Foreign Policy, Ep. 2: Militarization of Police in America – Learn Liberty

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lass=”” >Watching footage of recent domestic protests, police are so armed to the teeth you’d think you were looking at a war zone. Learn More:

The sight of police officers riding in tanks, wearing combat gear, and using military-grade weapons to respond to civil unrest, has become increasingly common on American streets. Professor Abby Blanco of Tampa University explains how that came to be. Learn more:


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The Militarization of U.S. Domestic Policing (The Independent Review article): Academic work investigating the militarization of police, and the role of “constrained government” by professors Abby Hall Blanco and Chris Coyne.…
How U.S. Police Came to Look Like Soldiers (article): Professors Chris Coyne and Abby Hall Blanco write on the origins of police militarization.…
History of Police Militarization (Learn Liberty video): This video looks into what brought us to where we are today with regard to the war-like nature of policing in the U.S.…
Police Brutality in the Baltimore Riots & the Rise of Police Militarization (Learn Liberty Video): This video looks at the police response to protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray.…

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