Steven Greenhut on America's Slide Toward a Police State


Comb through newspapers across the country and one will find many incidents of officer-involved shootings and aggressive behavior by the authorities, who, as an aside, increasingly look like paramilitary rather than community officers. Police say society has become more dangerous, but crime rates are falling even during tough economic times. The number of officers killed on duty is at record lows. Steven Greenhut explains why it's time for law enforcement officials to stop behaving like an invading army and start acting like members of our community.