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New Bill Aims to Rein in Police Militarization

New Bill Aims to Rein in Police Militarization

March 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

WASHINGTON POST 03/11/14 By Radley Balko I’ve been covering the militarization of America’s police departments for about eight years now. Over the past 35 years, Congress has generally been interested only in accelerating it. But the tide may be turning. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) has just introduced what may be […]

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Pentagon’s Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

Pentagon’s Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

October 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

HUFFINGTON POST 10/10/13 By Michael Shank and Elizabeth Beavers America’s streets are looking more and more like a war zone. Last week, in a small county in upstate New York with a population of roughly 120,000 people, county legislators approved the receipt of a 20-ton Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) […]

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