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militarized policing

Trump Brings America’s Dirty Wars Home

September 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

What are the roots of American police repression and what kind of movement could change it? A conversation with Stuart Schrader, a young scholar who locates the roots of America’s militarized police practices in our half century of counter-insurgency and empire as the U.S. sought …

Militarization of the Police and the 1033 Program

September 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

With William Hartung, Dan McFadden and Yasmine Taeb. Local police throughout the U.S. are direct beneficiaries of the military-industrial complex’s overproduction of hardware designed to dominate the globe. The Pentagon’s 1033 program provides police departments with excess military-grade equipment—including tanks, armored cars and weaponry—meant for …

The End of Policing

August 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

Locally, In Boston, the vast majority of the highest paid public employees are part of law enforcement, with 530 officers having higher salaries than Mayor Walsh. At the state level, the comprehensive Reform- Shift- Build Act is being pushed through the state legislature to take …