Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces…

The American approach to law enforcement was forged by the experience of revolution. Emerging as they did from the shadow of British rule, the country’s founders would likely have viewed police, as they exist today, as a standing army, and therefore a threat to liberty. Even so, excessive force and disregard for the Bill of Rights have become epidemic in today’s world.



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According to civil liberties reporter Radley Balko, these are all symptoms of a generation-long shift to increasingly aggressive, militaristic, and arguably unconstitutional policing—one that would have shocked the conscience of America’s founders.


Rise of the Warrior Cop traces the arc of U.S. law enforcement from the constables and private justice of colonial times to present-day SWAT teams and riot cops.



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Today, relentless “war on drugs” and “war on terror” pronouncements from politicians, along with battle-clad police forces with tanks and machine guns have dangerously blurred the distinction between cop and soldier.





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via Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces.








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39 Responses to Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces…

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  2. Kenneth Schustereit says:

    Gunny,More than one Ron Paul staffer witnessed Romney votes suddenly appear from under covered tables at primary conventions. Our local sheriff’s department has 7 ton trucks and what looks like stripped down humv’s. Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 03:28:07 +0000 To: kennethschu@hotmail.com

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