As I have said before, there are many examples of excessive force by police. Elizabeth Daly, Kathryn Johnston, Bounkham Phonesavanh, Isaac Singletary, Aiyana Stanley-Jones and Cheye Calvo are examples of that. Addie and Bob Harte were subjected to a SWAT raid because police mistook loose-leaf tea for marijuana. The Phonesavanh and Stanley-Jones cases were especially horrifying.
We should stand against police brutality, and we should oppose the militarization of police. I was the only candidate for Bloomington City Council in 2015 to oppose the Bloomington Police Department’s attempt to acquire a mine resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) military vehicle.