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MuckReads Podcast: The Militarization of American Police Forces

For this week’s MuckReads podcast, ProPublica’s Justin Elliott spoke to the Center for Investigative Reporting’s G.W. Schulz about his reporting on the militarization of local police forces in the U.S. Andrew Becker and Schulz have been the chief reporters on the series, “America’s War Within,” which has shown how federal grants have led local law enforcement agencies to stockpile high-tech combat gear without much oversight.

Elliott wanted to go behind the scenes to find out how the project got started, how they obtained and analyzed the data, their findings and ultimately, who should be held accountable for how the money is spent.

If you have a watchdog reporting story that you would like to share, tweet it using the hashtag #muckreads or email it to [email protected].

Mike Webb

Mike Webb was the vice president/communications of ProPublica. He is a veteran communications specialist with experience in public relations, marketing, sales and campaign work at media companies, think tanks, political organizations and in the entertainment business.

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