9/11 and the warrior mentality

Strong comments here by Thomas Nolan, retired Boston police commander, on changes in policing in the homeland security era, including the growth of militarization, a retreat from community policing, and the public’s apparent willingness to tolerate slippage in constitutional safeguards.

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2 Responses to “9/11 and the warrior mentality”

  1. Ashley Says:

    Although I’ve never spoken with Tom Nolan, I have had several email exchanges with him. He’s essentially Radley Balko with an education. Nolan may have been a cop at one time, but he lies far outside mainstream thought in both policing and academia. For example, he argued against providing his former colleagues in Boston with patrol rifles. He was also a consultant on the recent ACLU report on police militarization.

  2. Gunther Says:

    Where is his comment regarding white collar, corporate crime and illegal spying on American citizens since 9/11?

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