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.