Yep. His Earness finally has listened to reason. He’s demilitarizing the police. Officer Friendly will no long seem to be on a war footing everytime he takes to the streets in numbers of more than two.
“Items on the prohibited list include armored tracked vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles, .50-caliber firearms and ammo, bayonets, and camouflage.”
It would be better to say goodbye to the MRAPS as well. It probably won’t be goodbye to the helmets and black uniforms, nor all of the automatic rifles (the s0-called “machine guns” of gun-ignorant reporters and editors). But, in general, our Barry Hussein is giving the police back their civilian look and role.
Which some of them won’t like, of course. They like playing soldier. But it really is all to the good. Maybe now they can start to reclaim some of the respect and even love their military appearance has cost them.