The Militarization of America’s Main Streets

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 on RT the militarization of America’s main streets and US police forces via the Defense Department’s “1033 program” and the Department of Homeland Security’s “terrorism grants”.  Shank highlights the cost and accountability concerns, explains the current legislation in Congress that would prevent and monitor further militarization, and talks about the cultural implications of continued weaponization of US municipal forces.  Video courtesy of RT.