May 31, 2020; Athens, GA, USA; Athens-Clark County police officers in riot gear and backed up by a military vehicle move in on the protesters to remove them from Broad Street late in the evening in downtown Athens, Ga, on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The protest was organized to demonstrate for the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, sparking demonstrations and riots around the country. Mandatory Credit: Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via USA TODAY NEWTORK
How endless war contributes to police brutality

Perhaps the most damaging effect of police militarization is that it pushes police officers engaging with the public to behave as they look, to act like soldiers dealing with enemy combatants.

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