equip their police as though they are going to war; but with whom?
With us Citizens, silly. Where have you been? J/K.
It was a fundamental precept of this country to have no standing army. They're totally militarized now and it is an act of aggression unless they want to play with word definitions like Slick Willie did. It's no secret either. You can turn on the tube and watch Cops pillage and plunder the Citizenry for minor offenses 7 days a week with Cable TV.