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Why Are Police In The USA So Terrified?

Burrowes, Robert J
http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/11/15/why-are-police-in-the-usa-so-terrified/

Publisher:  Counter Currents
Date Written:  15/11/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

The routine killing of innocent civilians by the police has become a national crisis despite concerted attempts by political and legal authorities and the corporate media to obscure what is happening.

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By triggering fear and using military-style tactics and weapons, however, the very essence of the relationship between police and civilians is more rapidly, completely and detrimentally transformed in accord with elite interests. It equates law-enforcement with counter-terrorism and community safety with social control.

Fundamentally, of course, this plays its part in ensuring minimal effective resistance to the broader elite agenda to secure militarized control of the world’s populations and resources for elite benefit.

This transformation in the relationship between police and civilians has been accelerated by training US police in the use of military tactics that the Israeli military employs against the occupied Palestinians.

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