"Tons of people don't understand that though."
Stupid people. Fuck them. Most of them aren't here anyway.
Or don't care
Or actively support it.
People who I would physically assault if it was consequence-free.
Except yes. The relevance isn't that today's treatment of black communities is less bad than in times past, the relevance is that if pigs have these tools they will use them. If we accept that black communities are disproportionately and unfairly treated by police then it's clear that the pigs' new toys will be used disproportionately on/in black communities.
PS I agree with you on the racism bit, but we disagree to what degree police militarisation is bad for everyone, especially the communities disproportionately targeted.