Dana Loesch and John Legend decry militarization of Ferguson police

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http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/499027068601270272

As SWAT trucks rolled down the streets of Ferguson, Mo., last night, conservative talk show host Dana Loesch criticized the “militarization” of local law enforcement.

At almost the same time, singer/songwriter John Legend, a liberal, said pretty much the same thing:

http://twitter.com/#!/johnlegend/status/499034130374725632

Politics makes strange bedfellows!

Some Twitter users agreed with the Loesch/Legend view:

http://twitter.com/#!/CureOurCountry/status/499028300921335808
http://twitter.com/#!/RakestrawJeff/status/499048226738438144
http://twitter.com/#!/erikwill/status/499015714679042048
http://twitter.com/#!/ivan_hernandez/status/499014838790918146

Others seemed more understanding of law enforcement’s need for heavy equipment in high-risk emergency situations. In Ferguson, police are trying to protect themselves from miscreants who are shooting at them:

http://twitter.com/#!/SVMuschany/status/499027539457630208
http://twitter.com/#!/Alphey/status/499029033313902593
http://twitter.com/#!/SavannaWootWoot/status/499032668181254146
http://twitter.com/#!/stephaniedmv/status/499031918739193857
http://twitter.com/#!/ABradley5/status/499033137679446016

Loesch initially defended her statement:

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/499030536942551040
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/499031030515642368

In the end, however, she seemed to acknowledge that at a certain point it becomes necessary to bring in the heavy equipment:

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/499031519084937216

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/12/strange-bedfellows-dana-loesch-and-john-legend-decry-militarization-of-ferguson-law-enforcement/

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