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Police an Uneducated Lot

I have struggled for a while, trying to “explain” what I have long observed: the vast majority of police officers are young, white men…with little more than a high school education. 725 more words

Police Brutality

How Many People Must Be Maimed or Killed Before We End the Militarization of Our Police Forces?

Yesterday, a grand jury in Habersham County, Georgia, decided not to bring charges against the police officers who threw a flashbang grenade into the crib of Bounkham Phonesavanh, known affectionately as “Baby Bou Bou.” The explosion left a hole in the then-19-month-old’s chest, exposing his rib, and almost ripped his nose from his face. 184 more words


How Militarized are San Diego Police Forces?


Aug. 26, 2014 (San Diego) Images were seared into our minds. Police officers deploying in the streets wearing camouflage battle dress uniforms, body armor, helmets, radios, assault weapons and riding Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAP), as well as Bearcat vehicles designed for high-risk deployments. 2,361 more words

Que tan Militarizadas Están las Policías en San Diego?


Aug. 26, 2014 (San Diego) Las imágenes han sido fijadas en nuestras mentes. Oficiales de policía en las calles vistiendo uniformes de combate de camuflaje, chalecos antibalas, cascos tácticos, radios, armas de asalto y en vehículos resistentes a minas (MRAP por sus letras en ingles), así como vehículos Bearcat diseñados para situaciones de alto riesgo. 2,645 more words