How American Police Became So Militarized
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. has brought out protesters, rioters and a heavy-handed police response.By Zach Toombs | August 12, 2014
It might have started with the War on Drugs, but it's the War on Terror that has taken police militarization in America to whole new levels and created scenes like these.
MSNBC: "Tear gas dispersed into crowds, rubber bullets shot into crowds."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH: "They started throwing tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at all the protesters, telling us to go home. We live here."