The Militarization of America’s Local Police Infographic

The past 25 years have seen the advent of a disturbing trend in America-militization of its civilian law enforcement. This unsettling rise is evident with the regular use of paramilitary police units, commonly known as Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), for routine police work. The SWAT team, nowadays, are most frequently used to serve drug warrants, usually with forced and unannounced entry into a home.

The Militarization of our Police Forces

Infographic Source: arrestrecords

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