demilitarization

In a police state, you're either the one with your hand on the trigger or you're staring down the barrel of a loaded down. In other words, we're all in this together. The oppression and injustice -- be it in the form of shootings, surveillance, fines, etc. -- will come to all of us eventually.
In cities across the United States, we have seen how the militarized mold of policing and the supply of armored vehicles, assault weapons and the like have resulted in police forces who no longer see their role as one of protecting and serving, but as an occupying army.
While I'm encouraged that my recommendations are a part of President Obama's recent executive order on this issue, including banning the free transfer of certain military-grade equipment and imposing strict oversight and transparency measures, we cannot stop advocating for comprehensive reform.
The only Congressional response to this summer's brutal police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri appears to be dead, with the House GOP leadership blocking a vote on a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Raul Labrador.
WASHINGTON -- The only Congressional response to this summer's brutal police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri appears to be
The left and right have come together to oppose U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Can a similar alliance be forged to reduce Pentagon spending?