I mean, Jesus Christ, he looks something out of a sci-fi film. Or Ancient Rome + 21st Century. Unbelievable.
But nah, we don't have a problem with police brutality in this country. It's all just the product of my fevered imagination.
Police departments all over the country are getting grants -- paid for by you and me -- from the Department of Homeland Security to buy all kinds of insane militarized shit -- including armored tanks. What the fuck do you need armored tanks for in an American city??
Because of course, when you have a pumpkin parade, you need an armored vehicle. To keep the peace, you see.
But then, as I've been saying for years, it's poetic justice. That which we do to the other, we always, inevitably, end up doing to ourselves. And this country has been murdering and abusing people in other countries for decades. So of course the mayhem we've visited on others has come back to be visited on ourselves. It's a lesson as old as time itself. But too many Americans don't want to listen.
Read the story of the above photograph, from Albuquerque.