The BCPD must change its direction and its gung-ho attitude, though this appears unlikely as police agencies throughout the country continue to militarize post 9/11. Since then, police departments have received millions of dollars' worth of military gear, supposedly in the name of security. City police departments bristle with armaments including automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines, sniper rifles, night vision scopes, infra-red sights and tank-like combat vehicles known as MRAPs. Some police dress like soldiers. They sport combat boots and bloused trousers and ballistic vests and carry multiple weapons, some slung low on the thigh like western gun fighters. There is something wrong with this picture. These weapons are not used to repel an invading army; they are acquired for use against citizens of the United States.