"When you're conditioned to believe that every person...poses a threat to your existence, you simply cannot be expected to build out meaningful relationships."
Militarization of Police
Washington Post Journalist Radley Balko on Civil Rights, Militarized Policing, and the Power of Video
The Washington Post's Radley Balko was a pioneer in reporting on the disastrous consequences of police militarization and the need for criminal justice reform. Now everyone else is catching up.
Nashville officers tried to smooth things over with groceries. A traumatized Azaria Hines says what she really needs is "a peace of mind."
The Secret Service wanted the helicopter to deploy a "fast ropes" commando team if necessary.
Getting government officials to put their packs of enforcers on shorter leashes is the definition of an uphill battle.
President Trump sent federal agents to squash protests, but the situation has continuously escalated.
Nor did the suspect live at the residence.
Government agents brutalizing people are in the wrong, whether or not we sympathize with those on the receiving end.
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The Hawaii senator fails to fully consider the causes of bad policing.
Department of Homeland Security Reportedly Sending 150 Agents to Chicago in Expansion of Federal Crackdown
Trump and other White House officials say the feds may soon be coming to other major cities as well.
The Reason Roundtable talks Portland, policing, federalism, coronavirus, and the perennially dumb discourse.
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Homeland Security Acting Like 'An Occupying Army' Says Sen. Wyden, After Federal Agents Shoot Peaceful Portland Protester
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It's been nearly four months since a Maryland SWAT team killed Duncan Lemp, and there's been no transparency.
The problem isn’t just that cops look like occupying soldiers, it’s that too many think and act like them.
Police strategies have changed dramatically in the past few decades—and not because of soaring crime. America's War on Drugs is a prime culprit.
How to stop police killings and enact real, lasting reforms.
Leave people room to experiment with approaches to protecting life, liberty, and property.
Support, Don't 'Dominate,' Protesters Seeking 'Equal Justice Under the Law,' Writes Former Defense Secretary Mattis
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Police brutality brought Americans into the streets. What would military force do?
The president has said he's willing to deploy active-duty military personnel to cities and states that aren't doing enough to crackdown on street violence.
Pro-democracy legislator Charles Mok explains what China's new national security law means for dissidents and the future of the city.
Biden voted for the 1997 bill that created the Pentagon's 1033 program, which allows surplus military gear to be passed along to local cops. It took 23 years, but he finally changed his opinion.
Meanwhile, Sen. Tom Cotton is asking the military to commit war crimes against American citizens. Trump approves!
Videos Show Police Aggression Against Protesters Across the Country. Here Are Two Ways To Help It Stop.
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Aggressive police tactics are likely to worsen the situation.
At this point, police can hardly be surprised when they are mistaken for armed criminals.
Montgomery County police say Duncan Lemp "confronted" a SWAT team executing a search warrant on his family's house. His family says he was shot in bed.
A group of homeless mothers moved into an Oakland, California, home they didn't own.
The Justice Department says Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas were killed in an operation based on a fraudulent warrant triggered by a false report to police.
Cops Destroyed This House To Arrest a Shoplifter. A Federal Court Says Police Don't Have To Pay for the Damage.
Are there any limits to what police can do in pursuit of a suspect? The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals apparently doesn't think so.
'I Still Think They're Heroes,' Houston's Police Chief Says of the Cops Who Killed a Couple During a Fraudulent Drug Raid
While the narcotics officers charged with murder and evidence tampering were bad eggs, Art Acevedo says, their colleagues acted "in good faith."
It's a nasty mix of police militarization and civil asset forfeiture.
The Illinois boy now suffers from severe PTSD and will walk with a limp for the rest of his life, the lawsuit says.
Police Agree To Pay Woman $750,000 After Raiding Her House and Killing Her Dog Over an Unpaid Gas Bill
The case highlights the dangers of using SWAT teams for anything and everything.
As governments and law enforcement agencies rush to incorporate facial recognition tech, California lawmakers have a chance to slam on the brakes.
The local police union promises to defy him.