I was recently stopped by the police for a minor traffic violation. The young man who approached my vehicle was dressed in an all black uniform. He was wearing full upper body armor and had a large Batman style utility belt. On his belt was a Glock semi-automatic pistol, taser, collapsible baton, handcuffs, radio and mace. During the stop I was asked if I had a weapon. I said no and was informed that their records indicated I had a CCW permit. Prior to that I had no idea that the police had automatic access to those records, I refused to answer any questions and at one point was asked, “what was I hiding”. I ended up with an expensive ticket. Militarized, intimidating you bet.