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The federal government will no longer provide heavy military equipment like tanks and grenade launchers to local cops following weeks ...


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Old 05-18-2015, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The federal government will no longer provide heavy military equipment like tanks and grenade launchers to local cops following weeks of backlash against officers who confronted protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, in armored vehicles and camouflage last year, President Barack Obama will announce Monday.

And if they want other, less-imposing military equipment, local law enforcement agencies will have to submit to stringent federal oversight and restrictions, according to guidelines Obama will outline during a visit to discuss police reform in Camden, New Jersey, for years one of the most dangerous cities in America.

A White House official told NBC News that the Justice Department is seeking to strike a balance by making only appropriate equipment available, and with clear operating standards, training and safety procedures.

The measures are the followup to an executive measure Obama issued in January to crack down on the intimidating image presented by local agencies patrolling the streets bristling with advanced military weaponry.

What about Homeland Security?...with a billion rounds of ammo and enough military vehicles to outfit a third world country and a budget that increases every year.
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DHS will get it all and the cops will have to fight fair. Obama bullshit.
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DHS will get it all and the cops will have to fight fair. Obama bullshit.
Ya know....with many police coming out saying they won't enforce laws against the second amendment, I could see BHO doing this to them. I was not for militarizing the police anyhow.
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Read about this earlier today.

To me it's good news. As SRT said, the militarization of police has gone way too far. Why the F does a police department need a friggn MRAP???
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I hope they never need any of them .I don't want them standing out in the open while rocks are thrown at them either. I would rather see our people in blue get them than ISIS. No I don't want them militarized either.
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Can't we just go back to the old days of Dragnet and Adam-12 when all cops had were a .38 special, 12 gauge pump, a night stick and a squad car with a couple of red lights and a little siren "to protect and serve".

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Open season had not been declared against them. If you go back in history you can plainly see when all the riots started!!!! Government started paying people to be poor.
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I'd actually prefer going back a little farther to the days of Andy & Barney. Andy very rarely wore a gun.

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In my mind, if you attack a LEO with a weapon such as rocks or molitove cocktails then he has the right to shoot to kill. If you do not have a weapon and attack them they can use any number of things to control you. JMHO
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Well a lot of our law enforcement are former military of some sort....in other word s those guys have more live fire training than most Leo's without military exp.......
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