In his closing monologue on July 18, liberal comedy show host Bill Maher hit hard against the overwhelming militarization of America’s police force as a danger to our society. Maher highlighted the possession of tanks and grenade launchers by small town police forces as being completely unnecessary and an abuse of power.
We all know what it’s like when we get a new toy: we want to use it… In West Springfield Massachusetts, the police department’s toy is two grenade launchers. Why? In case Boko Haram takes Connecticut?
One may laugh at first, but Americans can see countless stories of police abuse almost on a daily basis. The abuses seem to be only getting worse by the day.
In addition, Maher also had a hard hitting message for the Tea Party.
In the 90’s, Conservatives used to warn about jackbooted government thugs coming to take away our freedoms. But where are those conservatives today when we need them? This is the massive expansion of government power that you numb-skulls in the Tea Party should be freaking out about!
Watch Maher’s monologue below: