A company that provides video training programs for law enforcement has caused controversy by suggesting that nobody will complain about militarized police in America or examples of police brutality when the ISIS insurgent group “comes a calling.”
A Facebook post by In the Line of Duty even goes so far as to imply that outrage over a recent incident where a 2-year-old had a hole blown open in his chest as a result of a flashbang grenade thrown by SWAT police will disappear once ISIS terrorists enter the United States.
“When this ‘militarization’ of lea’s (Law Enforcement Agencies) affects infants like Bou Bou, the public’s going to be righteously outraged. But, someday, when ISIS comes a calling, who will be complaining then?,” states the Facebook post, which links to a Guardian article about how police departments in the U.S. are becoming increasingly militarized.
ISIS is the insurgent group (aided in part by the Obama administration’s support for radical jihadists in Syria), that recently took control of key cities in Iraq and has been blamed for a number of atrocities.
“Bou Bou” is a reference to the victim of a harrowing recent incident during which a SWAT team member threw a flashbang grenade into the toddler’s crib while conducting an armed raid on a house just outside of Atlanta.
2-year-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh was severely injured by the blast and remains in critical condition with possible brain damage. “There’s still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs,” the toddler’s mother wrote in an article for Salon.com. “At least that’s what I’ve been told; I’m afraid to look.”
According to its website, In the Line of Duty “is the only producer of reality-based video training programs for law enforcement.”
Writer William Norman Grigg labels the company, “defenders of the militarized Homeland Security State,” accusing them of making, “the assumption that the public would regard 3:00 a.m. Stormtrooper raids that leave infants with disfiguring injuries (as) simply the price we must pay to be protected from whatever “threats” our rulers can conjure.”