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How America Has Become a Theater of War

August 1, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Skeptics Tags: PoliceMilitarizationConflictDonald TrumpCrime

How America Has Become a Theater of War

America’s marginalized communities pay the heaviest cost for the escalation in police militarization.

Tom Zolot is a second-year master’s student in Conflict Resolution at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He studies community violence reduction and works as a mediator and facilitator.

Image: A young boy greets police officers in riot gear during a march in Baltimore, Maryland May 1, 2015 following the decision to charge six Baltimore police officers -- including one with murder -- in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was arrested and suffered a fatal neck injury while riding in a moving police van, the city's chief prosecutor said on Friday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson