Do Not Resist Charts the Rise of the Militarization of Law Enforcement

October 7, 2016

Ominous, pregnant clouds in the backdrop, the first scenes of Craig Atkinson's police documentary Do Not Resist threaten violence, staged on the protest-filled streets of Ferguson, Mo. The night's uneasiness gives way to what looks like a military tactical unit, prepared for dystopian fallout. Using an interesting choice of words, a woman on a megaphone announces that if people were not inside by the imposed midnight curfew, they "could not ensure [their] safety."

 

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