Endless War Comes Home: Hina Shamsi on the Militarization of Policing and Foreign Policy
In May 2020, the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor touched off some of the largest protests in US history and shone a spotlight on police militarization. This week, the ACLU’s Hina Shamsi explains the connections between brutal police tactics and the ongoing War on Terror, from the Insurrection Act to drone strikes overseas. More than fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. warned of the interconnected evils of racism and militarism, can America overcome police violence at home and endless war abroad?
This podcast episode includes references to the Eurasia Group Foundation, now known as the Eurasia Group Institute for Global Affairs.
This post is part of None Of The Above, a podcast of IGA hosted by senior fellow Mark Hannah.