Militarized Policing Harms Police Reputation: Study

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The use of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams and other forms of "militarized policing" doesn't deter violent crime or provide the safety benefits (either to the public or to police officers) that many police administrators claim--and it disproportionately affects black communities, according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences . . .

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