This country will see its death in the hunt for absolute security

That’s the last thought I wrote in comment to a story I linked to last year about the militarization of the police. Maybe I’ll have more to say about it in the future, but in the meantime here’s a collection of stories on the subject in relation to the brutality in Ferguson, Missouri. Of course, the story in Ferguson is as much about institutional brutality towards non-white (namely black) persons. The two are mixing together in a potentially devastating way there.

After Ferguson, how should police respond to protests?

This Is The Terrifying Result Of The Militarization Of Police

Ferguson’s Cops Are Armed Like I Was in Iraq

‘They look like guys playing army’: an expert on policing in conflict zones talks Ferguson