Excerpt: "Increasingly around the country, noted civil liberties attorney Bill Quigley told Nieman Watchdog this summer, 'What we have had is a militarization of the police response to nonviolent demonstrations. You attend one of those rallies and you could get the impression that it's unpatriotic to protest, that you're doing something wrong, that you're some sort of security threat.'"
New York Police arrest a demonstrator on Day 7 of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, 09/23/11. (photo: Giles Clarke)
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