There has been a lot of talk about the militarization of the police in the US and a small comment in the article about the BOLO issued for the Florida reporter needs to be brought to your attention.
The wife of Mr. Kirsch made this comment and I hope you understand what and why she says it.
The reporter said the posting had concerned him and his family.If you get on the wrong side of the police, and have done nothing, prepare. In the collapse of Yugoslavia the police were not your friend.
''I told my wife about it,'' Kirsch said. 'She's from Bosnia. She said, `It sounds like the cops are going to war with you, and you need to be careful.' ''
Kirsch said the BOLO ''reminded me this is an intimidation effect,'' he said. ``It might have a chilling effect on any news media establishment from doing their jobs and questioning the system and government. It's just disappointing.''
So I will ask this. When you look in the rear view mirror and see a cop pull in behind you, do you feel safe, or do you feel screwed?