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The Making of the American Police State - Center for Research on Globalization


Horton escaped prison while Michael Dukakis was governor of Massachusetts.

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The Making of the American Police State - Center for Research on Globalization

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Image: Three girls at a juvenile facility in Racine, Wisconsin. Richard Ross How did we end up with millions behind bars and police armed like soldiers? How did we get here? The numbers are chillin...
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Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison ... - AlterNet

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Disarm the Police - CounterPunch

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The murder of Walter Scott by North Charleston cop Michael Slager is further evidence that police violence is irresolvable without challenging the fundamental precepts by which the police exist. In a narrow sense it is encouraging that after ‘private’ video evidence of the murder was made public the North Charleston police chose to charge Mr. Slager with murder. What isn’t encouraging is that Mr. Slager’s (Black) partner who witnessed the murder apparently signed off on Mr. Slager’s account of events. Also less than encouraging is that the North Charleston police department had declared Mr. Scott’s murder justified until the video surfaced. The evidence that led to the charge of murder was ‘accidental’ as opposed to the result of an internal investigation.

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Police claim Occupy protesters wearing costumes are hiding from the law - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Police claim Occupy protesters wearing costumes are hiding from the law - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Chief Superintendent Steve Hui Chun-tak, speaking at the police’s daily press conference, says protesters who dress up are "concealing their own identities as if they were going to a carnival".
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Ferguson fallout: Black Americans grapple with victim-blaming - Al Jazeera America

Ferguson fallout: Black Americans grapple with victim-blaming - Al Jazeera America | real utopias | Scoop.it

When police in Ferguson, Missouri, released a video showing Michael Brown allegedly robbing a store and shoving around a clerk just hours before the unarmed teen was shot dead in a seemingly unrelated confrontation with an officer, many accused the department of engaging in deliberate character assassination — a tactic that some rights advocates say is commonly used against African-American victims of excessive force in an attempt to shift blame from perpetrators to victims.

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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Security and State Policy" [NEW!!] - YouTube

 Lecture by Professor Noam Chomsky 
Date - February 28th, 2014

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Big Brother's little siblings: How local police departments are spying on us ... - Salon

Big Brother's little siblings: How local police departments are spying on us ... - Salon | real utopias | Scoop.it

By now, it’s well known that the National Security Agency is collecting troves of data about law-abiding Americans. But the NSA is not alone: A series of new reports show that state and local police have been busy collecting data on our daily activities as well — under questionable or nonexistent legal pretenses. These revelations about the extent of police snooping in the U.S. — and the lack of oversight over it — paint a disturbing picture for anyone who cares about civil liberties and privacy protection.

 
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation