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July 22. 2013 12:23PM

WSJ: Rise of the Warrior Cop - Is it time to reconsider militarization of American policing?


This photo supplied by the Keene Police Department depicts the LENCO BearCat Special Missions armored vehicle the department hopes to order using a Homeland Security Grant. 

What would it take to dial back such excessive police measures? The obvious place to start would be ending the federal grants that encourage police forces to acquire gear that is more appropriate for the battlefield. Beyond that, it is crucial to change the culture of militarization in American law enforcement.


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