Does the Militarization of Police Cause More Violence?

A recent article published in the East Tennesean, the student-run newspaper of East Tennessee University in Johnson City, Tenn., displays the headline “Police Militarization Leads to Violence Against the Marginalized.”

At first glance, this headline seems rather leftist, as anything to do with the marginalized – a...

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October 27, 2019  Robin Kinderman
militarization of police, nationalization of police, violence, marginalization, minorities, government oversight, grants, department of justice, federal oversight
Does the Militarization of Police Cause More Violence?

"Do Not Resist" documentary focuses on the militarization of police

“Do Not Resist,” an independent film about police militarization, aired on PBS on Monday, February 12, 2018.

While the film focused on the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO in 2014, it also covered various law enforcement agencies across the nation that were receiving military equipment from the...

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February 13, 2018  Robin Kinderman
militarization, police, military, equipment, federalization, BEARCAT, SWAT team, Ferguson, BLM, Black Lives Matter, St. Louis, Michael Brown, armored vehicle