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CommonDreams – Concern Grows As Military Weapons Flood Police Departments – 9 June 2014

common-dreamsConcern Grows as Military Weapons Flood Police Departments

New York Times reveals Obama has overseen rapid militarization of local law enforcement

– Sarah Lazare, staff writer

(Photo: Sheriff’s Department of Richland County, South Carolina)

Under the Obama administration, surplus weapons from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—from grenade launchers to machine guns to silencers—have militarized police departments across the United States at unprecedented levels, the New York Times revealed in an investigation published Sunday. Continue reading

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