MuniLand Snaps: July 12

July 12, 2012

Newport Beach, California, one of the nation’s richest communities, has one of the scariest police recruiting videos you can imagine. Many have warned about the militarization of community police, and this is a perfect illustration. In contrast the Decatur, Georgia recruiting video has a focus on empathy and working with members of the community. (Hattip OC Weekly)

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