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Good Cops Don’t Need Grenade Launchers

The militarization of our police goes hand in hand with the collapse of civil society

Federal security forces in riot gear block 16th Street at I Street in front of the White House on June 3, 2020. Photo: Bill Clark/Getty Images

By day, the officers appear highly empathetic, kneeling and praying alongside members of the community. By night, they drive armored vehicles, don riot gear, shoot rubber bullets, and resort to tear gas as they corral and trample generally peaceful…

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Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Survival of the Richest, Team Human, Program or Be Programmed, and host of the Team Human podcast http://teamhuman.fm