Monday, April 13, 2015

Roll Over, Barney Fife — You Ain't In Mayberry Anymore

The Department of Defense and the Justice Department have gifted police forces large and small in the United States with surplus military weapons, ordnance (ammunition), and combat vehicles. The result is a paramilitary police presence that encourages shooting first and asking questions later. Crime statistics for 2015 showed that at least 324 people have been killed by U.S. police since January 1, 2015 and there were more such incidents in Red states over Blue states. If this is (fair & balanced) national insanity, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
Hey, Kids! It's Officer Friendly!
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]

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