The Racial Politics of Protection: A Critical Race Examination of Police Militarization

  title={The Racial Politics of Protection: A Critical Race Examination of Police Militarization},
  author={Fanna Gama},
  journal={California Law Review},
  • F. Gama
  • Published 28 September 2016
  • Law, Political Science
  • California Law Review
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