Tag Archives: militarization of police

San Diego School Police Given Mine-Resistant Military Vehicle By Pentagon

The militarization of police in the US is now even extending into school police departments, as San Diego Unified School District Police are to receive a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle as part of the Federal Government’s program to hand down military equipment to domestic law enforcement. Steve Watson | …

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Government Can Only Wage War Elsewhere for So Long, Before it Inevitably Comes Home

You can’t assemble a totalitarian war machine and expect it to never come home. Sooner or later, all those military-grade weapons end up in your own back yard. Pointed at you. Over the last several decades, we’ve seen the rise of militarized law enforcement. From no-knock raids to Ferguson under …

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Police Departments that Use Military Gear at Protests May Be Forced to Repay Federal Grants

The United States Department of Homeland Security may require the local police forces it supplies with military-grade weapons to repay federal anti-terrorism grants should the items be used to suppress dissent. RT.com A representative of the DHS, one of three federal agencies responsible for allocating military equipment to local police …

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The Militarization of Police in the US has Gotten So Bad, The Topic Has Made the Senate Floor

“How in the world can anyone say that this program has one lick of oversight?” The domestic acquisition of MRAPs, Armored Personnel Carriers, Grenade Launchers, and Sniper Rifles, have finally gathered the attention of law makers in DC. The realization of a standing army in the supposed “Land of the …

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When Police Fear the Police, It’s High Time Americans Have this Conversation

“We gassed non-threatening, non-violent protesters,” replied the former Chief of Police. Let’s not kid ourselves anymore America. What we are calling the militarization of of police has already taken place, on a large scale. We are now seeing a domestic military, pretending to be a police force. To help solidify this …

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Ferguson Aftermath: California City Tells Cops to Get Rid of Police MRAP

The city council of Davis, California has decided to drop the local police department’s Pentagon-supplied armored vehicle following worries from the community that it could be used against demonstrations, as was the case in Ferguson, Missouri this month. RT.com The Davis City Council adopted a resolution this week that orders …

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Dozens of Police Departments Suspended for ‘Losing’ US Military-grade Weaponry

This list includes M14 and M16 assault rifles, .45-caliber pistols, shotguns, and even vehicles. RT.com Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found. According to the media outlet Fusion, …

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What Military Hardware Has Your Local PD Been Stockpiling? This Database Can Show You!

Americans are rapidly becoming more aware of the extreme militarization of domestic law enforcement that has been steadily transpiring since the early 90’s. Over the past few weeks, due to the events in Ferguson, many have gotten a glimpse into the massive militarization of the domestic law enforcement apparatus. The …

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SWAT Team Descends onto College Campus in Response to a Man Carrying an Umbrella

Teachers and students at Cal State San Marcos were put on lock down Wednesday morning as dozens of militarized law enforcement agents stormed the campus. The police were responding to reports of a suspicious person armed with a gun on campus. An order was issued to students and teachers telling …

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