“We must wonder what this is all about !! maybe he wants us to put our guard down or maybe he has a new police force in mind ?
We know he hates America so you have to try and make sense of this move by Obama”
Almost a year after American was shocked by the sight of military-style cops suppressing the Ferguson, President Obama announces new controls on local police forces armed with armoured vehicles and grenade launchers
President Barack Obama has barred US police from using tracked armoured vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, and large-calibre firearms, in response to accusations that American police forces has become too militarised.
After controversy over the policing of high-profile protests in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, Missouri, Obama said on Monday that communities should not feel there is an “occupying force” in their neighbourhood.
“We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there’s an occupying force as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” Mr Obama said in announcing the measures.
“It can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message.”