Police Militarization?

The evening after his daughter’s first day of kindergarten on September 3rd, 2014, police officer Daryl Pierson was killed by a paroled felon with an illegal weapon during a routine traffic stop. The killer, Thomas Johnson III, according to a witness, pretended to be cooperating, then charged into the police car, and shot Pierson as Pierson grabbed him. 

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Nationalists Rise in Europe

The growing influence of far-right nationalist groups in Europe grips the continent’s political landscape, as its people react to their social and economic frustrations. Although previously acknowledged as “fringe” groups, after the most recent European parliamentary election, nationalist parties have gained significant ground. By stressing hostility to the EU and immigration from African and the Middle East, these groups have become more and more appealing to those skeptical of the EU’s involvement in national affairs. Right-wing nationalist parties have made

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