Here’s an important article from awhile back that I’m just getting around to linking. It’s another reminder that everything is connected, and if we’re going to survive to usher in a more peaceful and just society, we need to understand the connections.
How the War on Terror Has Militarized the Police. [Arthur Rizer & Joseph Hartman | The Atlantic] – In recent years we have witnessed a proliferation in incidents of excessive, military-style force by police S.W.A.T. teams, which often make national headlines due to their sheer brutality. Why has it become routine for police departments to deploy black-garbed, body-armored S.W.A.T. teams for routine domestic police work? The answer to this question requires a closer examination of post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy and the War on Terror.