“They Throw Kids on the Ground, Put Guns to Their Heads” — The Horrors Unleashed by Police Militarization | Alternet

SWAT

How did we get here? We have always been here; just not so loud!

“When she opened the door, the eight-year-old girl assumed a defense posture, putting her- self between Taylor and her little brother. She looked at Taylor and said, half fearful, half angry, “What are you going to do to us?”

Taylor was shattered. “Here I come in with all my SWAT gear on, dressed in armor from head to toe, and this little girl looks up at me, and her only thought is to defend her little brother. I thought, How can we be the good guys when we come into the house looking like this, screaming and pointing guns at the people they love? How can we be the good guys when a little girl looks up at me and wants to fight me?And for what? What were we accomplishing with all of this? Absolutely nothing.””

via “They Throw Kids on the Ground, Put Guns to Their Heads” — The Horrors Unleashed by Police Militarization | Alternet.

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