How Every Part of American Life Became a Police Matter | Mother Jones

If all you\’ve got is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a nail. And if police and prosecutors are your only tool, sooner or later everything and everyone will be treated as criminal. This is increasingly the American way of life, a path that involves \”solving\” social problems and even some non-problems by throwing cops at them, with generally disastrous results. Wall-to-wall criminal law encroaches ever more on everyday life as police power is applied in ways that would have been unthinkable just a generation ago.

via How Every Part of American Life Became a Police Matter | Mother Jones.

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