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What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander too!

Govt. to secure services of CDF, police for city beautification project
President mentions GR’s good work
As published in The Island, May 26, 2015
By Shamindra Ferdinando… 405 more words

Sri Lanka


A few weeks back I had a very intriguing conversation with a classmate about our opposition to the militarization of police forces. it was nice to bounce back and forth in conversation with a like-minded individual as we discussed cases like Ferguson and the at the time new news story in Baltimore. 641 more words

Social Activism

Glen Ford is not Distracted by Talk of Police Demilitarization

Graphic by Oliver Munday

Emma Goodman said, “ If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” Well, if demilitarizing the police did anything, the government wouldn’t stop giving them tanks and grenade launchers. 441 more words


El Salvador’s gang truce: a lost opportunity?

This article was originally published on openSecurity’s monthly Sustainable Security column on 18 May 2015. Every month, a rotating network of experts from Oxford Research Group’s Sustainable Security programme explore pertinent issues of global and regional insecurity. 2,111 more words


David Limbaugh: '60s radicals now glory in their power over the 'pigs'; FOP responds to new guidance

As Twitchy reported, an alleged attempt to rebuild trust between police and the communities they serve has resulted in a new executive order that adds additional controls or bans outright certain equipment that “militarizes” police departments. 660 more words

US Politics

Obama restricts military gear for police, says it can 'alienate and intimidate'

WATCH ABOVE: President Obama ends transfer of surplus military gear to U.S. police agencies

CAMDEN, N.J. – 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. 289 more words


Obama combats police militarization by limiting supply of military-style gear

Surprise announcement will ban government from providing items such as armored vehicles, high-power firearms and grenade launchers to local police

by Lauren Gambino | The Guardian… 209 more words