The road to Ferguson: this 1980 bank robbery changed how American police are armed | Curio

The road to Ferguson: this 1980 bank robbery changed how American police are armed

14 mins | Jun 21, 2019

Has a militarised local police always been the norm in America? The militarisation of US local police to civilian protesting has caused international outrage, and Peter Houlahan from Salon, traces it back to the 1980 Narco bank robbery, claiming this moment is when it all changed.

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