Podcast: ‘Urban Shield’ & the Ramping Up of Police Militarization in the United States

By: Sunday September 14, 2014 4:00 pm

One week ago, Alameda County in California hosted an annual major police gathering supported by corporations and law enforcement and security agencies from the local, state and federal level. Corporations displayed their military-grade equipment available for police departments to purchase, and training exercises or competitions played out in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anyone observing [...]

 

Armored Vehicle Manufacturer Flips Out After Its Representative Explains Why Vehicles Used at Protests

By: Monday September 8, 2014 1:27 pm

Armored vehicle manufacturers are especially sensitive to suggestions that their vehicles will be used against protesters, even though that is exactly how they were used in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white police officer gunned down Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

The Armored Group LLC was recently present at Urban Shield, an annual trade show and training exercise in Alameda County, California, supported by law enforcement and security agencies at the local, state and federal level.

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