How the U.S. Police Got Militarized: A Global Story
-Part of the League of Women Voters of Vermont’s Policing to Public Safety Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7pm
As both policing specialists and everyday citizens have observed, the police in America are armed to the teeth. How did militarized policing become a norm in America?
This talk will go beyond national history and take stock of global forces at work. In so doing, we might think about how foreign affairs and activities in far off lands can have direct effects on our local neighborhoods, towns, and cities.
Amit Prakash is Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Co-Assistant Director of the First Year Seminar Program at Middlebury College. He specializes in the history of colonialism, policing, and immigration politics with a focus on France.
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