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New ACLU report takes a snapshot of police militarization in the United States

Posted on June 27th, 2014 at 12:12 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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In other words, where violent, volatile SWAT tactics were once used only in limited situations where someone was in the process of or about to commit a violent crime — where the police were using violence only to defuse an already violent situation — SWAT teams today are overwhelmingly used to investigate people who are still only suspected of committing nonviolent consensual crimes. And because these raids often involve forced entry into homes, often at night, they’re actually creating violence and confrontation where there was none before.

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