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Police Weapons

An MRAP Is Not a Blanket

Kara Dansky | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Kara Dansky

If local police are going to receive military weapons at all, the federal government has an obligation to put some reasonable constraints on how they are able to use them.

Saki Knafo

New Video Explains How Cops Became Soldiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Keene, New Hampshire, population 23,000, is home to an annual pumpkin festival, a summer baseball team called the Swamp Bats -- and something called a...

The Militarization of American Policing

Stephen Downing | Posted 10.28.2014 | Crime
Stephen Downing

The military mission is to confront and kill a defined enemy. The peace officer has no enemies. His or her mission is to protect the community and everyone within it. No matter what crime they may have committed, all are entitled to the protections of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and due process.

Stopping Al Qaeda One MRAP at a Time in Rural America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Sometimes a single story has a way of standing in for everything you need to know. In the case of the up-arming, up-armoring, and militarization of police forces across the country, there is such a story.