Urban combat: Ferguson and the militarisation of police

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Abstract

Anyone watching the footage coming out of Ferguson, Missouri in recent days would be forgiven for thinking they had tuned into a scene from a combat zone, rather than suburban America.

There has been a public outcry over the heavily militarised response of local law enforcement to protests following the police shooting of a young black man, Michael Brown. But is this just a one off, or are police becoming more militarised in their responses to mass public protest?
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2014

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