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Interchange – Measured by Mistakes: The Reality and Representation of Policing

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Tonight’s program seeks to shine a light first on what’s been called the “militarization” of police across the country due to something like a federal “give away” program where state and local forces are made the beneficiaries of excess military production (the “1033 Program”). We’ll also try to detach that reality from the “on the ground” aspects of being a …

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Interchange – Policing Race in America: Ferguson, Missouri

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On tonight’s program, Policing Race in America, we discuss the way racial minorities are denigrated and devalued through institutional violence using the August 9 police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as an example that is all too common in the U.S. Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, is a resident of Crestwood, MO which is 94% White …

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Standardized SWAT: How US Police Forces Have Come to Resemble the Military

Radley Balko is an award winning investigative journalist for The Huffington Post, former senior editor for Reason Magazine and IU Alumnus. His new book “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces” explains how various factors and ill-advised policies have led to the US government arming and training local police forces to be more like a soldier, …

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