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Banks discusses the National Guard monitoring protests with NBC News

January 11, 2021


William C. Banks

William C. Banks

The use of National Guard units in June during the nationwide demonstrations following George Floyd’s death was "fundamentally exceptional and different from the way civilians and the military have ordinarily worked together," says Professor Emeritus William Banks. He fears that the new use of military surveillance technology for domestic protesters presents deeply troubling implications. "The civilian-military relationship, which is critical to the success of our society, has broken down." Read more in the NBC News article, "Who decides when there are helicopters? Experts weigh in on National Guard monitoring protests." 

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