The Wheeler Street riot and abuse of police power

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May 4, 2011
Strike the Root
by Michael Kleen  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"The Wheeler Street Riot illustrates the consequences of the growing militarization of police, the targeting of groups rather than individuals, an emphasis on enforcement of positive law, and the need for justification of increased spending on law enforcement agencies. By treating all students at the block party as though they were complicit in the handful of criminal acts, the police crossed a line from protecting public safety and private property to committing open and unjustifiable aggression against a crowd." (05/04/11)  


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