militarization of police

'Less Lethal' Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn

'Less Lethal' Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn
Peter Callahan was caught between two police lines in the West Florissant section of Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday night, when something fiery hot singed his leg. A nearby protester's shirt briefly caught fire. Callahan, a Washington D.C.-based journalist, deduced that he had been hit by a flash-bang device. "I was also at Occupy Wall Street," he said. "This is a lot worse."
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Abbie Nehring
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Show of Force: Small CT Towns Use Tank-Like Vehicles to Fight Non-Violent Crime

Show of Force: Small CT Towns Use Tank-Like Vehicles to Fight Non-Violent Crime
The militarization of America's police force took center stage over the past week, as the protests over Michael Brown's death at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer sparked a brute force response. Here are a few cases of sleepy New England towns employing heavy artillery in the post-9/11 police force.
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