Police Bludgeon Peaceful Occupy UC Berkeley Protesters with Batons

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This is just the latest in a series of criminal acts of unprovoked police violence against peaceful Occupy protesters. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

As I noted earlier today, the problem is the militarization of U.S. police forces:

Journalists from across the spectrum have documented the militarization of police forces in the United States, including CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, Esquire, The Atlantic, Salon, and the Cato Institute.

 

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But the militarization of police started long before 9/11 … in the 1980s.