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The Militarization of U.S. Domestic Policing
By Abigail R. Hall
Christopher J. Coyne

This article appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

The ongoing “wars” on drugs and terrorism have helped to militarize domestic policing, giving us “no-knock” raids and other tactics formerly considered off-limits for civilian law enforcement. A political-economic analysis of this trend explains how crises have eroded rules that were created to constrain the use of military power and separate domestic policing from military functions.



Other Independent Review articles by Christopher J. Coyne
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    Fall 2013   The Origins of the Permanent War Economy
    Spring 2013   Markets, Morals and Policy-Making: A New Defence of Free-Market Economics
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Volume 17 Number 4
Spring 2013

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