Urban Shield and Militarization of Law Enforcement


 These t-shirts were sold at the Urban Shield event in Oakland, 2014.

Urban Shield 2011 Team near water

This photo, of Berkeley law enforcement in military fatigues, was taken at Urban Shield 2011.

Peace Paradigm Radio looks at Urban Shield and the militarization of the law enforcement agents in the United States. We are joined by Oakland activist Nichola Torbett to introduce listeners to the issue: what is Urban Shield; why are people concerned; and what can we do–not only in terms of creative resistance, but also in terms of cultivating a deeper awareness of what’s at really stake when we call on external law enforcement. This and nonviolence in the news…

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