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Why Do the Police Have Tanks? The Strange and Dangerous Militarization of the US Police Force

AlterNet / By Rania Khalek  July 5, 2011

The federal government has supplied local police departments with military uniforms, weaponry, vehicles, and training.    

Just after midnight on May 16, 2010, a SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade through the window of a 25-year-old man while his 7-year-old daughter slept on the couch as her grandmother watched television. The grenade landed so close to the child that it burned her blanket. The SWAT team leader then burst into the house and fired a single shot which struck the child in the throat, killing her. The police were there to apprehend a man suspected of murdering a teenage boy days earlier. The man they were after lived in the unit above the girl's family.

FBI and LA County Sheriff raid veteran Chicano activist Carlos Montes

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Jeremy Marks, Black High School Student's Home Raided by L.A. Cops/DA Cooley; [Petition after article]

Jeremy Marks, a black high school student was put in jail last year for videotaping a LAUSD school police officer assaulting another teenager at a bus stop. All Jeremy did was videotape the incident & nothing else yet he was put in jail for approx 7 months, & was bailed out right before XMAS thanks to someone from Google....he was charged with 'Attempted Lynching.' (His bail was $155,000 & he was threatened with 7 yrs prison time)

On Jan 26, 2011, DA Steve Cooley had Jeremy's home raided and 30 + LAPD cops came in and took computers, cell phones etc.....trying to get any evidence they can before his trial!

 

LA District Attorney orders Gestapo-style police raid on home of Jeremy Marks

Terror tactics in the police war on video

By Doug Kauffman and Ian Thompson  January 27, 2011