Police State / Militarization of Police
Think for a moment about what the police men and women looked and acted like when your grand/parents were youth. Strange how much different than it is now. Slowly, the federal government has pushed for the militarization of local police forces through "grant programs."
Retired Marine Colonel Pete Martino sought to answer this question during a Concord City Council in New Hampshire:
Grants are the public's money. So the next time you see your local police act and look like they belong in a war zone, ask yourself some simple questions: why? when? how? what? and who?
Because only a government, federal or local, that creates a militarized police force isn't doing so for the public's protection. It's to protect themselves from the public.
Isn't misappropriating your tax money great?