AMERICAN POLICE have shot and killed more un-armed American civilians on U.S. soil than TERRORISTS have killed on U.S. soil over that same period.
The Houston Chronicle notes that "Houston police fired their guns at civilians more than 100 times in the last five years, resulting in numerous injuries and deaths, but never in charges against the officers."
The Washington Post notes that police across the nation have stolen billions of dollars, with complete impunity and without a warrant or charges.
Let the Saudis, the Turks, the United Arab Emirates, the Syrians, the Egyptians, the Israeli's, the Armenians, the Iranians, and the Kuwaitis fight them. Not our problem. Lord knows these countries have the weapons -- we either sold them to them or gave them to them!
Our terrorist problem, right here at home, is a militarized police force that is racist, violent, authoritarian, and too often not trustworthy. This is a SERIOUS problem and we need to get hold of it NOW. Job one is to take away the storm trooper uniforms, the heavy military equipment, and the bayonets. Make every police officer wear a chest camera at all times and make it a firing offense to ever "lose" the incident tape.