militarization

A police officer keeps watch over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lawmaker To Introduce Bill To Curb Increasing Militarization Of Police Agencies

Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

08/15/2014

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