M-16's, in case Boston comes under a "Mumbai-like terrorist attack": FBI: Arm Boston Police With Assault Rifles - Boston News Story - WCVB Boston Thankfully Mumbles is against this but wtf. Our local neighborhood cops are becoming militarized. This was a Counterpunch link; it's a website by one of the Good Cops, warning his Bruthas In Blue, and perhaps would remind some of the past: Greg Evensen -- The Death of Liberty: The Final Scene Unfolds The demise of the old-time beat cop who knew everybody, was trusted and looked up to by everybody, and most importantly was respected by everybody, has been a huge loss to our communities imho. I think they still exist but it's getting harder and harder for them to keep that same heart. Law Enforcement doesn't trust us and in fact actually fears us, and we feel the same towards them. I wish we could feel like our police force supports us and that we support them, instead it's more and more about us vs them.It's a potentially very bad and really a very sad situation, with no real winners in sight.