Tag Archive: police militarization

  • A History of Police Militarization

    The recent and ongoing protests in major American cities like Dallas, Phoenix, Baton Rouge, and St. Paul have brought disheartening images to our TVs. While we mourn the death of five police officers in Dallas, it is noteworthy that the assailant was killed by a robot manufactured by Northrup Grumman, a war manufacturer. Though the […]

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  • What Causes Police Brutality?

    Last month, we noted that a police officer in San Antonio was fired after he body slammed a 12-year-old girl. In addition to his excessive use of force, the officer in question failed to properly report the incident. This case is a win for police accountability, but it’s also just one of the latest examples […]

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  • Discussion Question: Policing in America

    Should police officers go on trial every time they kill another person? If not, what are the appropriate considerations for police actions (and possible crimes) in the context of the line of duty, and are they used in America today? Be sure to check out our new video on police brutality in the wake of […]

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  • Blurred Lines: Police and Military

    Dozens of innocent people are terrorized, shot, or killed each year because of botched SWAT team drug raids on wrong houses. Dozens more are killed each year because of botched SWAT team drug raids on the correct houses. This needless suffering and death is largely a result of the massive increase in police militarization in […]

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