Militarism Hits Home

Militarism Hits Home

September: Weapons, some of which last saw service in the military invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, are equipping police departments in towns and cities across the country. The protests and police response in Ferguson, Missouri this summer showed unarmed protestors met by police officers dressed in camouflage uniforms, driving armored vehicles and armed with tear gas and M-16s.

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Militarism Hits Home

Weapons, some of which last saw service in the military invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, are equipping police departments in towns and cities across the country. The protests and police response in Ferguson, Missouri this summer showed what this looks like—unarmed protestors met by police officers dressed in camouflage uniforms, driving armored vehicles and armed with tear gas and M-16s.

How Tanks Got to Main Street

How did police in Ferguson, Missouri afford, let alone acquire, the powerful military equipment that met protestors this summer? A Pentagon program called 1033 provides part of the answer.

From Discovery to Legislation

How did police in Ferguson, Missouri afford, let alone acquire, the powerful military equipment that met protestors this summer? A Pentagon program called 1033 provides part of the answer.

Race and (In)Justice in Policing

Dismantling racism and prejudice may seem like a philosophical, intangible goal, but we can start by reforming the policies which systemically disenfranchise and oppress black people in this country.

Militarized Policing: Additional Resources

Get more information about militarized policing and find out how to take action.

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