Monday, May 18, 2015

President Obama To Limit Police Force’s Access To Military-Style Equipment

The President has announced that – as part of his push to ease tensions between communities and law enforcement – he will ban police departments from using federal funding to acquire items that include tracked armored vehicles, the highest-caliber firearms and ammunition, and camouflage uniforms.  This follows the release of a 116 page DOJ report arising out of the incident in Ferguson, calling for law enforcement agencies to “embrace a guardian — rather than a warrior — mind-set to build trust and legitimacy both within agencies and with the public.”  The NY Times Article is here:  Obama to Limit Military-Style Equipment for Police Forces

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