Tag Archives: Militarization of Local Police

Draft of Justice Department Report Claims That Police Escalated Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, Following the Death of Michael Brown

By Elaine Magliaro According to the draft of a Justice Department report, police in Ferguson, Missouri, escalated tensions after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Matt Apuzzo (New York Times) said that the report “describes a chaotic scene in which … Continue reading

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A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video for the Holiday Season: “Driving While Brown…and Furry”

Posted by Elaine Magliaro I just came upon the following Mark Fiore video this morning. Although it’s a few days past Christmas, I thought some of you might appreciate viewing this holiday “seasonal” political cartoon brought to us by Truthdig. … Continue reading

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Zaid Jilani on the Role That Liberals Have Played in Our Growing Police State

By Elaine Magliaro I just came across an interesting article titled Bill Clinton, Joe Biden and Democrats’ shameful complicity in our police state over at Salon. The article, written by Zaid Jilani, originally appeared on AlterNet. It talks about the role that liberals … Continue reading

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Charles Pierce on Local Police Forces Acting Like Armies of Occupation

By Elaine Magliaro Charlie Pierce wrote a post for his Politics Blog at Esquire about some of the police forces in this country acting like “armies of occupation.” He noted that President Obama was to host a meeting earlier today that would focus … Continue reading

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