Despite Current Debate, Police Militarization Goes Beyond U.S. Borders

August 25, 2014 Carey L. Biron 0

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in the southern United States earlier this month has led to widespread public outrage around issues of race, class and police brutality. Despite this unusual bipartisan agreement in Washington over the dangers of a militarized police force, there appears to be no extension of this concern to rising U.S. support for militarized law enforcement in other countries.


Georgia Police Chief Severely Restricts Annual SOA Protest: Social Organizations and US Reps Respond

The School of the Americas (SOA), renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) in 2000, is an enduring propagator of the National Security Doctrine and militarization in Latin America. The training and accompanying political support of repressive security forces throughout the world has contributed to the alarming militarization of the domestic U.S. police force. […]

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