Sending in the feds to quell unrest often increases conflict on the ground, as it did this summer in Portland, Ore.
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Kenosha is the latest US city to see federal agents patrolling its protests. History suggests that supplanting the local police with a militarized national force rarely works out well.
Sheriffs deputies in riot gear move in on protesters in Los Angeles, California.
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The militarization of local police departments has been associated with an increase in police violence against citizens.
Mexican soldiers killed up to 300 student protesters and arrested 1,000 more on Oct. 3, 1968, in an event that’s come to be known as the Tlatelolco massacre.
Fifty years ago, soldiers gunned down hundreds of student protesters in a Mexico City plaza. It was neither the first nor the last time Mexico's army would be deployed against its own citizens.
Victims of violence by U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti say that the agency has neither investigated nor offered recompense for deaths and injuries that occurred during anti-gang raids.
On the eve of its departure from Haiti after a 13-year stabilization effort, the UN faces accusations that its troops used excessive force to fight gangs, killing innocent bystanders.
Mexican protesters confront the marines sent in to disband them.
A controversial law to officially engage Mexico's armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
It’s not always obvious where a new technology will end up.
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A scientific breakthrough in a vacuum may be free of ethical implications. But many developments can be used for good or evil, or both. There's a fine balance on what to control and to what extent.
Trump has appointed ‘a cabinet of generals’ to lead the US.
General John Kelly, Trump's pick for the Department of Homeland Security, used to lead US military operations in Latin America. Now American citizens should be scared, too.
A bit of crowd control – nothing heavy-handed.
Better handling of peaceful protests at the death of Freddie Gray might have prevented the riots.
Citizens and police officers.
The use of lethal force by police officers in Ferguson and Staten Island has raised many concerns about the dynamic between police and citizens and underlined the fact that all time favorite fictional…
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, far beyond your friendly neighborhood patrolmen.
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In August 2014, the police who faced protesters in Ferguson, Missouri looked more like soldiers than officers of the peace. Citizens squared off with a camouflage-clad police force armed with tear gas…