Warrior Cops: The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in Police Departments

State and local police departments are increasingly accepting the military as a model for their behavior and outlook…. The problem is that the mindset of the soldier is simply not appropriate for the civilian police officer. Police officers confront not an ‘enemy’ but individuals who are protected by the Bill of Rights. Confusing the police function with the military function can lead to dangerous and unintended consequences….”
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