Tara's Blog – March 2013 Archive (1)

How Cops Became Soldiers: An Interview with Police Militarization Expert Radley Balko

By Michael Arria

What happened to friendly neighborhood cops? The drug and terror wars happened. Via Oregon DOT/Flickr

In 2007, journalist Radley Balko told a House subcommittee that one criminologist detected a 1,500% increase in the use of SWAT teams over the last two decades. That's reflective…

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Added by Tara on March 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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