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War Games: The Militarization of American Policing

A series of endless campaigns by the federal government, first Presidents Nixon and Reagan’s largely fruitless ‘war on drugs’ and later President Bush’s declared ‘war on terror’, have led to the wide-scale militarization of local police forces in the United States. When protestors assembled following the shooting by police of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, many Americans were shocked by ...

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