American police have an institutional problem with violence.
It flows out of the war on drugs which has led to the increasing militarization of police officers. If you keep telling cops they’re in a war, it comes as no surprise when they start to act like it.
For Further Reading
- Weapons of War on our Streets: A Guide to the Militarization of Police
- Executive Order Takes Window Dressing off Police Militarization Program
- Department of Defense Writes to the Tenth Amendment Center on Police Militarization
— TenthAmendmentCenter (@TenthAmendment) May 27, 2020