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 @9G3PBHW  from Utah disagreed…2mos2MO

This is already the case; police are trained to only use military equipment in extreme situations. That doesn't prevent any deaths.

 @9G3R7TM from Florida agreed…2mos2MO

Police shouldn't have access to military equipment at all. And the perspective on what counts as an extreme situation is one sided apparently given how many times it's been used in non extreme situations.

 @9G3R4DZ from New York agreed…2mos2MO

Police should not use military equipment, who gets to decide what an emergency is, and how can you possibly say this one prevent deaths every single person who has ever died from police intervention could’ve been prevented

 @9GG4G4Z from Texas disagreed…2mos2MO

In the case of an extreme event i would rather have trained soldiers or reserve/ guard members who actually go through months of proper training not weeks.

 @9GJZFWK from New York disagreed…1mo1MO

The police need to conduct themselves and behave as peace keepers first. They are not an occupying force, nor are they an offensive force. If a situation is grave enough to require that level of interaction then we need to rethink who handles what. States have the national guard, let us rethink how they are used or determine some other more logical course of action. Police already wear too many hats and missions get jumbled as a result. Let's demilitarize the community police and work on solutions that make sense.

 @9GRFKWX from Minnesota disagreed…1mo1MO

I think the police should not have access to any military weapons unless it is a VERY extreme situation

 @9GN2ZL4 disagreed…1mo1MO

What defines extreme to everyone is different, as an armed bank robbery can be deemed extreme, but it's not a hostage situation, which is also extreme. The lines feel too blurry to use as a way to prevent something bad from happening.

 @9G4X3PG from California disagreed…2mos2MO

The police need to be demilitarized because there are too many corrupt cops in the system and they will be used in the wrong hands.

 @9GSYDFD from Michigan disagreed…1mo1MO

no, maybe some police if they use there job just as an excuse for things, or if they are doing the job wrong, or other things, but if a police is actually doing there job right then why remove them.

 @9GH8373 from Wisconsin disagreed…1mo1MO

Proper training and de-escalation techniques should enable police to handle even an extreme situation with a civillian.

 @9GGBLB5 from Nevada disagreed…2mos2MO

What extreme situations do we need police to have military grade equipment, If it gets that bad we have the national guard and the actual military to do this

 @9GR8QW3 from Illinois disagreed…1mo1MO

truthfully, anytime you say yes you should back up whatever it is everytime. its not just a yes because of whatever you might think. you should give examples of what this really is.

 @9G3SL8R from Washington disagreed…2mos2MO

those more extreme situations can be handled by other institutions like the military, there is no situation in which normal police needs access to things like armored trucks.

 @9G2KHQB from Utah disagreed…2mos2MO

Even if the police force is put in those extremes situations once in that situation they'll feel more more scared and will feel like they're in huge danger causing them to panic even with training because they wouldn't be used to that type of situation.

 @9GNV3CP from Virginia disagreed…1mo1MO

There is no way to make sure there is no abuse of power with these military weapons and that they are used in the intended situations.

 @9GMDLPRDemocrat from New York disagreed…1mo1MO

A problem is that the police will define what they mean by "extreme situations" which may include peaceful protests or criminals that they overestimate the dangerousness of.

 @9GKKD55 from Alabama disagreed…1mo1MO

They use there power to kill. They most likely always get away with unlawful murder so demilitarizing them will just encourage them to do bad things .

 @9GRCWWT from Virginia disagreed…1mo1MO

Police shouldn't have military equipment unless, with extensive training and knowledge of when to use it.


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