Peace Officer
The Militarized State of American Police

Peace Officer - The Militarized State of American Police
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Dylan

Incredibly timely, this is the first film about the militarization of American police. What makes it so powerful is that William "Dub" Lawrence is not an outside agitator, but a pioneer of the SWAT movement. His story is a needed addition to the ongoing national conversation on how we ...Read more

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