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    How The Cops Became An Army

    "We can trace a lot of it back to the 1968 presidential campaign, where Richard Nixon was trying to appeal to white, middle-class people and play to their fears of Black crime in the cities."

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    Members of the NYPD salute the USNS Naval Hospital Ship Comfort as it departs Manhattan's West Side, April 30.

    The date... June 16! The time... News O'Clock!

    A militia member shot a protester who was trying to get a racist statue taken down in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Nuclear summer: India and China are beefing, and North Korea is literally blowing up symbolic buildings.

    You have an extra two months to get your movie Oscar-ready, filmmakers. Good luck!

    And we talk to the Washington Post’s Radley Balko about how we got cops patrolling the streets in armored cars and shit.

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