Home / News & Politics / Why America’s police look like soldiers
NULL Why America's police look like soldiers thumbnail

Why America’s police look like soldiers

Why are the police bringing military assault rifles to protests? And where did they get them?

Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO

Across the country, Americans protesting racial injustice and police brutality – the overwhelming majority of them peacefully – have been met by police forces that look more like an army. Officers have shown up to protests with riot gear, armored trucks, and military rifles. This is what America’s police now look like, and it’s the result of a decades-long buildup of military equipment among the country’s police departments. It began as a Reagan-era program to give police departments more resources to fight the War on Drugs, and has escalated ever since. Today, the idea of a militarized police force is baked into how American police see themselves.

Read more about the history of police militarization:

More on the history of the 1033 program:

And read more of Arthur Rizer’s research here:

Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.

Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE
Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H

About funane.com

Check Also

NULL Trump Accidentally Concedes! thumbnail

Trump Accidentally Concedes!

Cenk Uygur checks in live to discuss Trump accidentally admitting he lost to Joe Biden. …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.