RT America -- May 18, 2015

From nightsticks to Humvees: How the US police was militarized

As President Barack Obama pledges to work to demilitarize many American police departments, new questions are arising about how they became so militarized in the first place. Manuel Rapalo takes a look at the history of how military gear ended up in the police arsenal.

Is there a growing double standard in Canada’s hate speech laws?

Activists and protestors are voicing concerns over Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new conservative speech policies, which could label language critical of Israel as a hate crime. Ben Swann speaks with Yara Shoufani, an activist with Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), about how groups like hers may be targeted for their protests against Israel.