April 25, 2014 1:10PM

Police Recruiting Video

The Springdale (Ark.) Police Department put together a recruitment video for new officers. The video is getting some attention — for its militarism. Take a look:

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The video shows armored vehicles, flash bang grenades, and (at the 2:30 min. mark) officers dressed in ghillie suits.

The over‐​the‐​top nature of militarized policing is getting more attention. I was interviewed about another police recruiting video here. And see this recent article in Esquire, for example.

More than any organization (at least that I’m aware of), Cato has been sounding the alarm about this disturbing trend.