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The Sixth Branch of the Military, Neocon-men & the Silicon Scam‏: May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 by

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy RadioWhoWhatWhy: Police Becoming Sixth Branch of US Military? by Jeff Schechtman Is President Obama’s recently announced order seeking to reverse the dramatic over-arming of police forces nationwide too little, too late? We all saw—in Baltimore, in Ferguson, in Boston—how civilian law enforcement has turned into a virtual sixth branch of the Read More

Lenco BearCat Armored police carrier used in Nashville. Photo credit: Wikimedia Foundation.
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RadioWhoWhatWhy: Police Becoming Sixth Branch of US Military?

May 22, 2015 by

Is President Obama’s recently announced order seeking to reverse the dramatic over-arming of police forces nationwide too little, too late? We all saw—in Baltimore, in Ferguson, in Boston—how civilian law enforcement has turned into a virtual sixth branch of the military. Where is this going? Our guest, author of a new book on the topic, shares his research.