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http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/339334

Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall announced the severe measures at a Thursday town hall meeting at the West View Baptist Church.

Dozens of residents listened while Stovall outlined the plan to deal with the city's high crime rate. Starting next year, the police department will roll out a new street crimes unit consisting of officers in SWAT gear armed with AR-15 assault rifles.

"If you're out walking, we're going to stop you, ask why you're out walking, check for your ID," Stovall warned. The police chief acknowledged that some citizens might be alarmed or offended by this paramilitary policing strategy but said they shouldn't be worried.

"Anyone who's out walking, because of the crime and the fear factor" could be stopped and interrogated, he said.

"We're going to do it to everybody," Stovall promised. "Criminals don't like being talked to."

How long until the Duggars support is re-election bid?

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We had that growing up: the local mob (they were mafia-lite) would walk around the downtown, keeping a "presence." Anyone who caused trouble would be made to feel most unwelcome fairly quickly. Unfortunately, they tended to apply this to people with less-than-alabaster-complexions on a regular basis and ended up facing the Courts.

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