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Jeff Deist: Whatever Happened to Peace Officers?

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07/08/2016Jeff Deist

Jeff is traveling this weekend, but in light of Thursday night's shooting of police officers in Dallas, we decided to run a talk he gave two years ago entitled, "Whatever happened to Peace Officers?"

The growth of the state, the militarization of police forces, and the increase in violence both by and against officers are interrelated—but, as libertarians we should avoid the easy emotional cliches and sound-bite answers. We should be better than the left and right, who hijack every tragedy in service of their narrative.

Rodney King famously asked, "Why can't we all just get along?" It starts with dialing back state power.

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