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"Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces" (Radley Balko)



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LittleWing's picture

Thanks, just found this!

I put the book up in the DP bookstore the other day! Check out this David Dees illustration: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JuYVY79iFy0/U7LFN5eQ0BI/AAAAAAAAdd...

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

like minds, go213mph! here's the full video:

Radley Balko: Rise of the Warrior Cop, a CATO Inst. Debate vs Mark Lomax, Exec.Dir. of Nat'l Tactical Officers Assn (SWAT Lobby)

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces


http://youtu.be/26bH7ZL2W8E

[VERY Large file: 888mb] .MP4: http://cdn.cato.org/archive-2013/chb-07-24-13.mp4
[47.7mb] .MP3: http://cdn.cato.org/archive-2013/chba-07-24-13.mp3

Capitol Hill Briefing
July 24, 2013 12:00PM
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Radley Balko, Author, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, Senior Writer, Huffington Post; and Mark Lomax, Executive Director, National Association of Tactical Officers [actually, it's called the NTOA, the National Tactical Officers Association]; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.


Help out Mayor Ny & the DailyPaul: Purchase the Book! Thanks.)

One of the most disturbing trends in American policing in recent years has been the militarization of police weaponry and tactics.

In his new book, The Rise of the Warrior Cop, author Radley Balko traces the arc of American law enforcement from the constables of colonial times to present day SWAT teams and special response units. With the martial rhetoric surrounding the “war on drugs” and the “war on terrorism,” policymakers have signed off on a dangerously aggressive style of policing that too often leads to unnecessary deaths and injuries.

Is modern law enforcement on a collision course with our Bill of Rights?

Join us for wide-ranging discussion of paramilitary police tactics in America.

P.S. Okay to be fair, NTOA is not really a SWAT lobby, per-se, but current and retired SWAT member association/fraternity.

Gotta say though, as ANY gunnies would know, the 'NTOA-approved' "member tested & recommended" products, in my past experience, has been pretty good, so far.

If you've ever shopped online for gun/hunting related products and or accessories, you probably came across their logo:

For those who maybe interested, check out some of the following:

http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/N-T-O-A-Member-Tested-Re...
http://www.uscav.com/SearchMan.aspx?Man=296&TabID=548
http://www.blackhawk.com/catalog/ntoa-approved-gear,7.htm
http://www.eberlestock.com/G3M%20NTOA%20Review.htm

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& Radley's more recent debate:

Radley Balko & Barry Cooper on HuffPostLive: Civil Forfeitures; END Policing for Profit, Now!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

scawarren's picture

Another story that literally

Another story that literally makes me sick to my stomach; that poor old lady :(

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain