As SWAT trucks rolled down the streets of Ferguson, Mo., last night, conservative talk show host Dana Loesch criticized the “militarization” of local law enforcement.
At almost the same time, singer/songwriter John Legend, a liberal, said pretty much the same thing:
Politics makes strange bedfellows!
Some Twitter users agreed with the Loesch/Legend view:
Others seemed more understanding of law enforcement’s need for heavy equipment in high-risk emergency situations. In Ferguson, police are trying to protect themselves from miscreants who are shooting at them:
Loesch initially defended her statement:
In the end, however, she seemed to acknowledge that at a certain point it becomes necessary to bring in the heavy equipment: