less disciplined than soldiers … and so therefore often more brutal towards civilians:
A few people have pointed it out, but our ROE regarding who we could point weapons at in Afghanistan was more restrictive than cops in MO.
— jeffclement (@jeffclement) August 14, 2014
(ROE stands for “rules of engagement.)
@AdamWeinstein Also, we contained riots in Baghdad next to mosques with less violence than the police are employing.
— Josh (@ArmyJew) August 14, 2014
I leveled my weapon twice overseas. Leveled. Not fired. I had legit threats and went through proper EOF. Stop fucking up, Ferguson PD.
— Broken Handmic (@H250U) August 14, 2014