If there’s any doubt that the over-militarization of local police forces is creating uber-macho dicks out of cops then take a look at this.
Iraq Veterans Against the War Activist, Emily Yates, is arrested for standing in the wrong place. When she asked why she could not stand where she had been enjoying the shade of some fine trees, the Federal Parks Police decided to treat her like wildlife.
Utterly shameless abuse of power on display here. I hope that at least some of the onlooking cops seriously consider what they witnessed and are embarrassed enough to testify against the offending thugs (those pseudo-officers).