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Isolated incidents

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 14 years ago, in 2008, on the World Wide Web.

Here is a map of the United States with 299 colored pins on it, with each one representing a botched paramilitary police raid.

Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.

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  1. Discussed at anthro.pophago.us

    anthro.pophago.us snippets of media, anthropology, design, culture and politics.:

    […] Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of “Isolated Incidents” [via] […]

· May 2008 ·

  1. Discussed at radgeek.com

    Rad Geek People’s Daily 2008-05-10 – Cops are here to protect you. (#3):

    […] benefit of the doubt, and that even if these cops did do something wrong, well, it’s just A Few More Bad Apples committing Yet Another Isolated Incident. If anyone so much as dares to suggest that something may be systemically wrong here, beyond what […]

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