The President Moves To Demilitarize Police


Secular Talk

President Obama is expected to announce some major policy changes in the 1033 Program, the federal initiative that transfers surplus military equipment from the Defense Department to domestic police agencies across the country.

It’s the administration’s long-awaited response to the debate sparked by the police response to last summer’s protests in Ferguson, Missouri, according to The Washington Post on Monday.

AFP: “President Barack Obama barred police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that US law enforcement has become too militarized.”

Some sources, however, are claiming that local police forces will still be able to buy military-style gear, just not through the federal government.

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