08 December 2017
Police militarisation: new online resource highlights the "shift towards militarised policing taking place across each and every continent"
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See: Resisting police militarisation (WRI, link):
"In recent years, organisations affiliated to War Resisters International have observed a growing militarisation of policing in their home countries with internal security forces beginning to look and act ever more like domestic armies. It is increasingly clear that a shift towards militarised policing is taking place across each and every continent. The idea to create an online resource on the militarisation of policing was born from a desire to join the dots between what is happening in individual countries and paint a clearer picture of the wider global trend."
The resource contains articles on topics such as border militarisation; gender and sexuality in militarised policing; companies profiting from militarised policing; relevant equipment, training and tactics; and useful articles providing an overview and introduction to the issue.
Statewatch and the Transnational Institute recently published a report that examines, amongst other things, the issue of police militarisation in the EU, see: Market Forces: the development of the EU security-industrial complex
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