SOURCE: The Abusable Past
by Charlotte Rosen
Recent work by scholars including Naomi Murakawa, Jodi Melamed, Elizabeth Hinton, Marisol LeBrón, Simon Balto, Max Felker-Kantor and Alex Vitale show that liberal reforms to policing fail to solve serious problems and reinforce the power and reach of police departments to the detriment of the disadvantaged.
SOURCE: Scientific American
Policing historian Stuart Schrader explains the military roots of many less-lethal police crowd-control weapons and the connections between military occupation and contemporary policing.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Stuart Schrader
Police have trapped themselves in a cycle of hostility by adapting military urban counterinsurgency tactics and weapons and treating protests as revolutions. Tom Cotton's call to deploy the military to American cities is fully consistent with this dangerous trend.
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