Militarization

Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Heavily armed and camouflaged police officers stand by their armored vehicle on November 4, 2016 in Wilmington, Ohio. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
"It is absurd that the Pentagon has so much funding they can send their 'excess' weaponry to police departments around the country. We need to demilitarize our police and defund the Pentagon now."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Police ride on an armored vehicle on May 31, 2020 in Bellevue, Washington.
"This report sheds a harsh and needed light on the ways police violence and...
Julia Conley, staff writer
" This is a welcomed step, but partial justice is not justice."

Further

Ferguson has become a battlefield, with a white police force waging war on black residents after Mike Brown died in the street "like an animal." With the FAA declaring a no-fly zone to protect "law enforcement activities," police have shot two more people, declined to hear the chilling account of Brown's friend, lobbed tear gas at protesters in their own backyards, and issued a statement saying sorry but could black folks' protests be only in daylight and "respectful," just like they've been.