Political policing, though it might have had its genesis in previous American and European history, is seen as a 20th-century phenomenon. Political policing is defined as the police's curbing of political expressions and activities of the people, which can be in the form of protests, demonstrations, sit-ins, town hall meetings, walks, and others. In very few cases, political policing can be seen in investigations of corrupt political practices. Political policing can involve coerced force, beating of civilians, use of weapons, arrests, incarceration, and ...

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