Militarization of the Police — Political Violence at a Glance

Guest post by Lindsay P. Cohn The COVID-19 pandemic raises important questions about civil liberties and the use of coercion to maintain order. In Italy, police are enforcing a nationwide lockdown, and in the US, police are involved in dispersing crowds and enforcing quarantines. So far, several states have activated their National Guard to help…

This phenomenon of merging has been around for some time, as in Canada for example there is ongoing cooperation between the RCMP and local and especially provincial police forces. Political violence is very rare in this country, so “militarization” as used in this context has little meaning.

 

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