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ON THE LINE: Policing the Policei
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September 12, 2014 3:00 AM
The shooting this summer of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has raised questions about how police in the U.S. do their job. Have the police become overly militarized, and are Americans afraid of those who are sworn to protect them? "Policing the police", this week, On the Line.

ON THE LINE: Policing the Police

Published September 11, 2014

The shooting this summer of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has raised questions about how police in the U.S. do their job. Have the police become overly militarized, and are Americans afraid of those who are sworn to protect them? "Policing the police", this week, On the Line.

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