From: So Deep, It’s Sunk?

Trump has allied with another power center: state and local police departments. He has given them fulsome, vocal support, encouragement to be more brutal, rescission of President Obama’s civil asset forfeiture rollback, and promises of more military gear. This is what one would expect of a ruler bent on consolidating his power—secure the praetorians. The Bill of Rights won’t stand in the way of sealing that alliance.

A Republic? If you can keep it.

Update: 5 Sept 2017 1446z

The police will be well armed with military gear. What kind of police need military gear? An Army of Occupation.