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Vigilantes with a Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives and Freedoms

NOW PLAYING: Not a day goes by without reports of police officers overstepping the bounds of the Constitution and brutalizing, terrorizing and killing the citizenry. Indeed, the list of incidents in which unaccountable police abuse their power, betray their oath of office and leave taxpayers bruised, broken and/or killed grows longer and more tragic by the day. Indeed, as John W. Whitehead reports in this episode of On Target, it is increasingly evident that militarized police—who are armed with weapons of war and who are allowed to operate above the law—have not made America any safer or freer.


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