25 January 2007

mapping government-sponsored terror or more google love

Cato has made what i consider to be one of the finest uses of google maps i've seen in internets tubedom. the map, an adjunct to the paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," lists the locations and accompanying descriptions of unnecessary, incorrect, botched, or overly zealous paramilitary-style police raids in the US from 1985 to 2006. i'm quite impressed. (by the map, not the raids.)

i'd be more impressed with google maps if my street actually showed up in the google database. but i guess that statement might give away my 20. can i expect a midnight, no-knock raid for to silence my questioning of authority?

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