In Time Op-Ed Sen. Paul Decries 'Militarization of Local Police'

Aug 14, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, reacting to the unfolding unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, says there is a “systematic problem with today’s law enforcement."

In an op-ed for Time magazine, Paul writes that most police officers are “good cops and good people” and face an “unquestionably difficult job."  But, Paul also accuses the federal government of “incentivizing the militarization of local the name of fighting the war on drugs and terrorism."

He also says the disparity in the criminal justice system when it comes to race can make African Americans feel like they are being targeted.