President Barack Obama has banned the US government from giving certain kinds of military-style equipment to local police forces. 97 more words
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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an attempt to ease tensions between police and minority communities, saying equipment made for the battlefield should not be a tool of American criminal justice. 751 more words
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing local police departments with some military-style equipment.
While police departments, local and nationally, have benefited from this program, it’s about to be curtailed due to concerns by the public of overly aggressive police tactics. 359 more words
Washington — The Obama administration plans to prohibit federal agencies from providing to local cops certain kinds of military equipment such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and bayonets, in the wake of controversy over a “militarized” police response to unrest last summer in Ferguson, Missouri. 486 more words
Source: The Daily Sheeple
On April 7th, Betty McCray was elected mayor of the town of Kinloch, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. However, after she was sworn in earlier this week, she headed toward city hall to start her term, when she was stopped by nearly two dozen police officers in front of the building (I should add that there are over… 261 more words