Time to Reverse the Trend of Police Militarization [Hub Debate]

The facts around the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson are almost beside the point by now. The news that has trickled out has yet to tell the whole story, but that incident is just the catalyst for the illustration of another problem that we’ve known has been growing for years, but maybe Ferguson, MO, is the tipping point that will reverse the trend of the militarization of police.

Actions on the Hill Threaten Hill Air Force Base

In case anyone has not heard through the propaganda machines posing as news organizations in this country, the new proposed White House budget proposes significant cuts to our military over the remainder of this decade and beyond. This talk is just gaining momentum and disguises serious consequences for Hill Air force Base, Camp Williams and other areas of Federal spending in Utah. Rationalizations such as the lack of need for a land based military without major land based conflicts to fight roll off of editorial pens like so much Washington…