Full SWAT gear in Arkansas

Document Date: March 5, 2013

Police in Arkansas announced that they planned to patrol the streets wearing full SWAT gear, carrying AR-15 assault rifles, and threatening to stop anyone they wanted to, for any reason or no reason at all. The Police Chief in Paragould, Arkansas commented that he expected most people stopped would be innocent of any crime, but claimed it was the civilian’s responsibility to “prove” innocence. Police in Paragould eventually pulled back the plan under pressure from the public.

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