Monday, September 29, 2014

The Militarization of U.S. Domestic Policing

 

The ongoing “wars” on drugs and terrorism have helped to militarize domestic policing, giving us “no-knock” raids and other tactics formerly considered off-limits for civilian law enforcement. A political-economic analysis of this trend explains how crises have eroded rules that were created to constrain the use of military power and separate domestic policing from military functions.

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  1. Nah - the standing army is the military industrial complex.
    This militarization of civilian police are the beginnings of the brownshirts whoa re being rapidly federalized. And the federalization is nothing new, either.
    http://www.policeone.com/patrol-issues/articles/3139476-The-federalization-of-local-law-enforcement/
    http://www.infowars.com/shock-docs-total-federalization-of-police-under-new-homeland-security-mission/
    http://www.popularresistance.org/reversing-the-militarization-federalization-of-local-police-in-massachusetts/

    Once fed.gov has hooked into the majority of the local police depts...can't say there'll be good times ahead...

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    1. Once fed.gov has hooked into the majority of the local police depts...can't say there'll be good times ahead...

      Will just be the country ones opposed, I believe.

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