Evidence suggests the militarization of police forces leads to more civilian deaths.

Why do some police officers resort to lethal force so quickly? In new research, Edward Lawson Jr finds that this growing tendency is closely linked to the increasing militarization of American law enforcement. A more militarized worldview, he writes, leads to police departments acquiring more military equipment and pushes officers towards the use of lethal force instead of other, potentially … Continue reading Evidence suggests the militarization of police forces leads to more civilian deaths.