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View Diary: The U.S. militarization of police displayed in Ferguson has been going on across America for decades (178 comments)

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  •  In Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing... (2+ / 0-)
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    NoBlueSkies, happymisanthropy

    ...on the Campaign Trail 1972, there's a transcript of him interviewing someone at the Democratic convention in Miami when a helicopter flies over and drowns them out.  Either Thompson or the interviewee (maybe both) curse the Law Enforcement Assistance Act (LEAA) which put military equipment into the hands of local police. So yes, it's been going on for a while!

    It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

    by Rich in PA on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 09:28:39 AM PDT

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