Video: The Militarization Of American...

Video: The Militarization Of American Police

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Alice Ollstein

San Jose, CA

#1 Jul 18, 2014
These dirty government scum sucking dogs should be found and then the community should go to their homes and kill their families. It is the only way this will ever stop. Hurt them badly and keep hurting them until it stops.

Video: The Militarization Of American Police

By Alice Ollstein,
July 17th, 2014

The militarization and paramilitarization of US police forces is the subject of a major investigation by civil liberties groups, who say the overuse of Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT teams, has hurt innocent people and made communities less safe. Our reporter Alice Ollstein spoke to one victim of such a SWAT raid—the mayor of a small town just outside Washington, DC. Based on suspicion of marijuana possession, armed police broke down his door with a battering ram, held his family at gunpoint, shot and killed his two dogs, handcuffed and interrogated him for hours, and left without charging anyone with a crime. Now, he and many others are fighting for new laws that will restrain police and hold them accountable.

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