Methinks Americans have become paranoid and especially the cops have become ultra cowards. I get it that most Americans are afraid of another terrorist attack or mass shooting but really, mathematically your chance of encountering any of them is less than winning a Powerball jackpot.

Every time I hear news like a bridge shut down for hours because some homeless guy left his backpack, or an entire neighborhood on lockdown because some stupid middle schooler wrote shit on FB, I'm disgusted with this national paranoia and overreacting "first responders." Land of the free, home of the brave indeed.

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Paranoia? Or a great excuse to boss people around, look important, and raise the budget for new killtoys?

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@shadowfirebird I think it is a politically-induced paranoia in order to enhance police powers and of course more taxes diverted from other government services to the police departments.

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