Bill Maher Slams Militarized Police Culture In America

Posted by Mike Confino, July 19, 2014

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Bill Maher used his closing monologue on the July 18 episode of “Real Time With Bill Maher” to take a jab at militarized police culture in America. He listed different small towns that use military-style tanks and “toys” in their police departments. “Once you start dressing and equipping people like an occupying army, they start acting like one,” he said. “Every day there’s another story in the paper about cops beating innocent people.” He noted that police culture isn’t just borrowing equipment and machinery from the army, but also a “philosophy of overwhelming force,” citing the rise in SWAT team invasions and police brutality.

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  2. TrishRiley Says:

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  3. Bud Berning Says:

    Bud Berning liked this on Facebook.

  4. Linda Stanton Says:

    Amen