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Panel Discussion on Rise of The Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

Event Date: 09/18/2013
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Reading Room (Auditorium Library, 10th floor)

Panel Discussion with: Radley Balko, Joey Mogul, Crista Noel, and Marco Roc.
Moderated by: Greg Malandrucco

In Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces, Radley Balko explains how and why over the last generation American policing has grown more aggressive and confrontational. From the astonishing boom in the number and use of SWAT teams, to the "Robocop" response to protest, to a noticeable shift in the mentality of the average cop, Balko argues that decades of war rhetoric from politicians -- and the policies that have brought that rhetoric to bear -- have encouraged America's cops to treat their beats like battlefields, and to see the people they serve not as citizens with rights, but as potential threats.

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