Senate Homeland Security Hearing on Militarization of US Police

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the Senate hearing on the militarization of US police forces. Dr. Shank examines Senators Coburn, McCaskill, Ayotte, Johnson and Paul’s questioning of Department of Homeland Security and Defense Logistic Agency officials and discusses the chances of Congressional legislative reform of the Pentagon’s 1033 program.  Audio courtesy of KPFA.