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Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State

By John Whitehead, Constitutional and civil rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of … Continue reading

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Congress Members Who Approve Militarization of U.S. Police Receive 73% More Money from Defense Industry

Congress Is For Sale to the Highest Bidder Americans of all stripes oppose the militarization of U.S. police forces. For example: A December 2013 Reason-Rupe poll found that 58% of Americans thought that police militarization has gone too far A … Continue reading

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The Militarization of American Police – and Shredding of Our Constitutional Rights – Started At Least 30 Years Ago

Police Being Militarized Nationwide Journalists from across the spectrum have documented the militarization of police forces in the United States, including, CNN, Huffington Post, the Cato Institute, Forbes, the New York Times, Daily Kos, Esquire, The Atlantic, Salon and many … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of 9/11: The Building Blocks of the American Police State from A-Z

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices.” ― Edward R. Murrow We’ve walked a strange and harrowing road since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of … Continue reading

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