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Re-Imagine Chicago: It's Not Just CPD: Police Militarization's Impact On Public Safety Nationwide

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The Case For Police Militarization

An armored military Humvee of the Missouri National Guard sits at a perimeter post outside a Target department store in Jennings, Missouri on November 26, 2104. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the nearby US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen. (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Reset talks to Radley Balko, the author of Rise Of The Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces, about what's driven the increase of military tactics and a soldier's mentality in U.S. law enforcement departments.

GUEST: Radley Balko, Washington Post investigative journalist and author of Rise Of The Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

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