Police With Non-Lethal Weapons Can Be Militarized, Too
This is a response to David Trachtenberg’s op-ed advocating for more non-lethal weapons for cops. We have a problem with police. For years, surplus military equipment has filtered into domestic law enforcement agencies across the country. Up-armored vehicles, assault rifles and a smorgasbord of non-lethal zap, shock and spray... Read more
The Ferguson Police Have No Idea How to Deal With Journalists
Just after 1:00 A.M. on Aug. 19, 2014, there was a moment of panic when law enforcement on West Florissant Avenue—the flashpoint of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri—corralled journalists into their designated “playpen.” Protesters seeking cover from the cops fled into the swarm of photographers. A standoff followed as,... Read more
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