What is the difference between a soldier and a police officer?
You hear a lot about police militarization as the incidents of conflict between police and citizens appears to be increasing. In this episode, we explore the origin of the S.W.A.T. team, the programs that supply your local police department with military equipment, and the psychological impact it has on both officers and citizens. Does providing local police departments with military gear violate posse comitatus? And is this on a rise or have we potentially seen the height of it as departments experience pressure to retrain their officers in methods that discourage the use of deadly/excessive force.
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