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Private Police: Mercenaries for the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.05.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

Whatever scant protection the weakened Fourth Amendment provides us dissipates in the face of privatized police, who are paid by corporations working in partnership with the government.

Rescuing America's Inner Cities? Detroit and the Perils of Private Policing

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime
Heather Ann Thompson

Take a trip to Detroit, where everything from the city's economy, to countless of its neighborhoods, to crucial civic-services that its residents need to live healthy happy lives, all seemed to have collapsed.