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How to Fix Our Police Departments

How to Fix Our Police Departments

March 13, 2015 at 2:43 am

CNN 03/12/15 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Hank Johnson Editor’s Note: “Hank Johnson represents Georgia’s 4th Congressional District and serves on the House Judiciary and Armed Services committees. Michael Shank, a former congressional staffer, is adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. The views […]

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Police Militarization Must Be Halted

Police Militarization Must Be Halted

October 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm

POLITIX 10/13/14 By Michael Shank Last month, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and the House of Representatives finally took a stand against the growing militarization of our police forces and our main streets. Shortly after Congressmen Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) introduced the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement […]

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Stop Treating America Like a War Zone

Stop Treating America Like a War Zone

August 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/22/14 By Michael Shank and US Rep Hank Johnson America is finally waking up to the militarization of its police forces. This is a good thing and heralds a tipping point in the changing face of policing in the United States. America must realize that […]

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New Bill Aims to Rein in Police Militarization

New Bill Aims to Rein in Police Militarization

March 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

WASHINGTON POST 03/11/14 By Radley Balko I’ve been covering the militarization of America’s police departments for about eight years now. Over the past 35 years, Congress has generally been interested only in accelerating it. But the tide may be turning. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) has just introduced what may be […]

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Defense Department Gives Local Police Equipment Designed for a War Zone

Defense Department Gives Local Police Equipment Designed for a War Zone

November 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

FOX NEWS 11/27/13 By Edmund DeMarche From war zones to city streets, some military vehicles are getting a new life — and not everyone is happy about the recycling. The Defense Department recently announced it would be giving domestic law enforcement forces hulking vehicles designed to efficiently maneuver in a […]

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Will Domestic Law Enforcement Paranoia Turn US Into a Police State?

Will Domestic Law Enforcement Paranoia Turn US Into a Police State?

November 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/01/13 By Bryana Johnson Judging by the way the Department of Homeland Security is spending your money, domestic unrest may be coming soon to a city near you. The DHS has been making purchases lately that seem to signal a federal fear of riots across the nation in […]

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The Militarization of U.S. Police Forces

The Militarization of U.S. Police Forces

October 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm

REUTERS, CHICAGO TRIBUNE 10/22/13 By Michael Shank and Elizabeth Beavers This month, more Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles (MRAPs) have found their way from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the Main Streets of America. These are just the latest acquisitions in a growing practice by Pentagon that’s militarizing America’s municipal […]

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Pentagon’s Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

Pentagon’s Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

October 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

HUFFINGTON POST 10/10/13 By Michael Shank and Elizabeth Beavers America’s streets are looking more and more like a war zone. Last week, in a small county in upstate New York with a population of roughly 120,000 people, county legislators approved the receipt of a 20-ton Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) […]

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