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The Pentagon has funneled $7.4 billion in surplus military gear to police forces that don’t want or need it
Since 1990, the Defense Department has funneled more than $7.4 billion in excess military gear to nearly 8,000 federal and state law enforcement agencies across the United States
Police killings are more likely among law enforcement agencies that receive military gear, data shows
A new analysis of a decade of records across 651 Georgia police departments and sheriff’s offices found departments that took more than $1,000 in 1033 money, on average, fatally shot about four times as many people as those that didn’t
A New Mexico police department is getting rid of two military vehicles handed down from the Pentagon
Officials said the decision to surrender the two pieces of equipment — a $658,000 armored vehicle and a $50,000 Humvee — was made “in order to maintain the trust and confidence the community has for the Santa Fe Police Department.”
A West Virginia town of 8,400 people just picked up an MRAP for some reason
Does a small town in West Virginia really need a tactical vehicle designed to deal with improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and Iraq?
Lawmakers eye limits on military gear transfers to police amid nationwide protests
The eruptions of violence at protests of police brutality in recent days have rekindled congressional efforts to end the practice of giving surplus military gear to law enforcement agencies
Trump To Restore Program Transferring Surplus Military Weapons And Gear To Local Police Forces
The Trump administration will reinstate a controversial Department of Defense program that distributes surplus military weapons and equipment to local...
Federal Sting Finds Transfer Of Restricted Military Surplus To Local Police Is Way Too Lax
A federal sting operation uncovered lax oversight by the Defense Department agency tasked with transferring military surplus to law enforcement...
Banning Federal Weapons For Police Doesn’t Solve The Cultural Problem
Over the past year, the debate over law-enforcement reform — particularly over the use of deadly force — has risen...