The History of Police Militarization in the US


On Monday, November 28, 2011, students at UC-Davis occupied Dutton Hall, the University's financial center, and held an all-day teach-in. Author/Journalist/Filmmaker Charles Shaw was one of the featured speakers. Here is his talk, "The History of Police Militarization in the US."




Federal coordination of OWS raids

Mayors, police chiefs talk strategy on protests
The Associated Press
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 | 3:22 p.m.

Police Crackdowns on OWS Coordinated among Mayors, FBI, DHS
by Juan Cole

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy.  The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality.  Naomi Wolf, Friday 25 November 2011

Naomi Wolf, Friday 25 November 2011

Reasons behind violent crackdown on OWS

Update: 'Occupy' crackdowns coordinated with federal law enforcement officials
Rick Ellis , Minneapolis Top News ExaminerNovember 15, 2011

Private cop organization, linked to DHS, helped plan raids on OWS nationwide
More on Police Departments' Collusion in Defense of 1%: Who's the Organization Coordinating Those Crackdown Calls?
By Geov Parrish, Booman Tribune
Posted on November 19, 2011


"Lockdown America" & "The Soft Cage"
by Christian Parenti

Militarizing the Police: How the Drug War and 9/11 Led to Battle-Dressed Cops Cracking Down on Peaceful Protests
By Heather "Digby" Parton, Al Jazeera English
Posted on November 14, 2011, Printed on November 18, 2011

Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America
by Radley Balko, The Cato Institute, July 17, 2006

Police State America
A Look Back And Ahead
By Stephen Lendman, Global Research, 2007

Carlos Montes and the Security State: A Cautionary Tale
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Jul 10, 2011

The Rise of the American Police State
Contributing researchers: Katherine Coleman (Project Coordinator) James Parker Gochenour Kathryn Lawryszek, Nina Chandnani
Rutherford Institute-Virginia Themis Society Research Program May 2010

"65 Million Need Not Apply: The Case for Reforming Criminal Background Checks for Employment"
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez | Maurice Emsellem The National Employment Law Project
March 2011

Surveillance State: Government Snooping, Prying,
and Informing Worse Than You Think
By Stephan Salisbury, October 3, 2010

SWAT Teams, Flash-Bang Grenades, Shooting the Family Pet: The
Shocking Outcomes of Police Militarization in the War on Drugs
By Norm Stamper, AlterNet, November 11, 2011 bang_grenades%2C_shooting_the_family_pet%3A_the_shocking_outcomes_of_police_mili­tarization_in_the_war_on_drugs

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