Militarized Policing Primer

From the Cato Institute, links to articles and a podcast that describe the dangers of militarized policing:

The clampdown in Ferguson highlights the dangers of our drift toward paramilitary policing, as well as the broader trend of law-enforcement lawlessness documented by Cato’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project.

“Police Militarization in Ferguson — and Your Town,” by Walter Olson.

“Police Misconduct: The Assault on Civil Liberties,” by Tim Lynch.

“Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces,” by Radley Balko.

“Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America,” by Radley Balko.

“Homeland Security Grants Subsidize Dystopia,” by Gene Healy

PODCAST: “The Reality of Militarized Cops,” featuring Walter Olson.

Posted earlier @ Daily Adams.

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