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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Monday, August 18, 2014

War Zone In #Ferguson: How Billions In Military Weapons Ended Up In The Hands Of Local Police

The highly militarized police response to the protests in Ferguson has been widely observed — and widely criticized. Writing for Business Insider, former Marine Paul Szoldra catalogued the military weaponry on display in Ferguson, then observed that “this is not a war zone […]. This is a city outside of St. Louis where people on both sides are angry.” Journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote Thursday that the events in Ferguson are “the destructive by-product of several decades of deliberate militarization of American policing.” And soldiers have begun to draw startling comparisons between their own armaments and those of the police.  War Zone 



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Welcome to a new era of American policing, where cops increasingly see themselves as soldiers occupying enemy territory, often with the help of Uncle Sam’s armory, and where even nonviolent crimes are met with overwhelming force and brutality.

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