The People are Not the Enemy: Police Anarchy in America

Whitehead, John W.

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  02/08/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21160

With alarming regularity unarmed American men, women, children and even pets are dying at the hands of police who are trained to shoot first and ask questions later, yet government seems to do little to resolve this crisis in policing.


Excerpt: That police instead chose to fatally resolve these encounters by using their guns on fellow citizens speaks volumes about what is wrong with policing in America today, where police officers are being dressed in the trappings of war, drilled in the deadly art of combat, and trained to look upon “every individual they interact with as an armed threat and every situation as a deadly force encounter in the making.”
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