"Follow almost any of these police brutality cases to their logical conclusion and you will eventually work your way back to a monstrous truth," Taibbi writes. "Most of this country is invested in perpetuating the nervous cease-fire of de facto segregation, with its 'garrison state' of occupied ghettos that are carefully kept out of sight and mind."
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Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.
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