For world's police, force of the law meets the law of force




 
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November 25th, 2014  
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Topic: For world's police, force of the law meets the law of force


By Kevin Liffey (Reuters) - U.S. police are under pressure not only for the killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, for which a grand jury decided on Monday not to indict the police officer, but also for the military-style response to the sometimes violent protests that followed. The sight in August of police in camouflage gear, backed up by armored vehicles and brandishing assault rifles, was a reminder that some U.S. police departments have recently acquired U.S. military-surplus hardware from wars abroad. ...




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