Paramilitary is defined by the Collins dictionary as “denoting or relating to a force with military structure conducting armed operations.” In my opinion, this word is synonymous with the definition of today’s law enforcement.
The police and SWAT can abuse their powers, and many times these enforcers operate outside of the law. Often those sworn to protect us and our freedoms will make mistakes or conduct themselves in less than ethical ways, which can cost human lives. They lack accountability for their wrongs, often receiving no penalty for misdeeds that would send an average citizen to jail. Continue reading Paramilitary police: An abuse of power?