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New Study: Militarizing the Police Doesn’t Reduce Crime

Brad Polumbo Foundation for Economic Education
A federal program created by Congress more than 30 years ago transferred 80,000 rifles, 12,000 bayonets, 4,000 combat knives, nearly 500 ‘bomb detonator robots,’ 50 airplanes, ‘night-vision sniper scopes,’ and more to local police.

We Should Still Defund the Police

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor New Yorker
Defunding the police is the first step in a longer process that may culminate in the end of policing in the United States. The repeated failure of meaningful reform have made concepts like “defunding” and “abolition” part of mainstream conversation.

Defund the Police, Defund the Military

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies CodePink
Americans are getting a small taste of the fire and fury that the U.S. military...inflict on people overseas on a regular basis from Iraq and Afghanistan to Yemen and Palestine, and the intimidation felt by the people of Iran, Venezuela...
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