He and Rep. Lacy Clay (D) said the military-grade weapons and equipment donated by the Pentagon to local agencies were never intended to be used against citizens engaged in civil disobedience.
Really, what did you think military equipment used to take and occupy military war-zones was going to be used for?
“My concerns about the program is that it’s not being used for its original intent, which was to arm police forces for a terrorism act or a well-armed drug cartel,” Clay said in an interview Thursday. “In the last week, I have witnessed my own constituents who are peaceful protesters having this military equipment used against them.
Terrorism and drug cartels hit and run. They don’t sit around waiting for the police to gear up and roll out. I suppose I could see a drug cartel taking a neighborhood and the police could surround it and have an acutal war, but that’s just bad planning on everyone’s part.