Independent Lens

Peace Officer: The Militarization of Police

Clip: Season 17 Episode 16 | 2m 51s Video has closed captioning.

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Peace Officer, the militarization of police is revealed to accelerate alongside the escalation of the War on Drugs, especially after the implementation of the "1033 program" following the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act in 1990 that authorized the U.S. military to donate equipment to police departments.

Aired: 05/08/16

Rating: NR

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