I think what people aren’t getting about what’s happening in Ferguson is that if a police force in a city of less than 30,000 people can mobilize into a military force so quickly, imagine what the NYPD could do. Philly PD. LAPD. Chicago PD. Detroit PD.
there are folks out there polishing their assault rifles every night on their “they can pry it from my cold dead hands” tip but I don’t think they’ve actually faced the reality of what a fully militarized police force in a major metropolitan center would look like.