Despite this, American law enforcement is portrayed as driving tanks and wearing riot gear into these neighborhoods.
That is not true on a daily basis, but shame on our leadership if we don’t advocate the gear necessary during civil disturbances.
One well-placed rock or bottle could have ended the life of a police officer.
Every army involved in WWII developed their Special Forces to operate behind enemy lines.That city just topped 100 murders in 2015 (it’s May! Don’t tell Chicago we are in a time of peace, when 2,589 people were shot last year.There are parts of our country that are absolute war zones, and ignoring the facts and focusing on what police officers wear does nothing for citizens who are suffering because of the criminal element.While great strides have been made in vest technology, ballistic vests under a uniform will never be comfortable, especially level 3 vests that have become increasingly necessary with the violence and firepower that law enforcement is facing today.Combine the health issues associated with gear on a gun belt, the fact that some of that gear can be placed on an external vest to properly distribute the weight, and these so called “military” vests become even more important to street cops.
The most general things Special Forces are deployed to are for counter-terrorism, covert ops, direct actions, hostage rescue, intelligence operations, and unconventional warfare. The Indian National Security Guard was created in 1984 after Indira Gandhi was assassinated.