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By Barry Levinson | Well, ladies and gentlemen, when our Commander-in-Chief said that we need to stop being the world’s policeman, I never thought that our police were going to become our military force. Yet that is exactly what has been occurring over the last decade in particular. The trend is both alarming and very, very wrong.
When will everyone realize that shooting a suspect in the back, putting a non-violent suspect in the grave or in the hospital, etc., is not only ethically and morally wrong, but are acts of criminality by our police departments.
I for one have had enough of this madness. Yet so many of my Fullerton neighbors will go to the annual FPD Open House later this year and marvel at the SWAT tank and other military paraphernalia owned by our men and women in blue.
Instead of letting your children climb up into one of these SWAT vehicles, why don’t you instead tell Police Chief Hughes that we want a police department to keep the peace — not military weaponry that screams out all-out war on the community?
Demand that the FPD get rid of the SWAT vehicle and other military equipment and weapons. We are not in a war zone and we the public are not enemy combatants.