Challenging a Militarized Police State in the US
From Policing to SWAT Teams

Paterson, Kent
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/22/challenging-a-militarized-police-state-in-the-us/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  22/05/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16293

When the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and other law enforcement agencies cracked down on protestors March 30, 2014, the city’s finest rolled out a military-style force. Equipped with gas masks, body armor, batons and automatic rifles, they deployed officers on horseback, a SWAT Team and a pair of armored vehicles. After confronting shouting protestors, the APD released tear gas, which seeped into campus dormitories.