Drawing On Pentagon Surplus, Police Now Wield Weapons Of War

Every year, police and sheriffs’ departments receive hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of military-style equipment from the Pentagon. The equipment is passed on with the intent to fight drugs and terrorism, but it was on display in Ferguson, Mo., where it was used for crowd control during protests there.

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Source: http://www.npr.org/2014/08/15/340700359/drawing-on-pentagon-surplus-police-now-wield-weapons-of-war?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=law

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