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Are Local Police Becoming More Militant?

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Highly armed paramilitary units and SWAT teams are on the rise in American law enforcement - that’s according to a new study from the ACLU that claims these teams are increasingly being deployed in situations that don’t require military firepower like grenades and sniper rifles. The practice raises questions about where to draw the line between soldier and cop, and sometimes causes peaceful situations to spiral into violence, or even deaths. Is one person's militarization another's preparation?

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