Military in St Louis*The headline is inspired by police actions or reactions over the past months.

Whether it’s the situation on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting of Mike Brown motivated street riots that had police utilizing SWAT teams, rubber bullets, tear gas cannisters and armored vehicles; or the attitudes and actions of self-appointed “protectors” like Trayvon Martin killer, George Zimmerman, our local neighborhoods (and some of its inhabitants) are beginning to look less like communities of regular people and more like  war zones and soldiers.

Apparently, there’s a reason police across the U.S. have assumed this position and its pretty straightforward: Easy access to military equipment.

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