In a recent episode of “On Contact,” journalist and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges sits down with sociologist Alex Vitale, author of “The End of Policing,” to discuss the nature of law enforcement in the United States.

“Policing is about a war footing that the public, or large segments of it, are the enemy to be controlled,” Vitale says, “and that the way you manage social problems is through more firepower.”

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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