Pubdate: Sun, 30 Nov 2003
Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal (SC)
Copyright: 2003 The Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Author: Mark Adkins | Lyman
Bookmark: (Drug Raids)


The recent so-called drug raid at Stratford High School in Goose Creek is 
just another example of how out of control our police forces are becoming. 
All too often their tactics consist of using fear and intimidation when 
dealing with the general public -- a far cry from the Officer Friendly I 
remember from my childhood. Our society has allowed our police forces to be 
dressed, trained, equipped and armed like soldiers fighting a war, and I'm 
afraid that the American people have become their enemy.

Unless we begin to question the way police are trained and the mind-set 
they adopt afterward, we are going to continue to have problems.
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