Is this normal for military and civilian police to train together? We broke news months ago spoke about the militarization of American police. Here they go again. The question is why?
Local police absorb military training tactics for possible future use on unsuspecting citizens
(Adan Salazar) – Members of the Austin Police Department trained alongside Texas Army National Guard troops at Austin’s Camp Mabry yesterday, learning various military tactics they say will help them be better prepared for the next Ford Hood.
“In light of recent events, the Fort Hood shooting, the Navy yard shooting, These are all incidents that strike home the importance of being ready and prepared,” Lt. Colonel Les Davis told Fox News Austin.
News crews were allowed to witness “a few of” the drills within the facility, which includes outside wooded “rural terrain,” where armed APD stormtroopers decked out in SWAT attire swarmed hallways clearing several rooms, all the while absorbing training methods intended for military personnel.
“An opportunity to work with the Austin Police Department gives us the chance to learn…
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