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Rand Paul says Ferguson actions "resemble war more than traditional police action"

Rand Paul
Rand Paul
Scott Olson

"It is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them," writes Senator Rand Paul (R-TN) in a new article posted on Time's website.

Paul, a libertarian, has made past efforts to harness civil-liberties issues as part of an outreach to communities of color and has even put together some bipartisan legislation on criminal justice issues.

His Time article denounces the "militarization of our law enforcement" and says "big government has been at the heart of the problem" citing federal programs to arm cops with surplus military gear.