Welcome to Letpadan, Myanmar's Ferguson

April 7, 2015 1:37 PM

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YANGON, Myanmar — There are plenty of reasons why cities and towns in America shouldn't be using military-grade weapons or armored vehicles to scatter protests.

But here's one that might not have occurred to you. Over-the-top police aggression — as witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer — is a gift to authoritarian nations looking to justify crackdowns of their own.

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