The killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, 2014, set off a national conversation about police methods and biases. During the protests that followed, images of cops in head-to-toe military-grade armor, sitting atop vehicles that looked like they were ready for war and not…

via The “great awakening” of Ferguson changed nothing: Police militarization in 2017 — Quartz

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