Previously blogged by rebel radio, netzoo, and martini republic.
To my surprise, not yet mentioned on rowdy librarian or any of the other librarian blogs I read. Do they cover how to deal with police brutality in library school?
The LA Times has this story about the incident. A statement by the PD is here.
Though I wouldn't typically cite him, Dave Kopel writes, in "Smash-Up Policing: When Law Enforcement Goes Military":
But the most dangerous aspect of police militarization isn't the machine guns: It's the change in police attitudes. In a constitutional republic, policemen are supposed to be "peace officers." Police militarization promotes maximal use of force as a solution, even when no force at all is required.