Stopping Pentagon, Homeland Security From Militarizing 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 talks with Mimi Rosenberg on WBAI 99.5 FM about the militarization of America’s main streets, the weaponization of US police forces, and the federal programs that made it possible.  Shank discusses the programs within the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security that are providing military grade hardware and the ways in which the American public can support legislation to stop the practice. Audio courtesy of WBAI.