Event Title

War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing

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Across the country, heavily-armed SWAT teams are forcing their way into people's homes in the middle of the night, often using explosives to temporarily blind and deafen residents, simply to serve a search warrant for a small amount of drugs. As we have seen recently in Ferguson, police officers in camouflage tote military rifles and patrol in the same armored vehicles used in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is America: our neighborhoods are not war zones, and our police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies. My talk will focus on how we got here, and what we can do about it.

About the Lecturers: Peter Danelo, Seattle lawyer and Clifford Cook, Bellingham Chief of Police.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

5-2-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

5-2-2015 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Excessive American policing, War on drugs

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English

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Feb 5th, 12:00 PM Feb 5th, 1:15 PM

War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Across the country, heavily-armed SWAT teams are forcing their way into people's homes in the middle of the night, often using explosives to temporarily blind and deafen residents, simply to serve a search warrant for a small amount of drugs. As we have seen recently in Ferguson, police officers in camouflage tote military rifles and patrol in the same armored vehicles used in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is America: our neighborhoods are not war zones, and our police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies. My talk will focus on how we got here, and what we can do about it.

About the Lecturers: Peter Danelo, Seattle lawyer and Clifford Cook, Bellingham Chief of Police.