Killer Instincts: When Police Become Judge, Jury and Executioner
Whitehead, John W.http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/10/killer-instincts-when-police-become-judge-jury-and-executioner/
Date Written: 10/08/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19890
Those responsible for this policing crisis are none other than the police unions that are helping police officers evade accountability for wrongdoing; the police academies that are teaching police officers that their lives are more valuable than the lives of those they serve; a corporate military sector that is making a killing by selling military-grade weapons, equipment, technology and tactical training to domestic police agencies; a political establishment that is dependent on campaign support and funding from the powerful police unions; and a police state that is transforming police officers into extensions of the military in order to extend its reach and power.