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"We Have Been a Paramilitary Organization": How the Police Talk When They Think We're

• by William N. Grigg (Pro Liberate)

"We have historically been a paramilitary organization," observed Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite during a September 17 City Council meeting. "And we serve whoever sits in that chair, regardless of race, gender, creed, or political party. I don't know what we would do if we had to go to battle, and we had to make a determination, based on past practices, whether or not we wanted to go into battle. … I am a soldier in an army. We serve you in that way…. We should not be in a position where we're going to have to decide how we're going to police this city."....

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