The vote capped a week of lawmakers’ stunning failure to address police brutality.
“Even if you eliminated the hardware…at this point, ‘military’ is the culture of policing.”
Reversing the policy is yet another Trump administration decision based on alternative facts.
Over 200 law enforcement agencies across the country have the same technology Dallas officers used to kill Micah Johnson.
Come on, they aren't tanks, they're armored rescue vehicles. And the, uh, grenade launchers would only be used to launch teargas canisters. When necessary. And the M-16s? Standard police issue.
The warning signs are all around us. The question is whether you will organize, take a stand and fight for freedom, or will you, like so many clueless Americans, freely walk into the slaughterhouse?
While I'm encouraged that my recommendations are a part of President Obama's recent executive order on this issue, including banning the free transfer of certain military-grade equipment and imposing strict oversight and transparency measures, we cannot stop advocating for comprehensive reform.
Yesterday's Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration provided supporters of the House GOP's Homeland Security bill an opportunity to demonstrate a need for granting local officers whose duties include "border security activities" priority access to the DOD's free transfer program. Instead, the GOP demonstrated no actual need and tried to censor me when I pointed this out.
“We are still protesting in the spirit of the civil rights movement," she said. "We are reclaiming Dr. Martin Luther King
As part of a report examining the 1033 program, The Marshall Project created a widget that allows you to see what surplus
If local police are going to receive military weapons at all, the federal government has an obligation to put some reasonable constraints on how they are able to use them.
In a fundamentally misguided effort to stop Americans from using drugs in the 1990s, Congress allowed the DOD to provide surplus military equipment -- often from warzones overseas -- to local police for free. To date, more than $5 billion in this equipment has been transferred.
The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.
The data is not complete because many states have not replied to the FOIAs, and other states may not have provided comprehensive
University of Akron police have 20 grenadier sets, which are designed to hold grenades, but a representative said the department
Police love guns, too. For the gun owners who cherish them so dearly, firearms are always good. But is giving more guns to
The military mission is to confront and kill a defined enemy. The peace officer has no enemies. His or her mission is to protect the community and everyone within it. No matter what crime they may have committed, all are entitled to the protections of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and due process.
Fusion has learned that 184 state and local police departments have been suspended from the Pentagon's "1033 program" for
Far from being a shining example of democracy at work, we have become a lesson for the world in how quickly freedom turns to tyranny, how slippery the slope by which a once-freedom-loving people can be branded, shackled and fooled into believing that their prisons walls are, in fact, for their own protection.