Civil Liberties

Mainstream Media Discovers Militarized Policing

Hey! That looks like a war zone!


To some, the events in Ferguson highlight a growing danger.

"Police militarization has been among the most consequential and unnoticed developments of our time," The Huffington Post's Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim said in a statement decrying the arrest of one of the site's reporters.

Just weeks ago, the American Civil Liberties Union issued an extensive report on the issue. "American policing has become unnecessarily and dangerously militarized, in large part through federal programs that have armed state and local law enforcement agencies with the weapons and tactics of war, with almost no public discussion or oversight," the report said.