Instapundit: Ham-Handed Arrest at Pediatric Clinic
. . . police become ever more aggressive and draconian in their arrests.
Serious, violent crime like violent assaults are low but not as low as murder. Yet if you ask, no one seems to realize this. In part, this is because the police have been militarizing the police force, and showing up for every arrest, yes, even a minor DUI/failure-to-pay-a-few-bucks arrest with a massive 25 man company of fully armed, fully armored, time and money wasters. We need more budget, because each arrest is so costly!!!
I remember back to when this was considered the way to arrest a suspect:
But not today, now they roll out the entire station house in full armor, for a jaywalker!
We need to have a come to Jesus about this, and an even more important come to Jesus about criminalizing our drug problem. If drugs were legalized, it is likely we would see 50% drops in violent crimes, including murder. Because these crimes mostly happen to brown people the middle and upper classes don't much care. This is disastrous policy.