The first phase of the Iraq War alone cost $79 billion and more than $100 billion may be spent on the reconstruction of Iraq. Back at home, American cities received only a relative pittance to fund their new homeland security duties, despite being deemed the front lines of response to terrorist attacks.
Officers of the Hempstead force say they have learned to accept the glares of hate. What they find more unsettling is that they are being surveiled.
Officer Tim Hanks threaded the last of the Federal Tactical 00 buck-shot shells into his Remington 870, adjusted the Beretta 92FS in his Safariland rig, touched his backup revolver, then turned to me and said, “Well, you ready to hit the street?”
Many of today's "youth groups" have been heavily influenced by the music scene. Of all the movements, one in particular, Straight Edge, still maintains strong ties with the music world.
Street gangs in America are nothing new. Some of the earliest identified groups with gang-like behaviors formed after the Revolutionary War in 1793.
To my horror, the first sergeant told me that my son, who is active-duty enlisted with the 43rd Engineers in the United States Army, had been shot in the head and was not expected to survive.