“Let me see your papers!” This will be the phrase many in Paragould, Arkansas will be hearing in the coming days as Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall told residents on Thursday evening that due to the rise in crime they are putting forth an extreme solution; police armed in SWAT gear with assault rifles.
Now before I go on. Remember the left’s talk all this week about how we don’t need ‘weapons of war’ on the street? I suppose that only applies to law abiding citizens. Clearly they have no problem arming police with these ‘weapons of war’ and we know criminals possess them, so why should law abiding citizens be kept from them? But I digress.
Look at what Stovall has in store for those in high crime areas in order to “take back the streets.”
“[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck,” Stovall said. “If you’re out walking, we’re going to stop you, ask why you’re out walking, check for your ID. We’re going to do it to everybody. Criminals don’t like being talked to.”
Yeah and law abiding citizens don’t like being asked nosey questions that are none of the police’s business if we are not doing anything wrong. Can anyone say Fourth Amendment violation?